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Airbrush Feathers ??????

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Flying Dutchman, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman New Member

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    Can you use the airbrush on feathers to cover up some damaged spots and the missing neck feathers on a goose ?
     
  2. fowlweatherfowler

    fowlweatherfowler Well-Known Member

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    If it's in the black a sharpie marker is your friend.
     

  3. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman New Member

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    Well this is what i mean this bird i shot in the head / neck when i hunted for them last fall and its still a young bird and was moulting at the time and it had lost quite a few feather and when i blow dried it there were some more coming out now id like to cover it up if it is possible IMG_5091.jpg
     
  4. fowlweatherfowler

    fowlweatherfowler Well-Known Member

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    I would try a marker. Dont think it is going to fix making the neck look full because of all the feather loss on a early bird but It will make it not stand out. I've done it on a few small things with success but nothing over that much area.
     
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  5. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman New Member

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    OK thank you I will give it a try its my own bird so I'm not too worried I just want it covered up a bit if I knew this would've happen I wouldn't have mounted it but it happened during blow drying and it didn't seem to look that bad but now the mount is setting up its starting to show more I let you know if it worked
     
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  6. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Yes, they can be airbrushed. Go light, and go slow.
     
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  7. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    To answer your question. YES!! I have airbrushed many a spot similar to that. Multiple light applications are best
     
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  8. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman New Member

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    Thank you
     
  9. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman New Member

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    Thank you . the result pics IMG_5093.jpg IMG_5093.jpg IMG_5092.jpg everybody that answered my question I airbrushed the neck feathers and it turned out pretty good I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out and I know its not going to be perfect but the mount hangs up high in my faulted ceiling and its not that visible anymore
     
  10. GotHonks

    GotHonks Active Member

    Heck ..... Do whatever you need to fix the issue is my motto .... I paint feathers once in a while if need be ..... What sucks is getting red overspray off a white goose
     
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