Hello everyone. Im beginning to attempt my first hide on taxidermy project with a raccoon shoulder pedestal mount. My pelt is currently in the pickle as I wait for my form and the rest of my supplies to arrive. I am prepping the hide doing the McKenzie tanning system. My questions are to you experienced folks. Would you apply hide paste to the pedestal form or just sew the hide on the form dry? Reason I ask is I watched a video where a guy sewed a lifesized bobcat mount on a dry form. I would assume adding paste would be better option. Also for the ears of the raccoon I am not using ear liners. I plan to fill and shape them with bondo. Is that a good plan or do you guys have a better option? Any help will be greatly appreciated.