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Tinting Apoxie Sculpt

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by slabbandit, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. slabbandit

    slabbandit Active Member

    I was hoping to get some suggestions on how to tint my Natural Apoxie Sculpt to better match the lower jaw and belly on my bass and crappie skin mounts. I've tried white Apoxie Sculpt but it was too white in my opinion.
  2. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Buy some different colored flock from McKenzie. I use red, black, brown. and white to tint my Apoxie.
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  3. slabbandit

    slabbandit Active Member

    Thanks Joey!
  4. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    A pound of red will last most of your taxidermy career. Just drop a ball of apoxie in it, retrieve, knead the flock into it. If not tinted to your liking, repeat the process.
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  5. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Any dry powdered paint works great. Then you can use even waterbase paints but I like using pan pastels to color my epoxy .
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  6. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I haven't tried pan pastels for tinting Apoxie! I have a wide variety of them. Thanks!
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  7. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    Do a test run, mix and let harden so you get a feel of the color change. The end color result is not the same as when you first mix it.

    I don't do fish, but use red flock for open mouth mammals.
  8. Ihntdeer

    Ihntdeer Member

    You can also use inexpensive acrylic paint to tint Apoxie
  9. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Magic Sculpt is a better match. Works the same way.

    I sure do like the Klei for head work on a fish. Almost don't have to paint it.
  10. slabbandit

    slabbandit Active Member

    I just bought a new 1lb set of Apoxie Sculpt but I'll try these others sometime.
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