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Getting A Case Skinned Hide Onto A Form?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Kate Lacour, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Kate Lacour

    Kate Lacour Member

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    Excited to work with my first tanned hide after many, many rounds with DP.

    I received a lovely raccoon that’s case skinned, a first for me. I assume I’ll need to make a ventral slit to lay it over the form? Seems like the obvious approach but as a newbie I try to never make assumptions.

    I appreciate your input!
     

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  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    The reason for case cut skins is little to no sewing, so you notch cut the form into pcs and slide cut pcs in hide and put it back together, put some epoxy on cut and pcs , no sewing . Heads can usually go back in thru the mouth opening. I will say this tho, that form looks to small for the coon you have it laying next to .
     
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  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    George Roof has a really good tutorial on this in the tutorial section.
     
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  4. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    It's under the heading List Of Tutorials by Subject. Once you click on that, go to the mammal section and click on George's tutorial.
     
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  5. Kate Lacour

    Kate Lacour Member

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    Don't know how I missed that one- thank you! The tutorials are such a great resource, God bless George and the other folks who've made them,

     
  6. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    It is a great tutorial that applies to most any small mammal.
     
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  7. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I'm agreeing with 13point. It may be the camera angle, but that mannikin looks way small for the skin you have.
     
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