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First Time Wrapping A Form

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by AlpineValleyTaxidermy, Apr 25, 2021.

  1. AlpineValleyTaxidermy

    AlpineValleyTaxidermy Active Member

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    Ok, so I am wrapping a form for an opossum. I wrapped the one of the legs tightly, yet it is still a little bit “squishy” I guess you can say. Does it have to be wrapped super hard to where it’s about as hard as a polyurethane form?
     
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Kulis Kastawy has DVDs on wrapping bodies. Breakthrough Mammal Manual has a section on wrapping also.
     

  3. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    No they do not need to be super tight. Some movement allows you to press in muscle shape and make small adjustments i.e. fitting the animal to the base.
     
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  4. AlpineValleyTaxidermy

    AlpineValleyTaxidermy Active Member

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    Ok thanks! I was getting scared I would have to redo the leg. But I am happy I don’t.
     
  5. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    soak your excelsior first and you can wrap it tight
     
  6. crablover

    crablover Well-Known Member

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    Byrd is correct in wrapping wet. Another advantage is that being wet, you can freeze the parts separately then trim and fine tune with a band saw then re wrap before it de frosts
     
  7. AlpineValleyTaxidermy

    AlpineValleyTaxidermy Active Member

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    Oh ok I guess I’ll try that then