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Thx 4 Help. Skin Pulling Away From Hendrick’s Easy-set Face.

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Vulpes Vulpes, Jan 22, 2022.

  1. Vulpes Vulpes

    Vulpes Vulpes Active Member

    I’ve got a problem with my L/S red fox. I mounted it on Thursday with latex caulk as the hide paste. The skin around the eyes is pulling away from the eyes. The easy set face must have moved away from the head. It’s getting pretty solid at this point so I can’t move it.how can I best hide this mistake? Maybe some filler and an airbrush?

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  2. Bradley Smith

    Bradley Smith Member

    If you can rehydrate and use some 5 min. Epoxy under the year duct with a pin driving into place to hold. This will allow you time to position. I used a hendricks face on a coyote and I used super glue to hold it into place and seemed to work good. I used the epoxy to hold the face to the foam.
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  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I glue the mask down even tho he says not to , and I also scuff the mask and head all over as I do the form. Then I use pro one to mount . Never had any issues, rehydrate and redo .
  4. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I also scuffed the face and used Pro 1 paste and no problems. I have never liked latex caulk for hide paste on mammals, so, after a few attempts with it, I switched to hide paste. Beyond that, I have no experience with caulk other than the birds I do.
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  5. jrandall71

    jrandall71 Member

    Scuff the mask and pin the eye corners. You can blend with epoxy to fix if the caulk won't let you rehydrate the eyelids enough to reshape. Those masks are known to shift while mounting till the glue or caulk sets.
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  6. gobbler71

    gobbler71 Member

    I never cared for the easy set face mask, nothing wrong with the foam face, why complicate it? Just saying.......if it aint broke....
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  7. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Use apoxie when finishing to fill in the voids. Re-hydrating a fox could be asking for trouble, IMO.
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  8. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    I have used the easy face a couple times. I do light sanding on the face to rough it up a bit so the hide paste has something to grip into besides slick plastic. Works for me!
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  9. Vulpes Vulpes

    Vulpes Vulpes Active Member

    Like almost all my work, this was just for me. I used some black clay to fill the voids. Next time I’ll use proper hide paste and glue the face down. I might even try the standard head. Thanks everyone.

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  10. Vulpes Vulpes

    Vulpes Vulpes Active Member

    All done. TruBond E3EAE5BC-344F-4E83-BCD9-F6ED1F54AF90.jpeg 75ECDB75-BE22-4DB2-B24A-CA2BEB617A9A.jpeg FC2C020D-E9E1-4DFE-8721-8E2287672F6F.jpeg
  11. crablover

    crablover Well-Known Member

    Nice pose, however your eyes are misaligned
  12. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

    nothing in nature is 100% either...just saying.