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Paynes Grey Paint Help

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Triad Taxidermy, Jun 1, 2022.

  1. Triad Taxidermy

    Triad Taxidermy Member

    I've got a bottle from Mckenzie but it seems to have a real blue tint to it. I've mixed it forever but its still blueish.... Did one deer nose and he looked like a smurf. Any thoughts?
  2. drob

    drob Well-Known Member

    Can't offer any advice on the paint you have ,but will suggest using Yox grey.
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  3. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    That's because it is blue. Layers. It used in conjunction with browns and shaded with black to get a good representation of a deer's nose. There is not a one color paint for a deer's nose.

    WLELTD Active Member

    don't use paynes grey,Yoxs grey is better
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  5. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    As already stated, Payne's grey is heavily tinted toward blue. I would recommend going over what you have, very lightly, with a lighter grey, a tad of dark brown and then maybe a misting of black. Blend until you get the most natural color you can. If you're looking for a one color paint for the nose of a deer, Yox's Nosepad Grey is about the best you will find (IMHO).
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  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    When I want varying colors of BLUE on a turkey head, I use Payne's grey with varying degrees of white.
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  7. Triad Taxidermy

    Triad Taxidermy Member

    Where do I get Yox's grey?
  8. Wally Gator

    Wally Gator Well-Known Member

  9. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Just paint the noses black on commercial deer. Yox nosepad gray got me in real trouble years ago. From then on, my noses are black. Here is the problem, if someone has a deer their grandaddy killed in 1965, it's nose is black. They hang their freshly mounted deer beside it, and the difference in nose color immediately attracts their attention...then they call me raising hell about their deer's nose. It ain't worth the fight, I promise.
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  10. Bruledrift

    Bruledrift Active Member

    I had that with a deer's nose being wet looking joeym. I am not going to paint a deer's nose just black though and I let clients know this when they drop them off. I explain in discussion that a deer's nose isn't black and you can tell.
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  11. Crittrstuffr

    Crittrstuffr Well-Known Member

    You gotta pick your fights but also it doesn't hurt to educate your customers on the fact they are looking at a dead deer for reference and your mount represents a live deer. I keep reference pictures handy in case I'm questioned about it. I use natural flesh and brown faded from light to dark bottom to top. You go to all the work to add details to show life I think the paint job should follow suite. Stay safe all
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  12. whitetails and fish only

    whitetails and fish only Well-Known Member

    I spray burnt umber followed by payne's grey to add depth. I also use this method to blend epoxy repaired areas on fish.
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