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White phase turkey head

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Ozwalt, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Ozwalt

    Ozwalt New Member

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    Trying to paint a white phase turkey head that looks like the color is in the process of draining out, but I'm just not convinced that I've got it. Anyone have a white phase paint schedule they like or close-up reference photos they can share?
     
  2. dplais7124

    dplais7124 Active Member

    you got any pics of this white turkey?
     

  3. Ozwalt

    Ozwalt New Member

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    The turkey's a normal Eastern wild tom. Customer says his head was brightly colored during strut, but the color began draining out a bit before he shot him -- happens when they get nervous sometimes. Can't find any reference pics that show this color transition. All I can find are completely washed out or too brightly colored. I imagine he'll be happy with what I've done, but I get pretty picky when it comes to my own work. Just wanting to match the head to a real-life picture.
     
  4. Gobblingfever

    Gobblingfever 100% PEER GOBBLER ADDICTION!!!!

    This? Passive head
     
  5. Ozwalt

    Ozwalt New Member

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    That's actually pretty close to how I did it, but tried to make the lower colors a bit deeper. Not sure I nailed what he's looking for. Thinking about adding a touch of pthalo blue to enrich the blues a just bit a more. Know I'm at risk of driving myself crazy. I have the image in my head, but no photos to match. Afraid I'm just gonna have to let it go before I pull my pin feathers out!
     
  6. Gobblingfever

    Gobblingfever 100% PEER GOBBLER ADDICTION!!!!

    Shane Smith Head
     
  7. Ozwalt

    Ozwalt New Member

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    BINGO! That's what I'm looking for. Thanks a ton.