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is it better to use fake noses

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by brushwolf, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. .. i stand confused on this .. . is it better to use a fake nose . or its real nose and paint it the way its supost to be and ect.. george will probly answer this ...
     
  2. ed150

    ed150 deer city time

    we like the real nose,but on bears use a lot of arttificial
     

  3. On bears I use reproduction noses .
     
  4. bill@hogheaven

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    Real on everything but hogs.
     
  5. Jim B

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    Either way can look really good but both take skill to look good.If you use an artificial nose,you have to be expert at blending it into the real skin.If you use the real skin,you have to be very good at prepping the skin and shaping the nose,inside and out.I do some each way and recommend that you learn to do it both ways.Then you can decide which you like best.You can't have too many tools in the arsenal.
     
  6. If the nose is good why not use it, except for when i use the cast lip system.
     
  7. Jerry

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    I'm with Rich on this one. I used to use fake on bear, but once I learned to properly prep the nose, it looks great!
     
  8. samie3000

    samie3000 New Member

    Yeah i would rather use the real nose
     
  9. oldterryr

    oldterryr Terry's in Heaven with no worries at all.

    if the real nose is good thats what i use
     
  10. Jon S

    Jon S Well-Known Member

    If the real nose is good I use it. For me it takes a lot of time to get the fake nose on the form right.
     
  11. Wildside

    Wildside Active Member

    Ive used a cast nose on my recent bears and then thinned the real nose down and put it on over the cast. You get a good shape and still have the real nose and not all the blending.
     
  12. Justin P.

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    75% of the time it's an artificial nose for me. Im hooked on them. Saves a ton of work.
     
  13. i think an artificial nose is twice as much work to make it look decent. Anybody can slap one on and make it look like they slapped them on. If you are interested in doing quality work i think the real nose is the way to go. If they got it use it! I recently did my first hog with the real nose and turned out quite well.
     
  14. Justin P.

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    That's the trick though. You can't just slap it on or you're right it will look like it was slapped on ;)
     
  15. o I am not disagreeing with you that you can't make one look good. The noses always look good its the base they come on thats is in pain in the a$$ trying to get that to match your form. So i now use the replacement noses i had for reference.
     
  16. Justin P.

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    They do make nice reference material.
     
  17. Lenny

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    I could see this comming a mile away. If you ask what should I use you will get several different answers. Every one does things different. Most answers are right you just have to pick one.
     
  18. you are right lenny. which are better bondo ears or ear liners? ( dont answer that) I like bondo, george likes liners. I like Hoyt and Mathews bows, some guys like bowtech. I drive a Dodge michael p. drives a ford. What works for me may not work you and so on. Good luck which ever route you decide to take.