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Topic: Animal friendly fake taxidermy *tutorial*  (Read 150338 times)
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mspamgrier
« Reply #210 on: May 03, 2007 04:56:36 PM »

Your project came out so amazing!  You've inspired me to try to make a fake fur boar's head for my husband's office. (Wall mount).

I ordered and rec'd the boar's head form with jaw set, teeth and tongue already attached (from VanDykes).  I've also ordered the glass eyes which are on their way. 

Although I'm pretty handy with different crafts, I've never done a "taxidermy" project before and I have a few of questions:

- What did you use to sculpt around the nose and eyes? (I've NEVER done any sculpting so any advice in this area is greatly appreciated)
- What kind of paint did you use for the tongue?
- How did you figure out how the fur would fit on the form?  I'm planning on using tracing paper to make a pattern and then sort of fitting the fur pieces together like a puzzle.

Thanks a bunch, in advance, for your help.

All the best,
Leesa G.
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Fiddlekate
« Reply #211 on: May 06, 2007 06:59:30 AM »

This is very cool! Years ago.... and it was MANY years ago Smiley I made my girls animals for their floors. One was a bear rug.. and the other a lion. I believe that it was a from an old Simplicity pattern.  I ended up putting more stuffing in them so that they actually would sit in a chair. Used them in the school where I taught after the girls outgrew them.  Yours is very realistic with the head form! The pink makes it whimsical though. Love it!
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dobhran
« Reply #212 on: June 14, 2007 03:32:17 PM »

Your project has inspired me to make several area rugs and wall mounts.  Great job on both the pink boar and the in progress chupacabra.  I've enjoyed both immensely.  Thanks for sharing.
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Hemi*Housewife
« Reply #213 on: June 15, 2007 01:17:28 PM »

Sorry I didn't see you post Leesa...

- What did you use to sculpt around the nose and eyes? (I've NEVER done any sculpting so any advice in this area is greatly appreciated)

I used magisculpt.
http://www.kitkraft.biz/product.php?productid=1468&cat=273&page=5

- What kind of paint did you use for the tongue?

Acrylic.

- How did you figure out how the fur would fit on the form?  I'm planning on using tracing paper to make a pattern and then sort of fitting the fur pieces together like a puzzle.

I didn't make a pattern, I just took big chunks of fu and kinda held them over the head and cut a shape out, after I got a basic shape that looked good, I glued and trimmed away any excess...you just have to kinda go for it!

Good luck, I'd love to see how he turns out!
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« Reply #214 on: June 17, 2007 10:51:12 AM »

thats more or less the raddest thing ever.
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« Reply #215 on: June 19, 2007 09:01:05 PM »

haha that is super rad!
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« Reply #216 on: June 29, 2007 08:29:10 PM »

This is mind-blowing.  Absolutely amazing, I'm really excited about the half goat / half rabbit idea!
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miep
« Reply #217 on: July 16, 2007 11:57:05 PM »

its sooooo ugly, that i love it.
great job.
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bkvail
« Reply #218 on: July 21, 2007 08:16:11 AM »

I did a search for something totally different and this post came up - I am SO glad it did, this is just incredibly cool!!!  I want to make one so badly!
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« Reply #219 on: July 25, 2007 05:16:38 AM »

I saw something like this in make magazine, except less realistic, like a vaudeville and animal-esque kind of thing.
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