I cut and pasted this from the archives under "getting started". hope this helps. If you have any specific questions please feel free to ask, and I'd be glad to answer.
a set of curved scissors
a grinder to sharpen the wires
a set of wire cutters to cut the wires
a means of fleshing the fat from the quills (I suggest a motorised flesher, but make sure you are really into this before making that investment.)
a curved 4 inch needle for sewing the cavity shut
a good thread as well
dry preservative (Borax Bleach)
dish soap for cleaning the duck after fleshing
a means of drying the bird after cleaning (blowdryer, or corn cob grit in a garbage bag, or a motor driven tumbler.)
super glue (if you are going to make the "around the bill" incision) (By the way the video probably won't show you this method.)
some painters tape
pins and "T" pins
epoxy or clay
a MEASURED artificial foam body (get yourself a seamstress tape)
an artificial head if using this method
and that is about it. I know it sounds like a lot, but it really isn't that costly to actually mount a bird, just a lot of time and true patience.
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on Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:45 am, edited 2 times in total.