Pete-pec wrote:Justin, one thing I know for sure, is your wings are too far from the body. Did you cut the ball off the humerus that would be its shoulder? I take mine down to perhaps half of what was there. Some people will countersink a hole that allows this ball to sit in the manikin. Either way, the scapulars sit over the back like your shoulder blades sit on yours. So if they are off to the side, they are too far from the form. Surprisingly, you can compensate a bit in this spot, by bending the humerus downward like Pat and I mentioned in the previous post. If you go to cut bone, I suggest scoring the entire surface of the bone with a dull knife, and then once scored, you can break it cleanly without shards of bone. I do this, and at the same time, I remove the bit of marrow with a piece of wire, and stuff some borax in the hole
Pete-pec wrote:Justin, Interesting that you chose to inject and paint the feet before you've fleshed? Did you remove them to add them later? I assume so. I'm one of those old school guys who leaves his legs attached to the skin, and injects after the bird is taxi'd, then paint the feet when dried. I would invest in a cheap air brush minimum, and consider getting a better one down the road. I still have a cheap one, but painting isn't my thing, and it works fine for my level. I would think a white-winged scoter would be difficult to paint with a brush, considering it isn't the easiest bird to paint with an air brush. Are you using the original bill or artificial?
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