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Postby Joel » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:00 pm

do you have to paint duck bills like a mallard or a pintail and what kind of paint?
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Postby Pete-pec » Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:20 am

Yes they have to be painted. I think oil based paints work best.

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Postby duckhunter052002 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:57 pm

i ose an airbrush with nitro laqure. it blends well and looks natural.

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Postby blacktailer » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:29 am

Yes! I use laquer airbrush as well. You really should use artifcial head. Duck heads are too greasy and they will not last.
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Postby duckhunter052002 » Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:46 pm

i have been using the actual skull in all my duck mounts for years and i have never had any problems,


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Postby Pete-pec » Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:39 am

I use both. I like to remove all my heads as if I was going to use an artificial, but lately I've been rebuilding the original head with apoxie sculpt and finding that the fit is perfect every time. Some artificial heads look just fine while others are way too oversized, and don't quite match the specimen I'm mounting. I think duck bills are a bit like human noses....not any that look identical. I'm with Lee on this one. I've got ducks that are over ten years old with the original head that aren't showing any grease. I will say that there will be a bit of shrinkage, but nothing you can't fix with some apoxie sculpt and a wet paintbrush.

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Postby duckhunter052002 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:09 am

:salude: thanks pete, its just that i have always used yhe original skull and potters clay to replace the meat removed and have never had a problem,, sorry havent been on for a while i am moving so i havent been here for a while,, just bear with me.

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