Just so happened today I had the joy of fixing a few broken wing bones. The first one was a teal where there was only one bone missing. Now I wire my wings by running a wire out the manikin and thru the wing where the wire comes out underneath. I add caulk into the wings to fill any open space as needed and to add a lot of strength once dry. On a small bird like this the wire and caulk will give it all the support it will need.
As you can see I just take a piece of cut paper towel and roll it around the bone until the desired shape is gotten. I then tape the paper into place.
I then sew the tape to the skin so it can’t come off during tumbling
Now it is fixed and I am ready to proceed with mounting it. Since it was a small duck I don’t spend a lot of time rebuilding the actual bone but just make the needed filler where the muscle and bone were.
On this white fronted goose I rebuilt everything because of the larger wing and extra weight. There was basically nothing to really start with accept a connection point.
In this case I used 12 ga wire to reshape the missing bones by using the intact opposite wing as a blueprint.
Once the wire is in the needed shape I hot glued the ends into the small remaining portions of bone.
Now that the wire is secure, I wrap and tape it like it was the actual bone. I have seen many other ways to rebuild the muscle but this is the quickest and easiest way I have found with good results. This is the opposite wing since I treat a rebuilt bone and real deal the same way…
Here is the bird after being tumbled with the rebuilt and normal wing for comparison…
As with anything I post, this is the way “I” do it….nothing more, nothing less