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Valkyrie soft mount coyote by WolfRoad Valkyrie soft mount coyote by WolfRoad
You may remember my skin a coyote.
I finally decided to make a soft mount.
So. Skin damaged shot, so all in the holes, especially on the back. There are holes on the face, but I did not bother (I painted them .. it will be battle scars))). There was a shortage of the lips, I replaced them with plastic.
Form of a self-made, a gift from ~Antella689. But it was a little less than you need, but there was no choice. Therefore face a little narrow at the jaw. The ears were thin and had cartilage. I decided not to cut it away. Yes, and would not, because the ears with the forms I do not like (the currents are torn because of the shape), so I just lined them and brought back a little.
Inserted into the body of the wire frame. However, the coyote can not stand still. But she moves the body, legs and head)
Right paw was sewed from a smaller skin (or just broken), I used silicone to give it a shape, preserve and make like a real one.
1) Wet your skin
2) examples of the form
3) Make a form for the eyes
4) tightens the skin, corrective eye
5) fixes the skin with needles, ear-forms
6) the land for three days, after which they are woven sentipon and insert frame.
sorry for english
I need your comments, as this is my first soft mount)

Первое "софт моунт" бай Я! В общем шкура сильно испорчена дробью, вся в дырках, как решето, особенно на спине.
Дырки были и на морде, пришлось их закрасить, а-ля шрамы боевые.
Итак. Форма пришла от Арвин, принадлежала..песцу! Да, не койоту..Но подошла почти идеально, разве что у осноования шеи тонковата, поэтому вышло пара-тройка складок. Глаза оригинальные "койот", Ван Дюк (или как его там..).
Начинаем. Вымачивала сутки в ведре, пока губы не "вылезли" и не стали мягкие. Там оказалось, что части их не хватает, часть порвана в какашку. Так же не было части века, но нам пофиг. Так как массы для лепки для таксидермии у меня не было, пришлось использовать детскую пластику, которая сохнет на воздухе. НЕ ДЕЛАЙТЕ ЭТОГО!!! Это жуть...Форму, конечно, нихрена не держала при натягивании, липла от влажности и засрала пол шкуры. Пришлось выравнивать уже после полного натягивания.
Натянулось все шикарно (посадила на пва), кроме губ, с которыми мудохалась долго и поняла, что надо было сильнее заворачивать в форму. Глаза при высыхании немного повело.
Уши. Уши очень тонкие, но с хрящом. Вырезать хрящ на выделанной шкуре я не решилась. Да и не хотела садить на форму уши, ибо в примере с Токи форма их порвала просто. просто зафиксировала, выровняла и отвела немного назад.
Высыхало дело три дня, в это время делался проволочный каркас. Инженер из меня полное дерьмо, поэтому зверь не может стоять))) Но зато у нее все гнется (шея, тело, лапы).
Ну..Вот и все, что я могу сказать по этому поводу. Первое "мягкое крепление", первый монтаж бошки. Куча опыта, левл Up, теперь знаю что к чему.
Зверь большой, 140 в длину, перемещать не очень удобно. Но сення вывезу в лес на фотосет.
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:iconpinesongwolf:
PinesongWolf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What size yote eyes did you use?
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BlueDragonART Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist

Photo 6 has a has a really scary smile.......

 

But, it is interesting how you turn a bullet-ridden pelt into a life-like piece.

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galitb Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
hey I know is kind of late to ask but what kind of clay you use for making the eyes?
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:icon50kittys:
50kittys Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
TAXIDERMY IS ART!!!!!!!
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:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
?
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:icon50kittys:
50kittys Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Just sayin ^_^
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:iconredtail215:
redtail215 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool can i have one?
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:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what?
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:iconredtail215:
redtail215 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
did you mack that?
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:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes
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:iconredtail215:
redtail215 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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:iconmitzi-mutt:
Mitzi-Mutt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its called a soft mount search it up.
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Coeurlregina Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should really try to tuck the lips better. If you see on references of coyotes(and most other animals) the lip is not visible: [link] and [link]
If you have trouble tucking the lip it usually helps shaving it down or at least shorten it if there is a lot of skin. Just make sure that the cut you make in the form is not to wide or else the natural spring in the urethane foam will not hold the lip in place after tucking it in. Superglue also help holding an unruly lip in place.

And as Knuxtiger4 said, reference pictures are a necessity. Just google coyote head or coyote closeup and you will find tons of good pictures.


Hope this helps. It is not meant as negative critique, but as advice on future mounts. It takes time to be good, but keep trying!:)
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:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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SumireMoon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
This looks really amazing for your first ever soft mount. I mean, I've never seen one but this looks really good! I'm impressed. It's beautiful.
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:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconhamanic:
Hamanic Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
о, молодцца!)) шикарная работа
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:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
псыб
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:iconhamanic:
Hamanic Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
не за что)
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Knuxtiger4 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Congrats on your first mount. With that said, you mention you were looking for comments on the mount itself.

The form, was it a hand made form or one ordered from the supply company? From my knowledge, their aren't as many supply companies like we have in the US. The eyes are off, they made her look "surprised" almost. Coyotes eyes have sort of an almond shape to them, somewhat similar to other canine that are closely related to them. From also looking at the pictures, they clay work also probably played a part with the incorrect eye shape. The clay, it look like you used modeling clay? For any type of taxidermy work, potter's clay or Critter Clay is the prefer clay to use since its workable and that it dry pretty fast without mold forming on it. The clay you use has me worried a bit since if indeed modelling clay, it could very well grow mold which will cause problems on the face later.

The nose is uneven and looks shriveled up. You want to add a lot of clay in the nose and work it to give it a plump look. Search up images of coyote noses and work the nose until you get the correct nose shape. The lips are also uneven and wrinkled looking. It appears that they weren't tucked in enough and might have pulled out of the lip slot. Lips are very challenging to stay in place since they want to move when its drying. Its a matter of pinning the lips well and babysitting the mount for a few days while its drying (mounts usually take a week or two to dry completely before painting). The ears are off too, they are too far back on the form and that they are wrinkled and in different positions. With the ears, a great technique to align the ears correctly is studying an actual coyote skull and studying the location of the ear canals, it will give you an idea how far back the ears go. Also when ears are drying, to prevent wrinkling, you need to "card" the ears with a material like cardboard or plastic mesh for example to hold the ears down.

Really most of the issues I see are more reference issues. Did you have references of coyotes faces in front of you while mounting? Reference pictures are probably the most important tool in mounting an animals since you can see what it needs to look like to pull off the live look. Next time, search around online, get close ups of the eyes, nose, ears and lips and have them next to you when mounting, you'd be surprise how much it will help. :) Also another helpful tip with animals, symmetry is very important. Just keep that in mind when mounting an animal, you want it to look symmetrical on each side of the face if the mount is just look dead straight.

I hope this information is useful for you.
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:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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TheViciousViper Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great! c:
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EshianFulika Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The images in the middle are kinda terrifying.
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FictonArtAuthor Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
O.O Creepy!!!
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:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
boooo!
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FictonArtAuthor Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
What? That's what I think. Okay okay, it's impressive.
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:iconzalattadrk:
zalattaDRK Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
poor coyote :,(
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:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*facepalm*
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:iconpx23:
PX23 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist
That's awesome! U must put much work in it :)
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:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconpx23:
PX23 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist
No problem ^
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:iconkitten-pie:
Kitten-Pie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
The progress shots are kind of eerie, but it's really cool to see what goes into making a soft mount.
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:iconayior:
Ayior Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I think its turnining out very well!!
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:iconvolhica-assassin:
Volhica-Assassin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Artist
сложная работа. вы молодцы
а чем набивали?
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:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
можно на и на ты.
сентипон обычный
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:iconcrimsonheartwolf:
CrimsonHeartWolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice job, this inspires me to make my own soft mount :D
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:icontrinitite:
Trinitite Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I want that.
I love how it looks like it's getting acupuncture when you were securing the fur to the face :XD:
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:iconvick-wolf:
Vick-wolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you use real skins?
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:iconsinnibelle:
Sinnibelle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How else would you make taxidermy...?
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:iconvick-wolf:
Vick-wolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just to confirm it was ok?
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sashabff Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
amazing job :D especially for you're first ! and the coyote has very nice markings :)
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:iconpapermutt:
PaperMutt Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Do you need anything special for re-hydrating to form? Or is it just water?
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:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's just water.
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Iqaluit Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Panel six is quite terrifying hahaha but awesome and very cool :3
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ImagineCorgis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, this is...scary :XD:
Nice job! :la:
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Mist-Howler Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! You chose the soft mount for it! I must say, you did a fine job on it. I like how you chose to have the holes me the 'scars' It gives the mount a personality :)

Oh, and about panel six.... SMILE! xD
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Sunwool Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
ахринительно о_о
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:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
псяб)
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