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Old 12-27-2015, 10:42 AM   #51
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very nice!
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Old 12-29-2015, 06:46 PM   #52
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After successfully dipping my Dad's deer the other night we decided to do my wife's today. I'm not sure what's going wrong, but the paint is gelling together on the surface before I get a chance to dip. As soon as I try to swirl it with a stick all the paint sticks together. Outside temperature is close to when I did the other, but two attempts with water straight from the faucet and another with heated water I decided to give up until I find what's causing the issue.
I had same issue with a gun stock and did the same as you with the water. I think I was using too much paint, so I cut back to just a thin film and it finally came out perfect. This is a wood stock, only one I could find to fit my wife, and I was trying to get it close to matching the fore end.
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:44 PM   #53
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I had same issue with a gun stock and did the same as you with the water. I think I was using too much paint, so I cut back to just a thin film and it finally came out perfect. This is a wood stock, only one I could find to fit my wife, and I was trying to get it close to matching the fore end.
That could be the issue...I will try again tomorrow with less paint.
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:59 PM   #54
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pretty fancy
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:59 AM   #55
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I had same issue with a gun stock and did the same as you with the water. I think I was using too much paint, so I cut back to just a thin film and it finally came out perfect. This is a wood stock, only one I could find to fit my wife, and I was trying to get it close to matching the fore end.
Too much paint was definitely the issue. Just finished trying again with my wife's deer and it worked. I will post a pic once it dries.
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:57 AM   #56
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Too much paint was definitely the issue. Just finished trying again with my wife's deer and it worked. I will post a pic once it dries.

👍🏻👍🏻 it took me several test runs to figure it out too. Once you have the base coat on, it doesn't take much to add "design" to it.
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:12 PM   #57
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Here it is all dry. She has turquoise accents in the game room, so she wanted her deer to match. As you can see my biggest obstacle was taping up the antlers. Without separate bases it proved quite diffcult.
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:37 PM   #58
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Those look good
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:37 PM   #59
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Looks good! Turned out great
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Old 01-02-2016, 04:26 PM   #60
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How does the paint still manage to have the layered look even after you stir the paint together before dipping? Or maybe just barely swirling the paint but not actually mixing it?
Also do you place the skull directly in on top of the paint or go in away from paint then raise it up through the paint? Thanks and these look great!
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Old 01-02-2016, 04:55 PM   #61
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Very good looking, good work
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Old 01-02-2016, 05:20 PM   #62
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Those look good!!! Does your wife's deer basically have one solid base? Very interesting set of horns!
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Old 01-02-2016, 05:29 PM   #63
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How does the paint still manage to have the layered look even after you stir the paint together before dipping? Or maybe just barely swirling the paint but not actually mixing it?
Also do you place the skull directly in on top of the paint or go in away from paint then raise it up through the paint? Thanks and these look great!
I have no idea on exactly how it works, but I place the skull in through the paint then push all the paint out of the way before lifting it out of the water.
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Those look good!!! Does your wife's deer basically have one solid base? Very interesting set of horns!
Yes that is one solid base.
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:18 PM   #64
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Ok so the application in on the down stroke and paint moved before coming out of the water! Got it and Thanks!
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:11 PM   #65
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I'll be trying this soon
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:38 PM   #66
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Here are some that I have done....they were still wet but its a idea

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This one is not good due to too much paint

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Here is a wood cross I done messing around...
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:46 AM   #67
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Pretty cool
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