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Old 12-02-2017, 06:53 PM   #1
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I just finished up my first DIY European mount. What do y’all think? Any critiques or tips for next time?


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Old 12-02-2017, 07:04 PM   #2
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I like it. I have done a few for myself and family. Just because it's something I like, I paint the skull with Kilz paint after the boiling and peroxide. Just seals it up better and maintains the bright white I like. Just as a side note. Some of the heads I did 6 years ago or so have started to turn yellow with the spray urethanes. I have tried a few different brands, all of them have shades of yellow. Hence the Kilz white brush up
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:24 AM   #3
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The only top I would say is less boil and more simmer. You can tell that nose area had too much heat on it and is separating a bit. But you can always glue that part back if needed.
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:33 AM   #4
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I'll add that mop-n-glo has helped keep mine from turning yellow. I've tried the clear coat and it turns the skull yellow. I also used the peroxide mixed with the bleach packets to make a paste with very good results.
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:47 PM   #5
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It still has grease in it, those are the dark spots. Set it in a run of dawn dish soap and water and let it set. The dawn/water mix will pull the grease out. No matter how much bleaching you do it will never bleach out the grease stains and they will yellow over time.
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:37 PM   #6
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Did the teeth hold? I did one once that lost a bunch of teeth. I was super glueing big time lol looks awesome to me though!!
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:38 PM   #7
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Nice work!
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:32 PM   #8
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Did the teeth hold? I did one once that lost a bunch of teeth. I was super glueing big time lol looks awesome to me though!!


Thanks for the tips guys. I had three teeth come out when I pressure washed it, but I expected them to come out so I did it on concrete. I just used super glue to put them back in.


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Old 12-03-2017, 03:35 PM   #9
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Looks good. Like the board display
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:36 PM   #10
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Looks good! I also use mop and glo to seal it.


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Old 12-03-2017, 03:54 PM   #11
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Looks good. I’ll have to keep those tips in mind for my next as well. Where’d you get the wood?
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:16 PM   #12
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Looks good. I’ll have to keep those tips in mind for my next as well. Where’d you get the wood?
I got it from an old house/building that has fallen down on my land.
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:29 PM   #13
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Nice work
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:39 PM   #14
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Looks really good man! I started doing my own a few years ago, it's fun and rewarding.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:08 AM   #15
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It still has grease in it, those are the dark spots. Set it in a run of dawn dish soap and water and let it set. The dawn/water mix will pull the grease out. No matter how much bleaching you do it will never bleach out the grease stains and they will yellow over time.
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Those spots that kinda look wet, are grease that's still in the bone. If it's not gone, over time it will turn yellow.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:24 AM   #16
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nice work, lots of tips online and youtube
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:33 AM   #17
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Looks great! Good job on the Euro
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:41 AM   #18
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As it dries, ziptie the nasal piece together and that gap will pull tight and stay closed when finished.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:32 AM   #19
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Looks great. Nice job on the backdrop too.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:59 AM   #20
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