Animal friendly fake taxidermy *tutorial*

This is one of the funnest projects I’ve done and this is my first piece.  He’s a bubble gum pink wild boar rug.  No animal products were used here.

First I bought a rug head mold, complete with glass eyes and a plastic jawset from Van Dykes taxidermy.  I also purchased some high quality long fake fur, some magisculpt, and with the help of my glue gun, a little acrylic paint and my husbands hair clippers…I got some pretty cool results!

This first pic is the foam base…after I sculpted around the eyes and snout to make him look a little more scary…..I painted his gums too….

I glued the fur on his head, cut around the face with the clippers…gave him a little mohawk…..

Then I cut out a 6 foot long body, lined it with heavy velveteen and gave him some ears and a goatee……

Voila!  Taxidermy…guilt free and better than the real thing!  LOL!  But seriously…I’m pretty darned excited about making more of these.  If anyones interested in trying it…I’ll elaborate more on details. Grin

Hemi*Housewife

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