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THE BREAKTHROUGH TAXIDERMY MANUAL: HABITAT AND EXHIBIT

by: Tom Sexton & Jim Hall

Explains how to make beautiful water effects, snow effects, artificial ice, earth, rocks, vegetation, & bases. 600+ B&W photos & diagrams, 156 pgs.

0-925245-07-2
Spiral-Softcover
11-15-1986
Taxidermy & Tanning

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Overview

Learn the secrets of America’s top wildlife artists for creating beautiful habitat scenes for their mounts and carvings. Learn the art of working with resins, foams, epoxies, maches, and dozens of other materials to create convincing artificial water, snow, earth, rocks, and vegetation to enhance your work. There has never been a more comprehensive book than this: 156 pages of text and photos describing the step-by-step methods to create award-winning exhibits.

TOPICS COVERED:

Handling Chemicals Safely
Supplies, Tools and Equipment
The Importance of Reference Material
Design & Composition, Visual Balance
Mold-Making Techniques & Applications
Leaves: Plaster, Vinyl, Acetone/Acetate
Driftwood Reproductions in Urethane
Artistic and Realistic Base Construction
Hardware Cloth and Foam Carved Bases
Creating Ripples and Splashes
Creating Ground Cover for Bases
Making Footprints, Waterholes, Sand
Desert Scenery: Sunbaked Earth
Artificial Rocks from Fish Filler and Mache Carved Foam Artificial Rocks
Free-Form Urethane and Cotton Rocks
Molding Rocks in Alginate, Latex and RTV
Casting in Fiberglass
Direct Cast Fiberglass Rock
Fiberglass Base Coloring
Plants — Real and Reproductions
Using Resin (Artificial Water)
Glass Domes and Plexiglass Cubes
Frozen Water: Ice, Snow & Icicles
Troubleshooting Artificial Water Problems
Insects, Snails, Reptiles & Amphibians
Lighting and Dioramas
Miscellaneous Tips for Special Effects

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BREAKTHROUGH MANUALS:
“I learned more reading this book than I learned in a 6 week taxidermy course that cost thousands. They didn’t even touch upon 1/10th of the material in the book.”

“I’d recommend them to the first time novice or a veteran commercial taxidermist–they both will find them worth every penny.”

“I’ve been a taxidermist for 12 years. These manuals have shown me things that will start saving me time and money immediately!”

“A real pleasure–I stayed up half the night reading. You guys have really outdone yourselves this time.”

“I wanted to write and say thanks for providing some great learning materials that have helped me learn more about taxidermy than I thought possible in such a short time.”

Details

ISBN: 0-925245-07-2
Publisher: WASCO TAXIDERMY
Publish Date: 11-15-1986

“THE BREAKTHROUGH TAXIDERMY MANUAL: HABITAT AND EXHIBIT”

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