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Update on Great Dane, bonded ears (Buffalo Horn) in using 2part epoxy putty (milliput) and eyes set

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After the ears had bee set I still had some Black milliput left and not liking to waste it I had a think and picked up the peregrine falcon and gave the beak a thin covering, working on the theory that this should add strength to the beak and tip in case of accidents and perhaps prevent later rework.

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Great Dane is looking good. Using horn for the ears is not some thin I would have thought of. i just do not have access to it. good use to strengthen the beak also. Look forward to seeing projects completed.
Buffalo horn is available on ebay, using this or pieces of cow horn, rams horn for making "sticky up" ears beaks etc is common in the uk.

Thin pieces of cow horn can be easily shaped and bent for ears as these are the things that break off when dropped if carved from the parent wood.
 

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Quite a few people also use antler for birds beaks as well ,

I am planning on doing a elephant based on the same design as CV3 used just modified the trunk shape but using antler for the tusks

The advantage is the colour being white when worked.

I always keep off cuts of horn both buffalo and rams horn thin slices often come in handy for inserts.
 
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