Monday, September 19, 2011
Ok you must get one litter white and one litter black foam for making a mold, and depending on your head you are mounting you will need more foam or less foam.....anyway say you only need one litter you will put 500 ml of black foam in a cup and only 450 ml of white foam in a cup then you put both in the microwave for 15 seconds the you add the back into a dish then well stirring it you add the white and mix for afew minutes then poor both into you mold and it will rise, this takes about 3-4 minutes to harden, but you must first layer you mold with normal floor wax into the inside of your mold so that the foam wont stick to it. and that's ball there is to it. the photos added here do have the horns added and eyes with glay already, this can be done before or after the skin is added i personalty prefer to do this when the skin is already on but i will talk about that on another day.
Friday, June 25, 2010
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Hi I was doing some research last night and came up with a new way to use hydrogen peroxide, if you put the bone that you want cleaned in a dish and fill it with H2O2 ( hydrogen peroxide) and put it in the microwave for 2 minutes it turns white just like that.
Now a warning I have never done this before so I do not know what the out come will be or what might happen to the microwave!! But I have seen this done before and it looks nice but once again be careful with this if you try it.
if you are wondering how H2O2 works,let me explain. The hydrogen peroxide oxygenates the bone and in that reaction any in-purities are pushed out and thats why it turns white.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
If you’re going to continue cleaning bone, or working with small bones you may want to start a dermestid colony. Dermestids or museum beetles are a group of small meat eating beetles whose larva can clean a skull within one day and they do not eat your bones no matter how small they are. This method is used by professionals and is every good. You can get these beetles at universities that study zoology and at museums. Once a colony is set up it does not take much to keep them happy and alive, as long as you put them in a warm place above room temperature they will live just fine.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Hi I've started a new blog and i soon will be talking about bones and skulls and how to clean them and to share some of my techniques with you. I will be putting pictures on as well of thing that i have done over the years. It has taken me many years to find what i now know. so hopefully this will help you. I've had this hobby for years and it’s always fun and exciting
Ok 101 on how to remove flesh from a skull or any bone….first take a knife (not your mom’s kitchen knives) and take as much of the flesh that you off, then take the skull (bone) and put it in a pot (once again not your mom’s pots) and put water in it just enough to cover the skull (bone) and start boiling it. The best water that you can use is rain water but any water will do just fine.
Once you see that all the flesh is soft and easy to fall off take the skull (bone) and remove once again as much as you can, this time you should not need a knife. Then if you really want a nice white skull boil it again in soda ash (you should be able to get it from a swimming pool shop) and surf washing powder. Then boil it for like 30 minutes and then put it in the sun to dry for like a week. Ok that’s the basics for now, I will be adding more techniques soon and then I will be talking about how to put your cleaned skulls and bones on display and how to make homemade display