Taxidermy Form Masks FAQHopefully, this will help you decide whether to make or buy a mask using taxidermy replacement heads. At the least, it will help you understand how they work.More Like This
"Aren't they too small?"
That depends on the species. It will be common sense to not order a fox replacement head for use in a mask, as it will be the size head of an actual fox. My recommendation is to use a large ungulate head, such as this one. http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com/CDH-650-P1359C1643.aspx If a deer is not the species you're trying to create, simply carve out the form as desired. Replace mass in needed areas with clay. I use Critter Clay in ALL of my projects needing clay. It air dries- not heating or anything else required. Just wait, then paint! http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com/A440-P4158.aspx You will also need to be wary of ordering the correct size earliners, if that is what you are using.
"Isn't the material too weak?"
Actually, polyurethane foam is the strongest I've ever worked with. The foam change out head