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How to Process Osteoderms

How to Process Osteoderms

Osteoderms are something I find fascinating and use in my art fairly often. They are boney deposits in the skin of certain reptiles like Alligators and Gila Monsters. Getting them cleanly out of the skin, especially when talking about tiny osteoderms from Gila...

Croc Monitor Gets Claws

Croc Monitor Gets Claws

The Croc Monitor I have been building recieved his claws recently. His real claws were fairly worn down and because of that they didn't service processing very well. The claws and teeth of this species are easily the most impressive part so it seemed wrong to let him...

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Last year I applied for, and received, my Federal Migratory Bird Act Taxidermy Permit. This month I finally was able to utilize the permit. What this post shows is 100% illegal for anyone without this permit, so please keep that in mind. You can not possess these...

Croc Monitor Build

Croc Monitor Build

This week I have mostly been working on this Croc Monitor (Varanus salvadorii) skeleton. I have built their skulls before, but never the full skeleton so I'm pretty excited to finally be building one. This piece is going to be framed and wall mounted for the owner. ...

Glue too shiny? Try this.

Glue too shiny? Try this.

I have heard more than once that some skeleton builders don't like the gloss left over from CA glues, including from Lee Post himself, who literally wrote the book on bone building. But CA glues work the best for bone building, so what do you do about this? Simple,...

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