Rabbits !!!!

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Ash123
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Rabbits !!!!

Post by Ash123 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:59 pm

Hi guys i have two rabbit skins im woundering what to do with them would they just be best for dubbing ?



Jaapie
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Re: Rabbits !!!!

Post by Jaapie » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:09 am

Hey Ash,

Those rabbit skins are great for dubbing.
You want to take the darker bits mostly and leave the bumfluff underneath out.

If you can get hold of a hare for yourself, even better.
The mask (face bit) and the ears is awesome as a material.
Need to dry them out well and use a sharp blade to scrape the hair off to get as much as possible for dubbing.

Another wonderful (freely available?) material is pheasant tails.
Make super bodies on flies and awesome tails too.

Good luck mate.
Kev



Ash123
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Re: Rabbits !!!!

Post by Ash123 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:11 am

Yeah cheers kev i have two hares skins that we shot they have been cure,washed and dryed do you rekon using old hair clippers st to the right legnth to only get the coloured hairs would work or just use sissors



Jaapie
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Re: Rabbits !!!!

Post by Jaapie » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:41 am

For hares masks I like to scrape the hair from the face area and ears using a scalpel blade or something equally as sharp - just be very careful - blood ruins the hair :D

For the other fur, whatever is easier mate.
I use the beard trimmer set to the right length - gets the right length evenly and leaves that white fluffy under fur out.



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