Taxidermists around the world know Smooth-On mold making rubbers, casting plastics, foams, etc. as versatile, consistent and economical. Smooth-On has technical support to put you back on track if you get into trouble or lose your way. These materials are very easy to use and offer almost limitless design possibility.
"I use to pay someone else to make my antler molds, but I now do it myself using Mold Max® Stroke silicone and Smooth Cast® 320 plastic . And once I got good at that, it led to other projects using foams, pigments and plastics I didn't even know existed." - Bubba Arquette, Taxidermist - Shreveport, LA
Taxidermists like Tony Breedlove of Wildlife Art Creations in Melrose, FL, use Smooth-On rubbers, plastics, foams, pigments, etc. to create flawless reproductions of fish, reptiles, waterfowl and game. Innovative mold making and casting techniques have redefined the state-of-the-art in realistically reproducing wildlife.
Free Form™ Habitat™ Fire Safe epoxy putty is used to create a realistic African grassland base for a Rhino Display
Learn how a sculpted reproduction of a rhinoceros torso was made
This moldmaking video shows the process of molding an actual trout for taxidermy or propmaking purposes.
How to create a taxidermy habitat base using Mold Star® 16 silicone and Free Form® Air
Wildlife Art Creations chronicled their processes used to make exact duplicates of this dinosaur.
In this how-to, Tony Breedlove uses a cavity pour technique that yields perfect antler castings every time.
On a recent job, Blair Benjamin needed to reproduce a rattlesnake for an independent film project.
Some of our customers have found that our Brush-On urethane rubber can be used as a paint.