Taxidermy

Taxidermy

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. 

video

How To Make a Silicone Mold of a Fish

How To Make a Silicone Mold of a Fish

This moldmaking video shows the process of molding an actual trout for taxidermy or propmaking purposes.

 View How-To Article

video

Making a Taxidermy Base Using Free Form® Air Epoxy Putty

Making a Taxidermy Base Using Free Form® Air Epoxy Putty

How to create a taxidermy habitat base using Mold Star® 16 silicone and Free Form® Air

 View How-To Article

Molding & Casting An Alligator Snapping Turtle

Molding & Casting An Alligator Snapping Turtle

Wildlife Art Creations chronicled their processes used to make exact duplicates of this dinosaur.

 View How-To Article

Antler Reproductions Using Reverse Molding

Antler Reproductions Using Reverse Molding

In this how-to, Tony Breedlove uses a cavity pour technique that yields perfect antler castings every time.

 View How-To Article

Making a Prop Rattlesnake Using Dragon Skin® Silicone

Making a Prop Rattlesnake Using Dragon Skin® Silicone

On a recent job, Blair Benjamin needed to reproduce a rattlesnake for an independent film project.

 View How-To Article

Using Brush-On Urethane Rubber as a Paint

Using Brush-On Urethane Rubber as a Paint

Some of our customers have found that our Brush-On urethane rubber can be used as a paint.

 View How-To Article

Using Dragon Skin® Silicone to Reproduce Antlers

Using Dragon Skin® Silicone to Reproduce Antlers

James Edgar knows that accurately reproducing antlers is one of the most common tasks in the business.

 View How-To Article