Antler Reproductions Using Reverse Molding

Overview

Accurately reproducing antlers is one of taxidermy's tougher challenges. Tony Breedlove of Wildlife Art Creations (Melrose, FL) has chronicled his innovative "Reverse Molding Method" (a cavity pour technique) that yields perfect antler castings everytime. This molding method is more time consuming than the conventional "cradle" technique, but once a rubber mold is made, it is much easier to work with.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

Step 1: Preparing Model