Antler Reproductions Using Reverse Molding


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

  • Acrylic Spray
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Sulfur-Free Clay
  • Silicone Rubber
  • Cardboard
  • Fiberglass
  • Drill
  • Nuts and Bolts
  • Mold Max 30
  • Smooth-Cast 320
  • Polytranspar Paints
  • Lifetone Paints
  • Mixing Containers
  • Mixing Sticks
  • Marker