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Cottonmouth Scales

Description: This is how I do the scales for the cottonmouth.

After trying various techniques, I decided to make my own stamps.

I won't be using the largest size as it will be too big for this sculpture.

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User: KingCobra (see all of KingCobra's photos)
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Date: 12/20/05
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Image URL: http://gallery.kingsnake.com/data/19482scales.jpg
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ratsnake

Registered: 12/2005
Location: Phenix City, Alabama
Photos Uplaoded: 9
Comments Left: 0
Ever since I caught my first snake when I was 12 I have been very intrested in learning about snakes and how to I can help them survive. I now own a beautiful grey rat snake wich I caught when she was about 2 monthes old.

Thats kool!
How lomg have you been working on this snake?
12-20-2005 06:37AM View ratsnake's Profile  

GEXY

Registered: 08/2002
Location: Ontario, Canada
Photos Uplaoded: 81
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What a great idea! You stamped the scales! What material did you make the scale stamps from? I etch the scales by hand with a fine tip tool. It takes forever!!!!!
12-25-2005 11:22PM View GEXY's Profile View GEXY's Gallery  

KingCobra

Registered: 11/2002
Location: Utah, USA
Photos Uplaoded: 87
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I enjoy the catching and/or keeping of reptiles and amphibians. Other interests include: art, music, video games, movies yadda yadda yadda and then some.

thanks for the comments.

ratsnake, I have been working on this sculpture off and on for about a year...maybe even longer. It has been sitting mostly though because I have had to wait to get equipment and materials to finish it.

GEXY, The stamps are made of resin(the same resin I use when I cast the sculptures). Basically, all I had to do was to sculpt a single scale, build up a wall around it and after some fine tuning, I poured the resin into the cavity. After I made the first,(largest) I used it to make the initial cavity and resized it for the next smaller size.
12-27-2005 05:31AM View KingCobra's Profile View KingCobra's Gallery