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Cinn Teal feet

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  1. reba

    reba New Member

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    I'm working on a Cinn. teal. Looking at the feet, an am not sure how to create this color. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Brad's Birds

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    'Do you have an airbrush? Color can vary a little depending on the sex of the bird and/or time of year harvested, but in "general" a light coat of flesh to obtain a base color, medium coat of payne's gray on the webs, "knuckles", heel and back of leg, then yellow ochre for the main color on the legs. A light dose of burnt umber or "tie-in" brown over the webs will add to the plain paynes' gray color. If a competition mount, then a lot more would be involved.
     
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    Thanks Brad, what else would you do for comp.?
     
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    couple additional layers of paint...light yellow/off-white to orange.....wash of stain to bring out scales in certain areas....more involved preparation of the legs themselves (injection/freezing, etc....)
     
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    Thanks Brad, Did the feet today, an they look pretty good, I'm going to try to find some light yellow/pearl, to add a light coat over the yellow ochre. I did inject the feet before painting, but you mentioned something about freezing. I never heard of doing this step. What does it do? Thanks again.
     
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    Depending on what is used for injecting the feet, freezing can help reduce shrinkage in conjunction with multiple injections.
     

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