work in progress, dental mold and skeletal rabbit feet crown. i have one of those false teeth ice-cube trays so i tried out taking a plaster mold from it to see how they turned out. they were pretty bad but after shaping them with a dremel they turned out ok. at first i hated how peggy they were and how they were riddled with air bubbles but now i like the effect as they look like gnarly old bad teeth. i tried out the dremel metal cutting tool on an old chandelier and it works amazing! my dremel is hands down one of the best things ive ever brought
THERE SHE IS Spine is almost complete, the next one doesnt fit on this gauge of wire so I have some trimming to do. I have a smaller gauge I’ll use. Thoracic vertebrae are a pain in the ass btw. mine are a little more concave than i would have liked but eh thats what happens when you are a beginner, i still love it.
How do you clean your bones? Maceration? Rotting? Burying?
I am not a fan of maceration or rotting mostly because I’m a wuss when it comes to smells but also because of my proximity to neighbors and the fact that I don’t have many places I could leave something lying around like that. I typically dig a really shallow hole and barely cover the objects I’m cleaning with dirt. Like this rabbit for instance. I found this flat bun laying at the edge of someone’s front yard so I nabbed it while on one of my walks. It’s was still very much connected though it doesn’t have much else going for it, just skin, fur, and bones. The hole I dug for it is about 4-5 inches deep and it’s loosely and just barely covered, like you can still see bones protruding from the dirt like little baby bone plants. I then put a big, old pot over it and put a brick over the pot. The deer head I buried was too large to do that with and too rotten and gross so he was buried a little deeper and I laid bricks over the loose soil so nothing would dig him back up. But anyway, burying is my go to for everything. Once most of it is separated enough to handle the bones I clean them the best I can with water and soap, degreasing as needed with dawn soaks, and then it’s on to a little peroxide. I like my bones to be pretty natural in color so I never “bleach” them for too long.