I have done a few antlers on a plaque in the past. I have screwed the anters into a plywood oval, then used paper mache to build up the base and cover that with felt then onto the plaque. I think they look OK, but I really struggle with the paper mache.
What could I use in place of the paper mache?
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You can get it from VanDykes Taxidermy Supply or pick it up on ebay. It is a two part apoxie. It is used to repair antlers and fill in holes drilled for antler lamps (among other countless things) If you are filling in the back of the skull cap to make it solid, I would say 3 pounds (1.5 of Part A and 1.5 of Part B) but if you are just doing the top part of the skull, you could get away with 1.5 pounds total
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Here is what I did, cut the skull plate flat on the back and V shape under the antlers. Filled the skull with plaster and put those plastic screw anchors in the wet plaster, gives you something to screw into. Not the biggest rack but my first xbow buck
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