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  • Skunk hair on roaches?

    I just saw this on the Matoska web site. They made a roach with a row of skunk hair on the inside. Supposidly it made it look fuller, but the picture was of the inside of the roach so you couldn't tell. It looked pretty good, and I was thinking of trying it.

    Just wanted to know if anyone has tried this or has one with a row of skunk, and how did it look? If you wanna see for yourself
    heres the link. It's the roach with the deer hair base.

    http://www.matoska.com/cgibin/gencat...L&S1S2=93%2C49

  • #2
    TX-G-D

    Yes, I have made roaches with skunk hair instead of deer hair. The down side to this is that it takes a LOT of skunk tails since there isn't nearly as much usable hair on a skunk tail. The other down side is that skunk tails cost more than deer tails do...by nearly twice the price.

    As for it making a roach look fuller...not really. It is a trick of roach making to use a row of shorter black hair in the crown to 'thicken' up the front, without having to put an additional row of the same size porky hair as the rest of the crown to give the roach a fuller look. The black hair tends to blend into the rest of the porky hair thus giving the middle of the hair a thicker look, but the tips are still sparse and wide spread. Since most skunk hair is white at the base and black at the tip and is fairly long...that is were that statement comes from.

    With all that said, skunk hair can give a roach a very nice look and can be used on the outside as well as the inside. There are many old example of roaches with skunk hair in them.

    If you have more questions feel free to ask away.
    PB49

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    • #3
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      • #4
        I wonder

        powwowbum,
        I was just wondering, is there a special place to buy skunk (besides the highway ) ? do you tye it differently ?I'de like to know about this it sounds cool! I'd like to try it.





        Rob

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        • #5
          Re: I wonder

          Originally posted by MAROONDANCER
          powwowbum,
          I was just wondering, is there a special place to buy skunk (besides the highway ) ? Rob
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          • #6
            I don't know who all sells just the tail but you can buy the hide from a lot of places. Moscow Hide and fur does sell just the tails. At about the same price they sell their deer tails. The smallest they offer is over 10" so the 7.50 ones gotta be bigger than that.

            I knew about putting extra rows in the crown but realy don't think I've ever seen the skunk hair used. It seemed like a good idea and looked good so I thought I'd ask on here to see what everyone thought.

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            • #7
              My roach is three 7 a half rows of porky, and a row of black deer tail hair on the inside. The black actually does make the base appear thicker, but as PWB said, it's an illusion, really. It's the tips of the porky hair that give that halo-like effect. And if you don't have enough hair to accomplish that, then it just won't look right, I guess.

              That's my 2 bits for today...

              :D Scott
              Scott

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              Quick to anger,
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              And fear walk hand in hand.
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              • #8
                You can get skunk tails from most furriers...like I said though it takes more of them than it does deertails. I can tie about 20" out of and average deertail....I have never had a skunk tail tie more than about 7" and I am luck to get that out of them.

                As for dyeing them...they take dye just about the same way as deertails, but they are quite often just used plain.

                As for the use of skunk hair...well, it is an older material choice that is just not seen as much these days (or it is overlooked when it is there).
                PB49

                "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Pablo Picasso

                "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift...that is why is it called the Present." Master Oogway - KungFu Panda


                My comments are based on what I have been taught and my experiences over the years I have been around the circle. They should in no way be taken as gospel truths and are merely my opinions or attempts at passing on what I have learned while still learning more.

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