Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

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Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

Post by letumgo » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:08 pm

I recently purchased a new picric dyed hare mask from Jim Slattery. I wanted to show a few photos of how I prepare new hare masks (washing a dry flat mask will allow you to reshape the ears and face, making them easier to work with).

STEP ONE:
- Wash the hare mask under warm running water. As the hide soaks up water, it will become pliable, allowing you to open up the ears and reshape the mask.

STEP TWO:
- Squeeze out the excess water, then lay the mask flat on a double layer cotton towel. Fold the towel over the top and press out any remaining excess water.

STEP THREE:
- Open up the ears, an fold them down. Brush the fur on the backs of the ears, brushing them against the natural direction of the fur. This will make the short hairs stand out, way from the ear, make it easier to grasp.

STEP FOUR:
- Blow dry the mask, with a hair drier. Periodically brush the mask with a fine bristled hair brush, so until the fur and hide are completely dry.

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Re: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

Post by RickA » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:47 pm

I was right there until step 4.
My wife put the Kabush on me for using her hair drier to fluff up fur on dead critters. :?
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Re: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

Post by daringduffer » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:07 pm

RickA wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:47 pm
I was right there until step 4.
My wife put the Kabush on me for using her hair drier to fluff up fur on dead critters. :?
How about getting a new one? You can find her at the supermarket.

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Re: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

Post by daringduffer » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:30 am

I usually dress my hare's masks around a tennis ball before drying them. They need more room for storage afterwards but are easier to work with. (Yes, I remove the tennis ball when the mask is dry).

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Re: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

Post by daringduffer » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:31 am

Double post due to troubled platform.

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Re: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

Post by hankaye » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:36 pm

dd, Howdy;

I can imagine the look on your tennis partner's face if you Served one with a
bunny face stuck to it at them. :shock: :o :roll:

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Re: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

Post by RickA » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:43 pm

Match point?
I don't stand a hare of a chance.
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Re: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

Post by Mike62 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:43 am

I love your tutorial, Ray, I do, ...but all I could picture while reading through it was Frank, the apocalyptic rabbit from the movie 'Donnie Darko' getting a makeover.
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Re: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

Post by Theroe » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:46 pm

Ray -How much do you charge???? :lol:
Soft and wet - the only way....
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