Full Strut Online Turkey Course
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Full Strut Online Video Turkey Course
Lesson # 1 Basic Anatomy introduces you to the major feather groups and trophy parts on a turkey. The terms outlined in this lesson will be used throughout the turkey course.
Lesson # 2 Bird Evaluation covers checking the turkey for shot damage and other deformities .
Lesson # 3 Skinning covers removing the skin,tail,legs and head from the carcass.
Lesson # 4 Wing Fleshing & Wheel Prep teaches you how to properly flesh wings and prepare the skin for the fleshing wheel.
# 5 Fleshing & Washing In this lesson we cover the all important step of fleshing & washing .
Lesson # 6 Wet Sizing the Form shows the way we pick out a form sizing on a wet skin.
Lesson # 7 Tail Prep covers fleshing,washing and drying the tail. The lesson also covers mounting and wiring the tail.
Lesson # 8 Form Prep teaches Aaron's method of modifying a commercial turkey form to get the " look". It also covers carving the neck attachment point/crop and modify the form to accept the legs.
Lesson # 9 covers cleaning the legs and wiring, including threading the wire. We also go over the proper bends in the legs for a full strut pose.
Lesson 10 Form and Leg Assembly covers attaching the legs to the form.The lesson also goes over rebuilding the drumsticks and attaching the legs/form to a mounting base.
Lesson # 11 shows our leg injection method.
Lesson # 12 Head Prep shows the steps needed to prepare a turkey head for the paint booth.
Lesson #13 Covers sealing and painting the turkey legs. This step can be done before the bird is mounted or after the bird is dried. If you do it before the bird is mounted, it is easier to see what you are doing.
Lesson # 14 Covers painting the freeze dried head .
Lesson # 15 Final Form Prep is one of the most important lessons in the Course. It shows the proper alignment of the head and tail and shows how the form angle and leg bends all working together.
Lesson # 16 covers drying the turkeys feathers.
Lesson # 17 Dry Sizing goes in depth on sizing forms after the feathers are dried. Sizing after the feathers are dried will give you the most accurate fit.
Lesson # 18 Wing Wiring. Shows our method for secure, easy to bend wings.
Lesson 19 Wing Bone Repair. A solid wing bone repair is very important !
This lesson covers applying Dry Preservative to the skin.
Lesson # 21 covers sewing the bird to the form and attaching the wing wires .
# 22 Setting wings covers positioning the wings in the correct alignment for a full strut pose.
#23 covers the important step of test fitting the head and tail before the injection step. You can easily adjust the position and look of the bird now rather then trying to after the silicone has been injected.
Lesson # 24 covers injecting the breast feathers and head area and attaching the head. The lesson also covers grooming these areas.
#25 Setting Hackle & Tail covers injecting silicone between the hackle skin and form. Also covers attaching the tail.
Lesson # 26 covers setting and grooming the scapular group.
#27 covers setting the wings into their final position and attaching the undertail coverts .
Congratulations on making it to the final lesson ! #28 Finishing covers final grooming and cleaning as well as base work.