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DeWayne
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I'm looking for a good looking realistic skull. I'd prefer if it were not solid. I see many cool ones made out of resin, but they are solid pieces. It can have the lower jaw but it not necessary.

I love the look of Balsamo! But don't need it to do anything but sit on a table.

Thanks!
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I use to a glowing plastic model skull, as in the plastic model cars you put together. Anyway it was very realistic because it had been around for a while and so it was dirty, nicked and scared. I have no idea where it got to.

I bet my wife threw it away!
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The best (and most reasonably priced) are here:
The have a variety to choose from as well:
http://anatomical.com/bcategory.asp?c=43

They are the standard that serious haunters and enthusists swear by.
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Mystician is correct. Most haunters get their bones from Anatomical Chart Company. If you want it to look realistic however, it is very difficult with
a simple "bleached skull" look. For better results you want to put it through the corpsing process. The final look can range from newly dead to mummified.
For some examples and variety of methods take a look here:
http://www.hauntproject.com/projdetail.asp?category=Corpsing
or simply run a search on google. Kits and "skins" are also available to make it easier, though I think doing it on your own is your best option. You might also want to know, to assist in any searching, that these skeletons are known as Buckies. So you might find articles titled something like "Corpsing a Bucky skull."

I have used several of these methods. Feel free to let me know if you have any
questions.

Good luck and Keep 'em screaming.

Dave
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Out of curiousity, Dave, do you know the origin of the "Bucky" nickname ?
I'm thinking it's just because skulls have exposed teeth, but that's just a guess. Smile
Also, I sent you a PM on a related note..

Oh, and a real quick tip on aging the bones: use minwax gel stain, mahogany is a favorite. Apply it lightly, looks pretty good.
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AAWWWW Man! You guys are the best. This is the insider info I was looking for.

Thanks!
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Mystician--

I don't know the origin of the term. Since it is used by the Anatomical company, I suspect it started there rather than among haunters. I suspect you are probably right about it having to do with the teeth. That and the fact that
"budget bucky" has a certian ring to it.

It is a conspiracy! We may never know the truth.

Dave
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Baba -- Nice. Spendy, but very nice. I like some of the more exotic skulls that they have on the site. Thanks for passing it along.

Dave
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I'm sure there is a very cheap supply of very realistic skulls not too far from where you are, Dewayne. PM me if you'd like to borrow my shovel. You might want to check with the local constabulary to see what the penalties for these actions could be first, though. Sometimes the legal ramifications can be prohibitive. But, hey, if you want realistic, there's no substitute.

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Mark
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Ill hold the lantern...
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As always they are on my website http://www.aquarius-gothic.com. I have a cabinet full of skulls at home and the fake one looks just as good as the real ones.
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And, as always, this site is WONDERFUL!!!!

I wonder if itll cost and arm and leg to ship to the USA???

couldn't get to it via your site on your post, had to go to your signature...

and also wheres the skulls?? search said none was found save the Caglistro effect...

Baba
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Double posters should be shot!

No really!!
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The BEST!!! and Im no cureency converter, but the prices seems good!!!!

can someone buy Baba the SOLOMON SKULL please?? thanx ahead... Smile
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1.00 GBP=1.77892 USD
http://www.xe.com/ucc/

call me santa's little helper! LOL
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Check out Ebay...type in Human skull....you'll be suprised how many REAL HUMAN SKULLS are for sale....whose to say some guy isn't axing his neighbors for a profit! BIZARRE.............also check http://www.bmezine.com/skulls/ if you need REAL DEFORMED HUMAN SKULLS.....who buys this stuff?
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On 2005-10-06 15:32, lastnitesfun wrote:
I'm sure there is a very cheap supply of very realistic skulls not too far from where you are, Dewayne. PM me if you'd like to borrow my shovel. You might want to check with the local constabulary to see what the penalties for these actions could be first, though. Sometimes the legal ramifications can be prohibitive. But, hey, if you want realistic, there's no substitute.

;}

Mark


hehehe.. I was thinking along those lines ..

In high school, I had Biology my junior and senior year - they had a real skeleton in the back room, it was found and donated during a house construction or something in the vicinity, complete with wooden coffin, but not a fancy one. Basically just a box. The skeleton was fairly short. "She" still had a lot of her red hair. Wild. I bet they'd never do that nowadays.
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On 2005-10-06 16:59, aquariusmagic wrote:
As always they are on my website http://www.aquarius-gothic.com. I have a cabinet full of skulls at home and the fake one looks just as good as the real ones.
regards
Francis


Love your site, as always, Francis. I love the Alchemy-Gothic stuff. Why is all the really good stuff ('cept for Bucky skeletons maybe) made in the UK ??! Argh !
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How realistic do you think this is? PM for more information.

Yours,

Paul
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