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Experimenting with two things... Rabbit strip legs and Balsa wood carapace. This is weighted and there is a brown Pheasant neck feather imbedded in a thin coat of epoxy on top... two views, top and side. The rabbit legs I got from a guy named Serge on a Florida site, I started to used sand paper for a carapace , as suggested by Bob Popovics, but could not get any that was dark enough...ay least as of today..so this is the result. I need to cut the bulsa down more for the hook gap issue... but this is the first one.
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John,

The fuzzy legs look a bit like a tarantula!

Seriously, have you tried or thought about layers of fly foam for the body? Might be more durable?

Keep up the good work!

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Yes... I am leaning in that direction... carving the Balsa was a pain.
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