I have been asked about doing some longhorn skulls and been debating on the best way of performing the dip. Right now everything is speculation but I like engaging challenges and you guys have already in the very short time I have come aboard helped me, @K2Concepts
I have been burning your youtube channel up, thanks for the great vids.
anyway back on topic
One of the issues that kind of popped up in my mind is that the horns will be much wider than the actual dip surface but low enough on the head that I will need to get past any dam during the dip. I don't want to use tape because it would try to wrap the film around the horns (assumption) so I have come up with a plan for drop-away dams,
The basic concept is easy, take a 1x1or 2x2 square tube stock measure and cut it 1/2 inch longer than the width of your tank, then cut that in half. you will then want to cut your center pieces at a very slight angle maybe 3 deg, rejoin the pieces with a hinge at the longest side.
You can then test the fit of the dam across your tank and trim if necessary
the goal your shooting for is to be able to run your dam across the tank and with slight pull up locks the bar in because of the slight bevel that was cut in the bottom of the pivot point.
With the two dams installed the width needed for the film to cover the skull properly, as you dip down and come to the point the horns hit the dams they will "break" at the center and drop out of the way allowing you to complete the dip.
Orrrr maybe I just way over engineered this, Ideas?