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Sheet Worbla thermoplastic to make your own earliners for mammals such as rabbit, hare, fox, badger, fawn, etc.
Worbla is a thermoplastic and is activated by heat. Heat it up to approximately 60-90 °C. Once the Worbla is heated, it can easily be moulded into shape. Shape the Worbla into the desired shape and allow it to cool. Once it has cooled (approx. 2 minutes), it will retain its shape. You can heat the material using a heatgun. Make sure that you do not heat the material too long on one spot, but that you move the heatgun evenly over the surface. As soon as the material turns a little darker in colour, it is activated and can be used immediately.
The material is deformable by heat at any time and is manufactured and processed solvent-free. Leftover pieces do not have to be thrown away but can be used 100% in a new workpiece. The material hardens quite quickly, can be cut and sanded by hand and because of the extra glue on the shiny side, it is very easy to attach the different layers together.
Worbla sticks to itself so you do not need extra glue to process it. Once it is heated, press both hot parts together for a few seconds. Use a modelling spatula to apply details and press edges together.
Worbla also adheres well to other materials such as wood, PVC, ABS plastic and more.
Tip: To strengthen the ears of a hare, for example, you can recreate the cartilage of the ears with this material. Cut out the sheet in the right shape, both in width and length. It is important that the tucked earliners fit precisely so that the skin of the ear does not curl up when drying. Coat the earliner with hideglue and place it on the back of the ear between the cartilage and the ear skin. Secure the ear in the clay with good (long) fixing pins and leave to dry. And please note: the left and right ear have a mirrored shape!