Finished skinning Long Shot side view.

After completing the whip stitch I tightened the skin and removed all the wrinkles with a heat gun. Kudzu recommends using a clothes iron to avoid damaging the material but I found the heat gun to be much faster; the trick is to work on a small area keeping the heat moving side to side and round and round. Once I saw the material start to contract, I removed the heat and waited for the contraction to stop, if I was satisfied with the result I moved on, if not I applied the heat for a bit longer. Because a heat gun produces a lot of heat which can quickly melt the material I don't recommend doing this without some practice.

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