Dave, I see what point out: A few wraps of thread directly over the stem of the collar-feather for added support. What shows up like stem are the thread wraps of thread binding the collar down back. It took only a dab of Kelson's formula to secure the wing-butts and because the stuff penetrates ( read "runs") so well I didn't chance having it bleed into the roofing. White thread because each wrap shows up so well I can count for each turn and lay it down so as to minimize bulk. Black will definitely blend in better.
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