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Molding and Casting / Re: Erosion Taxidermy
« Last post by ElephasMaximus on Today at 09:15:24 AM »
Newborn elephant calf from National museum of Scotland, made with same technique.
The Taxidermy Industry / Re: Artistry!
« Last post by bigrick_2u on Today at 09:14:15 AM »
Here's a quote: "This ain't friggin rocket surgery."

Now just answer me one simple question and I'll let this go: Have you ever met a bad taxidermist?  Have you ever met one with no talent?  Depends on who you ask the question.  I've yet to meet one who didn't think he was one of the best and who wasn't extremely talented.  They've all told me they were.  Their wives/husbands/mothers/kids all told me the same thing. I honestly think I'm the only guy left who admits to doing shifty work. Ivan Harvey was the other and he claimed he was "Pretty Close". If I had the bet the mortgage, I'd bet that everyone who's commented here thinks everyone is talking about someone else and not them.  Hell, Picasson and Dali invented styles so they could lay claim to being the best. I just saw a mounted house finch that looked like it had been strained through a collander, but I'd bet the house the person who mounted it couldn't believe they didn't win a blue ribbon with it.

For the record, I know with great certainty that I am not the best. LOL. But you make a very good point. I met a taxidermist on the backside of WV who had been doing it for 30+ years in a shop surrounded by the worst taxidermy I have ever seen (I don't say that with any exaggeration). He proceeded to tell me how he doesn't go to competitions anymore because they were rigged against him...
Tanning / Re: It's been boring in this section, so here goes again!
« Last post by oldshaver on Today at 08:24:19 AM »
Exactly oldshaver, at times it is best to not burn bridges on an open forum.

Did someone say something about burning bridges on open forums ???

I've burned a few in my lifetime and still have some matches!


You use a freakin flamethrower!
I'm not sure I understand the photo bucket thing?

I have a CHEAP DELL lap top, and I don't have any problem re-sizing?

That is probably the issue. You just need help resizing your pics? Is that what your referring to?

You always get a prompt from Taxinet saying the file is too large?
Bird Taxidermy / Re: 2017 What's on Your Workbench
« Last post by BrookeSFD16 on Today at 07:52:53 AM »
Hey Don, I got your pm, but can't get them to come up on my phone. I still use Photo bucket. It's still working for me. Not sure why it's kicked some folks off?
Fish Taxidermy / Re: Ever have one of those off days painting a fish?
« Last post by WLELTD on Today at 06:45:44 AM »
       007, at least it wasn't preparation h   

The Taxidermy Industry / Re: Competing question???
« Last post by afthunt on Today at 06:36:21 AM »
You say your trying to learn! That is a great thing, also it seems you have not competed before, Correct? If what I said is true you need to do a closed mouth deer for your first competition mount and learn from that one and go on to open mouth after you figure out all the little things that have to be done to blue on a closed mouth first. Good luck at your first competition and make sure you have thick skin as you may do a great commercial deer but competition mount is a whole new can of worms. Also be prepared to learn .
The Taxidermy Industry / Re: Competing question???
« Last post by fishinfool on Today at 06:05:32 AM »
Thanks for all the responces guys. So..., If 2 deer were the same quality workmanship, only diff. was that one had open mouth, that alone would put him ahead because of the o. m.,assuming it was done right?

Is there a commercial jawset on the market that's good enough to compete with? I'm talking whitetails here.

What about pepelia? Whatever you call those little thing a ma jiggers in a deers mouth. I have a dvd where Lou Gigliano does them with apoxiesculp. Or, do you have to cast all that?

If we can keep this going ALL can learn something. Thanks again!
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