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mark w
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« on: March 05, 2009, 07:08:11 PM »

   Thanks to everone that replied about removing Impala horns, Just wondering about common things to look out for on African mounts. I have a Kudu, Impala, and a Warthog. Thanks again

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 07:15:44 PM »

Watch out for hack caping jobs. Check the ears to make sure they were turned all the way. Watch the white powder on the horns and skulls, it could very well be arsenic

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Dennis Bragg
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 07:24:51 PM »

Be ready to alter the forms to get a proper fit, and be sure they fit as good as you can as there is not much stretch with most capes. Stitching is more difficult to hide with the thin hair also.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 09:27:50 PM »

You must be on your finishing game with most. The capes usually aren't perfect!(LOL)

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 10:05:45 PM »

Save the warthog for last...they're loads of fun!  ::)

At least I'm really having a b-itch of a time with mine.  >:(

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 10:36:18 PM »

hide paste hide paste and hide paste the good kind.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2009, 07:00:21 AM »

Take your time. The hides are crappie. Think of differant ways to cover up thing. I had a warthog that was cut up really bad on the side. I made some mud and smeared it over this spot so it looked like the pig was walling. The customer loved it and it took way less time to cover up the bad spot with mud then it would have to fix it so it would not have been seen.

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Ron Elkins Taxidermy
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009, 10:11:43 AM »

Get you needles and thread stocked up.  Did a Kudu once that you could stick BOTH of your fists thru one hole.  The cape took 6 hours to repair. You will get a great feeling of accomplishment when you get one completed and it turns out nice.  Warthogs....mine come in split from the bottom lip to the tip of the tail.  Quite a job.  Good luck.  The Kudu mentioned above is pretty typical (sometimes)LOL

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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009, 07:26:37 PM »

Get Ron Shaffers Kudu mounting video from Breakthrough.  Its a big help.

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