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D.Nichols
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2007, 10:28:06 PM »

i agree with the lip, i really didn't notice it that much until tonight.  i had a hard time tucking the upper lip first and the lower was even more of a struggle. i was frustrated at that point and probably rushed through it.  i'm just doing this for a hobby. maybe do some for some for friends in the future. i'd just like to be good enough to do my own mounts from now on.  thanks for the comments!
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DZ
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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2007, 11:13:37 PM »

Looks great!

As a rule the amount of lower lip showing is normally equal to the width of the bottom of the nose pad.
The one side view looks like the ear but may be set back a bit too far. But again for a first it is a fabulous mount....good even for a fifth or sixth!
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COWBOY
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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2007, 01:12:16 PM »

That is a great job.  I can't believe it was your first.  You never forget your first!!!!!


YOU'LL NEVER MOUNT A DEER!!!!!!   NEVER!!!!! :o
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TWinter
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2007, 09:36:34 PM »

Looks very nice!
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JT Stack
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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2007, 04:24:42 PM »

The upper lip is not that good and the nose is a little messed up too the ears could have been better My first one looked almost perfect and i got a lot of comments from every body on how mine looked so good. But I think if you work on a few things you may be ok to mount another one.
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HunterTax
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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2007, 06:04:40 PM »

DN.. Great Deer For First!!!!... STACK is a stack of SH!% OF GUEST..
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D.Nichols
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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2007, 05:20:42 PM »

well, i've let him dry 3 weeks and finally finished the deer.  i noticed many mistakes as it dried though. first of all, i don't think i thinned the cape enough...the preorbital glands came untucked, lower lip pulled out some, and the seam on back of neck pulled apart some.  i didn't split the left ear all the way to the tip edges and i didn't card the ears either, so it curled in some.  i painted the nose a little too dark too.  but overall i think it looks pretty good up on the wall!!  can't wait to do another now that i know what not to do next time. 



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Taxidermy Nutt
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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2007, 10:08:11 PM »

wow amazing i like it. do you do it for profit or for pleasure? it that your deer or do you do professional taxi.
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paul e
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« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2007, 10:33:14 AM »

good job for your first mount
card your ears and they will come out flatter and watch your hair patterns
 you can retuck your lips the second day in most circumstances
most mounts look better with just enough to cover the width of the nose pads
but great start
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using stop-rot up front makes everything else go better
and somewhere off in the distance a deer grunted
tim74
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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2007, 01:16:44 PM »

nice job, i used dp on my first one and it looked good until it dried. 
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