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Gun N Run
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2009, 12:38:23 PM »

Great idea for a post. Can't wait to see what Jbird brings to the table.
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lee, tees valley
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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2009, 02:22:10 PM »

mmmmmmm ;D ::) :o :-\ ;D
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Peter Span
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Corvids, gotta catch them all!

« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2009, 02:43:50 PM »

A neat corvid on a stupid temporary base. Not rare, but pretty.
(I wish I could get one of these for MYSELF!)



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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2009, 02:53:25 PM »

how on earth did you get a kakapo? aren't there only a little over 100 of them left?
you're very lucky lol you've got a gorgeous collection francois. I'd love to see more photos :)
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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2009, 04:03:06 PM »

Nancy C the eyes of that red lorie are amazing, i stuffed a lot of parrots, but never seen such beaitiful eyes.The corvoid is very pretty Peter Spam had a wet dream of it.
Thanks Mxgur .In the future i want to make a parrotmuseum. Nancy for you red lories. don"t look at the eyes.


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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2009, 05:56:51 PM »

Francois, thanks for the compliment. I have mounted a lot of parrots, but nothing compared to what you have.
I was really bothered by the lack of good parrot eyes so I finally got desperate and figured out how to paint my own.
I start with acrylic bird eyes of the right size, strip them with lacquer thinner, hand paint the pupil and then airbrush the rest. The bare skin around the eyes and the eyelids are entirely replaced with sculpting epoxy.
The best parrot eyes I have done so far are on a very common type of conure. It was good practice in case I ever get the chance to work on something really special.

None of the "skin" around her eyes is real. It's all epoxy. (Sorry for the repeat - I know I have posted this photo before.)
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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2009, 09:16:50 PM »

Holy Cow Nancy, I just looked through your gallery :o  You are very talented!
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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2009, 09:33:49 PM »

Awesome gallery Nancy :) Those eyes you did on that red-masked conure are gorgeous. very lifelike. I never would have guessed you used epoxy for the skin around the eyes!
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2009, 11:08:41 PM »

This is a very cool thread - and a very cool idea - Francois your parrot collection is stunning - nancy is extremely gifted and I have always enjoyed seeing her magic - those eye's are amazing.  All my REALLY cool stuff is still in the freezer  ;o)  anything cool i've mounted I've already posted - but in keeping with the spirit of the post here are two "works in progress"  you rare bird lovers might enjoy  ;o)  (I did manage to get full replacement feathers for the broken argus wing secondaries - just can't decide on a full display pose or a flying pose - your thoughts ?)



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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2009, 12:43:13 AM »

All I can say is, "AMAZING!!!" Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2009, 12:20:16 PM »

Diving Petrel, not rare but hard to get!


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« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2009, 03:11:07 PM »

Nancy your parrots are really good, thanks for the information how to make eyes,it will help me and also the epoxy i will try .
Jbirds those birds are beautiful, can you show them when they are stuffed?
And skua where are ross meeuwen? The patrol is it a pygmy?
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« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2009, 11:16:22 AM »

This one is also very rare due to that damned pussycat

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francois
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« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2009, 01:12:28 PM »

Okee taxos never seen it before, nice.
Skua where are the other 2 ross gulls.
I send a Lears Macow He is very old, but very rare


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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2009, 01:50:50 PM »

francois they are still waiting in a cool place ;)
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