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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2010, 01:05:32 AM »

If I may add, for newcomers. If your eyes, ears, nose and mouth do not look like your reference photo's you ain't there. If you can;t see it, then someone telling you probably wont help. And if you are the kind that can learn verbally you will probably be able to get what you need from a tutorial. You can spend alot of time trying to decipher who has the right answer, when you could be watching a video where you can actually see the application in progress. Or have it explained by someone more qualified to teach. I am not typeing this in an angry tone! This should be something that will really help and save you time. Good luck!
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2010, 01:35:23 AM »

I would also like to add something that can't be stressed enough. reference reference reference. You don't know that you are doing something wrong because you can't see it. Thats why you are asking for a critique. Well, it doesn't always take a taxidermist to see whats wrong with your mount so don't be afraid to ask friends or family to take a look at it and give an honest opinion. Heck ask a random person walking by your house if you have to but use reference 
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2010, 09:01:27 AM »

Awsome pics
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2010, 09:45:05 AM »

I would also like to add something that can't be stressed enough. reference reference reference. You don't know that you are doing something wrong because you can't see it. Thats why you are asking for a critique. Well, it doesn't always take a taxidermist to see whats wrong with your mount so don't be afraid to ask friends or family to take a look at it and give an honest opinion. Heck ask a random person walking by your house if you have to but use reference 

The only problem with that is most people on the street and especially family don't know crap from shinola when it comes to a good mount, or they don't wanna hurt your feelings by saying "it looks aweful"
We aren't known here for being a kindly group of folks when it comes to critiques, but you will get an HONEST one.
and yes I definitely agree with the using reference pics or better yet 3D models.
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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2010, 11:03:22 PM »

good advice!
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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2010, 01:22:32 AM »

Quick somebody call 911. Crossway is bleeding all over the place! It seems his post just bit him in the A$$. LMAO Crossway, you need to pick your battles, hotshot. :D
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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2010, 05:51:46 PM »

to add to this: for close up shots like for the eyes and nose use the 'macro' setting on your camera to get them in focus. It's almost always symbolized by a flower on a button or in your camera's shooting menu. Hold the shutter down half-way till it beeps or gives you a green light telling you its focused, then press all the way to take the picture. Make sure to take it off macro when you're done.
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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2010, 05:10:45 PM »

Those are some great ref. photos!!!
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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2010, 05:22:21 PM »

Those photos are all in the Gamehead section under the reference photos
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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2010, 05:36:40 PM »

yes, that is great advice. But I am having trouble posting photos of quality with the resolution memory size limits??
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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2010, 08:27:24 AM »

Great pics, Bobbi. Can't help but be a help to novices.
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« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2010, 08:40:28 PM »

 Hi Bobbi, Love it. ......S.
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« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2010, 10:18:42 AM »

Great pics, Bobbi. Can't help but be a help to novices.

Like me! :)
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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2010, 12:03:00 AM »

thank you for your posting...,  Bobbi
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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2010, 02:59:00 PM »

new to the site and so excited...taxidermy is something i have long been interested in and never had the time or courage...now i do and hope the community will be generous with their time and patience...raw newbie...at this point i would like to learn the best ways to get skeletal remains from roadkill until i accumulate equipment...any suggestions?...
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