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IDForkHorn
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« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2012, 03:31:43 PM »

Very nice Non-TyipicalArtist, really like how you made the log wet where the mallards feet are, great idea,  Great post to everyone so far!

Thanks Tyler
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Jerry Huffaker
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« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2012, 05:18:07 PM »

Here's an Artificial Tree I made.

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saddlehorse_98
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« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2012, 05:45:16 PM »

very nice.
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« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2012, 07:21:13 PM »


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mvernelson
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« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2012, 10:41:40 PM »

Nice job on your tree Jerry. Looks great.
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« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2012, 11:45:34 PM »

Grizzly


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« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2012, 06:03:44 AM »

wow!! that bear is a pig.
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« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2012, 11:58:11 AM »

wow!! that bear is a pig.
X2!! What a brute. Really cool looking fur on that one also. What time of year was it taken?
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Nyati
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« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2012, 01:27:55 PM »

Chamois, some fantasic work on here, I have a long way to go.


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IDForkHorn
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« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2012, 01:32:41 PM »

Nice Chamois Nyati, don't see doubles like that often, great work so far on her guys!!

Thanks Tyler
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Troy Rose
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« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2012, 12:06:32 PM »

Last Fall, I had a customer bring in a nice Bighorn Ram.  He left how it was to be mounted up to me and said "Just make it look cool and make it look unique".   So I ordered a couple different sheep forms, stuck them together and had a support stand welded up and I was off and running...sorry about the other items in the picture...other projects I was working on.


Here is a picture of the finished Stag base...you can see more pictures of it in the Deer and Gameaheads section under African/Exotic Gamehead of the Month - May 2012 .


Sheep Base:  I originally started with a nice wood base I had a cabinet guy make me up for me...I could have made this work, and I'm sure it would have come out quite nicely, but my customer did say "Make it Unique..."


Wrong thing to say to me.  So here is where the fun began...I was out cutting some old root for a Student's project he was working on when I eyed this piece of root and I said to myself..."I think I can make that work as the support for the sheep"... well after some drilling and carving, and a long piece of 3/4 solid square stock, I was ready to see if it was going to work.  With the help of my student we set the rock with the sheep on it in place and reluctantly let go and stepped back.  It worked...I nailed it on my first attempt. Better to be lucky than good sometimes I always say :).  That little base supported the whole mount and yes, it was very stable!  I attached a picture of the Student's bobcat on the other piece of root we cut, it was habitat and base all in one.  All we did was trim it a bit so it would hang on the wall.
 


How I get these things to balance sometimes is beyond me...


After I got it all done, I felt it was lacking color so I added some grass and some small aspen trees...



I will post a professional picture of the completed piece soon, camera phones only work so well!
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« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2012, 09:48:18 PM »

Hey Troy those bases are awesome! Glad you posted pics of them. I guess I'm gonna have to make a trip to Idaho for some habitat schoolin'!
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« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2012, 11:47:36 PM »

Wow, to all of you.I think I will wait a year or two before I post my habitat :)
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« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2012, 10:29:13 PM »

Here's a first for me. I built a rock face out of 2 inch home foam board. I used tissue paper and white glue on this but next time I might try something that dries harder like fiberglass and resin. Any ideas?.............Thanks, John
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« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2012, 04:27:25 PM »

very nice work troy
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