also are you trying to put the horns back on with the whole core still on the skull plate if so cut them off leaving only 6" or so for the horns to slip down over
never heard of any of them doing that....are you sure you have the right one on the right side? i myself enjoy african work over north american trophys...i don't regard them as crap, just money in the bank
If they don't fit down to within an inch you either have to soak the horn in luke warm for a day and then attach, or they sent you the wrong skull pretty typical also. if so gring down the cores to fit.First African A kudu, Good luck with it, does your client know it's your first?Just wondeirng, Seems like your not very experienced at african and a client's Kudu isn't the thing to start on...IMOBut if you do it as well as you do DEER, I want to see it, Your deer are pretty good..LOLBetter than mine....I think you'll do okay...have fun with the neck wrinkles....no hair to hide screw ups...LOL
The last half dozen Kudu I have recieved and in fact most Kudu are measured by the PH and client in the field with drinks and egos all around and they ALWAYS measure them at least 4 to 6" longer then than what you can ever come up with. Tip for in the future: NEVER open the AF crate alone if your client lives close to you; make him help you open the box and see in person that the one you recieved with his name on it was the one thats is his and that you have not switched out his "56 inch" Kudu on him with a smaller one. OR video the opening start to finish. Tip two: Charge what may seem like high prices to "you" for AF taxidermy or you will loose money on them, may hate them and regret the day they ever showed up in your shop.
hey, john griffith has a great tutorial on this site, he shows how to mount a kudu and fix all of the problems that go with it, check it out