Can anyone recommend a good turkey form for a strut mount, I see some with a neck stub,are these better than putting in a whole neck.
Does anyone know where i can get a video of someone doing a strut mount from skinning to mounted, that is up to date.
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There are many fine Turkey mannikins out on the market today. Most all you'de enjoy working with.
Danny Owens has sculped an excelent line of bodies that have been casted with the skin on. What this does for a taxidermist is it gives them the size of an actual bird,skin, fat as well as the carcas. Many forms out there have been casted with skin and fat off, just using the carcas alone. So when a bird has been skinned and fleshed out and degreased, you many times have a lot of slop or excessive amount of skin left.Danny's mannikins are highly detailed and have the reference slots for easy wing and leg placement.I think that you'de be very happy with them.They will come in a small (15-18# bird) Med (18-21#) and large (21-24#) and are offered in a strut, flying and standing position.
Speaking for myself, I prefer to use the whole length of the neck, only because it offers more options on just where I want the head to lay and can alter an expression that I want to achieve. I've tried both and always seem to go back with the whole neck method. But use what will work best for you.
I hope that any of this will help you.
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To all...have a great day,
Dave>VanDyke's Supply Co.