I'm looking for input from anybody who has used them on Washington blacktails. I am impressed with the wide selection and with the poses available, but I don't want to end up with something that looks like a California blacktail. (Or worse!)
Also, I am leaning toward Tohikon's IQ eyes and Lancaster's 3-D earliners. Any input on these ideas?
I just aquired two beautiful tanned capes and, since I wil be living with the results, I don't want to mess them up!
PS: I have never mounted a deer in my entire life!
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This could break you of doing birds, you know. NOW we get OUR chance. LOL. Welcome to our world.
Hi Nancy...I just finished mounting a mule deer on a Frazier form and have no complaints at all with the form. I'm also getting ready to mount a Washington Blacktail and will be ordering the Frazier form for it. Good luck with the mount!
I seriously doubt if I will be mounting very many deer. I wasn't exactly sure if deer would trigger an allergic reaction but sure enough, just soaking and stretching the capes was enough to make me sneezy.
I have one set of antlers for practice, and two that really matter. After they are done I suspect I will be finished with mounting deer.
My biggest gripe is the lack of blacktail reference! I need a NOSE CAST! (Or a closeup photo showing inner detail, boogers and all!)
(If the darn things are that scarce maybe I should LET them eat my apples instead of lobbing rocks at them with a slingshot!?)
I am a FIRM believer in REFERENCE REFERENCE REFERENCE. (!) And I feel like I have run into a furry brick wall ... ouchy and itchy at the same time ...
I think the older blacktail forms Research carried are good, I havent really looked at Mikes newer stuff. I would assume that Lancasters blacktails would be good too. Im guessing you want that shorter faced roman nose look? Call over at Research and ask to speak to Mark McLain, he will straighten you out! Honestly, he will help you just fine.
The new Frazier forms have a great selection as long you don't want a straight. Research is THE place for blacktail forms, they have two pages for every other supplier's one form. As suggested, call Mark and be prepared for a straight answer. There is reference out there, nose casts, ear casts, pictures etc, you just need to know where it is.