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Submitted by eric on 4/17/05 at 6:00 PM. ( )

who has a nice whitetail form for a big mich.buck 8 1/4 x 26 i hear makenzie has to slim or slender of faces on there forms can you give me some references besides telling me too hit the orange button thanks

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"I hear"

This response submitted by George on 4/17/05 at 6:15 PM. ( georoof@aol.com )

If I was mounting a buck that size, I'd use the best form I could find available in that size. I don't know where this "thin face" crap started, but it shoulda stayed there. If the form doesn't fit like you like it, it's part of your job to modify it to fit. If you mount that deer on a McKenzie mannikin, I'd bet the farm your customer won't agree with your take on it if it's done well. I THINK Scott Brewer did the "Winter Warrior" on a McKenzie form, but regardless of whose it was, that's the standard any of us would want.

George beat me to it!

This response submitted by jrosbor on 4/17/05 at 6:21 PM. ( )

But... He is right! Go with McKenzie you will be happy. joe


This response submitted by Five-O on 4/17/05 at 7:02 PM. ( catlinhome@hotmail.com )

McKenzie 6500 would be my choice. I agree with GEORGE about the thin face crap.

Too Thin

This response submitted by Steve on 4/17/05 at 7:21 PM. ( )

Some of the Mc Kenzie forms do have too thin a face. Even customers commented on it. The 6500 and 8000 series have a more accurate face. Just my 2 cents. Steve

I've switched to Ben Mears for the bigger deer

This response submitted by Jerry on 4/17/05 at 8:16 PM. ( )

I get in some big uns and the necks and faces on Mears forms are excellent. Just an opinion.


This response submitted by Doug on 4/17/05 at 8:38 PM. ( )

I have been doing taxidermy 30 yrs and i have tried all of the suppliers forms and i think McKenzie has the best out there

the 64 D has a skinny face

This response submitted by Mr. T on 4/17/05 at 9:42 PM. ( )

8400's and the 64D are skinny, you want pictures?

Look at this!

This response submitted by Jeff F. on 4/18/05 at 12:12 AM. ( NaturesTrophies@aol )

If you have any talent you can make this NICE! http://www.joecoombs.com/cgi-bin/JoeCoombs.storefront/4263372c06c3de4e273fd0e7646506b2/Catalog/1191/7 Git Bizy! Jeff F.


This response submitted by George on 4/18/05 at 8:34 AM. ( georoof@aol.com )

Skinny deer have skinny faces. But so much for that old crap about the southern suppliers don't know how to sculpt northern deer. It doesn't get much farther south than Ben Mears and Joe Coombs, now does it? Wonder if you could use them on southern deer as well? LMAO Taxidermists!


This response submitted by paul e on 4/18/05 at 1:24 PM. ( americanmetalfab@bellsouth.net )

their close to me so shipping is cheaper
coombs has a little more body detail
mears forms have that swell in the neck thats a real customer pleaser

faces are different

This response submitted by greg on 4/19/05 at 11:36 PM. ( )

ya and George only uses 1 stile of forms too! I have used many different stiles and there are some that are thinner in the face. If people think there is only one size of deer face then I would like to see a 300-pound person verses a 120-pound person. I guaranty there faces are going to be really different in size don't you think?

I had to stir the pot alittle.


This response submitted by Ernie on 4/20/05 at 11:13 AM. ( )

Buckeye forms have mature frame faces. I have used these forms with the heavy frame on the big mid western bucks that I get in and they fit my needs well. You can get em from McKenzie just look in the Buckeye section. Or get them from Epply Himself. Not sure of his new business name or if he has a website .

call McKenzie

This response submitted by todd on 4/23/05 at 6:09 AM. ( )

They will lead you in the right direction.1-800-279-7985

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