I just finished mounting my World show piece about 15 minutes ago. What a feat! It took me 2 weeks of altering the form to my liking and then 2 days to actually get it mounted. I feel like the World show has already rewarded me by all of the lessons I learned by working on this piece. I used more reference than I ever imagined. I feel like I already have recieved an award just my enjoying all of the hard work into it. If you are not considering going to the World show, mount a piece as if you were going! You will feel like a winner without having to pay $180 in entry fees! However, I want to win a ribbon at the World, so I have preregistered and can't wait for my critique. It is amazing what mounting a really good animal will do for you. I feel so happy that I just wanted to share it. Now I'm going to get some sleep so I can work on my other World show piece tomorrow. I can't wait to see you all next month!
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but good luck! You couldnt possibablly give a hintas to what it is, or is that bad luck. Its nice to see someone taking such pride in their work!
until the last minute like the rest of us?
I just STARTED my piece yesterday.... Now lets see how many new hairs go grey over the next month...
Congrats Jeanette and Good Luck!
....You aren't supposed to FINISH a competition piece until late the night before you leave for the show?......Extra credit can be earned by doing the last painting while in transit to the show......In fact, I've always thought that it was manditory to spray the final gloss on a fish, just as it is handed over to be taken into the competition area. That MUST be in the rules somewhere.
FINISHED OVER A MONTH BEFORE THE SHOW! You must not have a life. LOL
I don't think, she has been doing enough, she seems, way to hyper still, to me. It, must be in the water out there, or she is taking power naps, and not telling anyone.
What are you going to do the night before entering the mount?
It is a must be done at the hotel thing work all night then finish it up just before the last minute.
You know like Monster Garage, Monster house etc.
That thing stressed me out so bad I haven't been able to eat for days, have discovered more gray hairs to pull out than normal and I haven't done the finish work on it yet. This next piece is going to be even worse since I had to make the form from scratch. BTW oldshaver, the mount I just put together is a lifesize coyote. I'm also bringing a wild boar pedistal piece and... well the next piece that I'm presently working on is pretty hush hush. I will tell you a couple of weeks before the show since I know there would be no one who could pull this type of mount off in that time frame. I will tell you this, it will probably be the only one at the show like it!
P.S. I DO have a life! It's called taxidermy!
The night before entering the mount I'll be at the bar enjoying a beer with friends and maybe if I have enough I'll try to do some karaoke. Randal is my dancing partner, so he will have to hurry up and mount his animals if he wants to get there in time. What are you guys bringing?
I thought everybody knew that.
Watsamatta you peoples ?
I work at the power plant two blocks away from were the show will be. I figure I'll probably be finishing my mount right at shift change so I can get it to the show on time.
I saw several of you piping about how the only way to win is paint it the night before. Now you know I don't compete, and I've sniffed enough lacquer fumes in host hotels to know that SOME of you actually believe that, BUT Chris Kruger won both World and Nationals with his otter. Ken Walker won both with his panda. The list goes on and on. Now those shows were at least 2 months apart, so how does that work. Did they finish them TWICE, or did they do it just once so that it would look as good a couple months after it was done as it did when they first finished it?
I think some of you are just superstitious. Superstition won't win either show, however. Talent always comes through.