I am new to taxidermy. I have a great grey fox for my first project. Was just wanting a little input on whether or not to just do a shoulder mount first or go ahead and try lifesize. Any input would be great.
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Is making you're own decisions. But here are a few tips. If this fox is nice, and it means something to you, start with a lesser quality animal or the fox will just be fodder and not so nice when you are done with the first attempt. Notice I did not say mount, I said attempt. In addition, since you are learning, why not try the whole enchilada? What do you have to lose? You are learning, correct? Jump in with both feet; do a live size and you will be farther ahead that way. Then take that nice fox after you have done a dozen attempts, and make it a blue ribbon mount.
I think you should do the shoulder mount first.It's a lot easier.Save the lifesize till you have a few small projects under your belt.
Just wanted to say thanks for the help guys. Just kindof looking for the best place to start. I have been wearing the Orange button out for about two months now and doing alot of research. Going to order my first supplies this week and see how it goes.