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Lifesize Mammal of the Month #9 (12/08-1/09)

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Doylestudio, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Doylestudio

    Doylestudio Active Member

    Well, the end of another year is fast approaching and I hope all is well with everyone. I hope you all have a very
    profitable new year and finish out 2008 just where you'd hoped too. Thanks to all those who posted this past month.
    We had many great pieces as always and I for one look foward to seeing all the upcoming Mammals this New Month and Year!

    Mike
     
  2. ryan rhodes

    ryan rhodes Active Member

    Here's a fisher I just finished up, working on 2 more right now...

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  3. mjvaden

    mjvaden New Member

    Here is a lion we did a while back This Cat had about 2/3 of it's mane slip and I had a custom mane made and pieced in it a small piece at a time.

    Cheers, Mike

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  4. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

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    Mike, am I seeing things or does that puddy cat have no whiskers?
    Nice repair job on the mane!


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  5. mjvaden

    mjvaden New Member

    Hi Jim, Nope not seeing things He had almost no whiskers and it was one of those silly little things that the client did not want replaced. "Fix the mane but Not the whiskers" LOL

    Mike
     
  6. HulaHula

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    Minks
     
  7. thatguyonline

    thatguyonline winnie the pooh

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    Great lion!!!
     
  8. Jerry Huffaker

    Jerry Huffaker Well-Known Member

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  9. Nice Job on the Lion, Lynx, and thats a cool Dik Dik!
     
  10. dplais7124

    dplais7124 Active Member

    that lion is amazing.
     
  11. can't even tell that lion had 2/3 of it mane slip, Great Job !!!!!
     
  12. some nice work here..
     
  13. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    Here's a Bobcat I am just finishing up. I've got to get a better photo setting, but this is the best I can do for now.
     
  14. huntin_justin

    huntin_justin Active Member

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    looks real good all of them do.
     
  15. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    Helluva cat, Mikey! Helluva cat!! Tell me buddy, is that big guy "free standing" ... you know no threaded rods to tie him down? If so, that is a cool idea. I really wanted to do that with my big lion, but with the angle of his rock and all, I thought keeping him in place might have become problematic. Anyway, great job man! Even if the owner didn't want him to have whiskers!

    John.
     
  16. Martin

    Martin roes, my obsession, my fate

    What a nice Dikdik mount !!!
     
  17. hicntry

    hicntry New Member

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    Hello again,

    Very nice work everyone. Mike - Very nice Lion

    John - Here is a closer shot of the Leopard, also two lions we did. It is something how at times clients will not want whiskers repaired!!! I love the pose with the Lion with no habitat and no rods, first time we did it and I love it. Mike, I am sure you can agree that this gives the cats a totally different feel with no habitat, I guess it lets you concentrate on the specimen 100%.

    Keep up the great work everyone and I truly enjoy coming on this site!!!

    Sincerely,

    Edwin Alarcon
    Owner - High Country Taxidermy
     
  18. hicntry

    hicntry New Member

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    I forgot to mention, the Breakthrough manual on cats that I mentioned on the "life size mammal of the month #8" is a great learning tool, John Belluci did a great job with his material in this manual and wanted let anyone know that if you are looking for a great insight on cats, get this manual it is great. There are lots of new reference books out there now a days compared to when I started and more so compared to 20 years ago. With anything in taxidermy, I have learned that you have to look at taxidermy outside the box and force yourself to step out of the comfort zone that we all seem to fall into, force yourself to look at reference and watch videos of animals in the wild. Their movements, expressions, Etc. will elevate your work, you have to allow yourself to be open minded. And of course study anatomy this will place all pieces to puzzle in place. This website, taxidermy.net is by far a great resource. Again, just wanted to give credit once again to John Belluci and I also would like to give thanks to the Phil Soucy, his work composition and expression on cats is second to none and also has been someone whom has inspired me that nothing is impossible. Definetly many others as well and to them a big thank you!!!

    Sincerely,

    Edwin Alarcon
    Owner - High Country Taxidermy
     
  19. Jerry Huffaker

    Jerry Huffaker Well-Known Member

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    Since we're doing Lions, I'll throw one of mine in here to the wolves ;D
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  20. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    Hey Edwin, that Leopard's face is killer, man! Gotta love these free-standing African Lion mounts! The big blond maned cat makes one helluva lawn ornament!

    John.