Seldom is the day we don't have a beginner come on here showing us his first mount and asking us what we think. I think it takes a pretty brave soul to walk into a lions den with a porkchop necklace. But BE REAL. If I see one more "Looks great for your first one." or "Wish my first one had looked that good." , I'm gonna puke. KNOCK OFF THAT CRAP. If you're as old as I am, your first one truly looked like hell simply because you had to make everything under that skin. In today's taxidermy world of snap together forms and "dip and go" hide treatments, why the hell shouldn't a first deer look better than mine? I would hope like hell that it looked better because there's simply no reason it SHOULDN'T. I can take a deer hide out of my freezer, and hand it to some schmuck walking down the street along with a pair of Tohickon eyes and a McKenzie form that matches the measurements and REGARDLESS of his background or talent, he should be able to put that skin on where it would look "better than my first". Stop patronizing beginners. If it's their first, critique it as if it's their 101st. If it looks good, suck up your ego and tell the guy it looks good. Just stop blowing roses up their asses about how crappy your first work used to look or how good their "first" looks.