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African Form ? selection

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Keith, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    I have some African life-size forms I need to order. They are lying down, and of course I need to do some species switching.

    I need to put together 2 blesbok life-size lying down. Each one lying in the opposite direction. Any suggestions other than altering a standing blesbok into a lying down pose? I can do that, but it's a pain.

    FYI, for a lying down kudu, I plan to use an lying down elk with kudu shoulder form.
    For a bushbuck, I plan to use KB's blackbuck with bushbuck head. (This works better than the Jonas lying down bushbuck.)
    If you have any other suggestions for the kudu and blackbuck, I would like to hear them.

    Keith
     
  2. LordRusty

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

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    If you can find one close enough to the measuremenets you need, a laying down Sheep form may work. I know WASCO has one sculpted by Calvin Farner.
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    Code A B C Ship. Wt. Price
    CF110 8½" 63" 41" 2 x 30 lb. 349.95

    From McKenzie ... standing Blesbok.
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    Compare to the measurements from this McKenzie standing Blesbok life size:
    LBL-9 8⅝" - 18" - 40½" - 61"

    Pretty darn close! Especially if your Blesbok are near to, or are that size. Use Blesbok headform and you'll be good to go! ;)

    John.
     

  3. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I didn't think of sheep.
     
  4. Measurements of your hides?

    The sheep form is a start but I think a little to bulky/thick and the legs will be to thick/big..? But the good thing is that you will have something to cut down.

    If your Blesbok is a little smaller. Then VanDykes has a laying down pronghorn.maybe a little short but sometimes an easier fix.

    Jonas has one 8x12x56x39
     
  5. LordRusty

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

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    Good call J P!

    You jogged my cobwebbed memory ...
    IMPALA DOE LAYING DOWN LT 6½" x 52½" x 37" (13⅛" neck) DOE, by Louis Paul, recommended eye R25-28mm
    [L-1665] $366.30
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    This can be built up as well, which could be more beneficial than cutting a mannikin down. Or these choices will now at least give you a selection at somewhat different angles of the same pose. Good luck to you!

    John.
     
  6. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replies. I went with a couple sheep forms. I don't have the measurements in front of me, but they were about 60 inches long. Yes the forms are a little bulky, but it's just foam and sawzall are a taxidermist best friend. I looked at that impala, but it is too small.
     
  7. LordRusty

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

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    Sounds good! Also check Research Mannikins for other styles and positions ...
    http://www.rmi-online.com/index.php/cPath/13_1084_2156?osCsid=532c16bf35ff105fbf85660b7b1b37ef
    ... you know the animals can be facing each other or so.
    http://www.rmi-online.com/product_info.php/cPath/13_1084_2156_3113/products_id/27429
    http://www.rmi-online.com/product_info.php/cPath/13_1084_2156_3114/products_id/34148
    http://www.rmi-online.com/product_info.php/cPath/13_1084_2156_3112/products_id/27414

    Sounds like a very cool project! Best of luck with it!

    John.
     
  8. For the Bushbuck VanDykes has a Laying down whitetail with Bushbuck measurements.page 109 #BS-101626