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Making a Rock Base for Large Mounts (+PICS)

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by murph, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Gobblingfever

    Gobblingfever 100% PEER GOBBLER ADDICTION!!!!

    Re: Making a Rock Base for Large Mounts

    MArk. Hope this goes into the tutorial section. Nice. I need all the habitat help I can
  2. murph

    murph Member

    Your very welcome Gobblingfever. If ya need any help feel free to message me.

    Thanks, Lance!

  3. mohunter3

    mohunter3 New Member

    I love it! I have a bobcat that I did for my dad but he hasn't come up with a base he wants. He'll be a perfect candidate to try this out on!
  4. murph

    murph Member

    Mohunter 3,

    glad I could help ya..... any problems or questions shoot em to me and I will reply .... I'm here quite often ...

  5. Southland Taxidermy

    Southland Taxidermy Join your State and National Taxidermy Association

    What color would be good to use instead of the black paint mixture say some color of brown for a african mount to go on ? any idea?
  6. murph

    murph Member

    In answering your question I believe one could use about any shade one would want. I would suggest that u make up a small rock and try it with different shades and see what works for you. I don't see a reason why it coudln't be used on any type habitat.

    Thanks for looking,
  7. bucknduck

    bucknduck Member

    Nice job! Been using the same method on mine for a couple of years now. Easy as 1,2,3, and customers love it!
  8. osbornetaxidermy

    osbornetaxidermy New Member

    Marking this one for after I get back this spring from my bear hunt in Idaho! Thanks for taking the time to do this!
  9. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Re: Re: Making a Rock Base for Large Mounts (+PICS)

    Awesome!! Thanks for taking the time to share!!

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  10. Ron1949

    Ron1949 Member

    Good Tutorial I made a rock for my standing black bear the same way you did put casters on the bottom to roll around!
  11. trappermansc

    trappermansc New Member

    That's nice. One question can you use newspaper instead of burlap? Was gonna try one tomorrow myself but don't have any burlap
  12. Justin P.

    Justin P. Active Member

    It would be worth the effort to get burlap. Local garden or hardware store should carry it.
  13. Lance, thankyou, this is just what Ive been looking for!
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  14. Great instruction!

    WILD_BUNCH New Member

    great turtorial
  16. woakley144

    woakley144 Active Member

    I have used this method to make a few rock, There is a different way to make the texture on the rock that I use. I put the burlap on the wire frame then use a drywall texture gun to spray the drywall mud/plaster mix on the burlap. It give you a granite type texture that we have in central Texas, then paint it basically the same way you do.

    Great post thanks!
  17. Great job Murph, thanks for sharing!
  18. Western Wildlife Art Studio

    Western Wildlife Art Studio STUDIO PHONE (406) 356-2100

    Nice tutorial - glad to see the old methods still at work today,,. We used same steps this almost 35 years building fiberglass rocks as well . Thanks for sharing