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Lifesize forms without hides pics

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by [email protected], Feb 13, 2010.

  1. From on zebra to another (haha), this is awesome! I love that you did a little clay maquette, too!
     
  2. ShadowWulf

    ShadowWulf me and my shed hunting pup, Cody

    marked. Awesome work everyone!
    Liz
     

  3. I was trying to figure out what the heck that
    clay sculpture was, then I scrolled.

    Awesome job!!!
     
  4. What a hard act to follow ! ?
     
  5. RTF

    RTF Active Member

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  6. FINALLY!!!!! Done with this deer
    Started with this form
     

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  7. Altered one more time, and finally put
    it together, forgot to take a pic before I
    mounted it up.
     

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  8. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    Suprdave, is that deer going to be jumping a barbwire fence ? Looks good.
     
  9. Actually customer is putting it on top of his
    8x10 foot gun safe
     
  10. mdupertuis

    mdupertuis Active Member

    Nice Suprdave. That will be a cool looking gun safe.
     
  11. dc taxidermy

    dc taxidermy Me and My Baby's senior picture

    Had to do a bobcat this week and I thought I might take a couple pics...

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    No finish work done just mounted and drying...DC
     
  12. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    very nice lifesize whitetail superdave
     
  13. Thanks
     
  14. Duckslayr

    Duckslayr Active Member

    Here's a civet I just delivered. The hide was from a small female (12 in. belly)
    Couldn't find a form that was even close (22 in. belly) Almost went with a raccoon form, using the civet head.

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    Finally decided, why not, I'm up for a major size alteration.
    What a dummy! There was nothing left of it by the time I finished. With the legs removed, the body looked more like a steelhead than a mammal. :D


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    Well, here's how it turned out

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  15. kdogg_4

    kdogg_4 Member

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  16. Nice alteration Duck! Lot of work in that one. Probably could have wrapper that one quicker !! ;-)
    Looks good !
     
  17. LordRusty

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

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    Nice, Jared! You simply did what you needed to do to make the job complete. Not all specimens are "cookie cutter" in their ability to fit a given mannikin.

    Some are heavy ...
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    Others ... not so much!
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    You made the mannikin fit the skin. Too many throw in the towel, or beg for answers from elsewhere. You went ahead and did it ... period. Kudos to you! And the mount ... it may be slight in its build, but it is well done in its details. So there! ;)

    John.
     
  18. Galen

    Galen 218-263-7177 www.EdgewaterTaxidermy.com

    Nice stuff
     
  19. Duckslayr

    Duckslayr Active Member

    Thanks for the encouragement guys. Dakota, I have yet to tackle a wrapped body mount, but the quality of work I have seen on this sight is incredible. I love checking out the wrapped only post. It goes back to what John said, make the manikin fit the skin. From the results, wrapping looks like a great way to accomplish that!
     
  20. Duck , Yeah,,,,, I'm with you on that ! Some of the wrapped art on here is incredible! I've never done one either,,but I have altered to about the extent you just did. I know how much work you put into that. X2 ,on making the form fit the hide. Great job !!