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Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Waterfowler, Feb 16, 2010.
o boid from me...and now the garage smell like the whole forest ... :
very nice jay luðvik milo nice boid nice boids all......d
Verry nice jay Ole, I like fluffy birds ;D
Californinian Quail, comments please. This is my first one and am seeking comments
i dont know where to start but here goes ...looks bloody good to me nice job .....d 8)
thx for the kind words guys ;D
renjam yeah i know my english sucks lol. but glad you get the point then ;D and nice ducks to
nice and cool mounted caper milo
nice quail taxidermycollector hmm comments SHOOOT HE IS STEEL ALIVE 8)
Ludvik, your taxidermy skills far exceed your english...ha,ha,...but you certainly get your point across. That jay looks fantastic! X2 Taxidermycollector, You're kiddin me right??????????
Guys thanks for the positive feedback, but I have 2 more in the freezer and was told that the bird was too long (Mr Lifeless??????LOL).
I am looking for feedback / comments on what is wrong with the bird so as to take them on board for the next 2. Sooooo, Ron, Jeff, Nancy etc etc have a look and tell me where it can be improved please as you guys routinely do these and we do not. Many thanks
Ive bred thousands of Califorians, and this does look spot on, nothing wrong with it AT ALL.
It has no back on it , need to by higher , than it ll look shorter
This my stuff , a scarlet ibes i ll be making two of em , and they are i breeding condition , yup than the bill is black, more picures tomorrow
California quail do, in fact, appear longer bodied than some other kinds, such as coturnix quail and bobwhites, and I don't think that your quail is necessarily too long. I am looking at where the trailing edge of the secondaries falls in relation to the tail. If anything, I think it might need to be slightly deeper through the breast and abdomen.
I have had live ones, though, and yours looks to me like it would still fall within the realm of possibility.
Nancy / Ron
Thanks for the comments. I looked a lots of reference images and they range from either a bowling ball in shape or long. Just depends on the mood of the bird I suppose. I went with a longer look, but must admit prefer the refernce shot you have provided above.
The feather pattern does provide a "painting by numbers" to a large extent, which made putting it together easier. Perhaps not the best but I did enjoy mounting it, other than the wing placement, in relation to the body mass. Very short stubby wings and deep, steep sided bodies.
Thanks once again
I have been meaning to get this new project going for a while and it is almost done now. My old sink was terrible and I really needed something better. It was like a sink that I remember from elementary school. So I found a stainless steel sink at a junk yard, had a buddy plumb it for me, guys at work welded the frame, and now it just needs wood for cabinets and paint. I am really excited to have a functional sink now. Next I want to try and find one of those wands like the dishwashers use at resturaunts, or something like that so I can have a spray hose.
I know fuzzy pics ,,but this is a body for a rhea that I carved out ,I had no carcass to go by,Just measurements taken from the skin and using the ostrich body pictures as a reference .The legs are the same ones that I skinned and replaced the bone with foam ,also skinned the entire wing out to lighten the whole mount. The bill ,beak will be cast ,but not the skull,again to lighten the mount .This mount will be placed on the wall as if running with some pampas grass and sandy dirt for base suspended by a hangar from the back not the legs.
another view of rhea body,the wings are 2 ''strands of 12 gauge wire and foam inserts then wrapped with floral wire ,they'll get a good coating of glue before I sew up the wings
Here is me scarlet ibes , need to be groomed
Snowy....that is one sweet looking bird, I love the colour! Nice job.
even I have been busy....
and a small one