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Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Waterfowler, Feb 16, 2010.
I agree. Waterfowl is it a Hen or a Drake, that is in the Oven? Congrats
Its a drake..... Probably name him Gage. Course i would spell it Gauge.... If he likes to duck and goose hunt or any kind of hunting for that matter, he is gonna have it made. That is the best excuse i got now to go more than i do. Wife can't hardly argue when i tell her that her son wants to go. ;D
Hey Bird Works... I'd give my left nut to have watched you do that buffie remount. He looks far better than an average taxidermist can do with a fresh skin. Shoulda videoed it.... Could have made mucho dinero $$$.
Tomorrow's project, This Swan is going to be great!
Wingman, hope this one turns out as good or better than your Swans. :-*
beautiful work people!!!
Jeff, That wont be to tough to do LOL, I am not even worried!
Waterfowler...check out what Peter said above, "..... I'm actually experimenting with remounting some old corvid mounts. Some worked out, but others fell apart (probably a bit too old )...."
I think I got very lucky with that bird...I tried the same thing on a wood duck and it fell apart in the sink on the first bath. Here's the history on that buffie:
1) The client brought it straight over from the other taxi
2) It had only been mounted for about a week (note the t-pin still in the wing)
3) It was a diver
4) It had not been wheeled...only scissored....it still had a lot of fat on the skin which was of great benefit
5) No caulking or adhesives of any kind had been used....it was very much like a study skin only with bones.
6) I have a LONG bath process...that and a toothbrush brought it back very quickly. Feet were cleaned with lacquer and injected with soap/water mixture and they came back like new. Two trips on the wheel and mounted as usual.
7) The client was warned that it might work or it might end up in the trash and agreed to try it. Again, lots of luck with a freshly mounted bird.
P.S. Congrats to you and the wife on the little one...if this is your first I will tell you that doing taxidermy with no sleep is lots of fun!
...ok, technically this isn't on my workbench...but a recent project none-the-less..
That still a good Buffie.... He looked older than one week in the picture.... like maybe several years.... I hope that guy didn't pay a lot the first time around.... Nice goose.... And can't wait to see the swan tomorrow.... Today i painted a rock for three sea Ducks And skinned and cleaned a shot up wigeon.... lots of thread.. ;D
Heres what I mounted up the last couple evenings.
No feathers tonight, fur and foam. Prepped a deer hide and form tonight. Mounting him tomorrow.
heres my first two ducks getting ready to be sewed back together
chicken, I was gonna do a fake head, But I decided to turn the wattles and I filled them with clay.
I'm half way home. ;D I just need to finish the wings, carding, and groom, groom, groom!
Plus I needed a break anyway. I may just go take a quick nap and be up a little later tonight with the whole process.
Have a good day,
Finally got one done today. Another plain ole wigeon.
Lookin Good Jeff! Give me a jingle next week when you get a chance. Waterfowler are you drying your birds in potato starch? Nice Specimen of a wigeon!! And I have to know Why are you NOT pre-painting your heads? ???
couple from today..nice birds all
Tada!!! All I need to do is inject the feet tonight before going to bed. Man is this kid tired!
Looks good Jeff!!! You want me to send you some Blue tape? ;D
Jeff awesome swan.
Does your tool box say "Bitchin"?...lol