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Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Waterfowler, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. B Jones

    B Jones Memeber of - NTA,UTA,AIT.Proud Member of NZTA.

    Rustax you are a very talented taxidermist, I love the raptor with the fish, most of all how you setup the the foot carrying the fish, very structurally sound, amazing. I also think the peacock is sweet and with heavy quills I don't see a concern with gravity having any effect.
     
  2. nswiken

    nswiken Well-Known Member

    Gravity does have an effect. The eyes of those feathers are heavy, relatively speaking. A peacock displays his fan for a short time, then lays it back down. A mount has to look the same forever. This peacock did not take long to start to sag once the train was placed on the form. I had it drying flat for a few months. The client still loved it. I did not.

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  3. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    you have to either run a wire behind each shaft or do every third or fourth one and stich together with monofilament
     
  4. B Jones

    B Jones Memeber of - NTA,UTA,AIT.Proud Member of NZTA.

    Thanks for the great solution to a potential problem byrdman, Gravity or not Rustax does nice work for sure.
     
  5. nswiken

    nswiken Well-Known Member

    His work is incredible. That's why I posed the question to the master.
     
  6. RusTax

    RusTax Active Member

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    Guys, I understand your question, to be honest, I did the peacock in this position for the first time since before they were not ordered. And I did not know about this problem, Thanks for the question thestuffedbird.We will try to solve this problem, I think it is possible to implement. And the results of our research, I certainly share with you friends
     
  7. Shawn73

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    Has anyone tried tying fishing line to each feather shaft . Won't that hold them in place
     
  8. B Jones

    B Jones Memeber of - NTA,UTA,AIT.Proud Member of NZTA.

    thats what byrdman states above as part of the option for solving this problem
     
  9. alan webfoot

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    byrdman the Native Americans used to run a stitch between eagle feathers about 3/4ths of the way up the shaft of the feather,[for their bonnets]could this work on a peacock train??
     
  10. RusTax

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    A new white tailed project for today :) Maybe tomorrow I will change something in this composition...

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  11. RusTax

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    capercaillie, you mean the photos unsuccessful works?
     
  12. Rustic that is truly awesome. Keep posting them up. Brett
     
  13. nando

    nando New Member

    Rustax, your workshop should smell fishy this week :).. beautiful bird and perfect composition.
     
  14. Taxi-lover

    Taxi-lover Active Member

    Stunning work RusTax again......really nice really nice...
     
  15. RusTax

    RusTax Active Member

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    No, :) to happiness, the fish is not my job, it comes to me is completely dry. In the workshop smells only by birds ;D
     
  16. GC

    GC New Member

    First couple hours today has been productive... Still have to preen him but onto the next one for now. Have a good weekend everyone!
     

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  17. rai_red

    rai_red Active Member

    beautiful pintail-deadmount GC
     
  18. byrdman

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    you could try it but somewhere the weight has to be supported by something other than other feathers
     
  19. brazosboyt

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    Something you dint see everyday. Shot this guy a couple years ago.
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    Neat white undercoat.
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    I like the pose but I'm not sure it's an eider pose. I think they tend to glide in and not really cup up. May change it in the am.
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