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Turkey of the Month "April"

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by brettdef, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. brettdef

    brettdef Member

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    Thanks to all that posted last month. There was some very nice birds. I am sure that everyone is ready for turkey season and some of you have probably already taken in birds or have been hunting. We have started getting busy and the weather has finally gotten better and the birds around my area are in full swing. I hope you all have a good season be safe and good luck. Now lets see some more turkeys.


    TIP OF THE MONTH:

    When mounting a bird for competition set your feet up on your base using good reference pictures of a live turkey. Then inject them and let dry. This will let you paint your feet before mounting the bird and you will end up with a better paint job. I let mine dry and remove them from the base so I can hold them in my hand and do my finish work before I ever attach them to the manikin.


    Thank you to all that post and have a safe hunting season

    Brett D
     

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  2. Brando24

    Brando24 Member

    that's a great tip, i did that a while back on a few geese, and worked out great. plus you don't get paint on the feather.
     

  3. rnviper3

    rnviper3 New Member

    i do the same thing but i do attach them to the manikin. I also sculpt the leg muscles at this time. when remove from the base to paint as above.
     
  4. ElkinsTaxidermy

    ElkinsTaxidermy www.ronelkinstaxidermy.com

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    This is actually from last month! My bird from the NWTF. Should be posting more this month. Will also be accepting wholesale turkeys. PM me if interested!
     
  5. BeachBuck

    BeachBuck New Member

    Nice bird Ron.
     
  6. Here's one I took to the Michigan Show. Nice head Brett. Thanks.
    Jim
     

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  7. Gobblingfever

    Gobblingfever 100% PEER GOBBLER ADDICTION!!!!

    Good birds so far. Nothing here from me. Hopefully next couple months I can post a bird or two.
     
  8. rnviper3

    rnviper3 New Member

    jim, did you have that on a different base at the show.
     
  9. ed150

    ed150 deer city time

    mine for the month,wounderfull work hear guys,time to hunt some birds
     

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  10. trophy mount TN

    trophy mount TN Trophy Mount Taxidermy

    this is the bird i just mounted for our state show coming up in june. im gonna try to get a strutter done also, as soon as i can get a body from brett :)[​IMG]
     
  11. HIGH HOPES

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    Ron you do a nice bird!
     
  12. HIGH HOPES

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    trophy mount that is a nice pose something different,awsome!!
     
  13. Nope, just took off the mushrooms.
    Jim
     
  14. Gobblingfever

    Gobblingfever 100% PEER GOBBLER ADDICTION!!!!

    You too. Hard to wait. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas day.
     
  15. trophy mount TN

    trophy mount TN Trophy Mount Taxidermy

    thanks thunder chicken! yeah it started out to be a half strut alert, but i wasnt liking it so i had to change something. funny how things work out isnt it : )
     
  16. trophy mount TN

    trophy mount TN Trophy Mount Taxidermy

    here is a strutter i took to the nwtf it also took a 2nd in professional div.
     

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  17. lonewolf1330

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    nice mount ;D
     
  18. trophy mount TN

    trophy mount TN Trophy Mount Taxidermy

    PRECIATE IT! you know how people always say" camera dosnt do it any justice". i totally disagree, i wish it looked as good in person as it does in that pic. :)
     
  19. jt

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    I wanted to make this turkey look like it had just been missed by an arrow and was startled by the noise.

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  20. Glass eye

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    JeffC
    I love that mount !