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Lion and Hyena

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Jerry Huffaker, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    Jerry, you really out did yourself on that one. Truely a beautiful piece of poetry right there. This makes me really look forward to a few pieces I have to do!
  2. taxyman

    taxyman Member

    Very, very nice mounts Jerry.

  3. lorefuma

    lorefuma Member

    may I ask you how you added this mane?
  4. Jerry Huffaker

    Jerry Huffaker Well-Known Member

    There is a company who makes artificial Lion manes. Nearly all the lions in the Cabelas stores have these manes on them.
  5. RDA

    RDA Well-Known Member

    Hey Jerry, long ago I contacted a company in MA that does hair reproduction for hollywood. I sent them real mane samples from lions and they matched it perfectly with five colors of hair! The hair comes on an expandable backing material...I can get you the info if you would like..they made up two different shades one darker to use oh the m lower sections..
  6. Jerry Huffaker

    Jerry Huffaker Well-Known Member

    That's the same company I got this Lions mane from.
  7. LordRusty

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

    Yeah, National Fiber Technologies ... no big secret ... they always have ads in Cinefex Magazine. I love what they do with Yak hair! They make some of the best Lion manes in the world! They supplied the manes for the Lion in "Jumanji", and "The Ghost and The Darkness", just to name a couple. They ain't cheap! CF 1007 Taxidermy Lion's Mane $55.00 per square foot. But they are worth the dollars!!


    National Fiber Technology, LLC
    300 Canal St.
    Lawrence, MA 01840
    Toll Free: 1-800-842-2751
    Voice: (978) 686-2964
    Fax: (978) 686-1497

  8. RDA

    RDA Well-Known Member

    alrighty then.. :D I know they had three diffeent shades i always used a combo of the light and darker toned to emulate an old lion.. juuust thought id mention it, but i couldnt remember the company! Thanks John... ;)
  9. LordRusty

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


    John. ;D
  10. Light Rail Coyote

    Light Rail Coyote Active Member

    That's a fantastic mount! Getting any animal to look like it's frozen in time during a moment of action is hard, but the big cats seem to be the greatest challenge of all. You did a fantastic job on both of these beasts, but I especially love that lion!
  11. Emily C.

    Emily C. New Member

    that is awesome
  12. Justin P.

    Justin P. Active Member

    Outstanding! Fires me up for my next big one!
  13. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    Outstanding and a work of art for sure.
  14. keelah

    keelah New Member

    i love the jackal running by! :D
  15. backstapwillie

    backstapwillie 2011 Montana Bow kill

    That looks awesome! Is the lions supposed to be jumping out of a tree? He's really got some air.
  16. That is a really nice job.