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Wrapped mounts only

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by snowhare, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. sonarie

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    A very dark red fox, wrapped body and legs and my first carved fox head
     

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  2. sonarie

    sonarie Member

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    another
     

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  3. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

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    Great work everyone!!!

    Here's a Black Handed Spider Monkey that I wrapped, it's hard to wrap those long legs ;D
     

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  4. LordRusty

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

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    When I saw this in the Ohio show results, I just knew this had to be one of your pieces. Primates are a challenge ... no doubt about it! Well done, my friend ... well done!
     
  5. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    daniel, the face is dead on....perfect job......also putting the pectoralis major muscle in the proper position with the hanging arm looks great.....your attention to detail is what has made you an exceptional taxidermist....your artwork is second to none!!
     
  6. snowhare

    snowhare New Member

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    Great ape ya did there love the pooze , just one lill thing the face and feet are for ME a bit to shiny , nolmaly it is a more waxy look ok , hope you dont mind me saying here

    Cheers Snow
     
  7. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    i agree with you snowhare....looking at it again, tweeking it with a lite overspary of a soft flat black would be the final stroke
     
  8. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

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    Thanks guys :)

    Snowhare, how do you make it look more waxy? That would look more realistic, and please feel free to tell me anything you see wrong with any of my mounts, they are far from perfect and I learn a lot when pro's like you enlighten me ;D


    I should add that it was a very old female and she had very little hair on her legs and tail. I spent quite some time airbrushing different colors of paint all over the body to sort of hide/blend the sparse or bare areas.
     
  9. LordRusty

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

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    Daniel, in general, any black paints we use - unless listed as a flat black - will dry a bit on the shiny side. One thing you can do after the paint dries, is combine both black and brown dry - powdered - Tempera paint, until you get the hue you desire.

    Then, using a soft makeup brush, lightly dab or stipple this dry mix all over the exposed and painted skin.

    Blow away any excess.

    Continue this until you get the look you are after.

    When satisfied, use a clear, flat or matte aerosol acrylic sealer, or spray 'fixative' to lock the powder onto the skin.

    The nice thing about this method - if done lightly and repeatedly - is you can achieve a nice look of depth to the skin, especially on the face.

    I hope this helps.

    Best of luck to you, my friend.
     
  10. coyote4

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    Great tip John! Thanks for sharing.
     
  11. snowhare

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  12. Wow. All of these look so alive and realisitic. I think I love this kind of mounting.
     
  13. mdupertuis

    mdupertuis Active Member

    Daniel, very nice. You sure do nice work, and do some unique animals.
     
  14. jevic035

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    marking
     
  15. heres one for me.. badger... just done not long ago ;D
     

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  16. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

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    Re: Re: Wrapped mounts only

    Just a simple sleeping beaver... just put him together tonight... well this morning now, lol

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  17. Allie

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    Nice job, Daniel, as usual. Did you carve the head? And why does the body look so shiny and smooth, do you cover it with something? Thanks.
     
  18. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

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    Yes, the head is carved, and sometimes I like to wrap the bodies with plastic stretch wrap (the kind they use in shipping) It firms it up, and smoothes it out at the same time. IMO it just makes mounting them easier.

    Thanks for the kind words :)


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  19. Allie

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    Thanks, that's what I figured. I don't know why I never thought of that, but I am certainly going to do it on my next one. Wrap it and then wrap it again!
     
  20. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    Nice job on the beaver