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Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by snowhare, Feb 24, 2011.
mink setting came out nice
Here is my first wrapping attempt! I wrapped the body and cast the head.
This is a very fat raccoon for wholesale customer!
love that fat o'l coon, great job Codi..
Young European Lynx 20 lbs. Ollie
nice "arm curtains" on that lynx
fantastic job Ollie, love your lynx
Thanks ! Ollie
great job on the dog
Here is a stone marten from me. poor thing was missing its tail (just a stump anymore) and left front paw. Both healed. I don't know what happened to him.
Wrapped body and real skull.
That is sweet! I want one...
That's pretty darn cool
Wow, these mounts are all really beautiful! Loving the scenery on the bases, looks like a lot of effort has gone into those too.
I'm an amateur taxidermist in the UK looking to eventually go pro, and I have a much greater preference for wrapped bodies than commercially bought ones (particularly if the skins are thrown on without any form modification). I figure wrapped forms are more time consuming, aren't seen as being too professional and in business terms aren't too practical, but they sure have charm and a much more natural feel to them.
These are really inspiring and I feel encouraged to start doing more lifesize taxidermy. I'd love to have a picture of one of my works up here someday (the few I've done aren't pretty, trust me!)
Here is a mink I just completed using a hand-wrapped body, using the leg bones and the head of an old skunk form that I carved to match the shape and dimensions of the mink. I'll be making the base next.
Stone marten, wrapped body and real skull.
Love it Samson