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And away we go............. the 20 something point buck

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by michael p., Apr 22, 2011.

  1. always interesting to watch somebody else work. thanks mike
  2. Hoosiertaxman

    Hoosiertaxman Papa's Pride & Joy


  3. Michael, the owner of that mount should be tickled to say the least. Great Job.
  4. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean michael !! Usually down here in the Houston area we have a little more time but the other evening after mounting a deer I didn't bag the face and couldn't move anything the next afternoon. Had to put a wet dishrag on it and bag it to soften it back up YIKES what's going on this year with the weather!!

  5. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    This is what I now call the "Texas Dryer Box" :) LOL

    Tonight I followed my friend Kerby Ross' advice (the same one who made the wonderful cactus casts) and instead of wasting time mixing and trying to blend paints for a real good cactus color he told me "just take your live reference (the actual cactus) to Home Depot, have them put it on the paint scanner and match your EXACT color :)

    So off I went........

    Had the lady at the paint counter scan the cactus.............

    and BAM....an exact match :)

    I'll sand it down, prime, thin the paint for my airbrush and knock it out Wednesday. Well I guess this is it till Wednesday, I got those 4 pheasants to mount until Wednesday afternoon when I start finishing, see ya then :)
  6. very nice . i never new they matched paint like that, thats an excellent thing to learn, theres no excuse for not getting close now.i never did much in the line of habitat work befor but since your dvd ive sure been busy, started first on a few old w/tails i had, and of course had to turn them into pedestals also,man ive learned alot from you.thanks, mp
  7. Great tutorial MP thanks for sharing
  8. WFT

    WFT New Member

  9. Non-TypicalArtist

    Non-TypicalArtist ABOVE Expectations. BEYOND Ordinary.

    Hey Mike,
    I think that is awesome that you take SO MUCH TIME to educate and help others. Much appreciated by many I am sure - myself included!
  10. cypresslake

    cypresslake Jude Bordelon Cypresslake Taxidermy

    So true Thanks Mike
  11. bubba z

    bubba z New Member

    Customer will be happy with that mount. Yeh ut is the same here too if you don't bag it you can't adjust it the next morning
  12. jevic035

    jevic035 Member

  13. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Thanks Kerby

  14. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Member

    I like Kerby's idea. Sweet buck, its coming together really nice. Thanks for the pics..
  15. Wayne R

    Wayne R NRA and B&C Life Member

    Great stuff Mike. This was a great post, it was fun to follow.
  16. timberlandtaxidermy

    timberlandtaxidermy Taxidermy Instructor NTA Certified Judge

    Should be dry enough for finish work in a half hour:)!
    Cool post, Mike.
  17. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Already did the epoxy this afternoon :)
  18. timberlandtaxidermy

    timberlandtaxidermy Taxidermy Instructor NTA Certified Judge

    Maybe we should do a new show and call it, "Mounted While You Wait"!.........Just kidding!
  19. Christie

    Christie Instructor, Consultant & Speaker

    OMG - Will there be a drive thru?
  20. timberlandtaxidermy

    timberlandtaxidermy Taxidermy Instructor NTA Certified Judge

    And a barber, an oil change, a tire shop, maybey a stripper club?:)
    My new name is "Walmart Taxidermy"!!!