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"wa" bobcat question

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by B.S.O'Hare, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. B.S.O'Hare

    B.S.O'Hare Member

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    I sent "wa" a message, but the account hasnt been active since may or something, so I thought I would post it here and see if anyone knew the answer. I had a customer bring in a bobcat a while ago with a picture of a bobcat done at Wildlife Artist Studio of Taxidermy: (pic below)

    My question is, can you buy a form similar to this, or is it a modified form?

    I was thinking of getting the BC17 from: (pic below)

    Seems like modifying wouldnt be too tough. Just thought I would ask in case anyone had a good answer!

    Thanks!
     

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    * Liberalism IS A MENTAL ILLNESS !

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    First off it's his own sculpted head and it's a wrapped mannakin he can change to whatever pose he wishes to some degree to fit the wood.
    Buy Snowhare's wrapping video would be your best start....
     

  3. bowmantax

    bowmantax New Member

    If your cat will fit that forms deminsions, I would modify the form and put it on a rock along with a peice of wood where you can better fit the form to the rock and log. Shoudln't be to hard to modify form, or wrap a body would work just fine too.
     
  4. mjvaden

    mjvaden New Member

    Not even close to WA. learn to wrap or carve your own, study up on them and lots of practice.
     
  5. Ted B

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    Thats alot of altering there, head and neck position, position of the scapula, spine and legs....lots of time to do that. However, if you can't wrap (which I can't either) it may be your best bet.
     
  6. B.S.O'Hare

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    well I don't have the carcass anymore, I wouldn't feel comfortable wrapping a manikin without it.
    And what is "not even close to WA"?
     
  7. RDA

    RDA Well-Known Member

    Look, yourt a taxidermist right? Take measuremnets of the skin-lay it out in a natural pose and go from there. You should be able to carve or wrap body in any pose you wish. The reference is out there by the truck loads. Test fitting along the way as additional help too! Look at other mannikins for adjustments as well. Theres fifty ways to mount a cat. Modifying a standard mannikin can work just as well and actually quicker in some circumstances....
     
  8. snowhare

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    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 3 well said rony boy , how hard can it be eh

    Snow
     
  9. B.S.O'Hare

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    Thanks folks for answering my question. If I'm feeling ballsy I'll post a pic of it when I get it done!
     
  10. RDA

    RDA Well-Known Member

    now yur talkin.. ;)
     
  11. LordRusty

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

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    This is close Though "no cigar" ... with a little alteration, and it can be made up into a passable facsimile ...
    [​IMG]
    This is from Fosters Taxidermy Supply: NBC-CM8 Bobcat. Lying on limb Looking Right 1⅜'' x 29'' x 14½'' Eye Size 18ᵐᵐ $62.00

    Or, as has already been suggested, you can wrap the body ... basic Taxidermy 101. You can use a change-out head if you are uncomfortable carving up your own. Nothing wrong with that. Good luck to you.

    John.
     
  12. LordRusty

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

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    And here is yet another. This one by Brian Harness, is at least facing the same direction ...
    [​IMG]

    The long and the short of it is, you have to look :eek: ...
     
  13. alan webfoot

    alan webfoot New Member

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    that's the best looking bobcat mount I've seen no snarl that badboy says it with the eyes!!
     
  14. snowhare

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    Take the legs of that manakin , and use wrapped ones so that they can be fitted on the rock , ore tree trunk ya use
     
  15. B.S.O'Hare

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    thanks guys! I told the guy i would do similar, not exactly the same, so i have some room to play. Thanks John, I know I have to look, i did and found a couple good options! Snowhare I like the idea of just wrapping the legs.
     
  16. B.S.O'Hare

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    As promised, here are some pics!

    this is the original form, which I posted above at the start of this thread
     

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  17. B.S.O'Hare

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    removed and reshaped back leg, as well as cut off head
    front leg was also removed and repositioned
     

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  18. B.S.O'Hare

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    wrapped part of back leg
    more work on front leg, wrapped neck and reattached head
     

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  19. B.S.O'Hare

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    I'm no "wa" but I am happy with the finished product, and the customer is too!
     

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  20. B.S.O'Hare

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