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Bill Neuman's National Champion Leopard

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Jerry Huffaker, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. That is awesome !!
     
  2. squid

    squid hunt hard or go home

     

  3. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    very natural pose....great job
     
  4. Heck

    Heck Active Member

    I have some close ups of the face. Can't post the picts but I can e-mail them. ???
     
  5. Taxi-lover

    Taxi-lover Active Member

    Stunning work!
     
  6. LordRusty

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

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    These are pictures Bill sent to me of the process and the final mount. I told Bill I could post them for him. This folks, is how a dream is "born"!
    It starts with a concept drawing on paper ...
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    Then in the creative process, one looks at an existing mannikin, and "sees past" what is in front of him ...
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    Then this is where the fun starts! And the real work!
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    Even that base becomes part of the Creative Process!
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    And it all culminates in the mount you see here. In short, he earned his awards!!!
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    What a beautifully done face!

    Congratulations Bill! Well done, my friend ... well done!!!

    John.
     
  7. NDNHunter

    NDNHunter 2007 World Chamionships, Reno

    Bill, you are an inspiration, Congratulations!!!!
     
  8. Icarus

    Icarus Something Witty

    Inspiration to young taxidermists everywhere ;D
     
  9. Light Rail Coyote

    Light Rail Coyote Active Member

    Hands down one of the BEST big cat mounts I've ever seen. Big cats are my personal favorite animals, and I know that they're nearly impossible to mount 'right'. Capturing any animals' personality is tough, but it seem that cats are especially difficult. This, however, is simply fantastic!
     
  10. dakotabill

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    John thanks for posting those pics, and thanks everyone for the coments. It feels awsome to inspire my fellow Taxidermist as others have inspired me to push myself to new limits I never could dream of.
     
  11. catman

    catman Active Member

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    Very original, superb!
     
  12. James Marsico

    James Marsico Well-Known Member

    Very impressive and inspirational. Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. Martin

    Martin roes, my obsession, my fate

    W O W
     
  14. bmdakk

    bmdakk Report to moderator

    That is awesome!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Great looking mount. Congrats.
     
  16. Wayne R

    Wayne R NRA and B&C Life Member

    Great post on an exceptionally great piece...........
     
  17. Jerry Huffaker

    Jerry Huffaker Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I agree, I stared at the cat for a long time and the only thing I found was it had just tiny ear problem, you won't see better example of modern taxidermy.
     
  18. bucknduck

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    Now that's a cat I like! Superb work!!!
     
  19. zifdenpants

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    That is absolutely breathtaking. As a beginner, I'm quite inspired.
     
  20. Fred Barilla

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    That is fantastic work. Congratulations Bill!!

    -Fred