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BIRD"S" OF THE YEAR 2012

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by wingman, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. So I haven't been "on" the forum a lot lately BUT I am aware that people did really enjoy seeing people post up "mostly" finished bird mounts On BIRD OF THE WEEK. Some liked the "competition", some didn't. :) Some liked JP's Picks, some didn't :) I know I will miss looking over others birdwork so I thought it might be a good idea to start a "BIRDS OF THE YEAR" just separating the thread out by the year. No weekly "winners", just a thread to see others finished bird mounts/pieces. A place perhaps to get a compliment, but mainly to show others our work. In the tradition of Jp's BOTW lets keep it critique free please. I will post up a photo and we will see if we can get another thread going that everyone can once again see others work. If its a "Bad" idea I guess the thread wont last. Just an idea?! :) 2012 is Close enough IMO that I will start off with the first BOTY post. Have a GREAT 2012 everyone!! :)

    Here's a "chicken" I mounted years ago but finally did some base-work on. Post up everyone! Beginners to Advanced, doesn't matter, lets see your work ;)
     

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  2. Re: BIRD OF THE YEAR 2012

    Thanks Wingman, hope this takes off and keeps going...
     

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  3. jeremy

    jeremy Have you hugged your snake today!

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    I think this is a great idea Eugene since it will not take any maintence to up keep......lets have a run at it.

    Here is a Euro teal that I finshed up.....

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    And a snow and some Black Jacks

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  4. Thanks Guys, Nice work. Jeremy where did you get the turkey wall stump?
     
  5. babak

    babak New Member

    great works every one,

    i really wanted to participate here with photos of my latest works I've done few days ago,but unfortunately i couldn't.so i give a message to you all talented people for to say CONGRATS for your great starting posts in this thread!i hope you all have great 2011!plus,thanks a billion to Eugene,for his great posts in tutorial and best wishes for him in new year and request him to continue his tutorial posts!
     
  6. thats a mckenzie stump eugene....
     
  7. Taxi-lover

    Taxi-lover Active Member

    This is a great idea Eugene and I really hope everybody will keep this going! Nice that you thought that BotW needs a follower....I certanly will watch this forum daily!! Have a best of year 2012!!!!!! All of you!
     
  8. Rick RR GBirds

    Rick RR GBirds Let's go kill some birds...I'm psyched!

    Thanks again to J.P. for all the years of service. Eugene, you are a Rock Star to me! Happy New Years everybody!
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  9. Skip Miller

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    Thanks wingman for heading up this thread....let's hope it has just as much success as JP had with BOTW!!

    This is a Hybrid Black Duck and Pintail Cross

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  10. drakeman

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    wow, hard to follow these acts. This thread is gonna be great. Thanks JP. Thanks wingman for starting this thread.
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    Few more ;)
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  12. Thanks JP. Just continuing what you started really. :) Just a few small changes. I am GLAD people are posting some "WOWSER" work up ;) I always have enjoyed seeing the talent and diversity that BOTW presented. Thanks for the stump info Blake! Versa Max EXCELLENT piece, I like the composition a lot, Looks similiar to a mallard/pintail hen I have in the freezer, Just pulled a cast off her head today. Drakeman I see no pics LOL ;) Rick, I think Drake mallards are underrated. Beautiful! Jeremy looks busy as usuall nice work everyone! :)

    Here's another bird I put out in my last finish cycle. A "lovely" early Sept. Sandhill. Very tough bird to make smooth with all the feather loss. Glad I did not have to mount the whole thing LOL :D
     

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  13. Versa, That bird looks like a plain old hen pintail to me.
     
  14. drakeman

    drakeman New Member

    There, fixed it, I think. Really cool to see some old faces on here again, and excellent work by them as well! ;) ;D
     
  15. drakeman

    drakeman New Member

    Eugene, that crane looks great. I am going to Lubbock to hunt them in a couple weeks. Can't wait to mount one for my collection. Believe it or not, my wife and I are going for our 19 th anniversary. All I had to do was promise some fine dining that evening. Canada's in the morning then cranes in the evening followed by nice dinner!! Yeehaw! ;D
     
  16. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    wow guys wow. this thread should be great. JP thank you man for all your time and keeping such an awesome thread going. i know personally i loved mondays only because of botw. versa your mount is stunning. the eye on that hen is awesome.i wish i had something to add . i will soon.
     
  17. bucksnort10

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    Drakeman,
    love the divers --- makes me want to go out hunting !
     
  18. Drakeman, I LIKE your "Style" very nice!! Glad the pics showed up :)
     
  19. TIM SCHLOSS

    TIM SCHLOSS New Member

    LIKE THE IDEA EUGENE. [​IMG]
     
  20. Taxi-lover

    Taxi-lover Active Member

    Tim....superb!!!!!!!