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Training Opportunities at Michigan Show

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Wildside, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Wildside

    Wildside Active Member

    2012 Paid Seminars
    All seminars are limited to 10 members. The first 10 paid will be in the seminar. You can now pay by Visa or Master Card. Others interested will be put on a waiting/cancelation list. These will fill up fast so do not hesitate. Contact Joe Miles AKA (Wildside) to get on the list.

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    P.M. - Wildside on Taxi.net

    Mounting a Pheasant
    Jonathon Wright, Michigan

    THURSDAY $300 (2) Spots

    Mounting a Lifesize Alligator
    Dan Hudzik, Illinois

    You will be mounting a 4-5' gator with Dan "Psycho" Hudzik. He will supply the skinned gator tanned and ready to mount. Each participant will mount a gator and take it home. Dan will also finish and paint a mounted gator to show that process in a seminar for the entire membership on Friday.

    FRIDAY $100

    Mammal Body Wrapping Techniques
    Jean Roll

    Best in the World Champion, Jean Roll will share her techniques on wrapping small mammal bodies for those pieces you can’t purchase a form for. Or for the small mammal you need to pose specifically for a special base. Bring a skinned out carcass from a small mammal you plan to mount. You will produce a wrapped body for mounting that small mammal and cast or carve the head for the form. Jean will contact participants before the seminar with more details.

    SATURDAY $60

    Open Mouth Whitetail A to Z
    Tim McMullen

    Tim will show how to install a jaw set in a whitetail. He will be installing a jaw set in a head and reattaching the head back to the form. He will start by properly removing the lower jaw from the form, then installing the upper palate then the lower part of the jaw set at the correct depth. He also will be showing how to build the papillae inside the mouth. Once all the papillae are rebuilt and the upper and lower jaws are blended in then he'll reattach the head back to the form. All participants will receive a half jaw set and tongue. Time permitting he will demonstrate how to also install the half jaw set.
  2. fozziebear

    fozziebear Active Member

    Joe put me down for the open mouth with Tim please . Let me know where to send the money or i can bring it to the meeting next weekend. Thanks Rick

  3. Wildside

    Wildside Active Member