I did these mounts a few years ago and had them on seperate bases. I always wanted to have them together but the bases were just too expensive. I read an article in Taxidermy today on how to make your own base. It was alot of work but well worth it. It looks awesome hanging in my office. I only do taxidermy as a hobby and probably only do 2 or 3 animals a year. I wish I had more time but my job, hunting, fishing, etc.... take most of my time. My next project is a 54" Muskie chaseing a dozen 14"-15" inch Perch.