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First Giraffe

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by falco, May 6, 2012.

  1. falco

    falco Trapping is fun

    Guys, this was a very fun job. I had alot of trouble getting it tanned but the rest was fun. Also being alone didnt help either,
    TONS of work but I wouldnt hesitate to take the next one.
    I studied and learned alot about Giraffe. They are full of wrinkles :D




  2. very nice indeed.

  3. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
  4. Wow, great job. Love the eye work.
  5. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Falco, I think you could touch a turd and turn it into a masterpiece.........great work!
  6. Tom M.

    Tom M. Member

    Nice job on the Giraffe. They are a ton of work by yourself. Keep up the great work
  7. joey P Holmes

    joey P Holmes New Member

  8. Awesome piece of art !!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Awesome work!
  10. Looks great
  11. Awesome job
  12. falco

    falco Trapping is fun

    thanks folks for your nice words... I was explaining to another friend just now that they are no different than a regular shoulder mount,, except
    8-9 stitches/inch vs 2-3 on a Winter Deer,,
    lots of loose skin that needs to be turned into wrinkles
    extra large eyes,
    and alot of muscle force in packing the loose skin around the chest and shoulder...
    and alot of reference pics are needed.

    This was on Tom Weikum form and it worked fairly good. Just had to resize the head.
  13. SD Cowgirl

    SD Cowgirl New Member

  14. Curt

    Curt Family Life member of the NTA

  15. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    Fantastic! Great job. Well done!!!
  16. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    they are sure a big pain in the butt ..you however you did a fantastic job...
  17. CPR Taxidermy

    CPR Taxidermy New Member

    Very nice. U did a great job.
    I helped mounted 1 at my last job . Lots of altering of the form. & hours. Took use about 4 days to mount. It was about 12+ ft tall. Put it this way lots of work. But it was fun.

    CPR Taxidermy.
  18. alexm

    alexm New Member

  19. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Falco, that's one helluva job on a "turd" that Michael spoke of. If I never see another giraffe, I'll die happy. Absolutely stunning job.