Long story short....I have a THUMPER 1/2 life-size whitetail I am working on (standing pose) and the wimpy 1/4" threaded rods in the front legs are not strong enough to hold the form up in a free standing pose. My vision is to mount this buck on a small base along with a fence post and some misc. habitat material. I've been racking my brains trying to figure out a way to pull this off without having to have the deer stabilized by anything other than the rods (fence post, etc)....but my lack of experience with life-size mounts and habitat building is painfully obvious. Any thoughts, suggestions? I'm leaning towards using the fence post to stabilize the deer...(not the look I was going for) THANKS!!!!