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Bird of the Week Sept. 17 2012

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by MRN, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. babak

    babak Active Member

    Dan,wonderful job!!!i love that red heads man!
  2. MRN

    MRN Member

    Holy Smokes! Been bowhunting the past few days so I am just coming back to BOTW and what a treat to see all the phenomenal work you guys! What a week!!! Thanks for the compliments on the woodies everyone. Matt, here's one of my gadwall pieces. Not sure if it's the one your referring to or not but I'll put em up anyway. Keep it up everyone! Let's see some more!

  3. snowhare

    snowhare New Member

  4. Nice work guys! Just finished these up today, nice pair of woodrows taking a little R&R!

  5. rai_red

    rai_red Active Member

    What a great week again.
    Karin, I wonder that you can manage all that problem-woodcocks so as if they are easy to do, but I know that it is not like that with their thin skin.
    MRN, as a waterfowler, that gadwalls are good as hell and as I told earlier, that woodies are the best ever seen, but where do you have all the place to set up birds with those habitats ?
  6. babak

    babak Active Member

    Mike,love that scene,it is really wonderful!
    AW,great mount.
  7. Samson

    Samson New Member

    snowhare that snipe was a test, hehe ;D

    rai-red, i don't do miracles on the woodcocks, i just have 3-4 woodcock-hides in the freezer and when the bird is dry, I pluck the hides and glue the feathers in. sometimes i need to glue 100-200 feathers ::)
    here is a picture from a black grouse hen that was shot in the neck, and i glued some feathers in. ;D before and after picture---->

    Greetings, Karin

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  8. Samson

    Samson New Member

    a while ago I had to save a osprey for a museum, it was in very bad shape. all yellow from fat and smoke. I bleached it with hair bleach from my local hair salon ;D then tilted the head up a little and closed the wings more.

    Greetings, Karin

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  9. babak

    babak Active Member

    nice work with gluing !just make a tutorial of how do you do that,do you cut the skin or what? Good saving.
  10. rai_red

    rai_red Active Member

    Karin, that is a really good job you did on both birds, I am thinking about to bring you my special causes to do it for me, bye, Rainer.
  11. IU Doug

    IU Doug Member

    Gadwalls are nice!!!!!!!
  12. Samson

    Samson New Member

    thank you for the kind words rai-red, if you need help, we don't live too far away, send me your problem-childs ;D
    i take on work from a hunting-shool from Germany too, i get lots of old mounts to repair from the guy there. no problem.

    Greetings, Karin
  13. eduardo cruz

    eduardo cruz I had a dream, a passion that became real...



    :-\ ;)
  14. lov2bhntn

    lov2bhntn www.tailfeatherstaxidermy.com

    A few from me this week.

  15. babak

    babak Active Member

    Eduardo your pigeon are really good ,they are not easy to work,awesome.
    lov2bhnpn,nice mounts!
  16. wings II

    wings II New Member

    Yessir, it's hard to believe that it's already been 4 weeks since my accident, but as of today, I'm back in the shop full time. :) :) :)
  17. wings II

    wings II New Member

    Jorlan - I love that Gadwall...very nice pose and composition. :)

    Rai Red- Love all your work and looks like you've been busy. Shelduck is excellent. :)

    Glass Eye - nice breast forward pose on that Gambel's...very nice piece. :)

    Jim, I don't think it matters that you posted that cross duck up on both threads, folks always enjoy seeing your work no matter where it shines through. :)

    Karin - WoW, excellent work all around. :)

    TxOutdoors - I like the wing sweep on those Redheads Dan, very nice. :)

    A special shout out to Eduardo. I'm very glad to see your work on BOTW again. :)

    Lov2bhntn - George, I'm partial to deadmounts and that mix of diver and puddler came out so very nice. Great work as always. :)

    What a great week for BOTW! Well, thank gawd it's Friday. See ya'll Monday. -Matt
  18. taxos

    taxos Finches, Buntings

    Eduardo, your works looks quite good now, well done! Dos calvados por favore!
  19. eduardo cruz

    eduardo cruz I had a dream, a passion that became real...

    Many thanks to all :)
    What do you mean with Dos calvados por favore ??? :) :)

    :mad: Those who did used only physiologic saline to remove blood stains, and also use cornmeal to absover fat and some liquids.
  20. hop

    hop Member

    Taxos thinks Portugal is part of Spain and that you overthere drink french apple brandy.... ;)
    Is he from over the pond??? ::)