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Bear Remount Completed... What a Learning Experience!

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Sandy, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. I recently had a call from a gentleman asking if I could "finish" his bears that another taxidermist failed to complete (meaning apoxie and painting). After looking the bears over we decided to see what we could do to correct his dilemna. This is the first time I ever attempted something like this, but I do hope he is happy with the final product! I did have a tough time with the tan. It had a memory some acid rot I believe and was not very cooperative. Similar to working with wet cardboard. Definately a learning curve for sure! Thanks Jim M, George, Rich for your input and advice!

    Here is the original mount:
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    Whoever initially mounted it used what I believe to be silicone/caulk on the face. The face was a nightmare to get off the form and I was not able to remove all of the product from the skin but I at least got some off. He also did not scratch the form, no glue used on the body and for the earliners used clay on the front and back to hold the skin to the earliner?
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    Last is the remount. It isn't perfect by any means!!! :-\
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  2. txoutdoors

    txoutdoors Active Member

    Great work!
     

  3. great save, you client will be very pleased I'm sure
     
  4. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    You made a great save on that POS Sandy. Beautiful job.
     
  5. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

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    Sandy,
    What a change. It looks like a bear now!
    Jim
     
  6. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

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    Unbelievable save ! I hope you soaked the owners arse on the price. As George always says "Stupid Should Hurt ". What state were these originally done in ?
     
  7. Thanks everyone! As far as I was told Rich, they were mounted in Maine.
     
  8. Lone Wolf AK

    Lone Wolf AK Lone Wolf Taxidermy and Wildlife Artistry

    Great save. Your client should be very happy.
     
  9. Curt

    Curt Family Life member of the NTA

    Re: Re: Bear Remount Completed... What a Learning Experience!

    Fantastic... way to save it for the client.

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  10. Beck DeutschWolff

    Beck DeutschWolff New Member

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    WOW..... Looks good..... Beautiful work
     
  11. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    Nice save, I am sure you client will be very happy Sandy!
     
  12. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    looks great!
     
  13. Dan Taylor

    Dan Taylor Member

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    Look's great.
     
  14. jt

    jt Member

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    Good job Sandy!
     
  15. critterstuffr

    critterstuffr New Member

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    Night and day difference. You should be proud of yourself. Great job! :)
     
  16. Nyati

    Nyati I love tahr huntin

    Great job
     
  17. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    No comparison. Great job!!!


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  18. kazo

    kazo New Member

    I am sure you will see that client in your shop again!! Great job.
     
  19. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    Awesome remount. Thanks for sharing
     
  20. Justin P.

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    Great job!