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Big Girrafe

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Daniel M., Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

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    I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend :)

    This was my Saturday project. Couldn't ask for a nicer cape to work with! This is my second girrafe, first one was just a shoulder mount.

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    Test fit

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    Top of the horns is right at 12'
     
  2. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

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    Wow! I wish I had your talent
     

  3. roonie

    roonie Member

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    how would a guy hunt a thing like that.....just get otta the jeep and let fly?
     
  4. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Well-Known Member

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    Nice!
     
  5. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

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    your fingers got to be sore from sewing
     
  6. Re: Big tall guy

    Looks great.
     
  7. shammy

    shammy New Member

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    Looks Great Daniel M.
     
  8. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

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    I would love to mount one of those, only problem is the whole job would have to be done horizontally. Very nice Daniel. Those antlers stored high enough in the background, lol.
     
  9. Jason R

    Jason R Ph# 325-282-2527

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    Awesome!!!!
     
  10. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

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    Thanks guys, they are a lot of fun when you got a good skin, and really not that hard.

    Roonie, I know a lot of people like to hunt them from blinds over watering holes, and others drive around until they find some and then try to get close on foot. I'd love to hunt one someday :)

    Just a little, lol! Would you believe I sewed the whole thing with just two pieces of thread? Did the first half, took a little lunch break and did the second half :)

    Thanks Paul B, they do take up a lot of room when you're working on them. I had to lay it down on its back to glue it and get the skin on. All the antlers are stored really high, keeps people from playing with them too much, lol

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  11. Megan :)

    Megan :) Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That's really nice. I can't imagine sewing all that... I get bored sewing... :D but as always, your work is amazing!
     
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    Excellent job.
     
  13. Diesel_19

    Diesel_19 New Member

  14. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    Nice mount, Daniel.
     
  15. WV Outdoorsman

    WV Outdoorsman New Member

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    They both look like a massive project to take on. I can't even imagine the work you have in those. Thanks for sharing!!!

    WVO
     
  16. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

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    Great job grasshopper!! When do you leave for Africa??
     
  17. Jerry Huffaker

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    I love that Weickum giraffe form Daniel , they are fun to mount. Nice job.
     
  18. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

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    Thanks again everyone :)

    I didnt have any part in the lifesize girrafe, that ones all Mr. Ray and Michael p. :)

    Heres the link to that one...

    http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,300161.0.html

    Thanks buddy, I leave in 17 days!!!

    Thanks Mr. Jerry It is a really nice form, the head fit perfectly!
     
  19. Re: Big tall guy

    very nice