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Buck with a little Michael P. style

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Andrew L., Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Andrew L.

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    This buck had half of his brisket cut off, so I had to improvise. ;D First time doing this kind of alteration. I would have thrown that cape in the trash if it wasnt for Michael's DVD, which is a great DVD. Well worth the money.

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  2. Nick7

    Nick7 New Member

    I think you did a very good job!!
     

  3. silverbuck

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    That is awesome !!!!
     
  4. Dangitboy

    Dangitboy Member

    Nice save! I have a couple I might have to try that on coming up. Both from the same customer, imagine that. Some people just don't need knives in their hands.
     
  5. bwilke

    bwilke Member

    Thats odd..........I had to do the same thing with a blacktail a customer cut to short in the field. Looks great!
     
  6. Nice Job
     
  7. Slate Run

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    Must be something in the air I just did a similar save on one myself pretty much like the one in this post only opposite side
     
  8. Harvestmoontaxi

    Harvestmoontaxi Lake of the woods walleyes

    Nice work. When possible I like to get the whole hide off an animal then sew the brisket back together.
     
  9. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

    Very nice JOB . ;) ;D
     
  10. roonie

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    Andrew....i like what you've done there. By adding the branch you helped the non wildlife observers to NOT think the deer has tumors or breasts. Very nice looking mount too.
     
  11. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Good coverup! :)
     
  12. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    I'm not trying to be the ogre, but I can't help being honest here. Perhaps you'd have been better off to use a contrasting color and a more "jagged" looking diorama. It IS a great save and a nice job, but when I look at the deer, I see two balls on its chest. I've seen deer with tumors that looked like that. Pick a slate gray with a granite appearance or even shale with raw edges to break up the continuity . Then put moss or lichens or even pines growing from the rocks and you eliminate that first shocking glance.
     
  13. mimes

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    I did two cape saves exactly like that about 2 years ago......looked good, but the customer brought them back because he wanted full capes. He did pay for two replacement capes as well as two new mounts because he was the one that hacked up the capes to start with and told me to "do what I could" I was a little disappointed he did not stay with the rocks, but hey........I got paid twice!
     
  14. Andrew L.

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    Thank you everyone!

    George, I never really thought about that. I will definitely be thinking about it on the next one though. I don't mind a good critique, because it can only help me do better.


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  15. Andrew L.

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    Sounds like it worked out good for you. ;)


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  16. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    I gotta agree, a little contrast and more jagged edges....... it breaks it up.
     
  17. Andrew L.

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  18. bwilke

    bwilke Member

    Here's a pic of the blacktail i did. Customer cut one side of the brisket off and some of the shoulder. Oh well, guess thats what happens when you are caping it near dark in grizzley country

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  19. Andrew L.

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