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First Breast mount turkey (critique please)

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by TaxiMan12, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. TaxiMan12

    TaxiMan12 New Member

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    Finished up several days ago, and other than the beard needing some work and some final grooming, its done.

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  2. James Parrish

    James Parrish Tundra Swan...Its What's For Dinner!

    Are you planning to paint the feet?
     

  3. TaxiMan12

    TaxiMan12 New Member

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    The feet were already naturally a darker color, but yes I do plan to brighten them up a bit.
     
  4. wings II

    wings II New Member

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    In regards to your broken tail feather on the viewer's right: A tip for future wing and tail setting that can give you a nicer finished look-
    1) remove (by pulling out) the broken feather during the washing process and replace with a new one.

    If that's not possible
    2) "Cheat" the damaged tail feather closed so it doesn't show.
    Hope this helps :)
     
  5. duxrus

    duxrus Active Member

    I do quite a few of these every season and I have found that most clients like the head angled one way or the other instead of straight on. Another thing I do on mine, where your bottom breast feathers are going out in opposite directions, I connect them like they would naturally be on a live bird (somewhat). Basicly the bottom of the bird will be more rounded. I agree the legs need to be painted whether they were naturally that color or not because without paint they will fade with time. Did you inject the feet ? Master's Blend goes a long way with making the legs and feet look naturally plump once they dry out.

    All this being said i know that the first one of two of anything is a "guessing game" so you did a pretty good job for a first whith dealing with a half of turkey. :)
     
  6. Adam Edwards

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    Something that i noticed that is really bugging me, is that it is not centered on your plaque maybe you can still fix that.
     
  7. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    i'm just not a fan of the crossed legs
     
  8. TaxiMan12

    TaxiMan12 New Member

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    Thanks everybody for your input. :) its appreciated
     
  9. turkeyshooter

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    By the way for a 1st Breast Mount it still looks pretty darn good!