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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

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



  2. James Parrish

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

    Are you planning to paint the feet?

  3. TaxiMan12

    TaxiMan12 New Member

    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

    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

    Adam Edwards Member

    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

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

    turkeyshooter Member

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