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African Nynala Remount

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Daniel M., Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Daniel M.

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

    I bought this old Nyala mount from a friend. It was mounted quite a few years ago at a studio in Africa. Because it was such a nice trophy, I decided to see if I could take it apart and make it look any better.

    I already had it soaking before I thought of taking pictures, but as you can see it wasn't very good. The skull plate was only foamed on, no screws at all. The skin had holes all over and none of them were sewed, just sculpted over with apoxie, and the skin was extremely greasy, what ever they tried to use for hide paste ended up like chunky honey, lol





    After I had the skin completely cleaned of clay, glue, apoxie sculpt and paint


    The new form


    And the finished mount. Went from and upright left turn to a sneak right.

    He scores 78 3/8



  2. dakotabill

    dakotabill Member

    awesome recovery Daniel

  3. country

    country Member

    Great work as always!
  4. Super job Daniel.
  5. The same skin?? Wow Great save.
  6. warthog

    warthog Member of VVA and VFW

    I am really impressed.
  7. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

    Not sure how you were able to put a Turd into a into a prom dress, you have serious talent.
  8. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Now that us impressive! You know no boudries young man!
  9. Ron1949

    Ron1949 Member

    Awesome job!
  10. DeeCee

    DeeCee New Member

    Very nice save!
  11. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    When I grow up I want to be like you young man even though you are somewhere around half my age. Your talent seems limitless.
  12. LordRusty

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

    Very well done, Daniel! Class shows, my friend!
  13. Jason R

    Jason R Ph# 325-282-2527

    Great save!!!
  14. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Daniel's work is so awesome Chuck Norris wants to be him.
  15. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

    Nice, as usual and expected.
  16. Wow! great save indeed Daniel!
  17. jim tucker

    jim tucker Active Member

    Now that's cool.

    Could you elaborate a little more on what you did with the skin to recover it and make it workable.
  18. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    much better....were the eyelids all there after you got it off the old form? the close up photo of the eye looks horrible....nice to be able to save a one time crappy mount....great work
  19. Boxie

    Boxie New Member

    Difference as is night and day! Nice job!