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2nd Breast mount turkey (almost finished) (critiques welcome)

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by TaxiMan12, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. TaxiMan12

    TaxiMan12 New Member

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    This is not the plaque I'm putting this on, and the legs will be coming down on a shelf.
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  2. ElkinsTaxidermy

    ElkinsTaxidermy www.ronelkinstaxidermy.com

    The beard is off center about 1". The neck on the form is wrong (comes out of the breast too high) for a strutting pose. Even a 'great' breast mount is un-attractive to me. You did a decent job.
     

  3. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    overall you did a fine job....i'm just not a fan of the legs with the breast mount....
     
  4. duxrus

    duxrus Active Member

    Most of my clients want the bottom of the breast to be rounded like the natural contour instead of them being seperated to either side like yours. Turning the head to one side or another works wonders also. I do up to 20 of those some years so like them or not they do bring in $ ;D
     
  5. TWinter

    TWinter Winter taxidermy

    Looks good!
     
  6. spurhunter

    spurhunter Active Member

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    Looks real good to me. If anything it looks like the tom is raising his head slightly out of the strut. Shot more than a few in that exact pose. I am no taxidermist but if it were me I would remove about 4-6 rows of feathers on the two bottom sides and a 3-4 on the top two sides where they overlap the tail feathers. That would round it up on the bottom and be more realistic transition on the top. Either way, I said I was no taxidermist and I already like it. :)
     
  7. M.T.

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    It's decent, but I think it would look better with the wings on each side. That way, it would deter from the irregularities and make the whole presentation more attractive. JMO