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Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by code6202, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. I normally do not work on pets, not because they are difficult, but because I would not make a good grief counselor. This one is different because it was to help a fellow taxidermist who is very busy. PS-This is a huge dog!

    For this job, I carved the form from foam and molded the mouth and tongue with Oomoo silicone. It was not too difficult, except that the skin let out quite a bit, and unlike a deer, you cannot just make the form bigger to accommodate for it. I worked very hard on it, and hope that the owner is so happy when he gets it back.



  2. Light Rail Coyote

    Light Rail Coyote Active Member

    Amazing piece! Never seen a pedestal mount of a domestic dog before, but in my opinion, you pulled this off nicely. What did you use for the tongue?

  3. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Codi, it looks great. If this is what the customer wanted, how could they not like it?
  4. Riverland

    Riverland New Member

    Very nice! Custom work on odd animal species is always a challenge.
  5. jkbwolf

    jkbwolf Member

    you did a great job!!...you always do...
  6. Jason R

    Jason R Ph# 325-282-2527

    Great job Codi!!!
  7. LordRusty

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

    Well done, Codi ... beautiful mount, and excellent Dog!
  8. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    the expression is perfect!! what a fantastic job you did....I just can't believe the customer wanted only the head mounted....the whole animal I can understand. I could not look at only my dogs head
  9. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Absolutely fantastic! Great job Codi!
  10. fishmaster

    fishmaster Well-Known Member

    Codi, I gotta say you nailed it. I just lost my newfoundland a couple months ago to a spider bite. You certainly captured the look. Great job.
  11. freeze_1

    freeze_1 Booboo, my business manager

    Just simply....WOW !
  12. ElkinsTaxidermy

    ElkinsTaxidermy www.ronelkinstaxidermy.com

    EXCEPTIONAL job on a difficult piece!! Hats off!!
  13. Nice work Codi!
  14. Rhonda

    Rhonda Member

    WOW That is stunning !
  15. minehill

    minehill Member

  16. DeeCee

    DeeCee New Member

    Very nice!
  17. Andrew L.

    Andrew L. Member

  18. timberlandtaxidermy

    timberlandtaxidermy Taxidermy Instructor NTA Certified Judge

    Wow Codi, nice job!
  19. rai_red

    rai_red Active Member

    never seen a better done before, absolutely fantastic
  20. Great expressions so life-like

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