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European mount is this true?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by bowtech2, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. bowtech2

    bowtech2 New Member

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    I was told by taxidermist that if you do European mount that after a year or so they start to smell and the skull start to yellow is this true? That I should go with a plastic skull. Thank you for the input.
     
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    It is possible, but not likely, if it properly degreased.
     

  3. backcountrychad

    backcountrychad Active Member

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    Not true, if done properly.
     
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  5. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    X4 The guy who told you that wants to sell you the artificial skull. I can do a mount on an artificial skull from start to finish in 15-20 minutes and not get a drop of blood or flesh anywhere. A properly done euro mount is actually quite a bit of work to do it right. I'll also add, a poorly done mount with an artificial skull can look pretty bad too. I offer the artificial skull mounts $$20 cheaper than a euro mount because its easier for me.
     
  6. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    His must do this, not everyone cuts corners when degreasing like this guy that talked to you.
     
  7. B Jones

    B Jones Memeber of - NTA,UTA,AIT.Proud Member of NZTA.

    If you look below he is doing his own, so the guy that told him is probably right.

    http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,357028.0.html
     
  8. BWebbs31

    BWebbs31 Classic Skull Mounts, LLC

    X5 If it's done correctly, it shouldn't smell or change colors….
     
  9. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Good point Brad, I missed that part. Go ahead boil it and lets us know how it turns out for you. As I referred to, it won't bleed grease if there isn't any left to bleed out, meaning not boiled and properly degreased.