OK, I have my helmet on. I have been approached several times to do bobcats with University of KY themes. So far I have been able to avoid doing them. I liken them to doing squirrels playing cards or other novelty items. I have now found myself in a situation where essentially I have been offered enough $$ to finally break down and do one. The bobcat is a perfect fit for a Research Mannikins form that has the cat's feet all close together like it is standing on a rock or something. With a little alteration, I think I can get it standing on a basketball. The basketball will be a blue/white UK logo licensed ball. My question--- (after searching here and Youtube) how would you recommend I go about constructing a base out of a basketball without altering the original shape and look of the ball? I know I will have to sacrifice the ball and remove part of it for access to the feet wires and for attachment on a wall panel. I have thought about just cutting a + shaped cut along the wall side and either pouring the attachment base in bondo or building up a wood structure that can be inserted to attach the wires and the wall base to then filling all the void with 3 pound expanding foam. I'm sure I am not the only taxidermist who has done such. I may be the only one to admit it. There is no doubt that such items would be a huge seller in my area if I ran out of work but that doesn't seem likely. Any serious advice will be most welcome.