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What's wrong with this mount?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Texasmammal, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Texasmammal

    Texasmammal New Member

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    I can't quite put my finger on all that's wrong with this mount. It's a remount from a corsican I killed 16 years ago. I can see me earbuds aren't level but it seems like there is something else.

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  2. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    Eyes don't appear to be level and I don't like the ears.
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  3. quest

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    It doesn't look level on the wall.
     
  4. Texasmammal

    Texasmammal New Member

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    That's pic is actually what I used for reference
     
  5. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Looking at your reference pic compared to you mount, I'd say when it comes to the ears, you failed to match the reference properly. They look too long and skinny.
     
  6. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    the ears are uneven...the eyes also look kind of droopy eyed....lower lids are to far down I think
     
  7. Texasmammal

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    I turned the ears down a little from the reference. I wanted a slightly more relaxed look.
     
  8. theguyyouknowtaxidermy

    theguyyouknowtaxidermy The Guy You Know Taxidermy<Daniel Elkins>

    Hair is laying too flat especially in the main
     
  9. JRose

    JRose Member

    Looks like the eyes are rounded too far forward. It doesn't seem like you should be able to see the back of the eyes from a straight-on view. It's a little bubbly in that sense! Ears look like they need to be brought up closer to the horns. In the photo, the base of the ram's ears are level with the top of the eyes. On yours, the top of the ears is level with the top of the eyes. Too low!
     
  10. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

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    Wrong skin on the wrong set of horns. Nice try though. LOL Nice adaption. Fooled most everyone so far. ;)
     
  11. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    You're showing quite a bit of bottom lip. I also agree with the ears. I know the ref. has them straight out, but I've seen a lot of sheep and they usually are up or down. I've never seen them out straight like in the picture or the mount.
     
  12. JerseyJays

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    I would have brought the back corner of the eyes up so the upper lid isn't tough in the pupil giving it that sad look..
     
  13. Texasmammal

    Texasmammal New Member

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    I disagree it's defiantly a corsican cape.
     
  14. Texasmammal

    Texasmammal New Member

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    Thank you all for the critique! I see alot of valid points and things I didn't notice!
     
  15. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

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    Damn, I hate trick questions.
     
  16. Texasmammal

    Texasmammal New Member

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    I don't think I caught on to what you were saying. Can you explain?
     
  17. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

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    Sure, I thought it was a trick question and I had the correct answer, but I see where you said I was wrong. I thought you mixed it up a bit to see if anyone would catch it. That's all. I did that one time by putting a mulie rack on a whitetail cape. Amazing how many people didn't catch on.
     
  18. Texasmammal

    Texasmammal New Member

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    Lol I see what you mean now. I would have loved to get a real mature blonde cape