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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Steven Klee, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

    I've soft tanned a few buffalo capes, this is my first attempt at a shoulder mount. Don't know how excited I am about doing another. :-\

    Best, Steve
     

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  2. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

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    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

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    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

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    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

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  6. Nice Steve! I've only ever done 1...... I'm with you! Hope I don't have another one show up!
     
  7. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    a lot of work but I think if you charge enough they are worth the money to mount
     
  8. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

    Very nice ; I`ll stick with whitetails . ;D
     
  9. We raise Bison and we shoot around 250 each year. So I end up doing a lot of them. I love doing them. I don't like fleshing them! Steven, Yours turned out very well. Just don't brush it out so perfectly, take a look at some photos, their hair is nappier. (If that makes sense.)
     
  10. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

    It does make sense, and believe me brother, being an art major, I've studied reference for the better part of 40 years. I would have left it nappier but the hair was caked with mud, hay and burrs, so it had to be brushed out. Sometimes mounts are a certain way because the taxidermist has to deal with the specimen he's given.... ;) If you've done a bunch then you probably know what I'm talking about...

    Best, Steve
     
  11. B Jones

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

    He does have a nice looking Afro but I like it Steven. I knew you were not just a fish head.
     
  12. Whitetailfreak84

    Whitetailfreak84 New Member

    Very nice Steve. I d rather have the fluffy Afro then mud , shit , and straw caked ;D
     
  13. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

    LOL. I wonder what my clients wife would have told him when he brought this home from my studio... :eek:
     

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  14. roonie

    roonie Member

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    would make a great comp. piece done like that. To me this looks more realistic. Hail to educating the client.
     
  15. SWIFFY

    SWIFFY Member

    I think you did great Steven! I really like the ref pic though! That would be an awesome OM comp piece!!
     
  16. B Jones

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

    I did not say Steve didn't do a good job, I know Steve and know his skills. I like what he did and all the work he does the man has some wicked skills.



    You know it would not be on the wall in her house for sure.
     
  17. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    I've done many bison and sheep and I always comb them out. Otherwise it's dang near impossible to get all the fox tails and crud out. Most people want a pretty animal. True most bison look exactly like Steve's picture, but clients don't usually want it that authentic. I use an air compressor and brush and stop when I can't see any fox tails or crud anymore. There are still some because I can never get it all, but I get what I can.
     
  18. 7-Point

    7-Point Active Member

    Good to see it done Steve! Looks awesome too