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The "Before and After" Thread.

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by wings II, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. rai_red

    rai_red Active Member

    Hey Matt, is this the original skull ? How did you preserve it and do I see right, is it a greylag ?
     
  2. Re: The "Before and After" Thread.

    Older mount that fell and hit the fireplace. Maybe he shouldn't have it over it to start with. The mount was rough to start with so I think it looks ok. [​IMG][​IMG]
     

  3. wings II

    wings II New Member

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    Very nice B&A on the mulie Brett :)
     
  4. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure but that before pic might just be a pic of BigFoot as blurry as it is......... ;D
     
  5. Samson

    Samson New Member

    I found my osprey restoration pictures again, for those that didn't see them when I posted them in BOTW some years ago.
    This bird was full of tabak stains and leaked fat out it's belly, yumm ;D A little bit of hair bleach and new colours on the feet and head, good as new. Or at least better than before.
    Greetings, Karin


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  6. Samson

    Samson New Member

    I gave it a new wire in the neck too, because it was brocken.

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  7. Samson

    Samson New Member

    ;)
     

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  8. Samson

    Samson New Member

    Thank you for the kind words KMA.
    Greetings, Karin not Karen he he ;)
     
  9. Samson

    Samson New Member

    No problem KMA, Karen must be the American version of my name then. ;D
     
  10. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

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    You'll have to excuse him, he's not focused lately..... ;D.....nice work Karin and that blurry duck turned out nice and clear Matt......
     
  11. 689

    689 Well-Known Member

    Heres a before and after in the same pic?kinda???? What a normal skull looks like before a foe patina finish.
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  12. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    how cool is that
     
  13. 689

    689 Well-Known Member

    Its in the works as we speak. .. ;D...i just fleashed a piggy an hour ago..
     
  14. MBA Taxidermy

    MBA Taxidermy Member

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    Very cool thread thus far. Here is my most recent mount. My rarest bird I have shot, and the most damaged also. Well over 20 shot holes throughout. Luckily no holes in the feet, and only one minor hole in the bill.

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    Prettiest bill I have seen, blue faded to yellow.

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  15. webfoot123

    webfoot123 New Member

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    Alex COOL looking duck maybe a F2 hybrid meaning one of the parents was a hybrid
     
  16. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    Nice job on the blue-billed mallard! (They exist, and they aren't hybrids - just Google mallard blue bill)
    That's a really rare mutation and it's quite a trophy.
     
  17. webfoot123

    webfoot123 New Member

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    Nancy I have never seen a mallard with yellow feet so I don't know
     
  18. MBA Taxidermy

    MBA Taxidermy Member

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    Here is the "before" feet. I had assumed it had pintail in it. The red breast feathers extended much farther down its belly than a normal mallard.
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  19. RedTx

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    This wood duck with shot with a 2 blade rage. this is the before and you can see the entrance and exit.

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