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3D eye reference head

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by swb, May 26, 2016.

  1. swb

    swb Member

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    Does anyone know where to find a 3D whitetail head with eyes and lids ? I see the Joe Meder in Mckenzie catalog but looking for others and I can't find them anywhere.Not looking for a 1/2 cast but the whole head with detail.
    Thanks,
    Shane
     
  2. sealow

    sealow Member

    Rick Carter's Redi-Mount Heads would make a good reference.

    http://www.mckenziesp.com/Redi-Mount-Heads-C5571.aspx
     

  3. McKenzie sells one now that has an alert side and relaxed side casted by Tommy hall
     
  4. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

    Why buy , freeze the real thing . :)
     

  5. way to go
     
  6. swb

    swb Member

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    I would but I don't have one at the current time and they are heavier and kind of a pain to dig out of freezer and frost up.
    Just looking at something easier . I'm sure I will take heed and do that next time though ;)
     
  7. Verne? Won't a REAL deer head eventually spoil with all this freezing and thawing when it's in and out over-and-over from the freezer to the work bench?
     
  8. I have one of these that I bought used from a taxidermist on this forum.

    One side of the reference cast has a 'normal' relaxed eye set. The other side has a 'aggressive' eye set.

    This cast has antler butts and ear butts for reference as well too!
     

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  9. The other side.
     

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  10. And the top view!
     

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  11. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

    Yes it will thaw, and has a short life . Some one on this site mentioned doing this a while back . :D
     
  12. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

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    Real is good when you cape out and see where everything is, how muscles join and attach to and where. I freeze them for open mouth reference but for their outward appearance, too much shrinkage after a few days, even hours after death. That's a pretty good cast HA, nice starting point