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My first habitat base

Discussion in 'Habitat and Exhibit' started by iowabowhunter, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. iowabowhunter

    iowabowhunter Member

    Whats everyone think of this base. This is my first one so looking for some critics. My next base will be a buck and doe on fence post, and would like corn stalks and snow if anyone has any ideas. Thanks

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  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Busy. It took a while for me to realize that there was a yote in there. Less is more.

  3. KatieC

    KatieC Active Member

    Yep, what 3bears said. The plants and size of the box overwhelm the coyote in the design. You want the mount to be the focal point, and the habitat to complement it, but not overwhelm it. The colors look nice, just needs to be scaled down and simplified.
  4. SpiritOfTheWild

    SpiritOfTheWild New Member

    It looks like you can see the saw cuts in the wood on the tops. If that's the case, I would make a topper for it. Basically just put some 1 1/2 inch boards on it horizontal 45ing the joints. That's what I always do when working with barnwood.
  5. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    Nice idea and nice work but way too overwhelming.it takes away from the coyote too much.


    when have you seen a single weed stem out of the earth? put several different sizes together in one spot and forget about the others
  7. duxrus

    duxrus Active Member

    IMO if you are going for the look of a sneaky coyote peaking out of thick grass then I would ditch the pine cones and antler. Fill the open void below the coyote with a TON of grass to thicken it up and maybe add a limb. You don't want it to look like a free floating head. The easiest way to get critiques is to say what your idea was and go from there.