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Carved rattlesnake skin mount .... all wood

Discussion in 'Reptile Taxidermy' started by Kerby Ross, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    a piece of pine that I carved into a rattlesnake "skin mount. I burned in every scale. Getting ready to paint it.

    :)

    Kerby...


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  2. That is effective and brilliant. Thanks for sharing.
     

  3. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Sweet !
    Tommy
     
  4. Did you make the burning tips for the scales?
     
  5. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    I used .............

    I used Pat Kennedy's scale tips. They fit the Colwood burners. I bought mine in 1997. Now you can get them from McKenzie. I also have the fish tips.

    Here is my one and only fish carving ...... although I am finally working on another one. :)

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    :)

    Kerby...

    http://www.McKenziesp.com/Reptile-Scale-Tips-C5057.aspx
     
  6. OfSoulandSin

    OfSoulandSin Member

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    That is amazing, fantastic work, and very unique! I had to double take when you said you burned it on the wood; it looks like a real skin mounted on pine-nice work!
     
  7. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    And finally painting it ...........

    And finally painting it. I still have to finish the rattle and figure out something fancy for the wood borders.

    :)

    Kerby...

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  8. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    wow !!!!!
     
  9. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Thanks, here it is ............

    Thanks, here it is all finished. I did lighten up the rattles after this pic was taken.

    :)

    Kerby...

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  10. Awesome!
     
  11. Kerby,

    I wish I had as much as you do in your little finger!!!! That is awesome work!!!!
     
  12. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Thanks.

    :)

    Kerby...
     
  13. Texasaaa

    Texasaaa How 'bout them Cowboys??? :)

    You must have the patience of stone!
     
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