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2017 What's on Your Workbench

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by BrookeSFD16, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. ethiekid

    ethiekid New Member

    Thank you much Cheri. I used fishing line and reinforced each guard.
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    testing imgur finally getting to some birds http://imgur.com/junLnj1

  3. Tom Maul

    Tom Maul Active Member

    Brooke... that hoodie is stunning!
  4. nate

    nate Active Member

    Nice chicken 3bears. Is that a Minnesota bird??
  5. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Thanks Nate, no, it is a SD bird, I have 2 MN customer's chickens to do that aren't as nice but, of course he wants them dancing.
  6. nate

    nate Active Member

    Lol they always do!!
  7. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    trick with hoodies is to anchor the ears first...glue or pin.....then you can fill and groom(you dont taxi)
  8. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Byrdman, I didn't use anything in those heads. No caulk no filler,no clay. I did not anchor the ears either. The first one turned out kind wavy, and I think it's cause I pulled up on the hood. Kept grabbing it at the tips of the hood feathers and pulling up and forward. The second one I used a pin to "taxi" or move the skin forward and down on each side of the base of the hood until the top line got nice and crisp. Then I just left it to dry.

    Like I said, I haven't done but 3 and my first was a couple years ago. I'm always open to trying new techniques, if what I'm doing isn't working. But, at least on this one, it worked.
  9. spencer2

    spencer2 Member

  10. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    very nice work spencer
  11. nice work Spencer!
  12. spencer2

    spencer2 Member

    Thanks guys. I had my doubts about the juvenile snow but it turned out ok.
  13. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    LOL I tried to get you to do a few more but nooooo. LOL

    Very well done Brooks. I did use you recommendation though!
  14. little fred

    little fred R.I.P all my fallen taxidermy brother's

    cool looking mounts SPENCE
  15. spencer2

    spencer2 Member

    Replacing a few [​IMG][​IMG]
  16. nate

    nate Active Member

    Spencer, I like it!!
  17. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Spencer is the man! Great stuff.

    Haven't mounted in a couple weeks but had to get back on it this morning.

  18. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    Hey Spencer your work has gotten so good don't know what else to say.my hats off to you man.keep up the great work.
  19. I love juvenile snows that turn out!! The colors on that one are great.
  20. JJH

    JJH New Member

    This guy got snatched up by my fleshing wheel and was taken for a spin, Luckily I had a cold beer in the fridge and lots of sewing thread... God is good! Photo attached

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