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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Steves Taxidermy, Apr 26, 2017.
Give me your opinion on TASCO forms...
They are novice forms.
Pros: The preset eyes, foam brain cavity and interior nose features are all very nice.
Cons: Some of the heads are too wide and there seems to be a lack of consistency with the different sizes of the same pose. The pre-cut nasal holes are a bit too small and don't seem to account for the thickness of the nostril skin, so they must be dremeled out a little.
I have also mounted on their el-cheapo forms a few times ($39.95 ones) and they were OK for the price. I used them for my economy mounts where I'm using the cheapest materials I can find.
Since you are going to get all kinds of opinions here, my advice would be to order one and see for yourself. You can get get one for $40 or $46. If you need other supplies you can order them at the same time. Form can be returned if unaltered. All forms today are very good TASCO included.
Good advice, however the $40 ones are they call their Wholesale Taxidery Warehouse line and are no frills, but then again they have all the same features that more expensive ones have at most other suppliers. The TASCO line of forms they sell are the ones that come with eyes installed, interior nasal and the brain form and those forms cost $60-80 depending on size. I would estimate that those features save me about 45-60 minutes in mounting time plus the cost of eyes, so with my time valued at about $50 per hour, it makes sense to get the TASCO ones over their cheaper line.
You also get a free pair of ear liners with the more expensive forms.
I bought the whitetail, mule deer and elk c.a.d. mannikins with the pre set eyes just to see what they were about and so that I could form an opinion from experience and not hearsay. I found pros and cons with them. I decided not to continue to use them simply because I like doing the eyes and nose myself.
The cheaper line of forms seem to be fine, better than a lot of other small companies. What I like is the smaller forms have a nice swell in the neck too.
that's all I use unless I need something they don't have. I like them and customers like them. a little adjusting at times but what form don't you? jmo
I wouldn't at all
Care to share why?
I got a catalog in the mail that was from that company and all the deer forms were generic looking to me. I don't wanna do that to my customers. I admit, I haven't put my hands on one and I don't plan on it either. JMO.......