Do you guys not get the fact that when doing skin mounts that you get to keep most of the dollars generated instead of giving half of it to a replica supplier. Even if it does take longer you are being compensated by the fact that you are not shelling out $150 or more on a blank. If the invoice is $400 and you are paying $175 in a blank you are making $225 gross in labor. For a skin mount you might have $50 in materials, less than that if you carve your own body. If you charged the same for skins that you do for replicas you would make $125 more in labor revenue. So, if skin mounts take longer than replicas, lets say that fish takes 3 hours longer, (which I doubt) you have been compensated $42. per hour for that extra effort. If it only takes 2 hrs more you've been compensated over $60. per hr more. The reality of replicas is that you need to do 33-50% more gross volume in invoices to generate the same labor dollars that you receive in skin mounts.