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My 5th Mount

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Boneyard33, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Boneyard33

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    At some point I will stop posting these as separate threads I promise! Still learning a lot with every mount I think
     

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  7. Tom Maul

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    That's ahelluva fifth mount if you ask me!
     
  8. critterstuffr

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    As it was stated great mount. Just a question and it doesn't matter more curiosity than anything else. Under who's tutoring or training? Cause I'm here to tell you if you just grabbed a form and a cape plus some earliners 4 mounts ago and this is the result after the 5th on your own, you my friend are off to a rocking start and the sky's the limit on how good and far you can go. Even with help thats a great mount congratz!
     
  9. Boneyard33

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    For starters, I learned the basics from a youtube video from Marc Anthony. Then I was able to sit in with Eric Kibler for a few hours and watched how he put together a mount. I picked up a few tips there but the rest I just learned by studying other peoples mounts. Ty Dunkin, Neil Fowler, Stephen Klee, to name a few. Thanks for the compliments. I've been an artist, painting and drawing deer for most of my life so maybe that has helped. Im starting to get a few heads in the shop now but I will still only take in a dozen heads or so this year. Definitely don't want to do it for a living...too much work! Maybe someday I will put one in a competition but that will probably take a while before Im that good. There are a lot of mistakes I make im sure...

     
  10. AHO

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    I've just finished my 5th mount and it is a far cry from what you are doing I'm here to tell you. Very well done. I do have a question for you...would you explain how this mount was photographed? Kind of a sideways question I know but I believe the photography is a critically important factor when advertising your art. Any an all detail would be appreciated. Thanks! Adam
     
  11. Cecil

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    Funny you say that. I have a friend that is an extremely talented artist. After doing his first mount his thoughts were exactly the same!
     
  12. Boneyard33

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    I went to walmart and bought a couple yards of black fabric, like a microsuede or something. A little texture but something that wouldn't show wrinkles. I sprayed it with a water bottle, threw it in the dryer for 10 min to get the wrinkles out. I put the fabric behind the mount using clothes pins on a clothing display that I had in the shop. Opened the garage door so I could get some good natural light (cloudy/midday). Worked out much better than I thought. I have photoshop so I just blacked out the bar from the mount stand. Also, I used a nice Canon Camera which gives you very little, if any, "perspective effect" which I think is important. If you use the camera on your phone and get too close, the nose appears to be huge. If you do use a phone camera, back up quite a bit then zoom in and crop your image for best results. Good luck!

     
  13. Agreed. If that is only your fifth mount you are one heck of a taxidermist with a bright future as well. Beautiful work. Keep up the good work.
     
  14. Paul B

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    It does help to have an artist background and ability, taxidermy came very easy for myself for that reason,
     
  15. I also have videos that I recorded off of YouTube from Marc Anthony but also from my friend and mentor, Rick Carter, Joe Coombs, Dennis Behn and others as well. Marc was/is a pretty gifted bow hunter and taxidermist from what I was able to tell and did some nice mounts.