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2018 What's on your Workbench

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by BrookeSFD16, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. bucksnort10

    bucksnort10 Well-Known Member

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    No, you are a better taxi than I.

    I need to find a shot gunner who isn't such a good shot.
    I don't know why he kept it for me.

    That one would have been hard to hide problems even on a standing pose.

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  2. 3bears

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    I'll stick to lucky. After that one I've been telling anyone that thinks about having me do one doodle, they better bring three and only plan on getting one back.
     
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  3. deerhunter1964

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    Here is a young goose I finished up yesterday.
     

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  4. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Too wet to hunt so I decided to get my least favorite birds out of the way. I really do not like geese.

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  6. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    First attempt at a Ross goose

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  7. bucksnort10

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    At least I didn't end up with a pile of feathers on this one . . .
     
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  8. Wildthings

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    Ready set go!!
     
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  9. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

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    Ross goose #2
     
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  10. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Last of the hoodies to do so far!!
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  11. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Very clean Brooke well done. Love those poses!
     
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  12. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Barry you got them hoodies perfected! Hope you have a productive year.
     
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  13. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Ross #3....and hopefully my last goose ever.

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  14. bucksnort10

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    Getting there. Woodcock 12-2018.JPG
     
  15. Wildthings

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    WTG Dan!! any cussing involved?

    Brooke and you got those Ross's down pat. I just hate seeing unpainted feet on a mounted white feathered bird YIKES!!!
     
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  16. bucksnort10

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    Thanks! I got quite a few tips from others that have done one. And that helped a bunch.
    Plus I had a few practice birds that I mounted up all the way even though I knew they wouldn't make the cut. I actually mounted this one up wet. : ) There are advantages to doing that. : )

    No swear words involved. I am pretty low key.
    My wife says, "You never swear."
    No need to.

    Ducks will seem easier in comparison when I get back to them. I say that and then I will be proven wrong. I have a few more upland game birds yet to do. Trying to fit them in with my full time job.

    You all have a great weekend.
     
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  17. bucksnort10

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    Brooke, you did awesome on the Ross geese! Sounds like it is out of your comfort zone. But after you do a few you will see they aren't that bad to do. Just need to make sure you charge enough to cover the extra time (if needed).

    One day I would love to try a sandhill crane . . .
     
  18. 3bears

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    Dan sandhills are pretty easy, just big. Their skin is tough. I just sent my first out the door and I hope more come but not at once, my shop isn't big enough to do that many at once.
     
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  19. Wildthings

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    A little bit more fussing on this one and it'll be out the door and on the BOTM Thread!
    As 3bears said "real tough skin"!
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  20. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Barry, them feet will get painted at some point. I keep saying I'm gonna start removing and finishing feet before hand, but I just don't have the foresight to be able to tell how they should go. There's been several times that I have mounted a bird in the position that it was requested and realized that it has flaws that could be hidden if the pose was changed..so I change it. Pre done feet would totally mess that up. My method of painting feet is pretty good....at least I think it is.

    Dan, they're just too big. Between my size and the size of mt shop it's just not cost (and my mental health) effective. I've gotten pretty fast in the last year and if I have to change up routine to do something bigger than a Mallard it really slows me down. The Ross weren't bad, as far as size, but they're still geese. For me they require way more drying, the wings are so big that they get all mauled up since my workbench is only so big. I'll still do them...for myself.....and yes if a current customer wants to pay my price...I'll do them. I'm not taking any more for wholesale. I've got 16 months left on the FD and then I'll be full time. I've already stopped taking mammals, and one retired I'll be a full time bird only Taxidermist...or at least I'm gonna try!
     
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