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2018 What's on your Workbench

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

  1. benp

    benp New Member

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    How do you put the skin around the manikin with the wings already attached? Is there an incision from the breast to the wing that allows you to slide the skin on and then sew it up?
     
  2. bucksnort10

    bucksnort10 Well-Known Member

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    The wings are not fixed in place ... yet. I have them on the manniken ahead of time so I can more easily get it to dry where I want it. I then remove the wing(s), add the skin, then install wings next . . . prior to sewing up.

    The woodcock wing is part of my ongoing trials on extra wings, trying to get a better looking wing. VS failing on my mounts. : ) Also been experimenting with feather bending at the same time. Ha! I like to try different things to see what works for me. A lot easier to practice on extra wings than a prized bird.
     
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  3. blklab

    blklab Member

    IMG_0079.JPG A hoodie I'm working now. I've wanted to do one of theses for a few years.
     
  4. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    I also piece out the turkeys. much easier in the end
     
  5. benp

    benp New Member

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    Okay, I think if I ever mount a turkey or a swan that I’ll use this method. Thanks for showing.
     
  6. Tom Maul

    Tom Maul Active Member

    Killer mount, Emily
     
  7. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Small Canada being finished up

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  8. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Here's pintail from me .
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  9. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    very nice bird and a great job tommy
     
  10. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Thank you museum man!!
    Tommy
     
  11. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Still got a little tightening up to do.

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  12. Love that pintail Tommy. And that hoodie looks pretty darn nice too Brooke.
     
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  13. Trapper2016

    Trapper2016 Thanks for this awesome forum!

    Kinda ahamed to post it, but oh well. This is my 2nd duck overall. It intially was going to be a flying mount but i couldn't get it to look right, so i did it as a dead mount. I definetly see my flaws including the lack of "limpness" of the dangling appendages. There is a reason for that. Mainly just lack of planning. Anyway, Tons of stuff to work on, but hopefully my next duck will be better. And i would like to thank the individual who gifted me this bird. I was thrilled to have the opportunity. red breasted merganser.JPG

    Have a great weekend
    Chris
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2018
  14. boone90

    boone90 Dan Hastings

    E3F2AB38-EA20-4357-8848-D74F17080154.jpeg A Blonde hen mallard (I think) mounted yesterday.
     
  15. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Smoken hoodie Brooke
     
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  16. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Thanks 3bears...I'm back to the grind

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  17. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Thank you bob75.
    Tommy
     
  18. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    I am now in the elite club of IDIOTS that agreed to mount a Swan. I'm 5'2


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  19. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    I haven't done one of those yet Brooke and don't want to. They just sound and look like way too much work. I'll have em call you, alright?
     
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