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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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    Brooke, at least it isn’t in a complex pose.
    I know the struggle of being on the short side, I’m only 5’4” and I shot a swan last year and was something else to walk it back a mile to the truck. I still have it in the freezer in case I get a wild hair to try to mount it.
    Great work on it!
     
  2. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Not no but hell no. This guy is gonna be the proud owner of the ONE AND ONLY swan done by me!
     
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  3. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    OK then, see if I ever do you another favor.;) Dammit now who do I send em to? Too funny!
     
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  4. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    We'll send them to Barry!!!:D
     
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  5. fowlweatherfowler

    fowlweatherfowler Active Member

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    Looks pretty nice Brooke. I have not got to my buddies and my own swan yet, been skinning 5 cranes and 2 canadas. After these not sure I care to do another big bird and even told them if your bird is in this batch ill do it if you choose to go later ill pry turn it away.

    Debating on doing my 2 cranes and swan as a dead mount to simplify things. 2 cranes will be bust mounts.
     
  6. AliciaG

    AliciaG Museum taxidermist and exhibit preparator

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    Barred owl on the bench this weekend. It's going to be catching a wood rat (doing the rat today). One of two for a new exhibit in SF opening this summer.
     
  7. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Hey bring it on! I'm good for at least one!!
     
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  8. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Them blue feathers are kicking my butt.

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  9. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Those blue feathers kick most peoples arses! Hard to get them smooth looking
     
  10. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    I don't find them too hard. Actually, I have only ever mounted one and it was a resting pose, so that wasn't an issue. When those buggers leave this part of the world, you can't tell the drakes form the hens so people don't pay to have em mounted. They're just early season bag fillers.
     
  11. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Nowhere near Miss Brooke's hoodie but he's coming along. Needs to tighten up so I can adjust some of the feather patterns. He's going to be swimming with the hen underwater fishing
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  12. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Love it! It'll do better tomorrow on staying in place.
     
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  13. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Here's Grandma. By far the worst skin I've ever mounted. Solid pinfeatherd from the shoulders forward.

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    And a pintal
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  14. Mario Pinocci

    Mario Pinocci M.V.P. Waterfowl Taxidermy

    004.jpg Just finished a customers swan still needs a little grooming. This is my 7th Swan this year.
     
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  15. Mario Pinocci

    Mario Pinocci M.V.P. Waterfowl Taxidermy

    003.jpg Also worked on a competition piece. Last bird is drying.
     
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  16. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    very nice work mario
     
  17. Mario Pinocci

    Mario Pinocci M.V.P. Waterfowl Taxidermy

    Thank You
     
  18. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Mario your work is great! Which show are you going to?

    Today was Woody day.

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  19. Mario Pinocci

    Mario Pinocci M.V.P. Waterfowl Taxidermy

    I'm going to try and go to NTA in July.
     
  20. johnb1

    johnb1 Well-Known Member

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    Haven't posted in a long while,but here's a few from this week. 20180420_113009.jpg 20180416_163249.jpg
     
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