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2018 What's on your Workbench

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

  1. johnb1

    johnb1 Well-Known Member

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    A cool mall.×black duck hybrid.
     

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  2. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    great looking duck. post pictures when you get it mounted
     

  3. Wildthings

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    Next is a Sandhill

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  4. 3bears

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    Hey Wildthings, I have one of those buggers coming up soon as well. I'm not really looking forward to it, the customer wants it displaying with wings spread. I've never attempted one but, hell, I've never done a lot of things but I ain't scared to try.
     
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  5. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    20180425_115803.jpg badly shot drake and a pinfeathered hen .
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  6. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Got it skinned out today. It'll be Sunday before I can flesh it. This one will be standing. I've done two before this one. One of the other ones I did was displaying his wings. Running the leg wires is a booger!!

    Those came out awesome Tommy - love the hen's attitude!
     
  7. 3bears

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    Wildthings, skinning/ fleshing a crane is on the calendar for next week. I'm not sure when I'll get to actually mounting it. He wants the mouth open and a water habitat to boot so I have to cast the head or use the real one, haven't decided yet, and build the base prior to mounting it. Oh yeah round up more reference as well.
     
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  8. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Thank you so much!!
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  9. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

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    First one of these I'll be doing. Guy swears it "flew " into the decoys. I call BS, but it all pays the same. Gonna be a table top flushing mount...I'll have to find a dang fencepost to support him.
     
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  10. Wildthings

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    Got it skinned, fleshed, washed, rinsed and into the freezer for later when it comes up. Big birds but tough tough skin
     
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  11. 3bears

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    Good to know. I went from fleshing an Eider to a bunch of wood ducks, man other than the funky smell those sea ducks have, I'll take them over thin skinned, pin feathered, fat wood ducks any day.
     
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  12. Keenan94

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  13. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    20180427_194537.jpg couple of more mallards.
    Tommy
     
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  14. dmac1175

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    So much has been mentioned lately about Cranes I decided to post up a pic of a couple mounted recently. These are the first ones I have done and dreaded it for a long time. I will be honest, they weren't as bad as I thought they might be. I also mount quite a few turkeys a year to so I'm used to big birds.
     

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  15. johnb1

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    Keenan94, I picked the wood on the river,by my house.
     
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  16. Wildthings

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    Good jb dmac on the cranes. Looks like you used the real head. Any advice on using them and how about them legs? What's your techniques on wiring them and what diid you use on them/
     
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    Thanks
    I did use the real heads. Just make sure you really clean the heads good. I used apoxy sculp on about a 90/10 mix so you will have plenty of time to adjust the eyes. Also I used some super glue jel inside beak and taped around it to hold it while it dried. I believe it was a 10 guage neck wire. I just drilled a hole in back of skull to receive the neck wire. I just made a horse shoe on end of next wire and hot glued it into place. It helps to hot glue head pretty close to the position desired. That heavy neck wire makes it difficult to bend. You can use one 6 guage wire on one leg an an 8 guage wire on the leg. That is what I use on turkeys most of the time. Hope this helps.
     
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  19. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Not one of my best. But still a Woody.
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  20. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Woody day yesterday, Hoodie day today.
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    Still needs to tighten up.