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Full Mount Fox

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Smittee, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Smittee

    Smittee Member

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    l would like to do a full mount fox and was wondering if I should buy a fox already tanned or buy one and skin it and have it tanned. I was also thinking of getting Brian Hendricks DVD on mounting a fox, just wanting suggestions or ideas. Thanks
     
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  2. Codi

    Codi Active Member

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    Buy a whole one, keep the skinned carcass as reference.
     

  3. Trapper2016

    Trapper2016 Thanks for this awesome forum!

    I would buy one frozen whole if I were you. You can take your measurements directly off the carcass as mentioned above, and you can stick it in the freezer and use it as a guide should you get lost in the process. Instead of sending it out to get tanned by a tannery, you might also consider checking around locally with your taxidermists and see if anyone around wet tans their items in shop. I imagine someone will and you could pay them to wet tan it for you. It would save you alot of time, and if you flesh the hide prior, then it shouldn't cost much at all.

    Brian Hendicks also offers some really informative videos on mounting a red fox on youtube. Here is a link. Hope this helps and good luck

    Chris

     
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  4. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    One thing I did for several years was to bring my salted skins to a local taxidermist and he would sent them out with his stuff. He would give me a bill for the tanning a percentage of the shipping.
     
  5. Smittee

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    Are you aware of any online videos that show the skinning process? I know someone posted pictures on the site but you can no longer see them. Thanks
     
  6. dwimberly

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    you can visit Brian's FB page and he has a tone there. Skinning, form prep, finishing, etc...he may do it on another animal than what you are looking for but when it comes to cats, foxes and coyotes, they are pretty much all the same.
     
  7. czykdbcz

    czykdbcz Artist or just crazy

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    Get the whole frozen fox you get the pleasure of skinning it yourself that will help with anatomy and you will have a reference and tan it yourself. Or you can send it out
     
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  8. bullman

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    Brian Hendricks videos he has on ytube are very informative. A real must see.