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First cape buff

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Amy, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Amy

    Amy Mammal artist

    EAA2D26A-5AEA-46FD-A8D1-BD6CE4253780.jpeg 1291F05A-E150-4D4B-8EF0-6671BABA6E32.jpeg My first Cape buffalo. I feel that he could have turned out worse, and could have turned out better. I could have used more clay and softened those wrinkles better, and added more around the face. Mind you, I took this pic right after I mounted so I think some finish work will do him some good. I got a lot of good advice from Clay Wagner, sometimes it’s just hard to convert that advice to real life. I was a little out of my league on this big boy. Don’t worry, It’s for my own self (a cape and horns I obtained). I also was able to buy a 44” form for 35 bucks at an auction and altered him down to 40”’. Fit great except for a little tight in the forehead. Might have made it easier on myself just buying a proper form, but I like a challenge. Hopefully y’all don’t think it’s a total fail .. look what I had to work with. Cape was stiff, slipped and pretty sucky in general but from what I understand, that’s pretty par for the course with buffalo. I think I’ll stick with my baby bobcats and foxes, but at least I got one big ugly buffalo under my belt 28991029-1BA4-491C-8751-4B2F8A39EDAE.jpeg

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  2. Amy

    Amy Mammal artist

    8E1A06E4-0A58-4E5E-86BA-EE4035050B89.jpeg The beautiful test fit Lol
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  3. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    they are a pain in the butt. you however did a great job. don't cut yourself short.
  4. Amy

    Amy Mammal artist

    Thank you. I am just such a perfectionist sometimes
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  5. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    you being a perfectionist is what puts your work above others. keep up being a prefectionist
  6. Nice !