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2019 What's On Your Workbench

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by BrookeSFD16, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. GotHonks

    GotHonks Well-Known Member

    Wish you had a before pic.... Didn't know you could re do a mount .... Looks
    Pretty dang good now ... Beck of a job ...
  2. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    It does look good. Assuming they're going to add to that one in the future

  3. benp

    benp Member

    You can see the left wing is droopy from lack of bone. The breast looks largely out of proportion and the center of body to center of neck shifts instead of a nice flow with it also being too long and skinny with lack of proper build up and neck to head attachment.

    Still not the worse mount ive seen but not what was expected by the customer.

    Only reason I remounted this bird is because it was fresh from being mounted, can't imagine how big of a headache it would be to remount an old one.

    And yes there is a plan for a black duck and possibly a mallard going behind this bird that I will be mounting.

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  4. benp

    benp Member

    Oh yeah and Brooke to go back to prices that were mentioned, this particular bird runs I believe $300-$350 by the first taxidermist that mounted him.
    So your prices are very reasonable

    I believe the person was training someone and had the student mount it, I have seen his mounts and was surprised how this one looked compared to ones done a couple years ago for other people.
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  5. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Back to mounting. 2 done today.

  6. Wally Gator

    Wally Gator Well-Known Member

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  7. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    WOW and before 7:00 am
  8. bucksnort10

    bucksnort10 Well-Known Member

  9. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Dan the bird looks nice but the wire is coining out of a but crack
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  10. Tshane

    Tshane New Member

    Any critics welcomed and appreciated

    Attached Files:

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  11. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]Pair of Mottled ducks. The hen was SUPER pinny. And yes Barry.... before 7am
  12. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Awesome work guys ! I love seeing what everyone is working on. Here's my first Rio I've ever had the opportunity to do.
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  13. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    Pretty damn impressive Rogers!
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  14. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    beautiful job on the turkey tommy
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  15. MallardsFowlLife

    MallardsFowlLife Well-Known Member

    One of my pieces I took to the Iowa show this past weekend while it was still in progress.
    Thanks to Rich, finfeathr, for the bird. It only took me two years to mount it but that's how personal pieces go!
  16. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Thank you wildthings!
  17. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Thank you Museum man !
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  18. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member


    Drake was a nightmare. Back to skinning today.
  19. MallardsFowlLife

    MallardsFowlLife Well-Known Member

    A wigeon and a mottled that turned out pretty good for having to rebuild wings on both!
    IMG_6942[1].JPG IMG_6939[1].JPG
  20. johnb1

    johnb1 Well-Known Member