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What's On You Workbench 2020

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by BrookeSFD16, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

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  2. johnb1

    johnb1 Well-Known Member

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    Been awhile. 20191202_181154.jpg
     

  3. Mario Pinocci

    Mario Pinocci M.V.P. Waterfowl Taxidermy

    Couple new ones this week.
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  4. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    What I like most about those Mario is the hair clips and cardboard!! Exactly the way I do it!
     
  5. Mario Pinocci

    Mario Pinocci M.V.P. Waterfowl Taxidermy

    They don't damage the feathers and quills and you can bend them for thickness and shape.
     
  6. KLFL

    KLFL Active Member

  7. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Those are Ted's
     
  8. KLFL

    KLFL Active Member

    Sweet thank you
     
  9. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    Great idea! I have been using binder clips and they work but I have worried they would have to strong a spring and damage the feathers even after I reduced the tension on them.
     
  10. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    I use cardboard from soda 12 packs and cut it to the size I need. Lay it under the feathers and put a hairclip at both ends. Then I preen the feathers into place, set another strip of cardboard on top and add clips all along it. I cut the top cardboard slightly narrower than the bottom so I can see if any feather moved when installing the top piece. I feel this holds the feather a lot better than tape and it's easier to remove. And they are all reusable
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  11. Mario Pinocci

    Mario Pinocci M.V.P. Waterfowl Taxidermy

    They also make larger ones that I use on my Turkeys, Swans and Sand Hill Cranes. I buy them at Walmart.
     
  12. GotHonks

    GotHonks Active Member

    Finally getting a few birds done after not working on birds for 6 months due to the hot weather , fishing and waterfowl season . Mounted a pair of whiffling Ross's geese last yr that came out really nice and a buddy decided he wanted a pair of Adult Snows doing the same .... Personally I think these white geese are royal pain in the rear .. More down to fluff and keeping them clean as I work on them not to mention all the fat these rice eaters have ... Thinking about charging more for the white geese due to the extra effort they take .. This pair came out fairly nice no pin feathers on these guys for a change .... They re not positioned exactly yet but you get the idea .. 20200229_101252.jpg .. 20200229_101307.jpg
     
  13. Mario Pinocci

    Mario Pinocci M.V.P. Waterfowl Taxidermy

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  14. GotHonks

    GotHonks Active Member

    That thing is huge , Nice work ..
     
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  15. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Well done Mario! I'm working on that same pose on one but it's going to be a side profile
     
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  16. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Awesome Crane Mario!
     
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  17. Mario Pinocci

    Mario Pinocci M.V.P. Waterfowl Taxidermy

    Thanks, everyone.:) It will take a good month to dry, then a lot of finishing work. Will post when bird is completed.
     
  18. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    I absolutely love this thread seeing everyone's work is so inspiring! Heres one from me .
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  19. KAMoHunter

    KAMoHunter Proud member of the WVTA

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    First birds I’ve done in 7 years. In progress. Used to be full time but a job came along I couldn’t pass up. I never got rid of the itch so I’m dabbling again. Chukkar was full of pin feathers I was kinda surprised for the time of year it was shot
     

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  20. KLFL

    KLFL Active Member