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Unique Pedestal Backing

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Audra, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Audra

    Audra Active Member

    Just was wondering if anybody out there had any really unique pedestal backing ideas thanks for sharing if so
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  2. PensivePronghorn

    PensivePronghorn Member

    I've always like the idea of state flags. Like in whichever state the animal was harvested, repurpose that state flag for the backing! I've even seen a US flag on a whitetail deer pedestal.
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  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    They have some very cool texture sprays at the hobby stores , I’ve always liked the marbling look , very easy but cool or have a hero pic of the hunter enlarged and put it on then use evirotect lite to gloss
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  4. Dwb5

    Dwb5 Active Member

    I have put vinyl flooring on 1. It cam close to matching his floor. I also like the textured paint
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  5. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member

    I’ve been doing a rock look with Matuska rock mechay and painting with thinned water based paint and a sea sponge. Kinda fun and quick. Before I put the mechay down I chip away chunks of foam. This is the only pict I got of one. Nothing new to most, just thought I would share. 4080BFCE-F554-4C79-B492-AE4BA70E1626.jpeg
  6. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Great job on that mount
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  7. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I appreciate that
  8. swampfox2

    swampfox2 Well-Known Member

    X 2 on that mount job !
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  9. Audra

    Audra Active Member

    Yes I've seen that also very creative, the gadsden flag would be neat.
  10. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Kulis Kastaway has some DVDs on unique pedestal work by a guy known as Michael P.
  11. jimss

    jimss Active Member

    Nice mount! I've seen several pedestals with hoof tracks embedded into the back of the pedestal. Leather with woven leather braid around the parameter look really nice. One of the fanciest backs I have ever seen had a sculptured photo of the father/son next to the bull elk after they harvested it together.
  12. brianmrusher

    brianmrusher Active Member

    I’ve started film dipping the backs of them. Put a good coat of paint down first.
  13. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    I did that once on one of my own mounts that was displayed in my studio. In 15 years, only one client ever wanted that one duplicated. Very few of my clients want to spend any more than they have to.
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  16. Westcoast

    Westcoast Well-Known Member

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  17. Westcoast

    Westcoast Well-Known Member

    These are mostly the rock mix from McKenzie and paint. Parts are also just plain old sculpted bondo and paint. The hooves were cast from actual tracks in mud. It’s fun adding a little sexiness to an already cool thing.
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  18. BO-N-ARO

    BO-N-ARO Hunt hard but hunt safe!

    Brush on fiberglass resin and sprinkle sand on it. When the resin kicks brush off what didn’t stick.