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" Game Head Of The Month " March 2020

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Steven Klee, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

    Welcome everyone to Game Head of the Month, a critique free thread where we can all gather to both admire and inspire...

    All talent and experience levels are represented here which makes this particular thread a unique learning tool of great value when used positively......

    So understanding that, THANK YOU to those who go the extra mile to share here. Post em' if you got em'.

  2. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

    2015 Chambers, Brandon (4).JPG

  3. Dave Byrd

    Dave Byrd Active Member

    Second 2 Nature wall pedestal. 027.JPG 030.JPG
  4. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

  5. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    A Good Client's BIG Buck!
    Mr. Jeremy Semelsberger once again nailed a buck worthy of preservation. For this big guy, I was asked if I could match a trail cam photo Jeremy had of this buck. I excitedly told him "Hell yeah, man!" In this case, I was able to utilize one of Research Mannikins newer 'Head Up' headforms ... in this case the WT-8576HU RT - 7¾" x 21½" x 22''. One of the neat things was rotating a pair of 32ᵐᵐ Joe Meder Dark Brown "Liquid Lens" Glass Eyes. They rotate very nicely!

    This first photo shows the trail cam photo side by side with the mounted head.

    The same photo in all it's full size glory!
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    As I was sitting across the room from the big buck, it dawned on me, the resemblance in pose, to a mount I did for the World Show back in 1989. Back then, there were no "Head Up" forms on the market. I used a - at the time - newer Buckeye Mannikins, Sweep Right Turn headform. I needed to lift the head up, as well as resculpt the upper lip to the Flehmen pose ... sculpting the upper gum palate, while using real front lower incisors, and the tip of a Mohr Deer tongue. Of course since then, Joe Meder sculpted a similar form for the market, replete with a pre-cast Flehmen nose and mouth section. Would I use one? No ... I'm too old school for that. I've done several others for clients the same way I did mine.
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  6. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    just finished up another mountain lion ped. IMG_1562.JPG IMG_1570.JPG
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  7. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

  8. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    thank you, I have one more left to get mounted
  9. Dennis Duffy

    Dennis Duffy Well-Known Member

    Absolutely Awesome job!!
  10. ARUsher

    ARUsher Well-Known Member

    Very nice!
  11. NMJagdHunter

    NMJagdHunter Ted Wenner

    Very mixed bag, been bad about taking pics recently but snapped a few the other day when I didn't feel like prepping any more hides lol. cam02.JPG cunningham01.JPG cunningham04.JPG barnett02.JPG dusty01.JPG
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  12. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    Wall pedestal just turned out. EED11FE1-1C79-437A-8490-04773CD3E3EA.jpeg
  13. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

  14. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Man the work on here is absolutely awesome! Not sure I want to post anything lol . Here is a nice Georgia 8pt just finished up.
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  15. ARUsher

    ARUsher Well-Known Member

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  16. brianmrusher

    brianmrusher Active Member

    B11BDBAC-2DE5-4CD4-A26F-9999D896C5F5.jpeg 58DF8246-04F2-42CC-98FE-8EFBBFDFAB0E.jpeg My personal buck i just finished.
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  17. kurt

    kurt Member

  18. point75

    point75 Active Member

    Taxi 3.JPG
  19. Jordan Park

    Jordan Park Active Member

    I’m embarrassed to show mine after all these nice mounts above! But I got one done this month, so I’ll show it.

    Dwb5, 13 point, brianmrusher and 6 others like this.
  20. pelltax

    pelltax New Member

    78D29989-1594-4754-9803-BB89FAA812C5.jpeg 9D61AAB0-93BE-474D-AD07-4718E0AB7F92.jpeg 8FEB6348-E4D4-461D-B3A7-D69C4CA8FEFE.jpeg 6116C5C5-61F4-4DAC-AB17-9C6D42DD4023.jpeg BB128C24-70D3-407D-BDF9-CDA1320DF8E3.jpeg F33E1EA3-3EC0-40DA-BC30-D74815F6992D.jpeg A 245lb dressed Maine whitetail and a 2yr old Pennsylvania October buck.
    verne, ARUsher, Lance.G and 4 others like this.