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" Game Head Of The Month " July 2020

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Steven Klee, Jul 2, 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.

    On a Personal note, I hope everyone has a blessed 4th with family & Friends!

    Post em' if you got em'...

    Best, Steve
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  2. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

    Giant Nebraska whitetail.

  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    B0AC69B5-5F8A-4A1D-86EE-69C007863393.jpeg 8F3D0F94-138A-45F0-B862-5AFE0EAB1399.jpeg Another sika
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  4. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    great job Brian, what a nice looking deer
  5. BowDeadly

    BowDeadly "LIFE IS GREAT" It's better with a bow

    Both these deer are awesome, guys definitely know what's going on.
  6. Great work everyone.I Havnt posted on here in a while !

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  7. NMJagdHunter

    NMJagdHunter Ted Wenner

    Have a great 4th everyone. A muley I mounted for my brother. 20200627_154630.jpg 20200627_154738.jpg 20200702_164305.jpg
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    13 point Well-Known Member

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  9. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    A Javelina I just wrapped up.
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  10. NMJagdHunter

    NMJagdHunter Ted Wenner

    NM rocky ram. 20200620_130442.jpg 20200620_123627.jpg
  11. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    A whitetail. 4 more to go for the. Season
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  12. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    And a Mule Deer wall pedestal.
  13. LordRusty

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

    A Great 'Re-Birth'

    This is the FINAL remounting of my own Whitetail Deer ... a full-on ten-pointer! A small ten, but a ten all the same ... and my first and ONLY Deer I ever killed. After I killed him, that's when I discovered, that I wasn't cut out to kill animals. I prefer to "restore" them ... the phrase preferred by my friend, the late Henry Wichers Inchumuk - Master Taxidermist and Mentor - when he was still with us ... bless him! Since I first mounted him as a standard wall mount - over a paper form - back in 1974, a newer floor pedestal headform came onto the market.

    The chosen headform - the Research Mannikins WT-8838, Floor Pedestal head form - is a wonderful sculpture, and has the detail I was looking for, plus a SYMMETRICAL HEAD AND FACE! And ... it's a floor pedestal, sculpted in the very pose my buck held when he was last alive! It still needed some minor reducing here and there, as well as some refining of details here and there, until I was satisfied with it. Now, bear in mind, I killed this buck back in 1973 ... December 1st, 1973 to be exact - the day before my 18th Birthday ... and when I originally mounted him, it was back around 1974.

    So now, here he is ... in all his glory! Thank you to Research Mannikins, and Bill Lancaster, who sculpted this and many of the forms I use.

    I will say this mount was a labor of love that took many, many years to fulfill. Yes, I'm happy!

    I took the first photos of my buck without his final habitat addition of an artificial Dawson Fir Tree from Autograph Foliages, so I could photograph him alone from all around ... as these photos attest.
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    Here's the start of the photos with the tree ...
    The little surprise is the beautifully wood-carved Cardinal ... a splash of color, created by top wood-carver ... Michael A. Beaver. The year I shot my buck, Cardinals were EVERYWHERE, and I wanted to create that memory here as well!
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  14. drob

    drob Active Member

    Very nice!!!!!
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  15. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    beautiful nice clean mount John. You did his memory well. Would loved to have seen him before you tore him apart for the re mount
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  16. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

  17. kurt

    kurt Member

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  18. GP1419

    GP1419 Member

    A couple big Ky bruisers 20200717_170223.jpg 20200717_170151.jpg 20200717_170336.jpg
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    13 point Well-Known Member

  20. LordRusty

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

    Thanks! Here is his first version done in 1974 ...
    I still had him in 1987 ...
    His second version from the early '90's on a Sallie Dahmes headform, and I tried Bondo ears ... never again!
    His third version from the mid to late '90's on a Buckeye Mannikins #WT713 Upright LT Offset - 7⅛''x 13''x 18½''x 19¼'' - this was to be his final incarnation. ...
    He would have stayed mounted, but for a shop fire ... some flames and LOTS of smoke!!!
    I cleaned him best I could, but the smell of smoke was still in him ... really bad! So, I decided to do a final remount, and wanted a pedestal. I was originally gonna use a Joe Coombs Classic #94-7020L full wall pedestal, that I would have altered to a floor pedestal, then Research Mannikins came out with their floor pedestals, and he is now as you see him in the above photos.
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