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Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by BrookeSFD16, Jan 1, 2021.
Post up your in progress mounts
Happy new year. Let's hope for a healthy and prosperous '21. On the bench is this redhead drake with a dandy wing rebuild, and casting some heads for a gwt, pintail, shoveler and a mallard on the docket.
Nice clean accurate work Brooke!
Very nice Brooke. Always loved the woodies.
Almost ready to go. I really hated to dead mount the woodie. He was a great bird; would have been a great standing bird. The teal were in bad shape, so dead was the only option for them.
First time for me doing these guys flying.
And you nailed them!!
OKIE DOKIE it's that time of the year when Brooke turns back into that duck mounting machine!!!!
Thanks Barry! I'm not 100% back in the shop yet. Just getting back in the swing of things. Duck season has been bad here. Looks like I'll be mounting lots of Wood Ducks and Mallards this year.
Your mallards and Woodies are spot on Ms. Brooke. Who's bodies and heads are you using? Shane's and Teds?
It has been real slow here also!
Ted's heads. Lone Star bodies.
Rocky Mountain Materials is coming out with bodies soon, then I'll probably go to them.
He got all of this one
Interesting wing fix. What did you use there to reproduce the bone? Yep that bird took a solid hit. Glad I only get a few like that in a year.
Great Blue Heron mounted under USF&W permit
Ahh, the coveted Beason wood duck" !!
I use cutoffs of carbon arrows. I get them at my local bow shop. They have a ton, and they just toss em. All different sizes too. I wire through the bone, so if I use a wire to fix one that's broke I can't run my wire through come mounting time. They're lightweight and super strong. I just cut one to fit, slide it over the bone and superglue it.
When I go to mount, I'll use one one the other wing too for the humerous. I'll run my wire in the bone, bend, cut an arrow the same length as the other humerous, slide it on the wire and tape.
Wish I could see those mounts Brooke. They just come in as an "X" for me for whatever reason. Do you use a leg to leg incision or down the breast when you do your ducks? I was reading in the last issue of Taxidermy Today the article from Kail S. I never did a leg to leg but I want to try it next time I do a bird.