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What's On Your Workbench 2021

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by BrookeSFD16, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Is the head removable to paint? What is the benefit to painting the head after mounted? Not criticizing, just curious. I like to learn new stuff.
  2. Turkey slayer

    Turkey slayer Member

    Yes my heads can be removed until I get ready to set them on permanently. The benefit is getting the bird mounted first and everything situated the way you want it, then being able to paint multiple heads all together at a later date.

  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Makes perfect sense. I have seen famous turkey taxidermists with unpainted heads on their mounted turkeys and always wondered. Now I know. Thank you.
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  4. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    0224211652a.jpg Finally got water back after 7 days
  5. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    Matt birdworks did that long ago... btw brook that hybrid has all the pinny and mallard attitude
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  6. spurhunter

    spurhunter Active Member

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  7. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

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  8. Wally Gator

    Wally Gator Well-Known Member

    FA3A16DF-52DB-4B0B-8B84-48BBA903F06B.jpeg C63C6210-B473-481E-A3BC-834A300A4277.jpeg My first redhead. Very enjoyable to flesh after doing woodies.
    Blessings y’all
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  9. Kostyniuk-outdoors

    Kostyniuk-outdoors Alberta free and proud

    (In Canada and have the proper permit)
    Juvie great horned owl. 20210228_201703.jpg fish and wildlife estimated him at 5 months old. Roadkill bird. Most pinfeathers I've ever seen.. every single head feather, under wing, back, and legs were pins.
  10. GotHonks

    GotHonks Well-Known Member

    Nice work , I agree I'd much rather use birds that are shot up as dead mounts , that's what I normally suggest when I get birds that are in bad shape ....
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  11. GotHonks

    GotHonks Well-Known Member

    Tell you what after seeing her great work year after year IMO Brooke has got to be of the best taxidermist in the country ... Surely one of the busiest ... for good reason ... If I ever shoot a few of my bucket list birds Instead of doing them myself I'd probably send them to her ... Her work is always spot on ...
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  12. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    Good Golly GotHonks you're gonna swell her head past the breaking point!! (but you are pretty spot on)
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  13. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Awww thanks y'all. I'm really not busy, I only take in a limited number and only do Taxidermy from February through September.

    I can't upload pics for some reason the last couple days. And the pics that are on here load VERY slow.
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  14. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    IMG_20210303_060049_854.jpg By this one loaded fine. Booner Spooner
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  15. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

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  16. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

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  17. Crittrstuffr

    Crittrstuffr Well-Known Member

    Outstanding Brooke From the pose to the attitude the painting of the bill and the feet. All your work is incredible but I think this is my favorite
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  18. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the kind words. I try to do my best on every bird.
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  19. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

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    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

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