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Older Mount Alteration?

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by camiller, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. camiller

    camiller ...Live, Hunt, Preserve...

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    Okay, so I wanted to field some thoughts from those much more experienced than myself...

    Years back I shot a nice blonde brown bear in Russia - had it tanned by Carolina Fur, and did a lifesize. My younger self did a slight left turn on the bear, which has plagued me ever since - the bear is too straight of a mount to put anywhere.

    My thoughts were what would be involved in rehydrating enough to get more of a left turn out of the bear? McKenzie hide paste was used, but this was mounted back in 2004.
     
  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    It will be a hit and miss kinda thing , meaning if tanned correctly like it ( probably was ) you could rehydrate and most likely be fine to remove and remount. That said if the hide isn’t done completely correctly you would be taking a chance of it maybe having acid rot and falling apart. Not at all saying that will happen, but very possible.
     
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  3. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't. You mention Mckenzie hide paste, but they have several kinds, so it could be a pain getting the hide off the mannikin.
     
  4. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    fun project..wrap it up in wet towels and cover with plastic sheeting.... open stiches just enough to get a saw blade in and slice out a wedge.... turn wedge around and foam back in then close up seam...dont be scared just do it
     
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