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Something A LITTLE different.............

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by *, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. *

    * Liberalism IS A MENTAL ILLNESS !

    BABY BONGO, I even get the chance once in a while to work on something different.
    Stands 22 inches at the shoulder












  2. EJ

    EJ Proud Member of: Unaffiliated, Free Agent

    Dang! I hope you bolted it to the base or it may fly off with those ears! ;D...Great looking piece Dennis!

  3. Very nice work Dennis
  4. Judysan

    Judysan The Roadkill Queen

    Neat looking little thing. Where are those from?
  5. Silverwolf5792

    Silverwolf5792 Sierra, my quarter horse :)

    That's so cool! I love the eyes, they really look like it's alive. Very pretty animal
  6. Excellent piece Dennis . . . including your finish work.

  7. oldterryr

    oldterryr Terry's in Heaven with no worries at all.

    that sucker has bigger ears than my grandson
  8. choo choo charlie

    choo choo charlie I feel pretty good for the way I feel

  9. Doylestudio

    Doylestudio Active Member

    Very well done Dennis.
    I look foward to working with you at Cabela's
    next weekend. Should be interesting.

  10. *

    * Liberalism IS A MENTAL ILLNESS !

    I wondered who would be there.
    I'm doing a double pedestal Red Lechwe and Puku on Saturday and a Roan pedestal mount on Sunday.
    See ya there!
  11. artwildcreate

    artwildcreate Don't look at me.....

    fantastic job!
  12. crankin

    crankin New Member

    as always great work dennis
  13. RF

    RF Member

    Very nice
  14. Tom Parish

    Tom Parish New Member

    Hell Dennis, I thought that something different would be a FISH
  15. Red stag

    Red stag Active Member

    Very nice job on the bongo Dennis! Thanks for sharing. :D
  16. lee tees valley

    lee tees valley tweety luvva.

  17. Jim B

    Jim B Active Member

    Beautiful job! I've never seen a little one mounted.What did you start with for a form?
  18. *

    * Liberalism IS A MENTAL ILLNESS !

    I've only seen ONE in my 35 years mounted before.
    Pretty rare, and the fact they run about $17,000 to $20,000 to go on a Bongo hunt.
    Used an Abbots Duiker to start with, a few small changes were needed and had to add bone length to legs and increase leg diameter, or girth, about three times what the Abbots was, make new neck had to increase length and girth. Used a big Gray Duiker head and reworked it, width, length and depth.
    Had the carcass buy I CAN"T STAND casting anything, worked the form up in one day, casting takes to darn long and end result to me isn't worth it. You still have to sculpt the whole darn thing anyway so why do it. There's a form out there somewhere that will always be a good start to any animal.
    Thank you all for the compliments
  19. cattrax

    cattrax Beats being in the shop!

    Thanks for sharing Dennis. Always appreciate seeing your stuff and techniques.
  20. Good job Dennis, your finish work is outstanding. Thanks for sharing. Tim