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Bobcat Critique?

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by zachb1994, Nov 13, 2021.

  1. zachb1994

    zachb1994 Member

    Be honest and tell me what I can do to make my bobcats better thank you! This is only my second one. Of course it’s not painted or anything yet. 55EF15DF-15D7-4CE0-BDAD-5534594F9119.jpeg B1E8172D-5B77-4721-9FD6-D2640FA27C3F.jpeg FC9C5BA4-B1A8-4EAA-8583-35EE6EA4720C.jpeg C1E8A225-16C3-4C6D-AEFE-7F32C6FBEBE4.jpeg
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  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Look at the whisker lines on both sides , they should be even , level and equally spaced , pretty much identical on both side , these are not . Grooming and fluffing of hair and adjustment of hide needs to be done as it dries not after . It looks like it was dorsal cut and you can see it puckered up from sewing . Ears aren’t equal it’s left is down more . Front top of eye should be a tad higher and back of eyes should be a tad lower and come to more of a point going back towards ear . Look at references and learn how to interpret each pic . It’s not easy . Keep at it , learn to look and work on smaller areas , it’s in the details , the little symmetry things that will help balance your mount out .
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  3. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

    13 point gave you some great tips. A good shampoo with pert plus, rinse well and blow it dry completely. Will make it much nicer.
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  4. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Well-Known Member

    Get one of these little guys. I've had shop cats over the years and you can't beat live reference

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  5. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Hairless sphinx cats are excellent reference.
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  6. zachb1994

    zachb1994 Member

    Thank you all! I’ll keep going at it
  7. ice

    ice Active Member

    Read some of the articles by John Belucci on setting eyes in bobcats, compared to eyes in house cats; the angle of pupils, proportions in face, etc.
  8. LordRusty

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

  9. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    How can it not help. That is some reference there!
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  10. buckrub10

    buckrub10 Active Member

    great ref pics
  11. zachb1994

    zachb1994 Member

    Thanks to all of you!