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Bobcat Critique?

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

  1. zachb1994

    zachb1994 Member

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    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

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    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

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

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    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.

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  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

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    great ref pics
     
  11. zachb1994

    zachb1994 Member

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    Thanks to all of you!