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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by zachb1994, Jan 7, 2022.

  1. zachb1994

    zachb1994 Member

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    Just trying to get better every time. From my first one to now is a huge difference. Thanks help me out! B5C94622-6F85-473D-9A2A-3A9543C7B050.jpeg 3887C972-9090-4638-A920-1F9E958736D6.jpeg 6FA9CA1E-D88C-4A48-80C2-090DDC770322.jpeg 1D22B0B0-AF33-480E-8F00-46B9C95FAC8B.jpeg 4EA7C6E2-ADF5-416D-B53C-EC34106805C5.jpeg F4D77733-651E-43F5-B849-ABB44C5E4A5F.jpeg
     
  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Just a few things I see at first glance: your ear edge isn’t rolled in enough , more on the top edge of deers left ear. The lips or mouth line is over tucked , back corners of mouth kinda roll a round and go forward and down ( look at a study pic you will see what I’m saying if not tell me and I’ll post a pic of it ) . Eyes look pretty good shape wise , just trying to figure out why they look so gunky with like something is all around it . Tear duct should be tucked more , should be a slit , hair to hair no skin should be showing , when dry there really isn’t any finish work to be done there , no filler maybe a little paint toning is all . Remember Groom as it drys, there is a hair pattern/direction all over the deer , like the heavy hair on forehead above eyes it should be brushed so it goes over and perpendicular to the eye and make a line appear all the way back to the rack , again look at a pic to understand, as the mount drys using a small to medium size wire brush , brush the side of the head from the ears down and slightly forward, all the way to the muzzle . Now brush the chin and side of the nose hair forward and up so it stands up giving you a fuller look . Do that 3 -4 times a day till it drys .
     

  3. zachb1994

    zachb1994 Member

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    Sounds good ill give it some more work thanks!
     
  4. Ear butts shape and lack of muscle definition stand out the most to me but all in all a good looking mount
     
  5. zachb1994

    zachb1994 Member

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    Thanks for the help!
     
  6. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    are you using wax around the eyes?
     
  7. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Well-Known Member

    Join you state's taxidermy association, and find someone that give one on one training. It's well worth the money
     
  8. zachb1994

    zachb1994 Member

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    No sir. Should I be? Thanks
     
  9. zachb1994

    zachb1994 Member

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    I actually just joined. Thanks!
     
  10. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    No, you shouldn't use wax but believe it or not some still do. Just kind of looked like it was. keep at it and good luck.
     
  11. gobbler71

    gobbler71 Member

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    Ear edges, earbutt muscle definition, hair patterns on muzzle and brisket, back corners of mouth, tear ducts, finish work, it takes a lifetime of learning. Do what these guys said....join, practice and learn.
     
  12. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    Be better to ask for critique when it is finished.