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BOTM October 2022

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by BrookeSFD16, Sep 30, 2022.

  1. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    BOTM is a critique free thread where all can post thier finished mounts. Thank you to all who participate.
     
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    My third lifesize turkey done a few years ago. The scaps were impossible to med the ends of the feathers, so this is the end result after much steaming, which is much better than they were. Resized_20221001_151036_15028475278849.jpeg
     

  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    The head is a freeze dry from Stehlings that I sent them. I painted the head. I chose to have the wings out of the side pockets of the breast as per reference I had.
     
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  4. cuttindux

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  5. Dark Man

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  6. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

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    Some very nice pieces of late. I love the look to the preening pintail.
     
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  7. Crittrstuffr

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    Took the words out of my mouth Jim. Cutn beautiful mount details are crazy good the balance, weight shift on the legs, closed eye all add to a spectacular bird. :)
     
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  8. cuttindux

    cuttindux Member

    Thank you so much.
     
  9. Hoythunter22

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    D44778EF-06BD-4A6F-BBF2-624EEB588EF0.jpeg This guy just left the shop yesterday
     
  10. Crittrstuffr

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    Great job Hoyt. I wish we got those up in Michigan as I've only mounted 3 of them ever and never been able to get one personally. Bucket list
     
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  11. Hoythunter22

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    Thank you! They are one of my favorites for sure. Hopefully you’ll be able to get yourself one soon!
     
  12. Gray Ghost Safaris

    Gray Ghost Safaris Hunting Consultant

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  13. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    A toucrow done several years ago. Resized_20221014_165318_407827408985570.jpeg Resized_20221014_165426_407793150690323.jpeg
     
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  14. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    My fifth or sixth lifesize turkey. Anthony Eddy unpainted head and first time using Shane Smith body. Since this was my first time with the new body, I missed the pin point for the scaps. I placed them too far back, making them look a little un-natural. Resized_20221014_165810_407763553454449.jpeg Resized_20221015_203037_119462453321823.jpeg Resized_20221014_165823_407783180519910.jpeg
     
  15. Jim McNamara

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    The woodie hen was a add on. The Drake was done earlier and you can see how weak his crest was.

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  16. Kostyniuk-outdoors

    Kostyniuk-outdoors Alberta free and proud

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    Alberta, Canada. Turned from hobbyist to professional in September, leaving a 10 year career in the tire and auto industry to start as a full time bird taxidermist and fur tanner at a northern alberta studio. This was the second client bird I did after starting. A roadkilled mature eagle with permit.
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  17. Kostyniuk-outdoors

    Kostyniuk-outdoors Alberta free and proud

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    Raven mount done the following week. 20221010_175523.jpg 20221010_175433.jpg
     
  18. Kostyniuk-outdoors

    Kostyniuk-outdoors Alberta free and proud

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    And the first client bird done after starting. The upper owl in this pair mount. As well as the dead marten. The bottom owl was a pre-existing mount. I had to find a way to incorporate a new owl mount and a marten into a display with the old mount. Some digging around in the driftwood pile, and a bit of time with a sketch pad planning and this was the result.
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  19. Wildthings

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