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Mammals Of The Month For Dec. 2022

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by wa, Dec 4, 2022.

  1. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

    marten393.jpg raccoon392.jpg raccoon394.jpg raccoon398.jpg Well it's the last of the year please let's go out with a 3 pager
    ALL welcome OLD-NEW-ANYTHING PS it's my Bday
    Over and Out
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2022
  2. Glenn M

    Glenn M Well-Known Member

    Happy Birthday WA. Here's a bobcat.
    NMJagdHunter, wa, Richard C and 3 others like this.

  3. Codi

    Codi Well-Known Member

    Congrats on another year, wa!

    I have nothing new so here is one from a couple years ago.

  4. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Here's a really dark color raccoon i did very well in masters at a coupleof shows. I got this guy from a trapper from Wisconsin on here years ago but cant remember who it was .
    Tommy 20210612_154655.jpg
    huntpa, ARUsher, NMJagdHunter and 5 others like this.
  5. *

    * Liberalism IS A MENTAL ILLNESS !

    We need some big stuff here Lol
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    * Liberalism IS A MENTAL ILLNESS !

    More Big stuff.
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  7. Allie

    Allie Active Member

    Happy birthday WA. Beautiful coon. Do you carve your heads?
  8. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

    Cast take a skull from different sizes males/females
    epoxy sculpt the muscle features back
    reference and measurements A MUST
    I know you are aware but for new artist starting out
    if you get a whole mammal in you literally
    have everything you need ,take the new 14 out
    and take some great reference pics with a tape and calipers
    hope I never lose my phone some pretty weird pictures on it
    I can here the screaming from here
    I don't do that for everyone just use the heads on hand
    I can pour 5 sizes of raccoon heads in 5 minutes in 4lb foam
  9. NMJagdHunter

    NMJagdHunter Ted Wenner

    Serval finished up this morning 20221208_101840.jpg 20221208_101755.jpg
  10. Jean M

    Jean M Well-Known Member

    Great work here guys. All very inspiring.

    Thanks for sharing!
  11. Jean M

    Jean M Well-Known Member

    Nothing like a studio full of grizzlies, but I guess I gotta start somewhere. Can only do so many mounts for myself, so it's time to bring in a bit more customer work.
    So here's my very first display set up at our local Game and Fish banquet.

    Got a few antler mounts and a bear skull to clean out of the evening.

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2022
  12. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

    Not counting that turkey tail as a bird jk
    very nice work Jean
  13. Jean M

    Jean M Well-Known Member

    That's as close as I'll come to mounting a bird for now .

    I'd rather carve them from wood. I see the great bird work on here and know I just couldn't do the creatures justice with crappy practice mounts.
    I'll try to stay in my lane, learning curve is steep enough over in this section! I know there is no way my mammals will ever look like yours if I'm all over the map.
    That said, if someone wants a turkey fan mount, there's worse things to have to do for money.
  14. Richs Taxidermy

    Richs Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Do you use Bondo for a mold
  15. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

    no Bondo is to weak for most everything I do I never use it
    next month I will do a cast head post on mammal of the month
    it sooooooooooo easy even a caveman can do it
    Richs Taxidermy, Audra, Allie and 5 others like this.
  16. darton

    darton Member

    WA ! Your mounts are so real ! Just wondering what you use to tan your coons and how you degrease them so well ? Those hides look like they went through a dry cleaner solution.
  17. Crittrstuffr

    Crittrstuffr Well-Known Member

    Beautiful mounts sir
  18. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

  19. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

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  20. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better