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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

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    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
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  2. Glenn M

    Glenn M Well-Known Member

    Happy Birthday WA. Here's a bobcat.
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  3. Codi

    Codi Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on another year, wa!

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

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  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 .
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    * Liberalism IS A MENTAL ILLNESS !

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

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    More Big stuff.
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  7. Allie

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

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

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    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

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    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.

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    Last edited: Dec 11, 2022
  12. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

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

    Jean M Well-Known Member

    Wa,
    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

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    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
     
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  16. darton

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    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

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    Beautiful mounts sir
     
  18. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

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    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

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