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Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by wa, Dec 4, 2022.
Flying cars are still only on the Jetsons cartoon!
First ever Muskrat . . . Fat little dude but fun to do
Excellent groundhog! A+ for your small mammal work!
I have always been hesitant to completely soak down and wash my animals after mounting. This is my first Otter and I wanted it as nice as I could, so I washed the heck out of it using Pert Shampoo, rinsed it and toweled dried it then to the Shop-Vac and dried him . . . I will never not wash them again. If your not you should be what a difference.
Critter, do you think that washing after mounting has the same result across the board on all species, or do you believe some species (like your gorgeous otter) get a better result than others? I'm thinking of long haired critters like red fox or coyote or a bobcat . . . just wondering if it would be worth it to wash after mounting and running the risk of slippage, etc. Thanks for the tip.
As stated this was the first time I washed anything. I have seen other taxi's wash them all from LS Bears to Chipmunks I just couldn't wrap my head around it but it works. I only use a commercial tannery for all my animals except birds of course. I am not a self tanner guy and have no knowledge of how that would hold up? I would not hesitate to wash any animal from now on. It gets the hide /hair/fur extremely clean of any dirt/blood, tanning oils and hide paste. I then dried the hair completely and did not allow it to stay wet any longer than the drying process took. I have a Fox to mount coming up and he'll get a bath for sure.
Beautiful work ,is the Martin one you made or is it altered, sorry for misspelling it want let me put the real martin
Yes, wash them but only after they have completely dried and then after washing, dry them as quickly as possible. I learned this from Ken Walker. Everything from polar bears to squirrels. They won't slip but you want to get them dry before the glue gets soft.
Thank you Allie.
Wash them the next day, after mounting in Pert Plus. Towel dry, air dry with compressed air, hair dryer, pet dryer, etc. Until, completely dry. Brush, back brush until tangle free! No problems ever, always the same process
What do you charge for life size mammal mounts?
Bear I mounted on
a HQ form really nice to work with . . .
Really looking forward to this, wa! I've got a couple heads to cast.
What do you charge for full body fox and coyote mounts? Thank you
I’m $1250. For a fox and $1775 for a coyote.