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Housecat Form

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by elkhunter1313, Apr 22, 2023.

  1. A customer is wanting me to make them a popular "housecat" character from a movie and i think Bobcat forms would be way too big...anyone know or have a line on some smaller forms that would work for a housecat?
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I know one company makes some kitten forms. It is either Research Mannikins or McKenzie.

  3. tahrman7mm

    tahrman7mm New Member

    I have use grey fox body (altered) and the actual cat skull with some success on wild domestic cats
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  4. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Make your own by carving or casting
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  5. Jerry Huffaker

    Jerry Huffaker Well-Known Member

    Hauser and Mckenzie have an african wildcat form it's very close to a house cat
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  6. Joe Kish

    Joe Kish Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine who is a real biker once told me there are bikers and then there are people who just ride bikes, join clubs with names like "Bikers for Christ" and pretend they are bikers. Like the pretenders who haul their bikes to Sturgis, unload there, wear the leathers and play the role. Can't fix any or many mechanical problems, but like to rub elbows with those who can.
    And there are people who are taxidermists and people who just do shake and bake taxidermy. Which one are you?
    Psutaxi likes this.
  7. When it comes to your home furnace. There's guy that can build one from the ground up and tell you how the whole system works . Fuel,combustion ,motors, temperature,blow air and duct work properly sized . Then the guys that can only replace a part on it and if it don't work just replace the whole thing .
    I always thought everyone had a copy of Gary zehners measurement sheets or forest harts. The answer is there all you gotta do is match it .
  8. Codi

    Codi Well-Known Member

    Freeze the skinned body in the pose and then try to replicate it by carving or casting or wrapping, or altering, or anything else. For the head I clean the skull and rebuild with clay, then mold and cast it.
    This one is wrapped, casted skull, and home-made eyes. Wish I had pics of the process. It's just replacing what you took out, you can do it.

    Also if it is puss in boots please post it when it's finished, my kids are obsessed.
    Jean M, Museum Man, Audra and 2 others like this.

  9. Why not look at my Youtube channel and see :) ... Karolina Kiwi Creations
  10. Jim Beenken

    Jim Beenken New Member

    John Sannzo has a cat form ,but I guarantee you can make one out of a bobcat