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2nd mount. Please critique

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by cbump123, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. cbump123

    cbump123 New Member

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    This was my second attempt at a mount. My first at a Whitetail. I took a set of antlers that had a main beam broken and numerous broken tines. I used fixit sculpt and clothes hanger drilled into the main beam. I used the advice from many on this site, (Thank you to those who helped out.) I am going to try and post pics of the finished product. PLEASE CRITIQUE. Don't hold back, any help would be appreciated.
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  4. Bobbi Meyer

    Bobbi Meyer I luv to ride my tricycle, I luv to ride my trike

    looks pretty good, especially for your first deer. Main things that stick out to me are the ears don't seem to be turned all the way to the edges and it seems they've cupped in a little on the edges. Bondo?
    Also the ear grooming. It seems like the ear on the left has quite a bit of hair inside of it, but the one on the right is missing the inner hair? or maybe it's the lighting.
    Brisket needs a little attention, maybe just some grooming. One of MY weakest areas. ;)
    Nose opening is a little too much for my taste, but I've seen lots worse.
    You did a pretty darn good job on the eye set, especially for your first one, just perhaps a little more clay in the upper brow area, but not too much.
    Antlers may be tipped a little too far forward, but hard to tell without photo from the side.
    Nice job on the antler repair!
    Overall you did a REALLY good job on your first....wish my first one looked that good!
    GOOD LUCK!!
     
  5. cbump123

    cbump123 New Member

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    Thanks Bobbi. Yes the ears need some work, I had trouble with them. I blew them out twice, so maybe I got a little scarred to keep pushing it to the edge. The brisket is knowingly messed up. The cape was a little short and I had to cut the form a little and the cape was tight at the back on top, so I had the pull it out of the arm pit area. Thanks for the critique it is very much appreciated.
     
  6. remember the angle of the horns should be in line with op of head and bridge of nose.Your are tilted forward too much.
     
  7. hey Cbump...don't worry about blowing those ears out...i used to do the same thing....go to your local wally world or similar style store and pick up some "quilting thread". this stuff is clear tiny, and you will never see it if you take your time sewing those ears.....your first whitetail by far looks better than my first....hope this helps and good luck on the next one.
     
  8. John W.

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    Your off to a great start.The nostril openings need to be a little softer ,they stand out because of the sharp contour,could also be the light giving me that view of being too sharp but overall a really great start you only get better from this point -good luck!!;D
     
  9. Not bad for the first whitetail. The antler set is tipped forward to much as somebody else had mentioned also the nose looks really flat and kind of boxy looking to me. Check reference and compair all in all good job. I have seen some so called professional mounts that did not look that good.
     
  10. cht

    cht New Member

    Ditto on what Bobbi said
     
  11. oldterryr

    oldterryr Terry's in Heaven with no worries at all.

    nice for 1st or 5th
     
  12. Wapiti Ridge

    Wapiti Ridge New Member

    Very good start. You may want to study ear butt models a little to help you understand the muscle structure. When you replace the muscles with your clay the ear butts should look more natural and properly shaped giving an alive look to the ears. Most importantly, ears butts aren't round. I agree on the nostrils, a little too open. Again use lots of references, nose casts, photos, etc. Keep studying. Knowledge never ends. MJ
     
  13. cbump123

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    Thanks for all the help. I just have one question about one saying the nose needs to be softer. Do you mean a little smaller? Just a little clarifying. Everyone on here is very helpful and detailed, it great for a newcommer. Happy Holidays and GOD BLESS to all.
     
  14. cht

    cht New Member

    The bumps on the deers nose are very pronounced. They should start out heaver on the bottom and as they go up they are flatter [not built up so much]
    Chris
     
  15. Forrest Sue

    Forrest Sue New Member

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    BOTH of thsoe bucks look pretty good to me!!!! ;D
     
  16. The more you do, the better you'll get. Study good reference pics & stay at it. Looks good though. I've seen a lot worse from people who have been mounting deer for years.