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first Bison (finished now), please critique

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by 1stturkey, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. 1stturkey

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    Okay, just finished it. I know the nose is a little assymetrical & the replacement horns are too big - they were the smallest I could find in the catalogs. I think the nose color is maybe too dark?
     
  2. 1stturkey

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    more pics
     

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    another
     
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    one more
     
  5. nose looks crooked to me. It also looks like he is looking in two different directions.
     
  6. nibjones

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    I have to agree with Curtis, on the nose. Also IMO the ears should be flopped more.
     
  7. 1stturkey

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    thanks, ccook63. Yes, the nose is off and I guess the eyes some too. It was hard to tell when I was doing the mount but easier to see in the pic. I also think the horns maybe should be a little more fwd?

    What do you mean by ears "flopped" more, nibjone? Turned down?
     
  8. nibjones

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    not as perkey, I checked my ref. and all the ears appear straight out or flopped. Could be your pics. or the way I am seeing them but, they look perkey to me.
     
  9. 1stturkey

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    he was a yearling, maybe still had some perkiness in him. :)
    Thanks, nibjones.
     
  10. He can barely see, the brow is a little heavy it almost covers his pupil.
     
  11. 1stturkey

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    thanks for all the input guys. I guess my next question is what is it worth? I have about $600 of materials cost into it. Should I chaulk it up as "experience" and not charge for my time?
     
  12. nibjones

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    No, If it was a customer mount, you still need to charge for it and they will be happy. You don't do anything for free!
    That is a bad habit to get started on.
     
  13. 1stturkey

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    Thanks, nibjones. It's just the closer I look at the pics the less happy I am with the mount. The customer likes it though, I guess that counts for something. I do hope to improve & appreciate the input from you guys. Thanks again.
     
  14. nibjones

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    you have a PM