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Let's See The Pro's Nose

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by impact, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. lonewolf1330

    lonewolf1330 Member

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    same her liv ;D
     
  2. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    Thanks John. Is there anything else comparable to the Ultra Seal? Sobo, Modge Podge, etc? I don't have any Ultra Seal in the shop nor the time to order it try it this week.
    Thanks again.
     

  3. Todd K

    Todd K New Member

    This is a comercial mount using Big John's technique. Thanks John! A Meder head up form.
     
  4. lonewolf1330

    lonewolf1330 Member

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    one more i just did :)
     
  5. those are some great noses. i had no clue what i was doing when it came to texturing/painting the noses on my first two deer. Im going to try some of these techniques on my next one, i cant wait!
     
  6. Got one question. I was wondering how to get that nice, full nose appearance? I was just noticing livbucks nose compared to lonewolf's for example (not saying livbucks looks bad, cuz it looks great lol). Lonewolfs seems to me much more fuller and not seem so flat, i was wondering if thats because it is a changeout nose or was clay added?
     
  7. Todd K

    Todd K New Member

    Different forms will give night and day differences. McKenzie forms have that skinny nose. (I'm really trying to like these forms) but they suck, plain and simple... I will not make the mistake of offering them to my customers next year. Just about every single one this year has been crappy. I'm not saying I will not buy from them, they have great service and good selection(Meder, Mears, Buckeye) and all other critters. But, back to the subject. Start with a good form with the right nose, and you will get that full look your looking for. Sorry Mckenzie lovers, I really tried to give them a chance...but, They suck!!!!!!!!
     
  8. livbucks

    livbucks Well-Known Member

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    The form I used on that mount was a Don Holt from Van Dykes. It was so out of symmetry I was pissed. I had to alter and resculpt alot of the forehead and eye region because of symmetry. The nose seemed too wide and flat also in the front.
     
  9. Nina Lukaszewicz

    Nina Lukaszewicz Outdoor Dreams Taxidermy

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    Nice mount..what form did you use for this deer?
     
  10. lonewolf1330

    lonewolf1330 Member

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    I use mears forms most of the time and i do put a little clay under the nose pad
     
  11. Here's one of mine, I like more of a brownish tone, than grayish.
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  12. jhunter13

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  13. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

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    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

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    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

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  16. jhunter13

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    Mr. Klee - your work always inspires me to improve. Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]

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  17. Andrew L.

    Andrew L. Member

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    Awesome work Steven!
     

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  18. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

    Thank you guys...
     
  19. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    Deer noses vary a lot. Most are black or very dark brown color and the texture is usually smooth, but not always. Here are some reference photos to gander at:

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  20. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Maybe I'm crazy, but none of those look black, none of those look smooth, and one isn't even a whitetail (Sika Deer).