Ideas for Plains Game Backskins

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  1. gxsr-sarge

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    Hello All!

    Got my shipment of plains game trophies last December from my summer 2012 plains game hunt in Limpopo. Along with the mounts and zebra rug, I received a variety of backskins - impala, gemsbuck, kudu, eland, waterbuck, hartebeest, wildebeest, bushbuck and nyala (no backskin on the warthog). They're all obviously varying sizes, shapes and textures.

    I'm wondering what are some your ideas/suggestions for uses (sofa cushions, large quilt are a few of mine). Photos would be awesome as well!!

    Thanks.
     
  2. RogerHeintzman

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    my plan is to have my picture frames which will have the animal pic and SCI award card in it covered with that animal skin.


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    My wife loves the Pillow and Rug approach - and does the work herself. She's crafty like that. :)

    Other thoughts would include rifle slings, belts, wallets, etc.
     
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    Wildebeest or a combination of various skins makes for good looking gun bags, pillows are always a nice touch as well...

    I have two pedestals and the panels were filled in with wildebeest and impala respectively....

    Pictures to follow.

    My best always.
     
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    Poster size your pics and use as a cover for the frames. They also look nice as a backdrop to a picture collage.
     
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    I like the gun bag idea .........
     
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    we're gonna have a wingback chair done with zebra or wilderbeest. possibly some zebra/leather throw pillows for the couch.
     
  8. gxsr-sarge

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    Those are some awesome ideas! Any pics?
     
  9. Jeff P

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    I do a little leather work. So I made rifle cases out of some back skins
     

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    Jeff that is beautiful!
     
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    Jeff P----Do you do work for others?? I have a springbuck back skin I would like made into a pistol or a fifle case. Also maybe some other skins.
     
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    Lovely cases, sir.
     
  13. edward

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    back hides make great rugs.elephant hide makes great vests,holsters,belts,chairs,let the imagination run wild!

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    them half skins look good on the floor, eddie
    love your lioness ,but them tusks are something an aussie can only dream of displaying in our home .
    that vest is something different , is it heavy ?
     
  15. Jeff P

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    Thanks. No I don't do any work other than my own anymore.
     
  16. edward

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    thanks for your comments.the vest is perfect for going through the wait a bit thorns in africa.tough,but supple.all trophy's were taken with handguns.
     
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    Edward, you have one heck of a man cave! Congrats!
     
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    easy to have when your wife is your hunting partner,some of the trophies are hers!!!
     
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    Jeff,

    Love your work.... The cases and particularly the vest.

    Sarge,

    What did you decide?
     
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    Great looking vest Edward.
     

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