Lioness from 2012

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by Bwannabe, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Bwannabe

    Bwannabe AH Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    4
    Killed by Scott Kellogg, PH was Leon Small in RSA
     

    Attached Files:

  2. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    6,999
    Likes Received:
    144
    My Photos:
    396
    Member of:
    KZN Hunters Assoc
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Canada, USA, Mexico
    What's the ribbon for?
     
  3. Bwannabe

    Bwannabe AH Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    4
    The lion was mounted in my studio. It was entered in the National Taxidermist Assoc, 2012 convention where it placed Third in the open division.
    Scott and I has a lot of advise from one Lord Rusty. a bunch of phone calls, 27 cuts to the original form and 120 man hours later. I just wish the base had been better.
     
  4. PHOENIX PHIL

    PHOENIX PHIL AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,279
    Likes Received:
    53
    My Photos:
    23
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    USA, S. Africa
    Well done.
     
  5. garyleach

    garyleach AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    7
    My Photos:
    32
    Member of:
    Local clubs
    Hunted:
    Canada and RSA
    Nice work:thumbsup:
     
  6. Diamondhitch

    Diamondhitch AH Legend

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,322
    Likes Received:
    8
    My Photos:
    67
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    Canada (AB, SK, NWT, BC) USA (NM, TX) South Africa (Limpopo, KZN, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northen Cape), Kyrgyzstan
    Congrats, great mount. For those who don't know competition quality taxidermy takes far longer than the average job, sometimes hundreds of hours to get things just right. I am sure pulling a ribbon was very satisfying for you Bwannabe.
     
  7. Bwannabe

    Bwannabe AH Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    4
    For most there is a difference in quality between competition mounts and what the client gets. But if you do your home work, you can find American taxidermist that do the competition quality on a daily basis. Our studio does not even try to do a huge volume. We try to do the best we can on each and every mount. I know many others that do the same.
    Few of the high volume studios can produce top quality mounts day in and day out.

    With the lioness the largest problem was the form started way out of sorts and needed much adjustments.
     

Share This Page