Wanted: Ideas/pics for kudu skull plate

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  1. dustyvarmint

    dustyvarmint AH Senior Member

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    A snafu led to my receiving a kudu skull plate rather than the entire skull that was supposed to be used as a european skull mount.

    Anyone have any ideas what to do with it? Just simply mounting it on a plaque won't work - it would stick straight out from the wall! :)

    I would even like ideas other than a traditional wall mount as long as I didn't have to cut or drill the horns.

    Kudu skull plate.jpg

    happy hunting, dv
     
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    Bert the Turtle AH Enthusiast

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    You could make or have made for you a wooden plaque with a shelf or block of sorts that sticks out from the plaque. Make the shelf/block at the right angle such that when you attach the skull plate to the top of the shelf/block, the horns go up parallel to the wall and don't stick out.

    I'd make a pair of wall sconces out of them, but you'd have to drill some.
     

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    Yeah, I'd like to see pictures of the wall sconces. I'd seen them before, but couldn't remember where...

    thanks and happy hunting, dv
     
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    Bert the Turtle AH Enthusiast

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    Here's some sconces and a table display.
     

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    Better than what I found searching....

    thanks, dv
     
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    Bert the Turtle AH Enthusiast

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    Most welcome, I hope it helps.
     
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    Here is an option from McKenzie taxidermy web site. Artificial Kudu skull. Hope this helps.
    www.mckenziesp.com
     
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    I really like this idea! I think I'll do some of my future mounts this way!
     

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