Christmas in April

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by AustinL, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. AustinL

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    Well the day has finally arrived our crates got released late last week and my dad made the run to DFW to pick them up from coppersmiths at 8:30 both crates were loaded and he was on his way to my house by 9:00.

    I met him at the house and we unloaded them into the garage in case the chance of rain proved true but had to get back to the office before we could get into them. After work it was straight to baseball practice then finally we got a chance to open them up. It’s amazing how well and efficiently they pack those crates.

    I should take a moment to note that overall I am extremely pleased with the
    quality of the work that we received back sure the skulls will need some additional degreasing and whitening but all in the skulls are in great shape. The only negative is it looks like my kudu horns got a little over boiled.

    Hunt was was early September of 18

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  2. BRICKBURN

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    Congrats on getting them home.
     

  3. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Beautiful trophies. Congrats.
     

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    Mine arrives today...I'm anxious to get the call.

    Congrats on yours arriving.
     

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    Oh yes Christmas in May! Nice!
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    Oh I’m jealous! Show them again once you hang them up please.
     

  6. AustinL

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    Hides are at the taxidermist as we speak this weekend I will degrease the skulls and whiten them for display until the taxidermist is ready for them. The springbok will stay as a euro mount and possibly the blesbok. All others are destined for shoulder mounts over the next 18 months or so
     

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    It’s always a great day when the memories come home! Congrats!
     

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    Crate opening day is always like Christmas!! Congrats on getting them home!
     

  9. AustinL

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    Been working on degreasing over the past week just about have the first three of 10 (my 5 and my dads 5) ready for peroxide.

    Should have posted this originally its amazing how well they pack those crates

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