Kudu Wall Pedestal Taxidermy Mount

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  1. gizmo

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    Well folks this is Mark’s Kudu. I apologize for the shadowing. Still trying to figure out the lighting in the new photo booth. 566D6B95-21FB-4FC0-B87B-BA8853D1856E.jpeg 32918D8D-0203-4796-8D4E-D01E27A131DD.jpeg E4F8E431-B5EC-4BFC-AB2E-6289F793AAA2.jpeg 8C045032-C47F-449D-933B-2EFE3635635A.jpeg 3A2BBDB4-054A-4EFF-A509-18F5E996DC04.jpeg 10873A20-9E4B-475D-A88B-81C62E9A93FF.jpeg
     

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    Awesome stuff!
     
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    He looks awesome Eric!! Cant wait ti see him in person. I will definitely be making the drive up there when the Eland is done.
     
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    I look forward to it!
     

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    Great work buddy! Love the curls on that kudu!
     
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    Beautiful work!
     
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    He’s a stud for sure. I haven’t measured him but I think Mark told me he went 58”. I believe it, you could drop a softball through his curls.
     

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    I’m a big fan of the wall pedestal mounts. I think it was a good choice for that kudu because the side view really lets you appreciate the length.
     
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    Nice
     
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    Great work Erik!
     
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    Thank you Royal, I’m going to re-photo it in the next couple of days and add some more light to get rid of the heavy shadowing in the shoulder/neck area. I’ve got 4 lights on it but the horns kept throwing a shadow on the left side of his neck at his shoulder. I really need an external flash I can move around. Who’d a thunk you needed to be a photographer to be a taxidermist. I’m super happy with the new photo booth though. You’ll have to come see it one day.
     
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    Looks excellent Erik!
     
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    thank you
     

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    Looks awesome, really like the horns looking real, natural.

    MB
     
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    Really pretty. It is the eyes that do it for me.
     
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    OMG! first that is a stud kudu!!!! Second Eric you did a fantastic job on him! could you get some shots from the rear, im trying to wrap my mind around the wall pedestal and how the flat of the mount finishes.
    Thanks again and congrats to hunter and taxidermist on a superb trophy!!
     
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    Fantastic work Erik!!
     
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    Thank you sir, I will certainly do that. It’s as well as the wildebeest I finish’s out with a suede for the cut out. 99% of the time the capes are too short to wrap around and for what it’s worth, with few exceptions, I don’t like the look of the hide wrapped around. It depends greatly on the form, there are some that look fantastic that way but most don’t and to me give a feel that it was just wrapped around and stapled off to be done with it.
     
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    Show him my wildebeest, looks fantastic as a wall pedestal
     
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    Outstanding work very lifelike.
     
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