I think he is juite ok, but the answer has to be 'it is what it is'. Be careful of messing with it, airbrush can go wrong and it is done. Let him remind you of your hunt and just enjoy it all.
Thanks for the comments Michael, I won't soon forget my hunt at Mbizi, it's truly a very special place.Hi Chuck, congrats that you finally got your buffalo on the wall !
As you know I always remember all buffalos as it was yesterday, this one was very special because it was a early season hunt and it was green and thick bush, pick the tracks early morning and after some time on the tracks we got contact with this bull at only 15 yards in the thicket... it was exiting as always when you getting close to this big boys You execute the situation nicely with a small angle nearly frontal shot with the 416 Rigby - 400 gr soft -, the memory will always be there when you look at him now on the wall my friend !
Regarding timing for dip pack, it's sadly a long time to waiting and we always delivery all our clients trophies to the dip/pack depot in Lusaka at the end of the hunting season. Then it's up to them to get the trophies exported ASAP. This take some time.... Anyhow we will doing our own dip/pack/crate and export declaration for 2021 and that mean we can have the trophies exported faster. The taxidermy time is another story, some are fast some take longer time.
For your shoulder mount, I think it's looks great (last photos) where you got the light gray part a bit more darker and if it was me I should be happy with it, this buff should never been growing together in the bosses and I think it's looks very similar to how it's looks as the day you shot it.
All the best !