I have been to see 4 taxidermist who do African work. The quality of the work is pretty much the same on all 4. So i am still no closer to choosing than i was when i started. Theres things about all, that set them apart from the others. One is an ex museum taxidermist. What sticks out about him is he tans his own hides. He says this allows him to adjust the solution, to suit the condition of the cape. He also says it is easier on the the thin haired animals. Is this a huge advantage? The other 3 will be using a commercial tannery.