Plains game by relive starting to be done

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  1. billc

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    Well I thought I would show the progress of some more animals being done by relive in the east cape.
    They are starting to show just why I picked them. I have work in progress nothing finished yet and this is the start of like 20 animals they are doing for me and Dakota. Hoping we can get it all in 2 crates one being the lioness with plains game then the giraffe with more plains game.

    I used ideas from relives facebook pages all the way back from 2010. Some mounts I wanted more detail like they did back then others the softer look they do now. Then some were a cross between old and new. Paul has been great at handling all my wishes and needs.

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    They just started on the 4 springbucks also so more to come soon. Can not wait to see what they do with the two eland and giraffe.
     
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  2. Royal27

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    As If I didn't already feel good about my decision to use Paul...

    those are turning out really nice Bill. I can't wait to see them in person here in the next two weeks!!! :A Banana:
     

  3. billc

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    I wish I was going so I could see them in person. I think I will have some home by july so not to bad a wait anymore.

    I think you will like seeing pauls place and all the stuff he has going on.
     
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    not to steal the thread, but would joining in with someone else to ship back make things cheaper? and yes i am the one thinking of being cheap and tossing some Euro mounts in with someone else that has critters coming back to the US
     

  6. billc

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    shipments can not be mixed. One guys stuff in a crate sadly is all you are supposed to do.
     

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    I am really excited to see the vicious giraffe that sent Bill running towards the truck! I'm assuming it will have fangs and claws!? Maybe carrying a gun.... One that is loaded... And an ammo belt full of spare cartridges!!! :A Outta::A Sting::A Stirring: :P Banana:
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    At least then someone would be carrying spare cartridges.... :A Banana:
     
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    They look good Bill. I just heard from the shippers Logwin Logistics today. Two crates for six animals. Lioness is in one by herself and the rest is in the second crate. Doubt you will get 20 critters in two crates my friend. Be prepared for shipping shock!
     

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    Wow bob your taking royal side on this one I see. :(:mad: (y) If I could only say there is not a video out there to show it all happening. It is a part of the hunt I will remember forever and still cant believe how fast it all happened. I think I may be the only hunter ever to hunt a killer giraffe or that my story anyways when anyone watches that video.
     
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  11. billc

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    It might be three crates total but hoping for two. Just need to figure out if 3 smaller crates are better then two bigger ones. Looking forward to seeing your stuff when you get it. Just think of the crate you will need after the ele hunt
     
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    Yep! Crate sizes are a concern.
     

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    Ok Charlie.... Just to help prepare us... How bad is the shipping shock? I'm trying to decide whether to get some full mounts done over in Africa or dip and pack them back home.
     

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    That does not sound good Charlie! Glad to hear your trophies will be home soon. May I ask how much shipping is? You know I leave for Namibia in September and I keep adding PG to my wish list. ;)
     

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    Looks nice Bill, please post pictures once everything is in place.
     

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    So are you getting that planned Elephant full mounted?

    I recently visited Life-form and they had 2 full mount elephants and a full giraffe standing in the shop! I'd hate to pay shipping on those!
     
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    Ok a few more and some forms being done for a 3 combo ped. of a black wildebeest,red hardbeest and blue wildebeest. The springbuck will be these two looking like this and the black and copper turn the other way and mounted on the wall in a group.


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    As a professional taxidermist I must say they look good at this stage!
     
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    thanks jeff and I am glad to hear you say that. There is many that do equal or even maybe a little better work but I am very happy with the look of them all so far. be the cheap skate that I am I try and get the best for the money and I really think I am getting way more for my money with relive.
     

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    Action Bob I don't think a full mount is in my future where the elephant is concerned. Too much taxidermy work and as you say shipping would be unreal.
     

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