Relive - South Africa

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  1. Husker-in-WA

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    tarbe, Your waterbuck horns look like they should, natural. Nice earthen color at the base and darker towards the tips. Paul must have touched them up after boiling. Same with the "goat". Did that cost extra?
     

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    Only a few inches of core are needed for attaching horns to the skull. No need to ship bulky, heavy cores, plus if allowed to dry without the horns on them they can twist differently and not allow the horns to go back on anyway.
     

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    Check out Ohio Taxidermy supply, they have a line of Travis De Villers African forms in the works, so far just Springbok is ready but they are sculpted just like the ones he did for Relive.
     

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    Thanks Diamond- I'll check it out, I know Breakthrough recently did an article on Travis scuplting a lion
     

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    tarbe AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    The only thing I specified on the mounts was wall ped vs shoulder vs floor ped and which way the head turns. I pretty much let Paul do his thing (and frankly, he gave me some advice regarding other options vs what I initially requested and I took his advice...and glad I did).

    I am not a taxidermy guru and I had seen enough of Paul's work that looked great, to feel comfortable letting him use his own judgment. I was quite sure I would like what he produced.

    As far as the natural vs blackened horns, I am pretty sure there is no right or wrong answer...unless your wife has a strong opinion!

    In my case, my wife prefers the dark horns, particularly on the Kudu. For us, I think Paul got it just right!

    Tim
     
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    Fine looking mounts Tim! I will have Paul mount my next batch for sure.
     
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  8. tarbe

    tarbe AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    "Next batch".

    lol...I like the way you think! :)
     
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    Yeah, it is a sickness. I will be there in 2016 and 2017 for sure.
     

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    tim I know that sa goat is getting the best spot in the house though. looking forward to seeing what did with your eland.

    Warbird has some big bills coming up after his daughter gets done in 2017.
     
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  11. Limpopo Big Game Safaris

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    I met Paul for the first time last night.
    What a great guy, this is definitely someone you could work with.
     
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    That is high praise indeed, by trusting Paul to do his thing. It's good to work with a person who offers advice on work in his area of expertise. I experienced the same thing with a remodeling job in my home. A taxidermist who interacts with his clients offering options based on his expertise would inspire my trust in his work.
     
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