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The shop I use in the east cape just started working on my stuff from my last two trips there. I was waiting so I could combo up two trips together for shipping.

This is the one with my crazy red hartebeest and some full mount duiker and steenbuck also.

Have one of my bushbuck and the red started so far. Very happy so far and nice to have a place that works so well with me on waiting till I am ready to go forward.

This are all just being started and have a long way to go to be finished.
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We use to call a roebuck with long slim antlers a "Murder buck"
That red heartebeest is really a "Murder buck":)
 

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Im not big on Heartebeest but I'd have to trip that one ! Way cool !
 

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:ROFLMAO:Great trophy... here in RSA we say that a red heartbeat horns must be like a Harley Davidson handlebars... well this one is a perfect result of a Harley that had a prang and got its bars all bent!!!
The shop I use in the east cape just started working on my stuff from my last two trips there. I was waiting so I could combo up two trips together for shipping.

This is the one with my crazy red hartebeest and some full mount duiker and steenbuck also.

Have one of my bushbuck and the red started so far. Very happy so far and nice to have a place that works so well with me on waiting till I am ready to go forward.

This are all just being started and have a long way to go to be finished.
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y that a red heartbeat trophy horns must be like a Harley Davi
 

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When Pieter told me he had a red hartebeest he wanted me to look at I knew it was something special. The first time I saw it I knew I would hunt till I took him. He got away twice but the 3rd time he stopped to look back at 250yds was not far enough away for him to get away.

This is a once in a lifetime kind of animal and I am proud to have taken him.
 

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Bill I remember that red hartebeest like it was yesterday. Glad you saw him before me or I would have rolled him!
 

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The start of my full mount duiker in the very earlier stages. Plus I picked a pose I think for my steenbuck. What do you guys think of this pose for a steenbuck if you want something different then the standard pose.

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Bill not trying to be over critical but the ear butt on the bushbuck looks very odd, is it just the photo angle?
 

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Bill not trying to be over critical but the ear butt on the bushbuck looks very odd, is it just the photo angle?


I think it is the photo angle as it is just a shop picture with a cell phone. The east cape bushbuck they did last year look good when I got them but I will ask Paul to check them out.

What do you think of that picture of the steenbuck as a pose for one. I just did not want the standard ears up looking at you pose
 

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I think it is the photo angle as it is just a shop picture with a cell phone. The east cape bushbuck they did last year look good when I got them but I will ask Paul to check them out.

What do you think of that picture of the steenbuck as a pose for one. I just did not want the standard ears up looking at you pose
I think that steenbok would be good , something a little different than the norm. On small horned animals the ears can over power the horns in a forward position.
 

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What do you think of that picture of the steenbuck as a pose for one. I just did not want the standard ears up looking at you pose
I like it. I saw several looking just like that from blinds when they were unaware of us. Seems natural and like you said, gets away from the standard and ordinary.
 

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I am strongly considering doing my Eland very similar to yours but on a habitat base with a bush or some grass at his the back of the shoulder and doing a pedestal Steenbok coming out the other side of the grass (or bush). Biggest antelope and tiny together.

Thoughts on that?
 

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I am strongly considering doing my Eland very similar to yours but on a habitat base with a bush or some grass at his the back of the shoulder and doing a pedestal Steenbok coming out the other side of the grass (or bush). Biggest antelope and tiny together.

Thoughts on that?


I think that would be very nice. Would be a great combo the biggest and the smallest together like that.
 

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I like it Bill. Relive does good work. Here's a pic of a sable wall pedestal mount that Paul recently did for our lodge.

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The steenbuck form coming along. I think I will add this little guy in front of giraffe on the same base in some grass.

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I think I will add this little guy in front of giraffe on the same base in some grass.
Sounds very cool, form looks great. Your guys are definitely artists.
 

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What’s the name of this shop? I planning my first trip probably to the East Cape too.
 

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A few minor changes to duiker form and skin on now. I am very happy so far and cant wait to see the skin on the steenbuck next.

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One front picture of steenbuck. I think ears back was the way to go since it shows the horn length off better.
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