What Goes Into A Quality Taxidermy Mount

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by The Artistry of Wildlife, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. The Artistry of Wildlife

    The Artistry of Wildlife SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Elite

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    Wanted to share with you what really goes into a quality taxidermy mount...
    When you buy a form , it's just a guide to what a true artist wants to make
    The head and body will have to be re-scuplted correctly
    The head shaped and the correct anatomy presented.
    Head turn as to decided and altered and re-sculpt the neck
    The detail of the muscle structure put on
    The form has to be altered to size, no 2 animals are alike.
    The viens and small detail that sets realism apart from other dead looking taxidermy are put in with clay sculpting
    The it's clayed, glued, sewn, skin moved into proper position and dried.
    The soft eye tissue, nose and inner ears re built and airbrushed
    All the flaws on the skin filled textured and airbrushed to perfection.

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  2. gizmo

    gizmo AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Ambassador

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    As always excellent work. Did you see the warthog rocking, well uh hog? I think that was pretty dang spiffy.
     

  3. Jeffrey Masters

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    So from my perspective, the detailed pictures, of the step by step process is awesome!! As a client, I would love to see my trophy come to life!! Thank you Dennis!
     

  4. Bhfs300

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    Ouch Gizmo

    SPIFFY?

    Are you kidding!
     

  5. slam8031

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    Beautiful work Dennis!
     

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