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Thread: BB taxidermy extrordinaire!!!!!!

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    BB taxidermy extrordinaire!!!!!!

    I have been looking for a reasonable enough headskin for almost a year for the 10 6/8 Cham I got last year as the original skin was abit fooked due to less than glamerous shooting!

    Last Friday I went over the hill to long time friend PJ RITCHIE from rangitata
    retired taxidermist extrordinaire!
    I decided I was gonna help do this to add to the nostalgia of ther finished mount!
    At 83 years old PJ is still very active and would give most 50yr olds a run for their money!!

    Well I tried to help but ended up with a slap round the face!

    Heres part one of the mounting which included the skinning out of the head.. getting the skin pickling and casting the cast for the skin to go on.. we also screwed on the horns to the cast ready to go!
    If ya want a description of anything post and ill do my best to explain!

    It takes 3 weeks to properly pickle and tan the skin so hopefully ill be back it a month for another slap round the face and to finish my mount!!!!

    Ill also photograph part 2 of mounting and post up in a similar fashion!!

    Cheers guys!













































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    Its gunna make a nice mount.
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    Taxidermy is certainly a great craft
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    Wicked cool
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    That is phenominal. Never seen it done before.
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    That's really cool . BB how many hrs roughly did it take him to get to that stage ?
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    tx for posting BB
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    Fark thats cool, are all mounts done the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.m View Post
    Fark thats cool, are all mounts done the same?
    All heads are done the same just different moulds are used and different cuts made on the skin when you skin her out!

    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    That's really cool . BB how many hrs roughly did it take him to get to that stage ?
    5hrs to that point he rekns another 6hrs to finish totally once the skins tanned!

    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Its gunna make a nice mount.
    Trust you to bring the "mount" into it davey

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    Wow, really skilled craft, always wondered how they do it, fascinating, thanks for the thread BB.....
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    Great pair of hooks mate, certainly worth the effort to mount.
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    True craftsmen like this never forget there skills.

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    Thats a wicked process to watch BB. Very interesting, and a very nice set of hooks too!

    Looking forward to the 2nd stage of the process.
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    Hmm is it just me or does that rabbit have horns?

    Like the others have said awesome hooks and something to aspire to a.

    Thanks for posting the process so far. Bring on "round 2"
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    Is it just me or does this chap look like geppetto ( pinocchios carver ) . He looks like a real craftsman
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