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Old 04-13-2014, 05:57 AM
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Used the late 1800s method of wire and cotton. The eyes are from a claw machine toy. Preserved with an alcohol bath and borax.
Also skull in so mount has teeth.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:54 PM
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That's cool
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:57 AM
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That's cool
Thanks buddy for my first I am pretty proud of it.
There are detail issues but I had fun.
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:41 AM
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There are detail issues but I had fun.
I would imagine the smaller the critter, the harder it is. Like being a neurosurgeon. I tried my hands at some small game animals and I had neither the patience or dexterity to do it. Hats off to you.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:46 AM
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Thanks a lot man!
A very long work day, about twelve hours
This one has a dorsal incision
Cleaned all the meat off
Snapped legs at elbow for something to wire onto
Put clay inside skull again to have something to attach wires
Tedious but worth it for sure
I found google books to be a great resource
Thanks again man I'm glad you think it's cool
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:51 AM
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Looks like a squirrel to me!
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:39 PM
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That's a real state-of-the-art VCR you got there too. 4 heads. Automatic tracking, too?
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by BarnesX.308 View Post
That's a real state-of-the-art VCR you got there too. 4 heads. Automatic tracking, too?
Nah lol you gotta use the channel buttons
No way I was going to replace my disney collection with DVD
And some movies just didn't make it over to DVD
I couldn't imagine watching the fox and the hound on anything else
Plus anymore you can grab tapes for .50$ or 1$
I haven't been very impressed with most "films" over the past decade

Thanks for all the kind words about my work everyone, I'll be doing a grey when season comes in. I'm gonna have to get better at the claw machine or make an order for some glass bubble eyes. But it did feel nice doing it all with walmart junk.
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Wow! that is cool, good job!
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by blaZer_2 View Post
Wow! that is cool, good job!
Thank you, I can't wait to try another taxidermy project come fall.
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