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I won, I won :)

Postby duxrus » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:00 pm

I have been spending alot of time putting an underwater scene together with 2 diving harlequin drakes we shot last season in hopes of winning a ribbon at this year's state taxidermy show. To my surprise this mount won 8 awards....yea ha

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It got...

1st place waterfowl
Best of category (waterfowl)
1st place habitat
People's choice of show
Most Artistic of show (WASCO)
Most Original of show
Best Composition of show
Best habit of show

Needless to say I am VERY HAPPY :)

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Now to start thinking about next year....hmmmmm I already have an idea, if I can just figure out how to pull it off :grooving:
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Postby 3legged_lab » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:46 pm

Way to go buddy! I was going to tell you in that email that you'd better not bring it back without a blue ribbon, but didn't want to jinx it. I'm really happy to see you made a clean sweep with it.

btw, my offer still stands if you end up not having room for it. :grooving:

jk, its gonna look great in your showroom with all the accolades around it.
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Postby The Waterfowler » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:49 pm

Congrats, but that doesn't surprise me as I liked it way back when I first saw it. Way to go Brian.
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Postby mhn » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:51 pm

That is one Awesome mount! Congrats!!!


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Postby ByersFarm » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:26 pm

Great looking mount. Congrats.
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Postby m.teeter » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:44 pm

That's got to be one of the most creative habitats I've seen. Great job.
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Postby War Wagon » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:00 pm

AWESOME JOB :clapping: Congrats
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Postby BlaineD » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:30 pm

Fantastic mount. I love when a plan comes together!
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Postby duxrus » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:13 pm

Thanks guys. I had "fun" putting this together. My original idea began with a single duck on a small base and kinda got bigger as I went :lol3: I have 2 ideas for the next show but "plan" on them not being so large....time will tell :grooving:
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Postby B.Hud » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:20 pm

awesome looking mount. great job :thumbsup:
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Postby washingtonmuley » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:54 pm

I love the mount.
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Postby goodkarmarising » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:59 pm

great looking mount..congrats.
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Postby mriggle » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:14 pm

Amazing looking mount! Congratulations Brian :clapping:
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Postby cootlover » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:49 pm

I was wondering what show did you win at ? very nice mount by the way
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Postby duxrus » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:40 pm

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Postby River Ramblin' Man » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:56 pm

X100 on what everyone else has said! Congrats!
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Postby MossyMallard12 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:54 am

:eek: :eek: :eek: :thumbsup:
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Postby Coleman24 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:24 pm

Congrats!! That is truly a masterpiece!! Love harlequin!! Looks awesome
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Postby Pete-pec » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:40 am

I told you you would do well when I got the sneak peek. I can see why you ribboned so may times. You have a lot going on there! Whoever your habitat guy is, I'd keep him! :wink:

I'm very happy for you. Congratulations!
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Postby johnsonthehunter » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:10 pm

WOW! thats amazing way to go! :clapping:
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Postby reptofan » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:30 am

Hi,
this is my first post ever.
I am a hobby-taxidermist and excited waterfowler from Germany. Since I know the way to mount ducks with artificial heads and bodies, I am creating them by myself and I love to do it this way.
I have been hunting in Alaska last November for this great birds with Alaska Wildfowl Adventures and I have got some and they are the nicest of all ducks for me.
The way you did this birds is really wonderful and I will try to do my birds this style.
You see, Germany is nearly 2 years behind the US in bird-taxidermy and so I would like to ask, where can I get the artificial parts you use in your mount ?

Waiting for yourv reply, Rainer.

PS : will post some of my mounts and heads later
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Postby duxrus » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:14 am

Reptofan,

WELCOME to this great site.

You asked about artificial parts......As far as the ducks I use their natural skulls with manufactured bodies (bought from Wasco's)
If you are asking about the habitats........I made the kelp, barnacles, eel grass, and starfish myself. :thumbsup:
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Postby reptofan » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:50 pm

Yes, I meant the habitat parts, do you sell those ?
If yes, I have a friend in Minnessota, he will visit me end of August. If you would send to him, he could bring it to Germany.
I would like to get all of this because I have also to mount my barrows and surf scoters from Alaska and it would be great to use this living like habitat materials. I would also like to get this long grass, where you put flying mounts at, mussels and scallops, because you cannot get this here in Germany.

Thanks a lot for your acceptance, Rainer.
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Postby Pete-pec » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:05 pm

Rainer, please send Brian your email address by PM, and he will get in contact with you. I would like to play by the rules, and I know both of you understand.

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Postby bluezman1957 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:59 pm

Great job. Did you learn anything about your work? Competitions are a great way to learn how to improve on the talent you already have. I love harlis....
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