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First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby bighop » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:37 am

Just got my first mounts back from a local taxi, what do y'all think? Do the heads look ok?
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby duxrus » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:24 am

I am only giving my honest opinion since you asked. The Green Head has ALOT of issues....head, wings, legs, rear end, bill paint job...are Not good. You should NOT be happy with that if your goal was to get a duck back that resembled a duck. Your pintail isn't that bad except the body/neck/head junction is off and the skin should have been pulled forward so you don't end up with FAT body and a tiny neck look. The head is angled funny...

Again I mean no offense but people should get birds (or any animal) back from a taxidermist that looks like it should. Put a picture of a live bird next to yours and see the difference. That taxidermist should NOT be charging for ducks and ashamed of what is going out of his shop. The GH looks like someone's first bird.
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby tam9492 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:09 pm

X2

The Pintail doesn't look bad except for the neck/body junction.
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby sprigs4days » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:51 pm

Who gives 2 chits what other guys think. You like em...then screw everyones opinion. Btw they look good
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby Slack Tide » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:19 pm

Sprig......
Really? Really???????
The Mallard totally gives me the creeps.....it's staring at me!
The Pin is nice, but the neck is way stretched and thin....
Scary mallard... go away
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Postby bighop » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:28 pm

sprigs4days wrote:Who gives 2 chits what other guys think. You like em...then screw everyones opinion. Btw they look good

well, I wasn't that happy with them to be honest, but I got what I paid for I suppose. $200/bird. The greenhead was winged pretty bad, but the bird was special, so it got mounted....
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby Saltwater_Assassin » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:17 pm

sprigs4days wrote:Who gives 2 chits what other guys think. You like em...then screw everyones opinion. Btw they look good


He must give a "chit" cause he posted them on here. Very simple, dont post if u dont want anyone to comment. Now regarding the two ducks, The taxidermist would get mounted if he would bring my birds back to me looking like that.
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby duck jerky » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:07 pm

bighop wrote:
sprigs4days wrote:Who gives 2 chits what other guys think. You like em...then screw everyones opinion. Btw they look good

well, I wasn't that happy with them to be honest, but I got what I paid for I suppose. $200/bird. The greenhead was winged pretty bad, but the bird was special, so it got mounted....



$200 a bird ouch!!

Here are some $150.00 Birds got these back from a local taxidermist in may.

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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby duxrus » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:42 pm

sprigs4days wrote:Who gives 2 chits what other guys think. You like em...then screw everyones opinion. Btw they look good


Sorry but a sugar coated "they look good" isn't going to help someone learn what good taxidermy looks like. When someone asks for outside opinions one would think they wanted honest opinions. Too many people just accept a pile of feathers to hang on the wall where fond memories should be seen, not thoughts of "it isn't that bad".

For 200.00 you should get a good quality mount, and you didn't. Every taxidermist knows their limitations as to what they can or can not do and should be honest with the client up front. If a duck is shot up pretty bad there there should be a conversation about what they can fix and what poses would work best with the issues at hand......but damage doesn't change simple anatomy or paint color. I am sorry you didn't get what you had wanted but you will always have the memories.
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Postby bighop » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:20 am

Well, live and learn. Thanks for the honest opinions. He was a solid $100 cheaper than anyone else around, and a friend of a friend. Next time will be someone else. Luckily neither are rare birds...
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Postby whisperin' duck » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:39 pm

This has gotta be a joke, the mallard looks like somethin' out of your "red pill, blue pill" post!
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby bennyboy72 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:00 am

Heres another $150.00 bird.
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby teddysberna » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:42 am

I wouldn't be happy. They aren't very professional looking, especially at $200 a pop... Sorry BigHop, they both look pretty bad to me
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Postby bighop » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:45 am

Well, there's not a dang thing that can be done now. I guess I'll have to shoot some more...
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby Slack Tide » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:29 am

I'd print this page out and tell him that you want a few done for free (better of course)
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby bighop » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:44 pm

Slack Tide wrote:I'd print this page out and tell him that you want a few done for free (better of course)

You think I'm ever taking a duck back there?
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby duckman87 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:56 pm

I've been doin taxidermy for several years just for my friends, family, friends of friends ect. And I only charge $80 a bird I would have a talk with your taxidermist. Here is my most recent bird.
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby sprigs4days » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:42 pm

Slack Tide wrote:Sprig......
Really? Really???????
The Mallard totally gives me the creeps.....it's staring at me!
The Pin is nice, but the neck is way stretched and thin....
Scary mallard... go away

Yeah Slack I see where you're coming from. I started drinking early that day and just felt like being an ass
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby sprigs4days » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:53 pm

Saltwater_Assassin wrote:
sprigs4days wrote:Who gives 2 chits what other guys think. You like em...then screw everyones opinion. Btw they look good


Now regarding the two ducks, The taxidermist would get mounted if he would bring my birds back to me looking like that.

Would that be a frontal mount or a rear mount. I'm guessing rear mount
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby timmer » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:26 pm

my dad is a taxidermist and worked under the best bird taxidermist in the world look up frank newmeyer birds then you see what a duck supose to look like
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby Slack Tide » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:39 pm

Bighop-
Absolutely! I would 100% print this alllllll out and zip tie it to the bill of the creepy mallard and send it to him.
*** are you going to do with that scary looking thing? Put it on the porch for Halloween?

ALL you can do now is get some thrill out of callin a spade a spade with the hack taxi guy....
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby Slack Tide » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:41 pm

Sprig,
Funny....
The 3 things I do with my coffee most mornings is check the texts I sent to my friends and make sure I didn't insult someone, ck the forum to do the same, and ck eBay to see that I didn't bid high on some decoys......

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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby bighop » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:33 am

Slack Tide wrote:ALL you can do now is get some thrill out of callin a spade a spade with the hack taxi guy....

Mixed friends, coworkers, and business, so this is going to be a big "swallow it" and move on...
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby Slack Tide » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:15 am

Gag gift at Christmas then? Get it out of the house man!
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Re: First mounts: pintail and mallard

Postby bighop » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:55 am

Slack Tide wrote:Gag gift at Christmas then? Get it out of the house man!

Maybe I'll mail it off with the rambler....
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