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First mount

Postby DUCKINout » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:38 pm

Finally gave it a shot. Not near as easy as some people make it look or talk it up to be! Nonetheless i had fun doing it. Image

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Re: First mount

Postby duxrus » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:47 am

If it isn't fun doing then it isn't worth doing :beer:
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Re: First mount

Postby brock2ak » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:28 am

That's great looking! Working on any other ones now?
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Re: First mount

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:40 am

I like the pose. It's like when they first notice your cecoys and take that sharp turn to come back around. :thumbsup:
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Re: First mount

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:44 pm

Only one thing I would fix while still drying, would be to have the bill parallel to the floor it's mounted against. I'm not saying they can't have that tilt in their head, but almost always they lead the rest of their body with the head, and the head is normally positioned where the bottom of the bill is flat to the surface they're flying above.

I know you didn't ask for critiques, but I think you'll agree that this should be mended?

Looks great for a first bird! Keep them coming, and don't be afraid to ask for critiques. Don't be a pu$$y like me! You will learn that much faster. :thumbsup:
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Re: First mount

Postby DUCKINout » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:16 pm

I don't mind critiques one bit i wish i was home to correct it left town for work today. Thank you for the advice.

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Re: First mount

Postby DUCKINout » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:20 pm

brock2ak wrote:That's great looking! Working on any other ones now?


Not yet working on anything else but the next birds are a pair of buffle head drakes and a golden eye drake.

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Re: First mount

Postby brock2ak » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:06 pm

DUCKINout wrote:
brock2ak wrote:That's great looking! Working on any other ones now?


Not yet working on anything else but the next birds are a pair of buffle head drakes and a golden eye drake.

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Nice! Be sure to post up some pics during the process. I have never done a bird before but am thinking of giving it a shot in my free time. All these posts are really inspiring!
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Re: First mount

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:49 pm

DUCKINout wrote:I don't mind critiques one bit i wish i was home to correct it left town for work today. Thank you for the advice.

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If you're not going to be gone too long, I'd bet you can adjust it once you return home. I see a deer shoulder mount next to the duck. Is this something you do as well? I've never messed with anything other than birds and european mounts.
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Re: First mount

Postby DUCKINout » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:41 pm

No i have played around with shoulder mounts in high school though. It is just one of the deer at my buddies shop.

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Re: First mount

Postby duxrus » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:05 pm

The skin needed to be pulled toward the head a little more but that is a quick fix next go around. It will thicken up the neck and give you an entirely different look. I wish my first duck looked as good as all you guy's. :clapping:
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Re: First mount

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:49 pm

duxrus wrote:I wish my first duck looked as good as all you guy's. :clapping:


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Re: First mount

Postby 1080tommy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:35 pm

That is a good looking duck. I have really enjoyed taxidermy on my first mounts and hope you continue because it is a great feeling when what is on the wall looks like what was shot. Great job!
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Re: First mount

Postby DUCKINout » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:51 pm

Thanks guys looking forward to mounting the wifes buffle in the coming week if everything works out as planned! I will make to put pictures up! Again thanks for the help!

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Re: First mount

Postby DUCKINout » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:28 pm

Finally got a chance to do all the finish work!

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