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Ross goose dead mount

Postby sprigpig1 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:30 pm

Finished this guy up a couple days ago.... He is still drying and the feet have not been painted. I put the band on already just to get a good focal point for the dropping foot. Also you will notice that the left wing is tucked behind the foot. I loved the way it showed the "shuffled" effect of the secondarys and tertials on this goose. Hope you guys/gals like.... Critiques welcome.

PS the sign was aquired legally...

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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby Cougar125 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:54 pm

Cool!
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby Pete-pec » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:34 am

I'm your biggest fan! Bravo!

He failed to mention that this is only bird five people. Already embarrassing us? :huh:
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby duxrus » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:47 am

:clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

The only thing that stands out, and this is just a personal preference, is the bottom leg is straight and "stiff" looking. "I" would have but some sort of bend in it because gravity would tug on that foot. Me just being picky :tongue: . You absolutely nailed the head and neck. I love those thick fluffy necked birds. Thanks for posting pic's and keep them coming. :thumbsup:
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby sprigpig1 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:39 pm

Thanks guys...I really appreciate it

Dux- after reading that I ran out in the garage and tried to tug that foot a little bit but it was to far dry... But that would have made that leg look a lot better... Next time. Thanks for the tip/critique and the kind words.

Pete- your too kind brother...I stole a bunch of your techniques and I'm just trying to get my birds to look as good as yours.. :thumbsup:
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby Pete-pec » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:56 pm

sprigpig1 wrote:Thanks guys...I really appreciate it

Pete- your too kind brother...I stole a bunch of your techniques and I'm just trying to get my birds to look as good as yours.. :thumbsup:


Your words are flattering, but still lies just the same. Your work surpasses mine, and that's fine, it is what make me try harder. It seems you have a gift for this, and I can't wait to see what you pull off in the years to come! There's guys doing this full time who are many notches below your skill level, and you are on bird five? That is incredible! I had a sense I would be asking you for advice, I just didn't realize it would be after so few of birds that I would indeed be asking. I'm not just blowing smoke up your ass. You have mad skills!
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:34 pm

I don't even want to try at this point.
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby Pete-pec » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:57 pm

WisconsinWaterfowler wrote:I don't even want to try at this point.



I feel you Mark. This is the guy you should be getting your lessons from buddy.
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby sprigpig1 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:03 pm

Lol... Mark,... Pete won't steer you wrong man... Something he's probably not telling you is that I've put pm's and phone calls into him when I was stumped on a couple things. So this bird wouldn't be what it is without Pete...

Pete... Again man your way to kind and I appreciate the kind words more than you know.
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby The Waterfowler » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:20 pm

Nobody said a thing about the eye. Perfect for a dead mount with the lower eyelid partially closed and very relaxed looking for a dead birds eye. Herce the term dead mount. I see so many looking wide awake. Good fluff on the neck weith the neck hackles looking good. Good and clean also.
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby sprigpig1 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:29 pm

Thanks Pat I appreciate it...
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby sprigs4days » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:36 pm

Very nice sprig...5th bird! mind blown
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:45 pm

Thanks S4D... I appreciate it brother.
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby jstewart_1981 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:26 am

Looks good man!
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby 3legged_lab » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:38 am

Very nice bird. Bill paint looks good from my seat, and to go along with brians "gravity comment" it definitely shows in the tail area. Nice job!
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby sprigpig1 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:15 pm

Thanks again...guys

Thanks for the kind words three legged lab.
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby NickJ. » Tue May 07, 2013 2:00 pm

This is my favorite dead mount I have seen, the details from the wings to the legs and the eye especially really make this mount stand out from others. Ive been thinking about trying my own waterfowl taxidermy and Im pretty sure this bird just convinced me to this year. Any chance you can post up pictures of your other mounts you have done? Be cool to see. Awesome job!
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby Mickel » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:09 am

Cool!

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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby loon » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:51 am

You definitely have a gift! Are you going to do this professionally or just a hobby ? I'm sure taxidermists don't get rich but there is a lot to be said for doing what you love. Obviously you couldn't be THIS good in 5 birds unless you love it. I've been doing this for fun (5or6 birds a yr) since I was 12 and took the home northwest school of taxidermy mail order course lol . My stuff is ok but I'm definitely a technician not an artist ! Congrats :clapping:
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby sprigpig1 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:51 pm

Nick j thanks for the compliments. If you look back through past posts some of the other mounts I have done are posted.

Loon thanks brother, just kinda doing it as a hobby right now and have only mounted one other bird since that Ross. Work has detatched me from it for awhile but now that my work is slowing down on I plan on turning a few more out. Thanks again for the kind words.
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Re: Ross goose dead mount

Postby Bootlipkiller » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:02 am

Looks great.
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