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Postby agengo02 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:10 pm

i saw on this website a while back a particular mount of a canvasback (i think it was a can) that was taking off from the water like the running on water pose. it was an amazing mount! i was trying to find that pic the other day but i couldnt. anybody have it? also anybody know who did the mount and if they have a website or something? im pretty sure im gonna get my first pintail next season and thats how i want to have it mounted. thanks guys.
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Postby MissedAgain » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:59 pm

Pintails do not run across the water like a diver duck when taking off.

That would be a cool mount of a can, redhead, bufflehead, ringer, scaup, etc.

But would look kind of wierd for mallard, pin, widgeon, teal, woodie, etc.

If you find the photo - please post it up - sounds cool!
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Postby agengo02 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:01 pm

ya i thought about that after i posted it. but im pretty sure it was either a redhead or a canvasback, but im leaning more towards redhead. it was a beautiful mount too!
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Postby Rudso » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:37 pm

I am pretty sure you are talking about this one:

http://www.dariustaxidermy.com/094-canvasback.html

If this is the one you are talking about I agree that it is a GREAT mount! This guy is doing my first mallard as we speak.
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Postby agengo02 » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:04 am

yes thats it! wow ive definately gotta get my first diver done like that! thanks for the link!
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Postby Rudso » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:34 am

No problem. Thats probably my favorite mount that that artist made, truly a piece of a art.
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Postby Fooshman » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:53 pm

One of my favs.
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Postby yellodog1 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:20 am

That is a nice mount, But I bet it will cost you.
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Postby Rudso » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:57 pm

Not more than any other same size duck he has mounted.
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Postby Mr. Taxidermist » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:35 pm

A pintail would need to be done like this.

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Postby Rudso » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:09 pm

Thats a nice mount! However, if the tail on the pintail is a good one you might want to mount it a way that that would show.
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Postby Wilsona018 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:21 pm

how do you make the water look like a splash like that...does it take a lot??
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Postby agengo02 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:08 am

wow mr. taxidermist did you do that?!? i think a nice bue wing teal or green wing would look great like that! how much ya charge for something like that?
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Postby woodie77 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:05 pm

that is an awesome mount...i might have to get a ringneck or redhead done that way next year...
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Postby Mr. Taxidermist » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:27 pm

I'd say a mount like that runs around $500.

There is an acrylic rod in the duck that secures it to the plexiglass base. The splash is made of small splash pieces that I made out of polyester resin. I heated the pieces and glued them around the rod and to the plexiglass base to make the approximate splash shape I wanted. I took monofilament fishing line and tied it into different shapes and dipped them into resin and let them harden (several times). This made the tiny little splash pieces. I glued them where I wanted them, then began blending all the pieces together w/ resin. This took probably 6-8 coats of resin. After everything hardened up, I poured the layer of resin over the plexiglass to give it a water look. As the resin set up, I used a brush to make ripples in the surface. I sprinkled artificial duckweed on the top. After it hardened, I sprayed a couple good coats of Krylon Triple Thick gloss to help keep the surface from being tacky.

Now you can see why something like this costs around $500.
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Postby agengo02 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:34 pm

id say its worth it man! do you accept shipped birds say from southeast texas????? if so then ill definately get ya a good one to do for me
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Postby Mr. Taxidermist » Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:58 pm

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