What's on everybody's workbench ...?

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What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:44 pm

Or counter I guess... Just finishing this guy up. What a pain in the neck.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby loon » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:03 pm

Nice job on the Hollywood !and that's one of my favorite threads on the taxidermy website
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Duck Nasty » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:15 pm

I got a pair of gads but they start on sunday
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby fowlweatherfowler » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:09 pm

I have pair of mallards and a black I started. Waiting on bodies and heads to start putting them together. They will be my first birds alone after the class
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby duxrus » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:52 pm

Bet that thing is light ...haha. GREAT looking bird :clapping:

Once I get my swan on the wall soon I will post pics. Season is about over here so the work is about to begin :no:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:11 pm

I already commented on your shoveler Brandon, and you know I hate you, so I'm done with that subject! :mad:

Here is a redhead pair, needs some dry time and painting. And yes, just a terrible cell phone pic in a dark basement lol.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:02 pm

Thanks Loon..

I appreciate it Brian and yeah that sucker is heavy !! It doubles as a paper weight. :lol:
Always look forward to seeing your stuff.. A swan will be awesome.

Nice Pete you made it a sticky ! Those Gingers are looking nice, your birds always make me feel like I'm in a duck blind. It's been awhile since I had some redheads on top of me. :lol: and that hooded has it coming too :sniper:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby cinnamon » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:44 pm

Spoony looks nice and smooth sprig. Keep up the good work.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby loon » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:44 am

Nice job Pete those look good! I hope my projects turn out half as good. Maybe I should've just left them with you and picked them up when they were done ! I would like to see some pics from a different angle maybe a Sideview
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby duxrus » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:30 pm

I hate posting unfinished pictures but here are two I just put on the wall....

A blue phase Ross goose before preening

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To show how small this goose is....

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I decided to make today swan day just to remind myself why I still have nightmares of the last one I did...dang those are some time consuming birds. I just had to put my first swan (kill) on the wall and think it will turn out decent enough. That is exactly how he looked as i pulled the trigger :grooving:

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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:35 am

Amazing work Brian ... That black on that Ross is bitchen. I don't know if you noticed but in the second picture there seems to be a plane landing in your house.. Oh never mind that's a swan. :lol3: bad ass
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby duxrus » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:13 pm

Thanks.....I would hate to have to mount many of those in a year. I made sure to find a stud before hanging it :grooving: :lol3: :grooving:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby beretta24 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:34 pm

Nice work Brian...I keep threatening the wife with putting a swam in the living room.

I'm just getting back into the hobby after butchering some way back in high school. Here are a couple from my class this winter.
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Time to buy some equip so I can keep moving.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Pete-pec » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:40 pm

Very nice work by both Brians as far as I'm concerned!

This was a good idea Brandon. I hope it takes off. Of course we welcome anyone at any level. Seeing how I'm at the bottom, i can only look up!
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby duxrus » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:21 pm

Nice clean looking tree duck . One of the birds still on my to do (kill) list
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby beretta24 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:31 pm

The fulvous was bird 6 or so, but only my third in the last 13 years. I spent a week with Jerry at Flyway and all I can say is time and money well spent. Even got some good ref photos from his aviary for the wigeon I just shot in Scotland. He's a gifted and generous artist.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:23 pm

Look at the hooves on that fulvous!!! Nice work Beretta24.
Repair job of a broken ulna and radius didn't hold up through the tweeking process so I had to re -insert a wire through the thumb to the body. :fingerhead:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Pete-pec » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:50 pm

Perfect Brandon!
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby duxrus » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:00 pm

Now that blue winger is SWEET :clapping:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:26 pm

Thanks guys I appreciate it..
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby beretta24 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:37 pm

I get so jealous every time I see a fully plumed blue winger. Nice work.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Pete-pec » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:55 pm

beretta24 wrote:I get so jealous every time I see a fully plumed blue winger. Nice work.


We see them all the time Brian? You must too? Just happens to be in April/May :yes: when those BWT, ringers, and shovelers dot every flooded cornfield or pond as they return. Yes, they are gorgeous.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby beretta24 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:58 pm

I swear if I had a private pond I would swat one in the spring....just one....







Of each. ;)
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Pete-pec » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:07 pm

LOL I would give up the entire 60 day season to have three days in the spring for strictly specimen collection. 2 of each though! LOL

Southern hunters have no idea how crappy most of our ducks (in season of course) actually look.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby beretta24 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:20 pm

That's why I have a Mexico collecting trip on my list. Maybe Feb of 2015 if I can get a buddy and their wife to go, so my wife can hang with theirs for a couple AMs. :)
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