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

A forum to discuss taxidermy techniques and mounts.

Moderators: Pete-pec, sprigpig1

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

Postby fowlweatherfowler » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:26 pm

I too plan on a trip to Mexico just for wall hangers. Here is the first bird I completed since the class I took. Very pleased with the results.

Image

Image

Image
fowlweatherfowler
hunter
 
Posts: 112
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:19 pm


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

Postby Cougar125 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:21 am

beretta24 wrote: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. :)

Get the wife into hunting! Mine went with me a few times this year and shot her first birds. Having another couple go along isn't bad either.
There are no ducks in the desert!
User avatar
Cougar125
hunter
 
Posts: 1206
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:18 pm
Location: Deployment again!

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

Postby duxrus » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:53 pm

Image

This was a different version of a dead mount. I kinda like the cypress knee "shelf"
duxrus
hunter
 
Posts: 1462
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:01 pm
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

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

Postby beretta24 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:52 pm

Neat, anything unique has an appeal to me, and that works well with that can
User avatar
beretta24
State Moderator
 
Posts: 5953
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:54 pm
Location: MN

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

Postby Duck Nasty » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:22 pm

beretta24 wrote:Neat, anything unique has an appeal to me, and that works well with that can

X2. Very neat and truly original :clapping: :beer:
User avatar
Duck Nasty
hunter
 
Posts: 515
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:58 am
Location: Coastal NC

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

Postby sprigpig1 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:41 pm

Bad azz Brian ...that is a great piece of art.
"suppose you were an idiot; and suppose you were a member of congress, But I repeat myself".- Mark Twain

"Go to heaven for the climate , go to hell for the company".- Mark Twain
User avatar
sprigpig1
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 1460
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:16 pm
Location: Reno,NV

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

Postby sprigs4days » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:56 pm

sprigpig1 wrote: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:
image.jpg

Is that bad boy yours? Either way sweet mount. If it is yours I hate you. :sarcmark:
"Three can keep a secret, if two are dead"
User avatar
sprigs4days
hunter
 
Posts: 3076
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:04 am
Location: California

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

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:52 pm

sprigs4days wrote:
sprigpig1 wrote: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:

image.jpg

Is that bad boy yours? Either way sweet mount. If it is yours I hate you. :sarcmark:


Thanks S4D... I wish I shot him myself but the pair was gifted to me from Florida. I mounted the drake first( obviously )and have the hen to do still. I'm going to mount her right behind him. As you know, they are hard to kill here in plumage in CA so I figured I would mount these for my collection in case I never get the chance to take one of my own. But as luck would have it I killed a hen BWT the last Wednesday at kern that I will save. They are just awesome birds and I had fun mounting this one. :thumbsup:
"suppose you were an idiot; and suppose you were a member of congress, But I repeat myself".- Mark Twain

"Go to heaven for the climate , go to hell for the company".- Mark Twain
User avatar
sprigpig1
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 1460
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:16 pm
Location: Reno,NV

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

Postby fowlweatherfowler » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:12 pm

nice idea duxrus, I love a dead mount and that is different way of going about it

heres a drake black Im finishing up

Image
fowlweatherfowler
hunter
 
Posts: 112
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:19 pm

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

Postby Pete-pec » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:15 pm

fowlweatherfowler wrote:nice idea duxrus, I love a dead mount and that is different way of going about it

heres a drake black Im finishing up

Image


I commented on this duck earlier on tnet. Pretty bird!
User avatar
Pete-pec
Forum & State Moderator
 
Posts: 3138
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:39 am
Location: Southern Wisconsin

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

Postby fowlweatherfowler » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:31 pm

Thanks Pete. It was a dandy and nice to work with. So far I'm liking the results compared to my pre class disasters.
fowlweatherfowler
hunter
 
Posts: 112
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:19 pm

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

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:01 pm

Nice black duck!
"suppose you were an idiot; and suppose you were a member of congress, But I repeat myself".- Mark Twain

"Go to heaven for the climate , go to hell for the company".- Mark Twain
User avatar
sprigpig1
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 1460
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:16 pm
Location: Reno,NV

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

Postby duxrus » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:43 pm

Nice smooth looking black duck !!!
duxrus
hunter
 
Posts: 1462
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:01 pm
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

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

Postby montana bound » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:53 pm

Just finished these birds from my 2012 season.
First birds Ive mounted since our move out here to Montana in 2011

Huns

Image

Image

Image

Image

Sharptail

Image

Image

A whitetail that is getting mounted in the morning

Image

Image
You get out of a dog , what you put into a dog!
User avatar
montana bound
hunter
 
Posts: 986
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:18 am
Location: Nashua, MT

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

Postby beretta24 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:16 pm

Those Huns are cool little birds
User avatar
beretta24
State Moderator
 
Posts: 5953
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:54 pm
Location: MN

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

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:27 pm

I've had the crap scared out of me a few times not expecting a covey to be at my feet. It's been many years now since I've seen hungarian partridge, but we used to have a wild population here near my home.
User avatar
Pete-pec
Forum & State Moderator
 
Posts: 3138
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:39 am
Location: Southern Wisconsin

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

Postby montana bound » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:40 pm

I know what you mean about having the crap scared out of you.
The only thing worse than stepping on them in the daytime is to step on them in the dark.
I've stepped on them more than once in the dark while checking traps in the dark before work.LOL
You get out of a dog , what you put into a dog!
User avatar
montana bound
hunter
 
Posts: 986
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:18 am
Location: Nashua, MT

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

Postby sprigpig1 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:38 pm

Great looking birds Montana bound :thumbsup:
"suppose you were an idiot; and suppose you were a member of congress, But I repeat myself".- Mark Twain

"Go to heaven for the climate , go to hell for the company".- Mark Twain
User avatar
sprigpig1
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 1460
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:16 pm
Location: Reno,NV

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

Postby montana bound » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:51 pm

Heres the buck with skin on , he will dry for 2 weeks then Ill finish him off.

Image
You get out of a dog , what you put into a dog!
User avatar
montana bound
hunter
 
Posts: 986
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:18 am
Location: Nashua, MT

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

Postby The Waterfowler » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:07 pm

Leaving for warmer climate in Mexico tomorrow for a little end of season treat with some clients. I have several birds prepped and ready to go when I get back and look forward to doing them.

Best Brewer's Duck I've had my hands on.

Image

Image

Blue Phase Ross' killed at the LLDC.

Image

Blue/Whitefront Hybrid also killed at the LLDC.

Image

Image

And most importantly, my Daughter-in-Laws first Canvasbacks.

Image

Love seeing everyone's work. Keep it coming.
Helping waterfowl make bad decisions since 1961.






--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
User avatar
The Waterfowler
hunter
 
Posts: 1090
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:30 pm
Location: Mississippi

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

Postby Pete-pec » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:11 pm

Nice to see you back Pat! Agree, the canvasbacks mean the most.
User avatar
Pete-pec
Forum & State Moderator
 
Posts: 3138
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:39 am
Location: Southern Wisconsin

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

Postby The Waterfowler » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:35 pm

Yes, we go a trio in and she was the only one that shot and made a nice double with her little 20. Couldn't believe the Cans and Redheads we had this past season. Was crazy. Was killing birds on 3 inches of ice. Never seen it like that in recent memory. Still Want to get you down here. Want anything from south of the border?
Helping waterfowl make bad decisions since 1961.






--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
User avatar
The Waterfowler
hunter
 
Posts: 1090
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:30 pm
Location: Mississippi

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

Postby Pete-pec » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:44 pm

Pat I really hope we can make that happen this year. Your fb posts certainly had me wishing I was there. I rolled over a bit of vacation this year and didn't draw my typical turkey seasons so I should have a few extra days this year. I was surprised how well you guys did with the ice? A lot of it might have been how absolutely frozen we were here on the snow line, and that may have kept them in the rice? This year is crazy crazy cold.

One of those flying doppler effects is on my list. Maybe I can pick it up personally? ;-)

You have fun! Safe travels.
User avatar
Pete-pec
Forum & State Moderator
 
Posts: 3138
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:39 am
Location: Southern Wisconsin

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

Postby The Waterfowler » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:06 pm

Pete, let's plan on it. How's is this for a mixed bag limit? Was at the club by myself frozen up again and all my guys stayed in bed till I called them and told the light-weights what they were missing.

Image
Helping waterfowl make bad decisions since 1961.






--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
User avatar
The Waterfowler
hunter
 
Posts: 1090
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:30 pm
Location: Mississippi

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

Postby Duck Nasty » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:24 pm

My second and third bird. I hope that they are coming out alright.


Image
User avatar
Duck Nasty
hunter
 
Posts: 515
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:58 am
Location: Coastal NC

PreviousNext

Return to Taxidermy Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest