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

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

Postby sprigpig1 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:33 pm

Great work everyone..
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:12 pm

Very nice Brandon. I cannot wait to see some future stuff! ;-)
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby fowlweatherfowler » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:15 pm

very nice!!
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby montana bound » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:55 pm

Great Blue wings!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:37 pm

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

Postby montana bound » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:28 pm

I have 3 blue wings that Im doing this weekend, I hope they come out as nice as yours.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:49 pm

I Really appreciate that Montana bound. Post pics and I look forward to seeing more of your work. :thumbsup:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby montana bound » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:58 pm

Mounted up 6 birds this weekend, dont mind the cheap camera pictures.LOL

My 3 Blue wings, now for some preening.

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3 Buffys, I have 1 more drake to add.

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

Postby fowlweatherfowler » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:45 am

Almost done with one, going to finish in the morning

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

Postby Duck Nasty » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:20 am

Great looking drake there he looks like a beast.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Duck Nasty » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:22 am

Here is the woody I got on the last day of season. I dressed his hood up a lot better since this pic. Now I finally figured out what thin skinned was. He had about 3/8" of fat all the way around it was ridiculous

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

Postby sprigpig1 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:12 am

Man I'm lovin seeing all these workbench pics.. Nice work everyone.

It's awesome to see some more blue-wings posted , way to get after it Montana bound.

Good looking green top fowlweatherfowler.

Got to love those thin skinned birds duck nasty, I wish I could have gotten into the woodies this year but no luck. Maybe next year.
Keep up the hard work.

Keep em coming everyone...
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:34 am

Nothing like injecting feet at 2 am...yawn....
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I guess that's why we call it a work bench...still in progress. since the night I mounted this bird I lowered neck, adjusted bird more over isolated foot and inserted feathers into open mouth for a fuller preening effect. These are the updated pics of this mount. Sometimes you have to know when to just walk away.. 2 days later lol. Sorry for changing the pics after the fact, but sometimes you can see things in pictures that you can't see in real time. Kinda weird.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Pete-pec » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:05 am

tough pose Brandon. I think (mounted) preening birds can look extremely awkward at times, but you showed some real balance on that pose. You really enspire me to get better! Bravo my friend.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:09 pm

Thanks Buddy...I adjusted him over a hair, he wasn't quite sitting over that isolated foot enough IMO. Being the fact that I was up until 230 am mounting him didn't help my judgement much. Lol
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Pete-pec » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:16 pm

Glad to hear that....you know I don't critique ;-)
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:13 pm

I think you just did lol :thumbsup: :lol3:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Pete-pec » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:01 pm

sprigpig1 wrote:I think you just did lol :thumbsup: :lol3:


Freaudian slip I guess?
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:25 pm

It's ok buddy it happens to me too... Erase... Re-boot. Lol
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby duxrus » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:09 pm

Don't know if I have seen a speck mounted in that pose before :huh:

....but I likes it :thumbsup:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:59 am

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

Postby The Waterfowler » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:25 pm

Nice Speck. We kill a lot of them and I mount a lot of them, but that's as nice as any I have done. Love the pose and since Whitefronts are like human fingerprints with no two marked alike the variety is endless! Guess that's why I save so many.

Coming up this week for me and a busy one to be sure as soon as I finish skinning and prepping these. I actually going to mount the Greenwing myself that I just shot in Obregon.


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

Postby sprigpig1 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:44 pm

Wow.. Thanks a lot Pat. kinda the ultimate compliment coming from you. Can't wait to see that GW teal mounted up. What a unique trophy or all of them mounted up for that matter. :thumbsup:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby duxrus » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:30 am

I wonder what causes some gwt and gaddies to show that white neck ring from time to time ? I have one in the freezer and mounted two other get with neck rings over the years. Cool extra character. I would like that Ross myself :grooving:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Tryingtaxi » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:32 pm

I'm going to do my first mount in a few weeks what is the easiest pose to pull of and what is a good knife to skin with?I love looking at all your guys work it's awesome I hope my taxidermy will be that good one day.
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