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This year id like to mount a greenhead and canvasback. Im no taxidermist but have an interest in it and want to do my own bird. Whats a good kit to buy that has EVERYTHING ill need?
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No two ducks are alike (size) and those kits are low quality material at best. The main problem most beginners have is lack of proper equipment. You can't just skin a duck out and put it on a form. There is fleshing and tumbling to do also. If I were you I would go to youtube and watch some videos on duck mounting and see if you really want to give it a try after seeing all it takes.
If you decide to give it a go.....GOOD LUCK and have fun
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Van Dykes was a taxidermy catalog when I was dabbling in it 30 years ago. Check them out, they should have the kits.
Ducks are tough because of the amount of fat on the skin. A taxidermist I knew used to use a wire wheel on a bench mounted grinder to take the fat off.
Last comment - you may be able to get a taxidermist to help teach you. Some used to offer classes way back when.
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