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Fish Techniques from a World Champion Part 5 - Final Fins, Clear Coat, and Base

Fish Techniques from a World Champion Part 5 - Final Fins, Clear Coat, and Base

Editors Note: In this series of articles, Brian Noody tells us his story and techniques used in mounting his entry, a walleye, for the 2015 World Taxidermy Championships. This walleye was the second highest scoring fish entry in the Master Division of the 2015 competition in Springfield, Missouri.              To read...
July 28, 2017 0 Comments
Photo Reference Study: European Roe Deer, Part 1

Photo Reference Study: European Roe Deer, Part 1

European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), also known as western roe deer, or simply roe deer, are a Eurasian species of deer. The male of the species is sometimes referred to as a roebuck. Roe deer are relatively small, reddish, and grey-brown, and well-adapted to cold environments. The species is widespread in Europe from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia and from...
July 27, 2017 0 Comments
Painting Options for Serious A-FISH-ian-ad-os

Painting Options for Serious A-FISH-ian-ad-os

       I offered to Larry to write an article and asked him for a little direction. His response was, “An article that fish carvers and fish taxidermists can both relate to would be nice.” After a few days of pondering this request, I began to think of all the overlap between these two “fish artist” disciplines. Larry’s...
July 27, 2017 0 Comments
Paint Schedule: Dolphin

Paint Schedule: Dolphin

I am going to paint this dolphin referencing the photos included in this article. Many dolphins, both cows and bulls, have these colors and it is the most common and expected colors desired by clients. This is a green and yellow gold coloration with lots of blue spots and markings. I’ve caught many bulls that display a tremendous blue on their dorsals and backs, but...
July 27, 2017 0 Comments

Raising Your Price: How Much is Too Much?

     Who hasn’t thought about raising prices and wondered how that would affect your overall revenue? If I raise my prices will I lose all my clients? There are many reasons a taxidermist may consider raising prices. Maybe your costs have changed, or your quality has...
July 21, 2017 0 Comments
Grouse of North America

Grouse of North America

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January 25, 2017 0 Comments
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