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2019 World Show News

2019 World Show News

We are receiving excellent comments on the expansion of the Interpretive Division, adding a Habitat Division, and the beginning of a wildlife art exhibition for bronze sculpture at the 2019 show. In addition to that expansion, we have some new, never-before seminars coming on new innovative inventions that will be introduced by their inventor Tony Psalia of South Africa,...
April 17, 2018 0 Comments
Reference Study: Wild Turkeys

Reference Study: Wild Turkeys

If you are thinking, “Turkeys—again? Breakthrough just ran a turkey head reference article last issue by Cary Cochran,” you are right. That does not mean I cannot run another one as it is “that” time of year and turkeys are king in the spring, and there is nothing that surpasses great reference of the animals we replicate. Plus, I have a pile of...
April 17, 2018 0 Comments
Painting a Chocolate Chip Porgy

Painting a Chocolate Chip Porgy

Porgies are in the family of Sparidae and genus of Calamus, which includes 13 different porgies. Our pretty porgy we are going to paint is a whitebone/chocolate (chip) porgy. Calamus Leucosteus is the scientific name of this pretty critter that we caught so many of that day on the Mattanza. Related to sheepsheads and other porgies, they all have similar teeth in their mouths...
April 16, 2018 0 Comments
Animal Magnetism

Animal Magnetism

Animal Magnetism, by Don Frank: "The way that a fish or animal is attached to a base can make or break a composition. Too many fish in competitions are attached to the habitat with a screw through the belly or backside simply because it’s quick and easy. A clump of moss is often added to try to disguise the poor attachment and just makes the clunky attachment look...
March 24, 2018 0 Comments
Reference Study: Nilgai or Blue Bull

Reference Study: Nilgai or Blue Bull

Photo Reference Study—Nilgai (or Blue Bull), by Larry Blomquist: "Nilgais are native to the Indian subcontinent. They are the largest of the Asian antelopes, with mature males weighing over 600 pounds. Nilgais, which are often referred to as blue bulls, were introduced to Texas during the 1920s...
March 24, 2018 0 Comments
I Love a Good Connection

I Love a Good Connection

 I Love a Good Connection, by Kurt Ainsworth: "In this article I will explain a great way to securely attach a whitetail deer shoulder mount to a pedestal. A good solid connection to a base is paramount to quality taxidermy. Nuts and bolts are too cumbersome and metal rods and tubing are too...
March 24, 2018 0 Comments
2017 WTC Interpretive Division

2017 WTC Interpretive Division

Interpretive Division from the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships®: all entries To renew, subscribe, or to check your status, just telephone us at 800-783-7266.

Reference Study: Wild Turkey Heads

Reference Study: Wild Turkey Heads

Reference Study, Wild Turkey Heads, by Cary Cochran: "In the field of taxidermy wild turkeys have gained popularity. There is a growing effort by taxidermists to produce quality mounts. Several reasons have caused...

Appreciate Your Fixed Assets

Appreciate Your Fixed Assets

Why Taxidermists Should Appreciate Their Fixed Assets, by John Jennings: "The number-one reason to purchase fixed assets is to make money. Most taxidermists own fixed assets of one kind or another. You probably own...

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