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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 and 1930s, and as of 2008, the feral population was nearly...
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 loose and corrode in time. I’ve always thought there must be a better...
March 24, 2018 0 Comments
2017 WTC Interpretive Division

2017 WTC Interpretive Division

Interpretive Division from the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships®: all entries
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March 24, 2018 0 Comments
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 taxidermists to shy away from mounting wild turkeys. They are large and present a...
March 24, 2018 0 Comments
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...

Part 1: The Bronzing Process

Part 1: The Bronzing Process

Part 1 The Bronzing Process, by Doug Eck. This bronze composition titled “Odd or Even” by wildlife artist Doug Eck is one of the subjects used to show the bronzing process in this first of several...

Carved Wood Walking Cane

Carved Wood Walking Cane

Carved Wood Walking Stick by Kerby Ross: Who better than snake taxidermist Kerby Ross to demonstrate how he carves a snake walking stick? Kerby carves it from a single stick of wood, and then burnishes in the...

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