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Mounting a Prairie Chicken with Eugene Streekstra

Mounting a Prairie Chicken with Eugene Streekstra

     After enjoying the myriad of live reference pictures in Breakthrough’s recent photographic reference articles on the grouse of North America, created and written by publisher Larry Blomquist, this issue seemed to be the perfect venue to create a grouse mount using these marvelous upland game bird reference studies! Using the reference and mounting...
July 28, 2017 0 Comments
2016 Breakthrough Award Winners

2016 Breakthrough Award Winners

THE 2016 BREAKTHROUGH AWARD WINNERS Australian Assoc. of Wildlife Artists         Tony Bianco Canada Taxidermists Association              Ken Noyes National Taxidermists Association            Tim Gorenchan New Zealand...
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Tips for Measuring for Lifesize Taxidermy - How Do You Measure Up?

Tips for Measuring for Lifesize Taxidermy - How Do You Measure Up?

Do you ever get confused when trying to select the proper size lifesize form to fit a skin? Welcome to the world of taxidermy! As they say, “If it was easy everybody would be doing it.” When a taxidermist graduates from mounting shoulder mounts to lifesize taxidermy, the degree of difficulty ratchets up a notch. I hope I can offer a few tips to help with...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...

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...

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