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Mounting an American Alligator, Part 3

Mounting an American Alligator, Part 3

The third part of our series on alligators will feature the procedures Houma, Louisiana, taxidermist Carl Tregre uses for finishing an alligator head. Part 2 featured David Spiess’s professional process for cleaning and curing a gator head. Carl and David, who both own successful studios, have combined their knowledge and experience for years, helping each other find...
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Whitetail Noses: Reference, Painting, and Finishing

Whitetail Noses: Reference, Painting, and Finishing

In the taxidermy profession, whitetail deer have been the king of all mammal species in North America for full-service shops. Literally tens of thousands are mounted each year for hunters taking North America’s number-one game animal and trophy. With a recent article submission from Carolin Brak-Dolny and one in our files from Vincent Fleming, we felt it was fitting...
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Whitetail Noses: Painting Techniques

Whitetail Noses: Painting Techniques

Many people have asked me about my deer noses so I thought I would share. This is how I do whitetail noses on commercial deer. As you know, there are many color variations of visible bare areas on whitetails and this is very true for the nose. The nose pad can exhibit both smooth textures and other very prominent textures. Nose color will vary, along with the color tones of...
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Finishing a Whitetail Deer Nose

Finishing a Whitetail Deer Nose

There are several different ways to finish the nose on a deer. In this article, I will discuss a few ways to finish a nose and show one of the ways I use to finish a nose on a customer’s deer. First, you need to look at a few reference pictures to help you in the finishing process. To subscribe or renew visit www.breakthroughmagazine.com or simply call 800-783-7266.
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Cincinnati Surgical: Choosing the Right Blade When Details Matter

Cincinnati Surgical: Choosing the Right Blade When Details Matter

Every serious wildlife artist knows how important the details are to a finished product. But have you ever really given much thought to how the tools you use can impact those details? Just like the process of creating your pieces, there are many steps to making a quality blade. The more you know...
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All Collective Artists Entries in the 2022 World Taxidermy Championships®

All Collective Artists Entries in the 2022 World Taxidermy Championships®

The Collective Artists Division is a hallmark division of the World Taxidermy Championships®. It gives several artists and/or studios the opportunity to show their abilities and artistic talents in one composition. These works of taxidermy art have become one of the most anticipated spectacles of...
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Painting a Largemouth Bass

Painting a Largemouth Bass

Illustrations by Larry Blomquist This is a paint schedule for a largemouth bass. It can be used for a real fish or replica. The only difference is how you prepare each fish for the paint. The paint is basically...
Waterfowl Photo Reference Study: Canvasbacks

Waterfowl Photo Reference Study: Canvasbacks

This big diving duck, the largest of its genus, is wary and swift in flight, earning the respect of sportsmen. It is a characteristic bird of prairie marshes in summer and saltwater bays in winter. Canvasbacks...
Tribute: Phil Helms (1959-2022)

Tribute: Phil Helms (1959-2022)

To my taxidermy family, join me in paying tribute to our fellow taxidermist and co-worker, Phil Helms who passed away August 14, 2022. Phil was born on January 7, 1959. He leaves behind his wife Sheila, daughter...
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