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Refurbishing Old Fish Mounts

Refurbishing Old Fish Mounts

Having started in taxidermy with my grandfather in 1954, I still enjoy looking at the old mounts. I love redoing old fish mounts to allow them to once again hang proudly on the wall rather than find their way to a Dumpster. A few products that I use are Zip-Strip for stripping, 3006 White Lightening Caulk for hide glue, Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac for sealing, and Ultra...
December 15, 2020 0 Comments
Waterfowl Reference Study: Gadwalls

Waterfowl Reference Study: Gadwalls

Gadwalls (Mareca strepera) are common and widespread dabbling ducks in the family Anatidae. Gadwalls were first described by Carl Linnaeus in his landmark 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae. DNA studies have shown that it is a sister species with falcated ducks; the two are closely related to the three species of wigeons, and all of them have been assigned to the genus...
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Live Sculpting from 2019 WTC World Show

Live Sculpting from 2019 WTC World Show

One of the most telling and educational events at the World Taxidermy Championships® is the Live Sculpting Competition. It demonstrates a quick understanding of how accurate taxidermy “mounts” evolve. I say “telling” because this art form is an important foundation of the mounting process: not “stuffing,” as so many laymen describe...
September 9, 2020 0 Comments
Pre-Sculpted Division:  2019 World Show

Pre-Sculpted Division: 2019 World Show

The Pre-Sculpted Division had a record number of excellent entries at the 2019 World Taxidermy Championships®. Ohio Taxidermy Supply, who donated $5,000.00 to the WTC cash award fund in 2019, asked that a portion of this donation go toward the winners in the Live Sculpting ($1,000.00) and Pre-Sculpted ($1,000.00) Divisions. The Best of Category for Gameheads went to...
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Part 4: Professional Standards for Taxidermy Loading and Securing Mounts for Delivery

Part 4: Professional Standards for Taxidermy Loading and Securing Mounts for Delivery

Finally, the moment you’ve patiently been waiting for: the “loading and securing” part, the final part of this long segment. I apologize if it seemed drawn out, but like I said from the beginning: if you want your trophies to arrive properly to their final destination, you have to...
September 9, 2020 0 Comments
Waterfowl Photo Reference Study Northern Pintails

Waterfowl Photo Reference Study Northern Pintails

Pintails are one of the most popular ducks sportsmen bring to taxidermists. Not only because of their wide distribution, but also the beauty of the drakes in winter plumage. During my search for photo references, I was amazed at how many good sharp photos were available of pintails in flight....
September 9, 2020 0 Comments
Great Jump! Workshop Experiences

Great Jump! Workshop Experiences

Very shortly before the completion of the large special exhibition “ARA,” which had been shown in the Berlin Museum for two years, there was an idea to create a special eye-catcher. After many...
Professional Division Ribbon Winners from 2019 world Taxidermy Championships®

Professional Division Ribbon Winners from 2019 world Taxidermy Championships®

The World Taxidermy Championships is truly an open competition. Participants are free to compete on any level: Novice, Professional or Master Division–simply by making a choice according to their levels of...
Using the TPS Systems for a European Horn Mount

Using the TPS Systems for a European Horn Mount

In Issue 136 I wrote a detailed article on using the Taxidermy Positioning Systems for hanging wall pedestal mounts and the process for attaching double or triple gamehead mounts. This versatile system and its...
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