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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 about the blade manufacturing process, the better prepared you will be to make...
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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 each World Show and for that reason they have been given a special area in...
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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 applied the same way. I have a system that has worked for me for over 40 years, but I encourage everyone to experiment and try to get better each time as I do. I...
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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 dive for their food, mainly the bases and roots of plants growing underwater. Its specific...
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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 Brook, son Nicolas, and new baby granddaughter, Kinsley Rae. Phil was diagnosed with...
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HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED SINCE 2019

HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED SINCE 2019

The historical city of Springfield, Missouri, was again the location of the 2022 World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships®. Many of you reading this account were there, and for those who could not...
SKIN-MOUNTING AN ALDABRA TORTOISE

SKIN-MOUNTING AN ALDABRA TORTOISE

In this preparation protocol, we describe the practical approach to the preparation process of an Aldabra giant tortoise. The main focus is the particular difficulties of preparing specimens of this species....
MOUNTING AN AMERICAN ALLIGATOR, PART 2

MOUNTING AN AMERICAN ALLIGATOR, PART 2

Last issue we began this new article series on mounting an American alligator. That article introduced the two taxidermists who made this series of articles possible along with their procedures for skinning and...
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