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#6341673 - 06/20/16 11:43 AM Started mounting my own birds
bluewingwidowmaker Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Katy, TX
I've wanted to start doing this for a while now. This off-season, I've been mounting a few birds.

I got the wood duck dvd set from Matt Smith @ blue ribbon birds. Really looking forward to the hoodie dvd coming out.

Here is my second bird. It was a graduation present for my brother-in-law.

I've decided I don't really care to do commercial taxidermist type birds. There has to be something different or cool about it.














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#6341749 - 06/20/16 12:38 PM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: bluewingwidowmaker]
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Registered: 12/27/07
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Loc: Austin
That is really cool! I like the artistic approach.

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#6342013 - 06/20/16 03:59 PM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: bluewingwidowmaker]
FF/Birdman Offline
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Loc: Mansfield,Texas
Good job. Very nice job for your second mount. Your brother-in-law should be very pleased with your project. Keep up the good work, Paul.

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#6342158 - 06/20/16 06:28 PM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: bluewingwidowmaker]
bluewingwidowmaker Offline
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Thanks. It was a crap ton of work (mostly the display) but a lot of fun and it's a good way to extend my season.
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#6342195 - 06/20/16 07:01 PM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: bluewingwidowmaker]
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Nice

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#6342713 - 06/21/16 09:23 AM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: Dave Speer]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Speer
That is really cool! I like the artistic approach.

That looks Awesome.....Well done....I especially like the base..... up

Ever thought about putting a door on the base and making a small corner cabinet?
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#6342743 - 06/21/16 09:48 AM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: bluewingwidowmaker]
rickym Offline
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Looks good and I was thinking the same as SW, door and maybe a couple shelves inside confused2
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#6343005 - 06/21/16 02:01 PM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: bluewingwidowmaker]
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up It is a go.
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#6343183 - 06/21/16 04:54 PM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: bluewingwidowmaker]
Fishuhalik Offline
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Loc: Katy, TX
Awesome mount man. Display, bird, everything looks great man!
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#6343557 - 06/21/16 10:50 PM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: bluewingwidowmaker]
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Great looking base and that's a great mount for your second bird!!'

If you don't want to do birds for others , I strongly suggest that you practice this one word......NO.

Every person you hunt with with try to get you to do a bird for them. Next thing you know you've got to buy an extra freezer.....,

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#6343697 - 06/22/16 07:50 AM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: bluewingwidowmaker]
Guy Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Nice work, I would never have the patience for that.

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#6343702 - 06/22/16 07:58 AM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: bluewingwidowmaker]
bluewingwidowmaker Offline
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^^ I've got a few friends and family I'm willing to mount a bird for. I'm thinking they pay my expenses and I get some experience. I'm prepared to say NO to others, though. I've got a month old at home and my time is no longer my own.


I did think about putting on a door and making it a small cabinet. Also thought about doing a whitewash of the Rice R on the front and even scripting out the alma mater. After 60 hours of work, though, I convinced myself it would take away from the overall piece.
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#6343781 - 06/22/16 09:15 AM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: bluewingwidowmaker]
Guy Offline
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Originally Posted By: bluewingwidowmaker
I did think about putting on a door and making it a small cabinet

Or leave the door off, and put other mounts inside. A dead hanging mount would be cool.

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#6344078 - 06/22/16 02:44 PM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: bluewingwidowmaker]
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Loc: Texas
Great job for a second bird and the display is fantastic

reading these thoughts and ideas thought about swimming duck on top with a diver swimming in the space under it.
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#6345293 - 06/23/16 02:36 PM Re: Started mounting my own birds [Re: bluewingwidowmaker]
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Looks good man

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