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Opinions please #2526045 08/23/11 04:33 AM
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I am not a taxidermist,but I do a few skull mounts from time to time.I did this one for a buddy recently and he liked it,but I would like to get some other opinions.No,I am not looking to boost my ego or anything,but would just like to hear what other people think of this sort of mount as opposed to a traditional style skull mount,thats all.



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VERY interesting..as in NICE interesting. I like your color choice for the skull. It's different, and I like different. cheers



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Looks good, I am a fan of the white skull personally. I do like the plaque.


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I have done white skulls and just wanted to do something different.I did one with a white skull and the same plaque,but with the Texas flag painted on the state.I will have to get some pics of it.



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Outstanding. Personally, I would like a lighter color on the skull or plaque to contrast the color of the horns. the craftsmanship is awesome.


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I really like the idea of doing a differant color skull, and I really like the state cutout.

But I'm not sure I like the horns being as dark as the plaque.

The plaque would look awesome painted like the Texas Flag maybee with some barb-wire trim




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I am not a fan of the color, but that is just me, and everything else is awesome.


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I honestly tried to convince myself to leave the antlers natural,but this deer was actually one found dead and the antlers were so sun dried that it looked funny with the rest of the scheme.I actually took pictues of the deer with antlers the way there were and didnt like it.I did this one as a project.



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Here is the same Texas plaque painted with a white skull.





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Way cool.


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Originally Posted By: highlonesome1
Outstanding. Personally, I would like a lighter color on the skull or plaque to contrast the color of the horns. the craftsmanship is awesome.

The guy I did this for mounted it on his office wall that was a burnt kind of orange and red and it actually contrasted pretty well in that setup,but yes I agree....The antlers dont seem to contrast in the picture.It seemed to look alot better in person.



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Outstanding. Personally, I would like a lighter color on the skull or plaque to contrast the color of the horns. the craftsmanship is awesome.

The guy I did this for mounted it on his office wall that was a burnt kind of orange and red and it actually contrasted pretty well in that setup,but yes I agree....The antlers dont seem to contrast in the picture.It seemed to look alot better in person.


I figured the flash killed it and it would look better in person. I like the Texas plaque that would be parfect for darkening horns to the color of the head plaque just a thought for your next one up awesome work sir




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I did this quick,bang up job on a hog I killed as one the first experiments with painting skulls.I did one several years ago that was camo and at the time I hadnt seen this type of stuff.Now you can find it everywhere.




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Don't care for the painted skulls on either one, but do like the one with the Texas Flag back.



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Painted skulls are going to have grow on me too. But I'm that way about any change so my wife tells me. grin


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Looks ok to me being painted.
I like the natural look better myself. However, that being said. I think you probably did that mount justice by painting it since it was found sun bleached and weathered. By the way did anyone see the metal dipped skull mounts that the Hunters Extravaganza this past weekend? If so what did y'all think about them to?



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well the Texas base is pure greatness in my opinion. i like the stained version and the texas flag version. wouldnt be picky on either one. the green is unique to say the least but i like it. any way to stain the skull and keep the horns natural or white color???? i


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I think your doing a great job. I really like the plaques and the position but I think if you had more contrast between the plaque and painted skulls you would have a much better result. The hog skull is a cool idea painted black but would of looked better on a lighter plaque to make it stand out. Kinda reminds me of the movie Predator. Good job! up



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Thanks for the comments guys.



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I dont like the Hi gloss finish on the painted skull or the antlers. The dark on the antlers is ok with me, but would still prefer the original un changed color, or if they were sunbleached then pick a better color. I like the texas plack, even better when painted with texas colors. I dont like the painted skulls much, but especialy not the wild colored or black ones.

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Really like the tx flag one a lot, not so much the green one. Just not my style, looks like the plaque and horns were both stained with the same stain.


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I appreciate the opinions.I guess I started doing these things because of me becoming tired of the same ol` same old.Overall I am quite satisfied with them and wanna do something different again on my next one.I need some new ideas.I guess thats what all the time in the stand is for...



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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Don't care for the painted skulls on either one, but do like the one with the Texas Flag back.


I agree, and to be frank they are ugly.



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Not too sure about the paint on the skull but if you could mount that on a slab of mesquite that would look awesome, atleast for me it would.



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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Don't care for the painted skulls on either one, but do like the one with the Texas Flag back.


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