Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

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Re: Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

Unread postby BigHills BuckHunter » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:15 am

Thanks for the tip mountain man. I will have to try that next time. Im not sure about painting the burrs of the antlers tho, not sure if it would work out for me and it looks good for me as is besides the dark stains in skull.
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Re: Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

Unread postby Mountain Man » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:22 am

BigHillsBH - You're welcome. You might want to also read up on using hydrogen peroxide for whitening. There is plenty of stuff to read on the Taxidermy.net forums in the Skulls and Skeletons section. I'm not into Europeans so I can't say what methods are better than others but a little reading on Taxi.net will give you a lot of good info. Spysar and Rancid Crabtree do Europeans so maybe they will chime in with their preferred methods for whitening.
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Re: Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

Unread postby Bucky » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:03 am

looks good 8-)
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Re: Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:32 pm

I think you did a GREAT job!!
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Re: Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:51 am

muddy wrote:Not gunna lie, that is pretty darn sweet.

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Re: Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

Unread postby Indianahunter » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:05 am

Very cool. Lot's of character and should spark some conversation.
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Re: Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

Unread postby wibowhntr » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:01 pm

looks pretty cool.
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Re: Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

Unread postby foltzy » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:20 pm

looks nice, its not every day you find one wrapped up in wire like that.
try to stay away from using bleach, over exposer will actually eat at the skull. 40% hydrogen peroxide dilluted with water works the best. or u can purchase a kit with degreaser that helps lift the tissue from the bone this saves alot of hand work
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Re: Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

Unread postby BigHills BuckHunter » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:58 pm

foltzy wrote:looks nice, its not every day you find one wrapped up in wire like that.
try to stay away from using bleach, over exposer will actually eat at the skull. 40% hydrogen peroxide dilluted with water works the best. or u can purchase a kit with degreaser that helps lift the tissue from the bone this saves alot of hand work


Yea the bleech is starting to eat at the skull is there anything I can do to stop this or not?

Also how do you apply the degreaser exaclty? Is this an alternative to boiling the skull?
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Re: Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

Unread postby foltzy » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:50 pm

rinsing with water would help clean bleach, but once the skull has dried the bleach won't cause anymore damage.
the degreaser comes in gel form and is dulluted with water while boiling, it just helps separate tissue from bone. it's still a pain in the but!
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Re: Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

Unread postby tim » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:40 am

that does look cool
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Re: Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

Unread postby chad » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:33 am

Nice! probably wouldn't have noticed the dark spots if you didn't mention it...... 8-)
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Re: Finished European mount of the dead buck found in fence

Unread postby Stuart » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:39 am

Cool and you kept the wire in the antler :D


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