I'm trying to attach a picture to this post but it's the first time I've done it and I'm really not all sure I've done it correctly. I'll soon find out once I post this new thread and, if it's not there, well then I'm sorry and I'll have another go.
It's a picture of my lastest piece - a diving sparrowhawk - and I'm quite chuffed with it so I've bunged it in a case.
There's another taxidermist down south called Mike Gadd and, like Stuart Jefferies who advertises on SD, he's fantastic at his work. I saw a photo in a magazine of a goshawk he'd done in this diving pose and I was that impressed I decided to have a go at it myself. So in all honesty the pose wasn't my idea - I just plain out and out nicked it from Mike (sorry Mike) - but the work's all mine.
It sort of works better with a gos, but they're not that easy to come by and I didn't have one anyway so I just had to make do and work with this female spar that I had in the freezer.
I did it just as a try-out to see if I could pull it off so it's sort of what you might call a bit of an apprentice piece. Took me bloody ages, but I like it and I think it works kind of OK and I'm hoping all you lot think so too.
Here goes then - I'm hitting the "Submit New Thread" and fingers crossed ! If I have done it right then it might appear as a thumbnail which I think means you have to click on it to enlarge it.