I've got a muntjac buck caped and sat in the freezer he's reasonably big, but not the most handsome, so I don't think he's worth the £300 odd quid getting him mounted, but I was thinking of having a play at it myself.....
ok, so I've stuffed the odd birds in the past, and I've used tanning chemicals to good effect in the past with skins etc
obviously I'm not going to win any awards for my efforts, but a couple of basic questions if I may.....:
when skinning out the head, what do you do when you get to the pedicles? Do you cut up the rear side of the pedicle and sew it up at the end? Just from experience of boiling out munties, I know how tough that bit of skin can be.....
Presumably you then cut the skull to fit the manikin and boil as you would for skull mount...?
if I buy a form and eyes etc, presumably I need modelling clay or similar to build up around the eyes etc?
forgive me trying to make your art into a simplistic step by step guide, that is not my intention but just a few pointers would be handy so I can go play!