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    foam mounts

    Hi Chaps
    I was just wondering if any of you have ever used the foam deer mounts you can by from taxidermist suppliers?. I was thinking of doing a mount of a CWD that I've had in my freezer, any advice would be gratefully received. Cheers Will

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    Use them all the time. They range from very good to not much good, so it pays to do some research and buy the best. Crucial to take key measurements from the skinned carcass (ideally) , or if that is no longer available, then from the skin itself. Once you have the measurements, then buy the correctly sized manakin/form to fit the skin. I cannot emphasise this enough, if you try and make the skin fit a manakin/form of the wrong size, then it will end in tears

    In my experience, American manakins are much better than UK ones.....

    Lakey
    Last edited by Lakey; 24-09-2010 at 16:46.

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    Try CFFT (new member) she's a taxidermist and sounds very helpful

    Rocky
    The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple

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    I'm a taxidermist, and I'm very helpful..........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakey View Post
    I'm a taxidermist, and I'm very helpful..........................
    Ooooops ! Sorry Lakey....didn't know.

    Try LAKEY (Established member since Sept 2009) he's a taxidermist and sounds very helpful !

    Rocky
    The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple

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    Smile

    Lakey - is correct. I use them all the time, but you will be hard pressed to find a decent form in the UK. I get mine from either America or Germany. However, a word of warning, if you think you can just slip a cape on just like that, you are in for a bit of a disappointment and I would advise some practice first on prepping cast off capes and not use your good one until you have gained some knowledge. Yep! I am a taxidermist too, and ever so helpful.... Bill.

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    Thanks for all your advise I really appreciate it
    cheers Will

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