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    shields...does anyone have any pics of their mounts?

    Im in the look out for some shields I liked the look of the ones in bushwear but they are all laminated mdf does anyone have any links to any other place that does the same style only in real wood? or any other websites to anyone else who supplies shields and any picturess of your heads mounted on these? I think I prefer the long nose cut and its hard to get an idea how they would look on a certain shield without actually trying it or seeing a picture of one and has anyone got any of the hand carved shields with the carved leaves etc on it an did it look nice once mounted?

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    Stalkers uk . They have the ones with the carved leaves your looking for they had them on show down at kelso...atb scott

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    thanks mate il have a look. im unsure about the carved shields they might be a bit too busy for a few heads in the same room but would have been nice to see one with a head mounted. bushwear ones are ideal just the fact they are mdf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakies View Post
    thanks mate il have a look. im unsure about the carved shields they might be a bit too busy for a few heads in the same room but would have been nice to see one with a head mounted. bushwear ones are ideal just the fact they are mdf.
    They are doing pure wooden ones as well in the new catalogue

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    I got a really nice one in oak off a lad on this site, i will try and find his contact details for you, very reasonable as well.
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    Have a look at this place some nice shields Enjoy Trophy Mounting

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    Hard to tell mdf once its on the wall and nicely stained, or oak laminate as bushwear sell, they will do you a solid oak
    small Roe sized from 14.95 up to 74.95 for a Red various sizes and styles with varying prices between those I have listed a bit expensive maybe but as you would expect for solid hardwood.

    Some alternatives you could use is to buy a sheet of mdf and cut and router the shape you want or pay a joiner to do it, there are graining kits and stains on the market that with a bit of time and effort will make them hard to tell from wood, last time I did it after buying the mdf and paying the joiner, shields ended up costing about 8 each.

    One method that I have used in the past while I like it , it may not appeal to others is to take a slice of a suitable size for your trophy from the round of a log, about half inch thick would be about right sand it and varnish it leaving the bark on, makes a pleasing rustic shield IMO I have always used birch for this, but there is no reason why you could not use oak if you prefer.

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    Thanks.

    bog trotter the thought did cross my mind to take slices off a good sized log and put it on but didn't think it would look as good as the proper shields.

    i could get some oak, beach etc and try and cut my own shields out but i didn't think it would look as good if the sides were just cut straight and not with a router.

    The carved shields look really good but I don't know if they would make the place look too busy if there was a few put up. I will maybe look into the price of the bushwear ones in real wood I have a couple of red stag skulls to mount aswell but its the same dilemma looking at them on websites and actually seeing the skull mounted on it its hard to tell how it will look.

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    With the help of a friend and his awesome workshed I once made a few shields from cherry and apple and was very pleased with them. The hardest bit on my own was, as you mentioned, routing the edge properly. That was many years ago and I have since reverted back to bushwear, mainly for the reason of consistency - i.e so each of the heads on the same wall / in the same room have the same shields. I think we made 5 shields but wish we made more - this might be something you want to think about. Let us know how you get on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakies View Post
    Im in the look out for some shields I liked the look of the ones in bushwear but they are all laminated mdf does anyone have any links to any other place that does the same style only in real wood? or any other websites to anyone else who supplies shields and any picturess of your heads mounted on these? I think I prefer the long nose cut and its hard to get an idea how they would look on a certain shield without actually trying it or seeing a picture of one and has anyone got any of the hand carved shields with the carved leaves etc on it an did it look nice once mounted?
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