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nube

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Taxidermy
« on: May 12, 2011, 09:01:47 PM »
Well as some of you know I am pretty vocal about taxidermy and my opinions.  Here is some work done by one of the best in Alberta as I am concerned.  Alex from Advantage Taxidermy.  A great guy and a wonderful taxidermist.  I think he is one of the elite in the world when it comes to birds which i think are one of the toughest to mount. 












nube

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Re: Taxidermy
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 09:02:32 PM »



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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 09:09:42 PM »
Holy smokes....I looked at the first pic and it was some kind of plains game from africa and then I looked at the second pic and it was the nose from the same animal.
Then I seen webbed feet in the third pic and I was thinking...WTF..kind of animal is that?..lmao.. ;D

Great pics man....love em.. ;)

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 09:24:20 PM »
It's like one of those kids games sonny that you have to match a body part to the correct animal.  You passed.  You must not be drinking the good stuff tonight ;D

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Re: Taxidermy
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 08:55:18 AM »
Here are some more I got pics of today.



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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011, 12:12:56 PM »
Looks good nube

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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2011, 04:24:13 PM »
Some dandy work thure for sure nube.. A guy to keep in mind for sure.

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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2011, 08:09:11 AM »
how much about for that giant pike mount youve got there?

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Re: Taxidermy
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2011, 09:08:01 AM »
how much about for that giant pike mount youve got there?
Great pics man!  8)
Just puttin' it out there...

nube

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2011, 10:02:20 AM »
how much about for that giant pike mount youve got there?

It wan't mine.  Alex sent me some pics of a few of the fish he finished this last week.  He does a nice pike that is for sure. 
Give him a shout and he can tell you.  http://www.advantagetaxidermy.com/

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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2011, 12:13:51 PM »
i havent seen a bad mount from advantage....or artistic.  most guys in alberta are at least decent.  what i find odd is that there are a few guys around who are capable of putting out some good quality stuff when they try hard, but yet put out so many mounts that are not just poor, but downright dismal.  there are 2 guys in medicine hat who do better than average work, and at a decent price. turnaround times are very reasonable as well.  i dont know if either are aware of this place, but im gonna give both a heads up......maybe future sponsors???? 

http://www.truetolifetaxidermy.ca/
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opinions are like sphincters......everyone has one, and they all stink!

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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2011, 12:45:09 PM »
Some excellent looking work! If I had the time to harvest an animal and the money to get it done, I would definitely get it mounted (assuming it was respectable).

Not to be critical, whats with the coke bottle under the pike?  ;D
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2011, 02:19:55 PM »
Some excellent looking work! If I had the time to harvest an animal and the money to get it done, I would definitely get it mounted (assuming it was respectable).

Not to be critical, whats with the coke bottle under the pike?  ;D

Coke bottle is probably there to show the size of the fish.  I know he said he just did a piek that was 46".  I am not sure if that is it or not.  I doubt it but that is one big fish. 

Bambi, you are righ on there are a lot of decent guys out there.  One thinng i have learned after working in a coupel shops is that there is a lot a gy can learn and you can see what is wrong with a mount.  It's funny because I thik there are a lot of guys that can not see what is wrong with a mount and as long as something is mounted with fur on it they think it looks great!  It is dang hard to redo what mother nature has given us properly. 

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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2011, 03:10:38 PM »
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It wan't mine.  Alex sent me some pics of a few of the fish he finished this last week.  He does a nice pike that is for sure. 
Give him a shout and he can tell you.  http://www.advantagetaxidermy.com/

thanks ! ive been looking for one for a long long time ! do you know of anyone that dos replicas?

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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2011, 03:51:02 PM »
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It wan't mine.  Alex sent me some pics of a few of the fish he finished this last week.  He does a nice pike that is for sure. 
Give him a shout and he can tell you.  http://www.advantagetaxidermy.com/

thanks ! ive been looking for one for a long long time ! do you know of anyone that dos replicas?

He does replicas as well.  I think a couple of his walleye on his webpage are replicas.  In the end they cost a bit more I think but look the same. 

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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2011, 11:22:55 PM »
you arent kidding nube.  a lot of guys dont seem to see some things that are painfully obvious.  there are times when a picture has a poor angle and makes something look wierd, but usually you can see that.  when ears are lopsided in 3 angles though......yikes.  i love it when a deer is focused forward but you get that googly eye with white showing near the tear duct?  im sure you remember the whitetail with the giant honkin schnozz that looked like a hereford cow.  its totally amazing what people are thinking is good work.  i think from what i have seen is that most guys are not even sure what to look for.  they are busy looking at the horns or antlers and not paying attention to the details that make an animal look lifelike.  things like proper eye focus....proper coloring in a detailed nasal cavity....alert ear positioning....and ears that sit level on the head.  i guess in the end, its thier mount and if they are happy, who am i to say different?
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Re: Taxidermy
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2011, 05:17:18 PM »
Here are a couple more he just finished this week.  The Walleye is a reproduction mount. 


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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2011, 05:34:30 PM »



Them are awesome , I love the detail . Who builds these . I should look into getting replica's of Sturgeon and Cat fish ive caught . Once I catch a 15 LB Walleye that will be the day I geter mounted or replica done .

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Re: Taxidermy
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2011, 06:23:00 PM »
Where is his shop located?
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« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2011, 06:38:47 PM »
Here in Edmonton.  Alex will be joining the forum tonight if he has time to register.  He will be a good addition to the club here.  He has told me he also would like to be a part of the team and a sponsor here when the time comes and if we ever start to have sponsors on here. 
You can look up his website by Google Advantage Taxidermy.  REal nice guy and he spends a lot of extra time trying to make his mounts perfect.  He is one of those perfectionists!

Here is a whitetail I did with him.  I shot this one 2 years ago and I am glad he could help me mount it up.  If you guys ever want lessons it is well worth the money to have him teach you.  I enjoyed it for deer and will be taking more lessons for birds.