Jump to content

  • NJ Woods & Water Zazzle Storefront
  • NJ Woods & Water Cafepress Storefront


Welcome to NJ Woods & Water


Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to NJ Woods & Water, like most online communities you must register to post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup.
Come be a part of NJ Woods & Water by signing in or creating an account today!
  • Enter contests and win prizes
  • Start new topics, ask, and answer questions
  • Subscribe to topics and forums you're interested in
  • Get your own profile page, blog, and photo/video galleries
  • Participate in live chat
  • Send personal messages to other members.
  • Share content with your social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
If you are experiencing trouble creating an account, please click here to submit a support ticket and we will help resolve any issues you may be having!
 

Photo

Turkey mount- behind the scenes


7 replies to this topic

#1 Male OFFLINE   JerseyJaysTaxidermy

JerseyJaysTaxidermy

    13 Pointer

  • NJW&W Sponsors
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,602 posts

Posted 05/18/17 - 01:20 PM

I'd like to share a photo of a behind the scenes turkey mount. This may be the difference between a cheap mount and a not so cheap mount...

Many mounts are not "preened"

They are quickly sewn up, feathers land where they land, and they are returned to customers for a "commercial" quality mount that most hunters love.

The step above would be to spend a few hours preening the feathers. By taking tweezers and adjusting each individual feather into their proper location will make all the difference in a bird mount.

The goal is to go from this.... to this:20170518_140913.jpg
20170518_141443.jpg


Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
  • Winner x 1
  • Like x 1
  • List

#2 OFFLINE   06roadking

06roadking

    6 Pointer

  • NJW&W Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 601 posts

Posted 05/18/17 - 07:37 PM

Jeez Jay...a few extra hours at $3.25 an hour only makes a good mount like $10 more than the commercial. Can't believe most wouldn't go for it.
  • Funny x 1
  • List

#3 Male OFFLINE   Lunatic

Lunatic

    14 Pointer

  • NJW&W Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,870 posts

Posted 05/18/17 - 07:45 PM

How do you make the individual feathers to stay where you move them to? 



#4 Male OFFLINE   JerseyJaysTaxidermy

JerseyJaysTaxidermy

    13 Pointer

  • NJW&W Sponsors
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,602 posts

Posted 05/18/17 - 10:38 PM

How do you make the individual feathers to stay where you move them to?

The inside of the skin has been fleshed to the point there is no membrane holding the quills together. They are free to move anywhere and usually stay from friction of the feather above and below .
the tip of the back where the feathers stand up straight has a whole tube of liquid nail adhesive smeared under the skin to grab all the quills and hold them up.

Pins, tape, string, cardboard, screen, cotton, wires...or any other means of holding feathers in place are common in bird mounting.. do whatever it takes to make them stay where they need to be to look real.

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk

#5 Male OFFLINE   JerseyJaysTaxidermy

JerseyJaysTaxidermy

    13 Pointer

  • NJW&W Sponsors
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,602 posts

Posted 05/18/17 - 10:40 PM

Not sure if you all. Otice the difference between the 2 photos. ..
I was showing the wing feathers... 1st pic has them all messed up, 2nd photo shows them all lined up correctly, and stacked like shingles on a roof to help shed water off them in the rain.

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk

#6 Male OFFLINE   JerseyJaysTaxidermy

JerseyJaysTaxidermy

    13 Pointer

  • NJW&W Sponsors
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,602 posts

Posted 05/18/17 - 10:42 PM

See.... these feathers are done and lined up.. 1st photo they are not...Screenshot_2017-05-18-23-41-51.jpg


Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
  • Dislike x 1
  • Like x 1
  • List

#7 Male OFFLINE   Lunatic

Lunatic

    14 Pointer

  • NJW&W Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,870 posts

Posted 05/19/17 - 07:55 AM

The inside of the skin has been fleshed to the point there is no membrane holding the quills together. They are free to move anywhere and usually stay from friction of the feather above and below .
the tip of the back where the feathers stand up straight has a whole tube of liquid nail adhesive smeared under the skin to grab all the quills and hold them up.

Pins, tape, string, cardboard, screen, cotton, wires...or any other means of holding feathers in place are common in bird mounting.. do whatever it takes to make them stay where they need to be to look real.

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk

Thanks



#8 Male OFFLINE   MightyOak

MightyOak

    Spike

  • NJW&W Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 214 posts

Posted 05/20/17 - 09:12 AM

Dam thats alot of feathers to move into the right position looks time consuming. I guess you need to do this with all birds.make a big difference in final look of the mount
Awsome work as usual jay.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users