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what's a good color for antler/skullcap mount plaque?


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#1 Male OFFLINE   mazzgolf

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Posted 12/06/17 - 09:09 PM

Well, it wasn't a huge deer, but it is a trophy to me (my first deer I got a few weeks ago). I call it a "5.5 ptr" (he has 2 points on his right side, with a small 1-inch brow tine, and he has 3 points on the left with, strangely, no brow tine - looks odd to me).

 

Anyway, I have the skull cap and antlers. Don't have the money for a professional job; I'll mount it myself on a plaque. I bleached the skull cap so it's a nice white, and cleaned the antlers up with soap and water. Looks really good. Now I want to put it on a plaque. The buck was taken with a bow, so I want an arrowhead design, but the color is a question.

 

What's a good color to help the colors of the white skull and antlers really come out? (I don't think I want to cover the skullcap - I think it looks cool the way it is without covering it up with a patch of leather).

 

Anyone have pictures of antler skullcaps mounted on plaques of different wood?

 

I'm looking at one of these: http://www.taxidermi...nels-s/1901.htm

 

There's three I am considering - the dark oak as my first choice, then cedar, then pecky cyprus.

 

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I'm thinking the light color of the cyprus or medium oak won't help the skull pop and looks too close to the color of the antlers. The cedar does looks cool, but is lighter than the dark oak. Just curious of the opinions out there and if any has pics of antler mounts on plaques.

 

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#2 Male OFFLINE   3 Blade

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Posted 12/06/17 - 09:14 PM

I like the cedar.


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#3 Male OFFLINE   Rusty

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Posted 12/06/17 - 09:15 PM

I think all 3 look great, you'll be happy with any of those.   :up:


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#4 Male OFFLINE   Merkel

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Posted 12/06/17 - 09:17 PM

I too like the cedar option.

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Posted 12/06/17 - 09:24 PM

I like the dark oak, but you have to consider the color of the wall you are putting it on, and the first buck you ever get is huge so congrats on that (my first buck was a four pointer that I got mounted) again congrats



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Posted 12/06/17 - 10:24 PM

The one on the right looks like natural oak which is what I prefer. It is also a color that you will always be able to find everywhere
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Posted 12/07/17 - 02:50 PM

Yea the one on the right looks good. Congratulations on the buck but next time don't use bleach on a skull it deteriorates bone and makes it flake. You want to use peroxide.

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Posted 12/07/17 - 03:03 PM

I agree with that Rusty guy


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#9 Male OFFLINE   mazzgolf

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Posted 12/07/17 - 04:35 PM

Yea the one on the right looks good. Congratulations on the buck but next time don't use bleach on a skull it deteriorates bone and makes it flake. You want to use peroxide.

 

Right. I didn't mean to say I used actual bleach. I used a 40% hydrogen peroxide water solution (using the store bought 3% hydrogen peroxide) and that "bleached" the bone pretty good.






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