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#48506 - 01/10/07 09:21 AM Re: do it yourself European mount info
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I just had one done and after seeing it, I may never have another shoulder mount done. This thing looks fantastic. I had it mounted by having it set off some and at an angle from the backboard. It is on a post coming out about 8-12 inces forward from the back placque and then mounted on a smaller plaque that is angled out...sort of -\ so it sets the antlers at a natural position. Looks great sitting beside a fireplace or even sitting on table.
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#48507 - 01/13/07 07:18 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info
Okieman
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LOOKS AWESOME!
Did you put a stain or a clear coat on the horns?
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#48508 - 01/14/07 06:21 AM Re: do it yourself European mount info
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awesome job for sure
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#48509 - 01/16/07 11:25 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Okieman:
LOOKS AWESOME!
Did you put a stain or a clear coat on the horns?
I did have to stain them. when the other taxidermist boiled them it he let the water up about two inches above the G-1's and it turned them a grayish white to that point, and faded the rest out to the tips. I wish I would have taken a before of the way the antlers were when I got it. In the photo above I just stripped the paint from the skull and some on the antlers to see what was on them. The customer brought a photo of how they were (kill photo)and I stained to match. I sprayed a sealer on the antlers and it was semi dry at the time of the photo making them look wet.. now that it is dry it has the natural sheen of antlers. On fresh antlers you can rub a carnubba(sp) wax on then buff lightly to get the sheen back and if kept clean it will last a long time.
and thanks.

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#48510 - 01/19/07 04:20 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info
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Love the way they look can't kill one to try it!!! \:\(
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#237275 - 05/17/07 09:49 AM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: spitndrum]
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African Beetles
Kerosene
Peroxide
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#239132 - 05/19/07 04:52 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: Mathews Hunter]
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The first time I did a European mount, I ruined it. I used peroxide or some sort of bleach when boiling the antlers. The first couple of inches of antler near the base turned almost pure white, while the rest of the horns were more off-white and chocolate. Even though the water never touched the horns, the fumes just above the waterline had presumably bleached that part near the base. I still use the peroxide, but I read somewhere to protect the entire rack by covering it in tin foil while boiling it. It worked for me. Some instructions don't mention that important precaution.
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#240013 - 05/20/07 10:33 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: gil1]
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I dod my first ones this past season
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#240804 - 05/21/07 09:03 PM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: wyo-transplant]
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I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#241319 - 05/22/07 10:29 AM Re: do it yourself European mount info [Re: Boone 58]
gil1
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Where did you get your wood bases? I'd like some bases for the table, not the wall.
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