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Author Topic: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27  (Read 542 times)

Offline Guru

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Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« on: March 17, 2009, 02:03:00 PM »
Check this first..
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The form took quite a bit of work to get the right fit... this buck was huge!  The head that came on the form was terrible, so I changed it out with a much nicer version.....ready to go....
   
   

Some clay work...with out a doubt the part of a mount that "makes or breaks"..."The window to the soul"....
   
   

Getting the skin "taxi'd"....to get the skin on the way it was cut to be mounted, the head/neck had to be cut off and then re-attached after it was put into the skin....
   
   

The long sewing process getting started....
   

Upper and lower lips tucked as well as the nostrils.....
   

hang on,more coming....
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 02:09:00 PM »
Looking good Curt!!!   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009, 02:11:00 PM »
Eyes tucked, but will need some touching up later...
 

More sewing,ugggggh!
 

I ran out of time, so I wrapped this leg with plastic to keep it hydrated for the final sewing the next morning(Cade laughed when he saw it, said it looked like the deer had a cast)....
 

Mounted, but still needs to dry for final finish work....then will be hand delivered!!
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2009, 02:17:00 PM »

 

This guy was a real warrior, scarred all over. Both eye lids had been cut and healed, one nostril had been gored and healed, and he had fresh fighting wounds all over his head, neck and shoulders. The rack looks more like a Sask. buck, dark, gnarly, a heavy bases.....he's everything a big mature buck 'ought to be....a true traditional trophy....and he fell to a very deserving hunter...congrats again bud     :notworthy:
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009, 02:21:00 PM »
That's AWSOME!!!!!!
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009, 02:36:00 PM »
WOW! I am in awe! I think I got drool on my keyboard. That is excellent work on a great buck. Congrats!
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 02:37:00 PM »
Thanks for the ride guys!  That is a great buck Terry!
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 02:40:00 PM »
That is incredible artwork! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009, 02:41:00 PM »
Nice buck Terry! And Awsome!!! work Curt. You have great skill dude.

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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009, 02:58:00 PM »
You sure do nice work, Curt and apparently so does Terry! The eyes do make the mount, don't they.
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2009, 02:59:00 PM »
Curt, thats awesome , God's blessed you bud!!mark#78  :wavey:
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2009, 03:40:00 PM »
WOW< Curt, T   :clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:     hat is some real nice work there!!!
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2009, 04:02:00 PM »
Great job Curt. That is what I call a "roman" nose on that big boy. What a speciman. Terry should be proud.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2009, 04:07:00 PM »
man thats nice!!!'

hey curt, it looks like your grass is starting to green?? im jealous, i can just start to see mine under the 18" of snow i still have...

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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2009, 04:21:00 PM »
You've got a heck of a talent, Curt!
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2009, 04:27:00 PM »
Outstanding Work!   :notworthy:   Congrats Terry.   :clapper:

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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2009, 04:45:00 PM »
Beautiful work and a labor of love, Curt!
You have captured that 'wary buck' essence in him.
We can only wonder if this is how he looked just before Terry took the shot!

Congrats to you both.    :clapper:

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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2009, 05:23:00 PM »
yer awesome! period.
Always be stubborn.

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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2009, 05:26:00 PM »
Nice work, Curt!
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2009, 05:36:00 PM »
I am really, really impressed! Fantastic work.
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« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2009, 06:03:00 PM »
Skilled Artisan at work.
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2009, 06:22:00 PM »
I ever kill one that good I'm gonna send it all the way to NY just to get you to mount it.  Awesome work!
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2009, 06:28:00 PM »
Very nice as always!! You get to do all of mine from now on, hope I can keep ya busy!! Shawn
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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2009, 06:31:00 PM »
Well done!
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Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2009, 07:06:00 PM »
You ain't just another pretty face. Fine labor of love there Curt. You done good!

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