So I have been pretty busy on the taxidermy front once again! I currently (still) have no internet but before my phone internet decided to fizzle out, I spent hours a day on the taxidermy.net forums. In particular a certain thread 'Lifesize mammals only'. I learned a LOT about the wrapping of specimens from their carcasses. I applied this knowledge to my taxidermy and am already seeing results!
|A Least Weasel and a Domestic rat, both wrapped, and both sleeping.|
The weasel was originally going to just be standing but I noticed an unfortunate furslip on the underside of him after I had mounted him. So now I have a new plan, I'll post it here in a few weeks when the weasel mount is completed :) The weasel is mounted on a woodwool and wire form, using a casted head and the original leg bones.
|Two mice for an art installation.|
|Close up of the WIP weasel.|
|WIP mannikin: legs need to be wrapped, along with the tail.|
|Empty coffee mug, need more coffee!!!|