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hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Jul 28, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
Looks like some very nice work Ron.
go-B

climber
2 Timothy 1:9-10 Monergism
Jul 28, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
Rare find...

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Missing photo ID#257066
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jul 28, 2012 - 10:53pm PT
The human body show made it to Vancouver and I went with a lover of adventure. We both were super creeped out by the examples of plasticised corpses. Free will being what it is the donors of themselves were presented in various flattering and ridiculous poses.

I was under the impression the work was German, not Chinese.

So Ron, I have nothing but fascination for what you do. does the modern polymer injection technique to achieve the withered but detailed EX-people have any bearing on your classic technique for taxidermy ?

Credit: Igor

Credit: Dr. Frankenstein

Shack

Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Jul 28, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
Hey Ron, I walk by those at the airport all the time. Nice work.
I had no idea you were a part of that.
I will appreciate them even more next time by.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 29, 2012 - 12:11am PT
Ron, bet ya haven't done one of these Swedish creatures...

Credit: Reilly
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2012 - 07:09am PT
Jim, Not really- "standard" taxidermy deals only with the skins which are tanned to a leather. I do often use the carcasses as a 3-d reference for carving the mannikins though! The carcasses also tell us about muscles, tendons etc.

Credit: Ron Anderson

and Rielly NICE HAZEL-HARE LOL! Kinda like the Lion Pedastal to Go-B.

Shack, from what ive been told that sheep exhibit is going to be moved due to TSA needeing more touchin and squeezin room...

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jul 29, 2012 - 10:35am PT
Ron,

I guess we wouldn't want the TSA doing what they do with sheep around.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2012 - 10:53am PT
im relativly sure TSA has fondled those sheep,,,yessiree..;-)
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Sep 20, 2012 - 10:17am PT
thought of you Ron. You got some competition. ;)

http://now.msn.com/taxidermy-gone-bad-photo-gallery-of-badly-stuffed-animals

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 20, 2012 - 01:07pm PT
hey there say, ron... thanks for sharing.... had not seen this, either
first time up...

say, i was babysitting one night for grandkids and a show came on:
it was about a man that does this...
they showed the shop, what he did, and his wife and his home life...

he seemed like a very nice guy...
was very nice to folks,under odd conditions, and patient...

thanks again...
:)

*yep, it showed all the sculpting involved, painting etc..
my auntie that died (falling through ice in her pond, was 79)
well, she had been art director, etc, at the cleveland museum of
natural history and had done work in all things similar to this too,
... not sure how much was real critter, or not (birds, etc)...
but she did many prehistoric copies, too...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 10:36am PT
Cool Neebs. Most taxidermists do indeed have great amounts of patience.


Credit: Ron Anderson

The "wart hog".. Named for its protrusions of fatty like material extending from the face on either side if its cheeks. Typically beat up and abused by lions and other cats. The LARGE tusks are quite sharp on the lowers and the uppers are HUGE, set into the jaw some three to four inches and are strong enough to lift animals off the ground.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 11:39am PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


Isnt this a beauty? You see, anyone can become a licensed taxidermists. all you need to do is pay the fees for licenses. The economic times have driven many into a part time occupation as "taxidermists". Just like the rest of america, instant gratification is used in lieu of experience. Watch a video and bam your a "dermist". Get your cards made and pass em out!
So here we have a prime example of very little experience with a turkey that is supposed to be "strutting" . This done by a COMMERCIAL taxidermist in the area. The customer was charged a commercial fee and wrote a testament to the artist for creating such a wonderful trophy and that the talent and love for the work was obviously displayed! ---??
What is sad is that customers eventually become dissatisfied with an ugly mount like that and they loose interest in any more pieces in the future.






Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 12:03pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


flushing chukar pair- done for an ST member here..;-)
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 9, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
Great thread! Love it when old gems like this pop up. Ron, a world class artist and climber. Cool.

Just read the whole thread. Ron, no one commented on your photo of the ring-necked pheasant with the puma lounging on the couch in the background. That cracked me up. Would be fun to visit your shop next time I'm in Gardnerville. Would that be possible?

Growing up in DC I used to spend hours and hours in the NMNH looking at the exhibits. The tiger was my favorite (think it has been moved out of the great hall).

Run Forest, Run!
Run Forest, Run!
Credit: little Z
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Nov 9, 2012 - 04:08pm PT
Those mounts are really well done Ron
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
thanks fer the compliments! And yes anyone can stop by for a visit- call first to make sure im here! for maps ,,numbers etc,, www.nevadawildlifestudio.com
Gene

climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 05:38pm PT
Wonderful stuff, Ron {{{Pun intended}}}.

TFPU. I hope to get an opportunity to visit your shop/studio/museum.

Best,
g
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 11:41am PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


Im not often EXCITED about a speciman,, but this is a SPRING sage grouse via a Native American permit that i just received for mounting. Ive only done three of these spring birds in the past 44 years.. This is the only time of year that a true strutting mount can be accomplished due to changes in the enzymes and other biological changes that allow the huge expansion of their breast skin for the booming of their ritual struts. The skin soon recoils to normal after mating.. Most sage grouse are hunted during the normal seasons and as such cant be mounted correctly in a strut pose.
These birds are ancient, and have NOT changed a bit from fossilized remains. Ill post a pic when completed..

Note: each of the white feathers of his collar have been meticulously trimmed and groomed by him, as well as the long plumes, which were once full feathers that were trimmed to be long shafted ornamental plumes one at a time by that bird.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2013 - 10:58am PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


Daves Lourie close to completion

Mr Dave York was up for a week long seminar with me, he won in an auction for another fellow taxidermist whos going through some major grief. He mounted his first predators as well as a day of my bird techniques and sizing bear manikins to the skin. A BUSY week! He was a good study too!
Credit: Ron Anderson

Mr Dave York from SoCal,, working on his first predator, a young african lion male!



a good looking lion face, after re-sculpting the zigamatics, maciters ...
a good looking lion face, after re-sculpting the zigamatics, maciters and eye rings/caruncles and nose..
Credit: Ron Anderson


Credit: Ron Anderson

Dave applying the clay for the facial features.


Dave working on his first life size bobkitty!
Dave working on his first life size bobkitty!
Credit: Ron Anderson

Credit: Ron Anderson



Credit: Ron Anderson



Credit: Ron Anderson

An intense seminar week was had--techniques of clay sculpting, metal ears, invisa thread, Eye sets, nose shapes, and mannikin alterations were the menu.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 17, 2013 - 11:33am PT
hey there say, ron...

thanks for sharing, again...

i love the artwork...

so true what you shared, too, about 'some may get into the business
easy, but--it does NOT mean quality or skill...


not all the pics have loaded, but frm what i saw, with the lion,
i can tell they are good stuff, done ver well...


neat note as to this quote of yours:
wow, i never suspected that--bird are so fun in what they do!
Note: each of the white feathers of his collar have been meticulously trimmed and groomed by him, as well as the long plumes, which were once full feathers that were trimmed to be long shafted ornamental plumes one at a time by that bird.
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