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locker

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FukUville
Feb 17, 2013 - 04:08pm PT


Marlow...

I could not agree more...

Ron for sure knows how to stuff 'em GUD!!!...

Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2013 - 04:18pm PT
yeah,, im odd. I like to stuff stuff. If i ever figure out the breath thing,, ill have arrived!
Cosmiccragsman

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AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 17, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
So Ron, can humans be stuffed?
locker

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FukUville
Feb 17, 2013 - 04:23pm PT


"yeah,, im odd"...

Runs in the family...

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Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2013 - 04:28pm PT
Cosmic,,,Some what YES. As upthread the cadaver exhibits and such.. The main problem is LEGALITIES there ! Ive had many a hunter ask about their spouses both male and female lol!

The nature of human skin is best reproduced in plastic. Ive done a few human parts, like a hunters arm in a 19' crocs mouth- this actually happened in Africa- they got his arm back, and was re-attached. But he wanted it mounted with his arm as he bit it off. So i cast a similar size taxidermists arm first in alginate, then poured a two part plastic in it.. The finish and painting of humans is extremely difficult. There are many colors in just a hand,, like greens, blues, fleshes of varying depth, near white, off yellows etc etc.. COMPLEX we are!


edit: BAHAHA GUD one locker..!
Michelle Gill

climber
Redding, CA
Feb 17, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
Wow Ron!! You do amazing work. Truly an artist!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 17, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
Ron...Have you seen Locker's GF Annie...? I heard he's been practicing the art of stuffing on her...?
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 17, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
Absolutely fascinating! I have a brother in law who is a major big game hunter including hunting safaris all over Africa and the Far East. He has 100s of things mounted, and many "skulls" mounted. When at his home I always feel sorry for the animals that are stuck in the garage or other out of the way areas of his house....but he has so many they couldn't be put into the main living areas. He actually had a story for each one. Hard to believe he can recall each kill. One thing, well 4 actually, we never talk about is some elephant leg stools he has.

Thanks for the info...learned a lot!

Susan
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2013 - 08:37pm PT
Thanks folks!

And RJ is that Annie "O" by chance?


And Susan, yes there are some very large collections out there- museums in their own right!

There is a trophy rook built by a very rich person in MI, that we worked on we=hen i was at Animal artistry. It was thousand of square feet and contained different rooms if you will that the habitat changed from say Africa to the polar regions, to the mountains of N America. Complete with fiber optics stars of actual constellations and such , pressure pads in the floors that brought up different sounds or tribal music in Africa, automatic camp fires that would ignite etc etc,, amongst about two hundred specimens. There were baboons setting on the thatch roofed bar of the african section, crow circling a grizzly and his caribou kill and the like. His office was a secret panel door way into the inside of a large rock mountain with wild sheep displayed on it. A wildlife Disneyland..
moosedrool

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lost, far away from Poland
Feb 17, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
Ron, but what would you do with this specimen?

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Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
tie his arms off for a belay anchor?
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 17, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

A rare treat for any taxidermist,, a spring male Sage grouse- only time of year a true strut pose can be done due to to changes in their skin during mating.

Credit: Ron Anderson

these spring birds can only be taken by museums, or learning institutions with collection permits, or in this case, from a Native American permit.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 21, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
I think it is great you can mount someone's beloved pet to give them comfort..
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Mar 21, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
Yeah, I considered that with my old dog. She was a looker!

But, on second thoght, it seemed a bit creepy.

Kinda like what they're doing to Hugo Chvez . . .
splitter

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Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane ~:~
Mar 21, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
Ron, I wish I new you back in '78, b'cuz I came upon this Great Horned Owl (maybe it was a Great Horned ?/it was huge), laying in the middle of the road, on the way to Hawthorn from Mammoth late one night. I stopped, and it was still warm, so I tossed it into the back of my truck and continued on. I started calling around and couldn't find a taxidermist, so a couple days later I took it out and placed it someplace respectible. Sure was a beautiful bird, kinda sad memories regarding it, actually.

Keep up the "Great" work, bro!!

edit: "archaic laws on the books..." - i vaguely remember that was what i ran into with the taxidermist i contacted in Bishop, at the time. :(
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Yeah,, pets are a little odd, but i do them occasionally.. And the owl would unfortunatly have to be wasted due to archaic laws on the books here regarding raptors.

This sage gruse took abut 12 hours of pinning and skin and plumage manipulation to get this strutting pose-- they have an unfair advantage of 150 nerves that do it for them, i have to cheat those nerves !
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

Downey Woodpecker just done for the Tahoe Institute of Natural Science..
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2013 - 12:06am PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

White headed Woodpecker for the Tahoe Institute. Cool little specimens to work on.!
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Mar 24, 2013 - 12:44am PT
Very fine work, Ron.

How do you get the waddles like that on the gobblers?

JL
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