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rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jun 1, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
Got any pics of that stuffed Everest Lobster...? RJ
Ron Anderson

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Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
Rj ,, did a lobster for the "Doarys Oar" restaurant at SLT way back, it was their long time aquarium pet- sixty some years old and with the claws it was 3 feet long! HUGE he was!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jun 1, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
Ron...Seems like you could use that expanding foam to stuff your projects and cut down on weight...? RJ
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
Actually RJ,, yes indeed i do use that stuff. For instance on a crocodile, i augment the muscles on the legs shoulders and neck by a small hole using canned foam to squirt in under the skin, then manipulate it from the outside by using tacks, and carding the hold the proper muscle detail- Which is WAY lighter than doing those in six pounds of clay! ;-)

We used to make many forms at AA when i worked there. Heavy fibergalss forms bolted together then injected with 4 lb density foam. If TOO much foam was injected, those forms would EXPLODE like a grenade! Saw a bolt go through a wall lol!
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 11, 2013 - 10:44am PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


Credit: Ron Anderson



STers in the shop-- The Ricardez family, "DirtClaud" here.. Good visit with good peeps!

They head to Tuolumne and YOS today..
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jun 11, 2013 - 11:09am PT
He split my arrow in TWAIN!

Ron Anderson

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Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/science/with-taxidermists-help-lonesome-george-will-remain-in-public-view.html?ref=science&_r=1&



Ol George, Last of a sub-specie of tortoise now extinct is being mounted by fellow taxidermist George Dante. Will be in the Museum of Nat History soon..RIP ol George. You in good hands.

As a taxidermist, this is one of THE MOST critical jobs one can be tasked with. The preserving of a specie now GONE.. Noooooo pressure there..Along with that it is an absolute HONOR to be the one to do it..
Ron Anderson

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Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
SHRINK,, i wanna KILLLL,, i wanna see DEAD BURNT BODIES!


So wrote ol Arlo,, and i FEEL his pain.. I found out that i have just mounted the WRONG BEAR as well as shipping the wrong one off to be dry tanned,, from important new customers. Yes ive been working dang near through the nights to get the piece done,, and its the wrong @$%$@#X! bear..

Mutha of fuggin luvvvvv... I went outside to stand in the lighting cell going off over head in hopes the spirits would see fit for a mercy fry.. Alas, i am back,, but mre cells are coming, theres still hope...

Where is that ten foot steel pole i have???
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 2, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
Oh no dude!

Seriously...

At least you didn't amputate the wrong leg on some poor sucker...

This stuff happens
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
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A REPRO Bee hive, complete with honey combs drippin with repro honey! A bear will be sniffing it.


Made by wadding up paper, then surrounding paper with burlap, which held the fix-it-all universal patch compound - of which i sculpted the hive out of as it kicked off. Then painted lightly with a spray bottle and rag. The honey made from 5 minute epoxy gel with wood duck yellow paint mixed in. Nest is bondoed to the tree stub.

A GUD mix of fumage ~~aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Aug 20, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Nice work. You do touchups?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
yes,, yes i do..;-)
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 10, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
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Missing photo ID#320633


soooo im delivering a piece to a customer the other day and kept getting weird looks from other drivers.. WTF over?
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Sep 10, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
Kali transplants thought the bear was chasing you.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Oct 21, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
Some of Ron's handiwork moving offices a few weeks back.

Credit: Willoughby


This owl and several other pieces were quite popular at Truckee River Day yesterday. Having a few big, taxidermied birds pulls the kids in like a tractor beam.
MikeL

climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
Oct 21, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
Love that! Impressive.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2013 - 07:16pm PT
Dang- its ILLEGAL to keep live owls! ;-D


Glad to hear youngsters are enjoying them Will!!! Mounts like that are far more of impact than in any private collections. And i was proud to have helped on that. You do good things with them!!
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Oct 21, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
I posted that pic on Facebook a while back and quite a few of my more imaginative friends thought it was a live bird. And by "imaginative" I mean stupid. But it's a testament to your work - even had a couple of grownups approach the table quite tentatively yesterday, asking if they were alive, would bite, etc.!!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Oct 21, 2013 - 07:34pm PT



This is probably my favorite of Ron's work...


It's so alive looking...































































...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Will,,,guess our next step is "anima-tronics" eh lol!

And Locker,, yes that piece is wuuuunderul !!! even though ,, that,, HEAD,, its a bit off-putting perhaps!
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