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Commercial Style Mount


Deposit= 25% Required, Cash or Check
Turn Around Time= 8 to 12 Months

(Turn around is based on the order mounts are brought in and NO work will start without a deposit. The longer without a deposit the longer the turn around)

Balance=Cash Only at the Time of Pickup

You have 40 days to pickup after completion or becomes property of Afterlife for Wildlife Studio

(Dry preserved mounts has more of a chance for hair slippage, bugs ,and cracking over time.They tend to not hold up as long as tanned mounts)





Mammals Life-Size
Pose=Any pose
Base=Wood panel
Eyes(Fox,bobcat,coyote,etc.)=180 style (Tohickon)
Eyes(Squirrel,mink,muskrat,etc.)=Hollow Bubble

Preservation=Dry preserve
Ears=Bondo(normally produces a thicker ear)
Toes=Clay
Tail Support=Wire wrapped with cotton
Nictitating Membrane=No

Nostril Detail/Septum=Yes
Hair Pattern Placement=No
Shrinkage Repair=Yes
Attention to Symmetry=No
Hide Paste=Only where drumming might occur
Form prepped for glue adhesion=Any areas that might drum
Eyelash/Whisker Placement=Yes
Genitals=No

Paint=Acrylic paint from WalMart
Paint Job=Nose one color, eyes one color, ears one color
Optional=Open mouth, extra $125
Optional=Pre-made base,additional cost
 (100 % of base cost)



Fish
Pose=One sided
Eyes=Two eyes,Flex Eyes (Van Dykes)
Hide Paste=Yes
Base=Driftwood or panel
Paint=Acrylic paint from WalMart
Paint Job=12 colors maximum
Scale Tipping=One color on the back and head
Head=Real
Seam=Within 1/2"

Shrinkage Repair=No
Scale Loss Repair=No
Fin Repair=No
Proper Fin Set=Maybe

Fin Coating to prevent brittleness=Yes



Deer Shoulder Mount
Pose=Any pose, short shoulders
Ear Position=Any position
Eyes=ACV series(Van Dykes)
Ears=Bondo(Normally produces a thicker ear)
Skull Boiled=Yes
Proper Antler Set Angle=No
Eye Angle Set=Pupils Only
Ear Wrinkles=No
Ear Butts=Clay
Lower Lip=Yes
Nictitating Membrane=No
Individual Ear Butt Muscles=No
Paint=Acrylic paint from WalMart
Shrinkage Repair=Yes(around eyes)
Attention to Symmetry=No
Preservation=Tanned in house
Paint Job=Nose black, eyes brown, ears white
Nodules on Nose=Yes(pre-fab)
Hair Pattern/Skin Placement=No
Nostril Detail/Septum=Yes(milk jug)
Hide Paste=Only where drumming might occur
Form prepped for glue adhesion=Any areas that might drum
Eyelash/Whisker Placement=Yes
Seam Stitch=1/4"

Tine Repair=$50 a tine
Optional=Wall Pedestal, extra $25
Optional=Panel $50
(Name and date plate $10)




Birds
Head=Real
Eyes=1CC Concave/Convex (Van Dykes)
Base=Driftwood
Shrinkage Repair(Head/Feet)=No
Injected Feet=Yes(glue and glycerin mix)
Feather Pattern Placement=No
Paint=Acrylic paint from WalMart
Paint Job=One color on the feet, one color on the bill/beak
Rebuilt Drumsticks and Wing Muscles=No
Attention to Symmetry=No
Proper Wing and Tail Placement=Yes
Rebuilt Eyerings=No
Nictitating Membrane=No



Turkeys
Head=Artificial



Novelties
Antler Mount=Wrapped with felt and put on a furniture quality oak panel
European=Cleaned ,sealed, and put on a furniture quality oak panel
Optional=Name and date plate, extra $10

 





 
Competition Style Mount


Deposit= 50% Required, Cash or Check
Turn Around Time= 6 to 8 Months

(Turn around is based on the order mounts are brought in and NO work will start without a deposit. The longer without a deposit, the longer the turn around)
 

Balance=Cash Only at the Time of Pickup
(Will accept checks on the balance from return customers)

You have 60 days to pickup after completion or becomes property of Afterlife for Wildlife Studio

Includes a free cleaning and touch up within 3 years of completion date.

(Tanned mounts tend to last longer and hold up better over time)


Mammals Life-Size
Pose=Any pose
Base=Yes, simple base with habitat
Eyes(Fox,bobcat,coyote,etc.)=250 IQ style (Tohickon)
 Eyes(Squirrel,mink,muskrat,etc.)=Acrylic with pupil

Preservation=Tanned in house
Ears= Earliners (normally produces thin edged ears)
Toes=Toe bones
Tail Support=Pre-fab tail
Nictitating Membrane=Yes

Nostril Detail/Septum=Yes (dental acrylic)
Hair Pattern Placement=Yes
Shrinkage Repair=Yes
Attention to Symmetry=Yes
Hide Paste=Yes
Form prepped for glue adhesion=The entire form
Eyelash/Whisker Placement=Yes
Genitals=Yes

Paint= Paint designed for the taxidermy industry
Paint Job= Multiple colors on the eyes. nose, ears to give depth
Optional=Open mouth at no extra cost.
Optional=Pre-made base, additional cost
(75 % of  base cost)


Fish
Pose=One sided
Eyes=Two eyes,135 style (Tohickon)
Hide Paste=Yes
Base=Yes, with habitat
Paint=Paint designed for the taxidermy industry
Paint Job=25 colors maximum
Scale Tipping=Multiple colors on the entire fish
Head=Cast
Seam=No

Shrinkage Repair=Yes
Scale Loss Repair=Yes
Fin Repair=Yes
Proper Fin Set=Yes

Fin Coating to prevent brittleness=Yes

Deer Shoulder Mount
Pose=Any pose, deep shoulders
Ear Position=Any position
Eyes=Original TruEye(Most anatomically correct eye in the industry)
Ears=Earliners(normally produces thin edged ears)
Skull Boiled=Yes
Proper Antler Set Angle=Yes
Eye Angle Set=Yes
Ear Veining=Yes
Ear Wrinkles=Yes
Ear Butts=2 part epoxy
Lower Lip=Yes,(dental acrylic)
Nictitating Membrane=Yes
Individual Ear Butt Muscles=Yes
Paint=Paint designed for the taxidermy industry
Shrinkage Repair=Yes
Attention to Symmetry=Yes
Preservation=Tanned in house
Paint Job=Multiple colors on the eyes. nose, ears to give depth
Nodules on Nose=Yes(hand done)
Hair Pattern/Skin Placement=Yes
Nostril Detail/Septum=Yes(dental acrylic)
Hide Paste=Yes
Form prepped for glue adhesion=The entire form
Eyelash/Whisker Placement=Yes
Seam Stitch=No more than 1/8"
Tine Repair=At no extra cost
Optional=Wall pedestal or open mouth(lip curl), at no extra cost
Optional=Panel $50
(Includes name and date plate)


Birds
Head=Cast
Eyes=123 Style (Tohickon)
Base=Yes, with habitat
Shrinkage Repair(Head/Feet)=Yes
Injected Feet=Yes(2 part epoxy)
Feather Pattern Placement=Yes(For the following 3 days)
Paint=Paint designed for the taxidermy industry
Paint Job=Multiple colors on the feet, multiple colors on the bill/beak
Rebuilt Drumsticks and Wing Muscles=Yes
Attention to Symmetry=Yes
Proper Wing and Tail Placement=Yes
Rebuilt Eyerings=Yes
Nictitating Membrane=Yes



Turkeys
Head=Freeze Dried

Novelties
Antler Mount=Wrapped with felt or leather,outlined in decorative rope,and put on a furniture quality walnut panel
European=Cleaned ,whitened ,sealed ,and put on a furniture quality walnut panel
Optional=Name and date plate, at no extra cost


 





 
Economy Style Mount


Deposit= None Required
Turn Around Time= 12 to 18 Months

(Turn around is based on the order mounts are brought in)
 

Total Cost=Cash Only at the Time of Pickup

You have 20 days to pickup after completion or becomes property of Afterlife for Wildlife Studio

(Dry preserved mounts has more of a chance for hair slippage, bugs ,and cracking over time.They tend to not hold up as long as tanned mounts)

(To be able to produce an affordable mount, I have to use cheaper supplies and outdated techniques which will result in a poorer quality mount)


Mammals Life-Size
Pose=Limited to poses that doesn’t
require a base
Base=No
Eyes(Fox,bobcat,coyote,etc.)=165 C/C (Tohickon)
Eyes(Squirrel,mink,muskrat,etc.)=Hollow Bubble
Preservation=Dry preserve
Ears=Clay
Toes=Clay
Tail Support=Wire
Nictitating Membrane=No
Nostril Detail/Septum=No
Hair Pattern Placement=No
Shrinkage Repair=No
Attention to Symmetry=No
Hide Paste=The face and armpits
Form prepped for glue adhesion=Only the face and armpits
Eyelash/Whisker Placement=No
Genitals=No
Paint=Acrylic paint from WalMart
Paint Job=Nose one color, eyes one color
Optional=Open mouth, extra $125
Optional=Pre-made base,additional cost (100 % of base cost)
Optional=Any pose, extra $50(requires wood panel base)
Wood Panel=Extra $50


Fish
Pose=One sided
Eyes=One eye, U1 gold and silver (Van Dykes)
Hide Paste=No
Base=No, hangs directly on the wall
Paint=Acrylic paint from WalMart
Paint Job=5 colors maximum
Scale Tipping=No
Head=Real
Seam=Within 3/4"
Shrinkage Repair=No
Scale Loss Repair=No
Fin Repair=No
Proper Fin Set=Maybe
Fin Coating to prevent brittleness=No


Deer Shoulder Mount
Pose=Semi-Sneak, short shoulders
Ear Position=Forward
Eyes=Dark ACV series(Van Dykes)
Ears=Bondo(Normally produces a thicker ear)
Skull Boiled=No
Proper Antler Set Angle=No
Eye Angle Set=No
Ear Wrinkles=No
Ear Butts=Clay
Lower Lip=No
Nictitating Membrane=No
Individual Ear Butt Muscles=No
Paint=Acrylic paint from WalMart
Shrinkage Repair=No
Attention to Symmetry=No
Preservation=Dry preserve
Paint Job=Nose black, eyes brown
Nodules on Nose=No
Hair Pattern/Skin Placement=No
Nostril Detail/Septum=No
Hide Paste=The face and armpits
Form prepped for glue adhesion=Only the face and armpits
Eyelash/Whisker Placement=No
Seam Stitch=1/4"
Tine Repair=$50 a tine
Optional=Wall Pedestal, extra $25
Optional=Panel $50
(Name and date plate $10)
Optional=Any pose, extra $50





Birds
Head=Real
Eyes=Standard pupil T1SP (Van Dykes)
Base=Burnt pine panel
Shrinkage Repair(Head/Feet)=No
Injected Feet=No
Feather Pattern Placement=No
Paint=Acrylic paint from WalMart
Paint Job=One color on the feet
Rebuilt Drumsticks and Wing Muscles=No
Attention to Symmetry=No
Proper Wing and Tail Placement=No

Rebuilt Eyerings=No
Nictitating Membrane=No



Turkeys
Head=Artificial




Novelties
Antler Mount=Wrapped with felt and put on a burnt pine panel
European=Cleaned and put on burnt pine panel

Optional=Name and date plate, extra $10

 





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