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As I promised everyone here, I'm hoping up my two mounts from the GTSA convention, where for the first time I entered.
Salem, an Alpine Goat fair much better and pulled a Second Place in the Amateur Category. From what I heard also, she was 2 votes off from People's Choice award too. The only issues that the judge pointed out on her was shrinkage in the eyes, nose and ears as well as paint issues on her face (she got holes and slippage in some areas). The seam by her neck was showing a lot, drumming in the back legs and her tail, lips not tucked enough, hoof shape and the mount seems off balance and earbutts off. Pretty much most of the issues was due to not enough references.
Problem is that there is a lack of references in general on domestic goats and I believe no suppler carries such references that I would need. Thus why when I go the Sussex Fairground in a few weeks I'll be taking a lot of pictures for the domestic animals for my own references. But other than they, pretty good for someone who hasn't touched a hoofed animal. Even got to watch a deer get mounted which make me feel more confident to mount them.
Salem's base was make by me as well as the wooden panel which I bought and prepped.
Salem Photos belong to =Knuxtiger4Disclaimer:
I did NOT kill this animal. I had purchased the animal as an already tanned animal. All the baby goats and sheep I get in my hands are ones that have died of natural causes. I have respect for all the animal parts I get my hands on. If you don't like it, then simply hit the back button.