LuccistarFeatured By OwnerApr 1, 2013Hobbyist Photographer
If you want to go see a living Champagne fox, you can go see on my gallery. I personally know the breeder who created this color (it took him over 28 years to perfect it) and the foxes I've pictured are his. Myself, my associate, a lucky couple from Florida and MAYBE someone else, will be the first ones to have Champagne foxes as pets this spring/summer 2013.
Nope, just to let people know there are pictures of live Champagnes. Honestly, as much as taxidermy mounts are representative, they can't compare themselves to live animals. I have, in my folders, pictures of live foxes of as many color variations I've found, I find seeing them alive is interesting.
sorry for the late reply, i thaught i did reply to this LOL.
i got these eyes at tohickon glass eyes supply. they have different varities of albino eyes, down to different albino cat eyes. these where a compitition quality eye that i think where the most exspencive. i didnt know what they looked like so i took a swing at them and they look AWESOME!
i would give you a link to the place but my computer is being a dush actually my mouse died so i have to use the touch screen and it sucks for copy and paste LOL
No problem at all. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! I've been looking for albino slit eyes for forever, thank you so much for taking the time to reply to me Haha nice, yeah I see that a lot of them don't have pictures for the albino eyes. Luck of the draw I suppose~
i did , i was at the car show the day the eyes came in, i was so exsited to get home and start mounting up some foxes , and she was a long over due project iv been just dieing to do..........though shes being a pain and i need to fix some things. shes actually mounted on a altered form. she was supost to be sitting head up and alert but i decided to try my own hand at altering a form and made her look like shes bending over and looking down.
ill see about getting her finished here later the week or next week so i can show full body pictures.
though real quick question. how do i work with the hide when its too long for the form. i didnt ralize it till i fully sewn everything up and its jut about 1 and a half inches too long for the form.
Awesome! I look forward to seeing a full-body shot of her. I really like the pose from what I can see.
Ideally you'd have wanted to add that extra 1.5 inches to the length of the foam form (for only 1.5 inches of length you could get away with just cutting a section in the middle of the belly, putting a 1.5" spacer in between and foaming the extra length in.). Since you've already mounted her up, you'll just have to try and maneuver the skin around and tuck/hide the extra where you can.
Couldn't you alter the form in a way where you could tuck the excess fur? I saw a tutorial on it somewhere.... I think it was on taxidermy.net, but they created a crevice where the hips are and tucked it.
yes all her armpits and and between the legs are cut very deep, all the skin still does not go in it, you could only do that so much before you end up ruining the whole animal. i learned that method in taxidermy school its actually how your supose to use the form, no form is 100% correct to the animal not to count its a ranched fox vrs a wild fox form. her head fit perfectly and she was supose to fit back wise too but shes a FAT fox LOL
yeah. try fleshing one out.......oddly it makes your hands nice and soft afterwards but the mess is just a pain the ass to clean up! its just oily and greasy, you can flesh the hide till you get to the skin, turn the blade over and scrape the oils out theres that much there. they slip real easly too if you forget a little bitty spot.
thats why Glitch slipped like crazy, he wasnt fleshed and tanned correctly.........i personally lost alot of money on glitch and was going to throw him away. i didnt realize you own him LOL.