Sculpting in Taxidermy

On many levels, sculpting is a natural part of taxidermy.The forms on which taxidermists glue their skins begin as skeletal armatures and then sculpted in clay by very skilled sculptors, usually with a strong taxidermy background. They are later molded in fiberglass to which urethane foam can be injected, producing highly accurate foam forms. Some are more accurate than others but through the last two decades there have been huge advances in taxidermy forms production and quality. For most practicing taxidermist, sculpting plays a lessor role than with the sculptor, but no less important to the finished product. The ability to look at a subject and interpret bone and muscle structures and how they relate to one another can be the difference between beginner and skilled professional quality work. With the right training and environment, your will see rapid improvements in your abilities and develop techniques that will get you on the level you need to be on to be competitive. Contact us now and shorten that learning curve. Email or call 844-WILDART. Still room in April and May. 1 week, 2 weeks or 8 weeks…design your own program. Get a no obligation proposal based on your needs.

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The Shipping Lane

It was late in the summer of 2004 and for quite some time I had been living and working in Kuwait as part of a small advisory team to the Kuwait National Guard, an internal defense force of the Kuwaiti military responsible for the security of the Ruling Family and a number of critical sites throughout the country. It was a fairly comfortable assignment although stressful at times due to a much slower operational tempo and an ensha’Allah mentality within the ranks.  Any true first class Kuwaiti will consider himself the elite of Arab elite and with the KNG, as with most militaries in that part of the world, tomorrow usually means sometime next week. A three year action plan can just about turn into a career effort with little or no difficulty…ensha’Allah. Continue reading