& Model Making Ideas for Northern Natural History's Taxidermy
Correct at Time of Publication - 2009
Hours: Monday - Friday 8-30am - 5pm GMT
- Below are
some images of 'ideas' for your taxidermy mounts. These should
aid you in deciding how you would like your taxidermy mounts
'set up' by Northern Natural History.
- See Also: 'Model Making'
The majority of our 'table top' small animal mounts come set
on our 'Natural Earth Finish Bases' These are finished in various
earth colours from woodland soil to sandy beach (Sutherland gray
been the most popular). Complete with additional 'habitat' materials
if required. Some taxidermy mounts come set on pieces of 'drift
wood', these are individually selected pieces of wood collected
from the beaches of east Sutherland close to our workshops. Our
bases also come with a set of our 'gliders' on their underside
to help protect your furniture from scratches. These bases
are included in the price of all of our taxidermy
Varnished 'Rustic Timber Slices'. These are also available for
table top mounts. The smallest size being suitable for mounts
such as small perching birds set on small branches. The medium
for small mammals such as squirrel and stoat. Our largest rustic
timber slice is suitable for animals up to the size of mink,
polecat and even possibly a small pine marten. These bases
are additional to the cost of our taxidermy mounts and vary from
£8 - £18 GBP.
For those without table top space, one of our 'Wall Mounted'
displays may be more suitable. This can be achieved with either
one of our varnished 'rustic timber slices' or 'natural finish'
earth bases. These mounts are usually best suited to perching
birds to be set onto a branch or natural wood stump. Our natural
finish bases are included in the price of our taxidermy
mounts, however the rustic timber slices are additional
at £12 - £18 GBP.
Picture frame display bases, one of many alternative bases available
from Northern Natural History (pictured here with a few replica
stones). Prices start from an additional £10 GBP.
Many of our finished mounts are complimented with a small
amount of 'Natural Habitat Finish' if required. Utilising
a mix of synthetic vegetation and dried foliage. This finish
is often included in the price of our taxidermy mounts.
'Beach Pebbles' are a novel mounting idea developed by Northern
Natural History. These are suitable for office desk tops in a
'paper weight' style. They are best suited to small mounts such
as red grouse, ptarmigan, woodcock or even an upright standing
stoat. Please not that our maximum drilling depth is 2"
inches (5cm) and that we are unable to drill some types of rock.
These bases are additional at £10 GBP each.
'Hand Turned Hardwood Bases' add an additional 'elegance' to
a finished mount. These are available from Northern Natural History
in two sizes, 6.5" inches (16cm) approx, suitable for small
bird mounts such as red grouse, ptarmigan or woodcock, and 7.5"
inches (19cm) approx for slightly larger mounts such as small
birds of prey up to tawny owl size, which are usually set perched
on a natural wood stump. These hardwood bases are additional
to the cost of our taxidermy mounts at £16 - £18
'Hand Crafted Replica Stones' These small stones are available
for setting small mounts onto. They are generally suitable for
mounts such as red grouse or ptarmigan. Single hand
crafted stones are quite often included in the price of
our taxidermy mounts.
note that we do not retail any of these bases or 'mounting materials'
without our own taxidermy work.
E-mail: taxidermy @ nnh.co.uk Telephone: 01408 621500 Int'l +44
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