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Written by Mike Gadd, an award winning professional taxidermist and experienced Taxidermy teacher
The easy to follow text is illustrated with over 700 colour photographs and diagrams. With a friendly but expert approach, Mike shows you how to skin the carcass, prepare the skin, construct a manikin and mount the specimen to a standard that any budding taxidermist would be proud of. In fact, it’s second only to having Mike standing next to you at your work bench!
This unique and groundbreaking new book proves that you don’t need advanced scientific knowledge or a workshop full of specialist equipment in order to succeed. Clearly presented in a logical, informative but informal manner, it shows you how you can achieve a good quality result with your first attempt.
‘Beginner Taxidermy – Small Mammal’ is the first in a new series of workshop manuals by Mike for beginners in taxidermy. Mike teaches you to observe and study the specimen and he helps you to master the essential skills. Having witnessed all the problems that students are likely to encounter, he is well qualified to guide you around the pitfalls! He shows you the best tools for the job and describes how to make many of them yourself.
If you’re a complete beginner, you’ll be surprised at how little equipment you need and how much you can achieve with just a basic appreciation of anatomy and a willingness to learn. Taking a straightforward and practical approach, Mike aims to de-mystify and inspire, giving newcomers the skills and confidence needed to make their first steps in this fascinating field.