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NIKON CORPORATION
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Shifter - African Lioness Taxidermy Headdress by NaturePunk Shifter - African Lioness Taxidermy Headdress by NaturePunk
AUGHTHISCAT. This cat was one of the hardest, most time-consuming mounts I've ever had the pleasure of creating. And I freakin' love it. It's colassal - to the point of being irrationally big, even for the model it was supposed to be used on originally, and as you can clearly see, it completely engulfs me. 

The pelt used came from a captive-raised South African lioness used in a breeding program. She died of natural causes at the reserve. 

Took about 48 hours of nonstop work to do the top half of this mount. I still need to rig the lower jaw so that it opens up more around my face. I consider this a Work-in-Progress at this point in time. 
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:iconshakadyn:
Stunning. Such a gorgeous lady.
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:icongingapower:
This is beautiful ! Do you mind if I ask what you use to tan your hides ?
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InNaturesImage Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This lioness takes my breath away. I have never been so in love with a taxidermy piece than I am with her. It's a dream of mine to own a lioness, and simply looking at this makes me want one even more. She is beautiful, flawless, stunning, a true queen. Lovely work, NaturePunk! :wow: :love: :heart:
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ManitouWolf Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my goodness, that is BEYOND stunning.  Just gorgeous.  :)  I am so envious of the owner of this. 
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Canis-Angst Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is insane...in the best way!
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Sindima Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is absolutely incredible. You are really doing her some true justice. I can't wait to see your finished product
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AtFirstPlush Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I consider this a massive success!! Super work!
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:iconmnshortdraw:
Dang, that's no joke.  What an animal!
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Taigas-den Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't get over this headdress. Idk why but your massive headdresses are my favorite. This lioness and your massive Grizzly are just fascinating to me.
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Felonious-Butterfly Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well she's gorgeous, and her power is demonstrated through how massive and heavy she must be xD
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