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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D90
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Jan 26, 2014, 8:53:52 PM
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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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epictoothpaste Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you should've made it a costume headdress
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Buffalodeny Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  New member
Thank you for attending properly from this four legged as respectfully and carefully it should be done to get good results in the montage. Simply spirit looking alive. 
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German-Mutt Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this was lovely. Amazing, amazing work. Simply beautiful. I can see you took a great care in completing her and taking such good care of her. Honestly, it is breath taking.
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luridcorona Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Stunning. Such a gorgeous lady.
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Gingapower Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
This is beautiful ! Do you mind if I ask what you use to tan your hides ?
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InNaturesImage Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is insane...in the best way!
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Sinnibelle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital 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 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I consider this a massive success!! Super work!
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