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My Beautiful Kiba by Brillyent-Blondie My Beautiful Kiba by Brillyent-Blondie
Just a quick pic of the stunning miss Kiba~ if you look closely, you can see the white diamond on her gray chest! ;) She'll be getting wire added to her legs soon, if I could just bring myself to box her up and ship her!! :facepalm:

Kiba is my soft mount taxidermy Eastern red fox done by :iconskinnedfawxtaxidermy: here on DA :heart:

**Note: I did not kill this animal! If you don't like taxidermy, that's fine- but if that's the case, be respectful and keep your comments to yourself. Thanks!**
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:iconzebragallerie:
Zebragallerie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Is it for sale?
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:iconhallowpointpaws:
HallowpointPaws Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was a real fox!
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HallowpointPaws Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant live.
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silvertwolf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Animals are not toys. You are an assassin.
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DrawTheEarth Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
It is not a toy, soft mounts are used for art, photography and so on. We do NOT what so ever use them as 'toys'. We respect them just as we respect live animals.
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Rain-Plays Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfacepalmplz:
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MonolithHyena Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Soft mounts aren't toys.... She doesn't kill the foxes
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Kittenofdoom123 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a vegetarian and very respectful of animals, but I would like to see what taxidermy has to offer. Around here I see a lot of coyotes that have been hit by cars, and they just go to waste. Many of them are in spot on condition, and are beautiful. Any suggestions? I don't really like hunting or farms, and would like to keep it strictly roadkill. But I have yet to see any good taxidermists that will perform on roadkill or naturally deceased animals.  
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Reddzion Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm new in the taxidermy area and i have a few questions.. 
What is it exactly? What's inside of them(as far as i know the skeleton is taken out?) 
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:iconmonolithhyena:
MonolithHyena Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Its just the skin (and claws and nose) their are usually no bones unless you use them o help build your base for a hard mount. This video helps m.youtube.com/watch?v=MmttJ5qY854
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IndigoDragon456 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student General Artist
adorable X3
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yoaicrave Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is sooooo beautiful!!!!! i have been trying for about a year now to get my hands on at least one ONE single soft mount  but i cant find anybody to sell me one!!! do you know of anybody that sells cheap???? if so please let me know as soon as possible!!! i really want one... and i kinda want one to rely on because my dear dog just passed thursday~r.i.p. mitzee moomoo nov.7,2010-may 15,2014~ so it would be nice to have something to hold onto.... right now i have 100 dollars, but who can seel me one that isnt around $600? or $400? please help me
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Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  You posted this exact message on another photo of mine, so I'll just reply to this one :nod: It's nearly impossible to find these mounts cheap; you pay for quality of the pelt as well as the craftsmanship of the taxidermist!  Finding a new/high quality/minimally damaged fox mount for less than $400 is very unlikely.  That said, it is possible to find older/damaged/otherwise not-perfect mounts for a more affordable price; just keep an eye out and sometimes they show up.  I think there's one for sale up on here for $150 if you're still looking: www.deviantart.com/journal/Fox…

Sorry to hear about the loss of your dog!  She was young :(
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WingedWolf717 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eee! so cute!! >w< 
you're very lucky to have such a beautiful fox! >//w//<
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TheMaverickk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She's beautiful, oh my goodness :3
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Sunflowerchild15 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She has such beautiful coloration. Im really jealous of you. I've yet to salvage a fox that nice.
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luckiibeckii Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
SkinnedFawx is so exceptionally talented! Your Kiba is absolutely gorgeous. I'm going to be receiving my own foxy from her this January (it's the winky one she's just posted pics of in the past few days) and she says that it's her best mount yet. I'm absolutely thrilled and honored to get to own one of her pieces. She really does breathe new life into these little guys! A true taxidermist!
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Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She truly is, and thank you!!  I adore what she does in re-creating the faces~ every single mount she makes is just drop dead gorgeous! (no pun intended :lmao:) You are lucky to be getting that alaskan winky fox, I saw pictures a few days ago and oooh my goooodness that thing is so beautiful!  I am excited to see your pics of the lovely fluff nugget once you get her home :love: 
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InNaturesImage Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She did a gorgeous job on this little stunner!
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Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!  I really think so too! Kiba steals my heart every time I look at her face- such a gentle, kind expression on her :love:
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InNaturesImage Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I couldn't agree more! :heart:
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Coyoteyip1001 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, wow! she's gorgeous! i'm so jealous...
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:iconbrillyent-blondie:
Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!  SkinnedFawx does absolutely stunning work- definitely watch her if you don't already :nod:
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Coyoteyip1001 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will! thanks =]
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moufette2010 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
do you have fox or coyote for sale contact me please, thank you very much
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Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I currently do not, sorry!
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moufette2010 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
ok thank you :)
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sesmyczek Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
she's beautiful!

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Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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HallowpointPaws Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the best (if not THE best) examples of an animal that has been taxidermised that I have ever seen. I thought this was picture of a live fox before I read the description. Does she really need wire armature in her legs? She's perfect the way she is. I've often heard that frequently touching an animal that has been taxidermied makes them loose their fur. That's why museums have "do not touch" signs all over the place if they don't have the animals behind glass.
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Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  I feel the same way about her, SkinnedFawx is amazingly talented and is spot on in her work :love:
Kiba doesn't need the armature in her legs (I still haven't brought myself to mail her back out to get that installed), though it would make her look even more realistic, no doubt!  I'd like to have it done eventually :nod:

As for touching taxidermy animals and them losing their fur, you know, I never heard that!  I had always wondered why the museums had the "do not touch" signs.  Gonna google that! As for touching them, I really don't even do that too much- I take them out occasionally for pictures, and like to gently run my hands on my fur when I sit next to them sometimes.  For the most part, they just keep the couch company, lounge around and look pretty :XD: That said, I do have some OLD vintage stoles (one of them is from the 1920s- got it on ebay for 99 CENTS, can you believe it!?), and those haven't lost any of their fur despite the years of wear that they had in their prime- now they are also just decoration.  I'm told that since they are garment tanned (as opposed to traditionally dry tanned) that they hold up better to that sort of thing- Katie (MidnightWolfDesigns, she made my cross fox mount, Kai, for me) works with primarily garment tanned pelts for that reason.

Also, on that note, with traditionally mounted items, they are rigid forms, and therefor are more likely to break if they get accidentally knocked over.  With the soft mounts, the only thing you have to really worry about breaking is the head, since everything else is floppy :nod:

Anyhoo, I looked up taxidermy care and found this: taxidermyhobbyist.com/taxiderm… Apparently, skin oils transferred when touching the animal can potentially change the color of it's fur!
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HallowpointPaws Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Some people are better at taxidermy than others. I saw a stole of some kind at the local antique store, that had multiple heads and you couldn't even tell what any of them were when they were alive. The lady who owns the store said the person she got it from didn't have any idea what it was either.
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Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true!  And that stole sounds like it was less fortunate than some other taxidermy pieces :XD: Now I'm wondering what it was too! Maybe mink or pine marten or something? Who knows :shrug:
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HallowpointPaws Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it was some kind of mink, but it was impossible to tell for sure. I kind of regret not taking a picture of it.
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WILDSPIRIT8181 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she is BEAUTIFUL!! :dalove:
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Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!! :D :heart:
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Alemura Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
HI! Is she for sale? very intersted in buying. I have a shipping address in boston.
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Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!  No, I'm sorry but she is not for sale and probably will not ever be :(  However, if you contact :iconskinnedfawxtaxidermy: I'm sure she can create a mount like Kiba just for you!  Her work is fantastic and I highly recommend her :nod:
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, amazing, it looks so alive!
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Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!  Yes, SkinnedFawx did an awesome job on her for sure~ I love her expression! :D
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DevvarahFox Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do u have any soft mounts for trade?
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Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, none are up for trade currently! :hmm:
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DulcisTrado Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
She is gorgeous!
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Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!! :D
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Fellmekke Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
So cute.
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Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly <3
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Fellmekke Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
No problem.
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HippiUnicorn Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Artist
I'm not a fan of soft mount, but this one is really pretty!!!!
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:iconbrillyent-blondie:
Brillyent-Blondie Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thank you! :D SkinnedFawx did an amazing job on her for sure :nod:
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Atroquine Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my GOSH. Shes absolutley stunning!!! <3
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