My computer broke again for a half week and i had plenty time seriously working in my shop Hubby wanted me to make a unicorn in 2 days and here i am after 1.5 days. Some paint details on the eyes and mouth need to be completed as well as the berry collar.
I challenged myself with this project - kind of faux taxidermy. I used a taxidermy fawn mannikin and our highest quality "white beaver" faux fur. Taxidermy glass eyes, epoxy sculpted details and airbrushing complete this unicorn. Want it for christmas? It will be up for grabs in our store tomorrow! Stay tuned!
Check out the finished unicorn!
The result is absolutely great. I really love it!
You're right, I suppose too that fawns are not killed for hunting purpose in first line, but who knows. There are also some hunters and taxidermy collectors who don't care too much about moral or legality. Finding a recently dead fawn in the forest still in good condition for taxidermy must be very difficult. I'm used to find old skulls and spines, but I have never found a recently dead big animal like a deer in the woods (well, I once found a cow in a river but that was only once lol). I don't know if deer farms are very common, but anyway I think getting a fawn isn't as easy as getting an adult specimen, so that could be the reason why taxidermy suppliers here don't use to sell these kind of mannikins. I will continue my searh, though!! lol
By the way, I have found a store in Spain selling other manniquins and I am very tempted by an adult roe deer. I think I will make one! I don't care I won't have space at home for it lol
I am also thinking about making an enfield, but it is always the same story: I have a terrible lack of time.
When I said Enfield I meant the mythical creature, not a motorcycle!! LOL
Yes, I'm actually from Spain and live in Barcelona. I've been searching for mannikins here and in online UK shops with no result, so I think next in the list will be France and Belgium.
I neither think fawns are hunted in purpose, or at least I wan't to think they are not, but I'm sure there are hunters and taxidermy collectors who don't care too much about legality or moral in this matters. Finding a recently dead fawn in nature must be difficult. I least I am very used to find old deer and boar skulls and spines, but never found a recently dead big animal like a deer, adult or fawn. I don't know If there are many deer farms but getting a dead fawn legally for taxidermy purposes doesn't seem to be the easiest thing, so I suppose many taxidermy suppliers prefer not to sell these mannikins.
However, I will continue my search for the perfect fawn mannikin! Lol
While I agree that unicorns are not horses, I wish to add feedback to your project. From the traditional sense, unicorns are suppose to appear as white goats/deer with a single horn and cloven hooves. You have covered this area well. But in addition to this, they are suppose to have a lion's tail.
Other than that, beautiful work. Someone will truly enjoy this piece while the rest of us can admire it as a picture.