Issue 103, Fall 2011


ON THE COVER Tom Matuska and Brett Wingfield

The beautiful northern pike composition on this issue's cover was mounted by the talented duo of Tom Matuska and Brett Wingfield. At the 2011 World Taxidermy Championships it won Best of Category (for fish) in the Collective Artists Division with a score of 95. (See page 34 for our article on the highly competitive division.) Three months later in July at the annual NTA competition, it won 4 more awards: Collective Artists Award First Place, National Champion Warmwater Fish (skin), Challenge of the Art of Taxidermy First Place (Tohickon Award of Distinction), and the WASCO Award. Tom and Brett are producing a feature article on mounting the fish that may be ready for the next issue. Tom and Brett are from Spirit Lake, Iowa.


IN THIS ISSUE

The Breakthrough Gallery: - 2011 Best in World Fish Carving
Part 3: Fish Locomotion - Clark Schreibeis
Custom Habitat Base - Randy Life
2011 World Show Collective Artists - St. Charles, Missouri
Mounting a Mohave Rattlesnake - Kerby Ross
Aging Deer with the Cementum Method - Rick Asmus
Reference Study: Elk - Larry Blomquist
Finalizing Plans for WTC in Salzburg, Austria - Larry Blomquist
Mounting a Komodo Dragon - Lorenzo Vinciguerra
Autobiography: My Incredible Life - Simon Blackshaw
Great Friends That Will Be Remembered - Larry Blomquist
New Products: Black Iron and Copper - Larry Blomquist
Painting Schedule: Bluegill - Clark Schreibeis
Painting Schedule: Blue Marlin - Mike Kirkhart
 
REFLECTIONS, REVIEWS & REVELATIONS

Buggy Bear - Norman Lloyd/Larry Blomquist
Copper Artistry - Russ Vogler
Q&A - Larry Goldman
I WOOD Like to Know. - Larry Goldman
I Worked at the Mt. Vernon Jonas Studio - Bob Chauvin

DEPARTMENTS

Letters
Calendar of Events
Schools & Training
Classified Ads
Reference of the Month
The Breakthrough Library
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