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Stamp: Air Force by realdeal2u4u I ❤️ MY AIRMAN
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Armani by Nakomii
Armani
Thought I'd share my girl! I've had her for a few months now. She's a year old. One of those pets I've always wanted since I was young. And boy I do not regret it...To be honest, she's one of my favorite pets. My next is a piebald or a lesser, someday....
I think I'm definitely going to be leaning more towards scales rather than fur. ;) 
Looks like she's going to shed soon so she's a little dark. I missed her in blue, but I'm pretty sure. She's growing FAST....

-Mars
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Black  Bear Premade 2 by Nakomii
Black Bear Premade 2
SOLD!!!!


An adorable small fluffy black bear Premade just finished! This little one is the perfect size, super cuddly and squishy and fantastic fur. He had a hole that was fixed on his shoulder that i patched up, and the tip of one of his ears was missing but was fixed, as well as some minor holes. We were going to use him for faires but we need to sell things! He's a great size for taking around! He's got wires in all four legs as well! He is $550 plus shipping! 
Sale only to certain states. 

-Mars 

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Black bear Premade 1 by Nakomii
Black bear Premade 1
SOLD!!!


An adorable small fluffy black bear Premade just finished! This little one is the perfect size, super cuddly and squishy and fantastic fur. He had a hole that was fixed on his shoulder that i patched up, and the tip of one of his ears was missing but was fixed, as well as some minor holes. We were going to use him for faires but we need to sell things! He's a great size for taking around! He's got wires in all four legs as well! He is $550 plus shipping! 
Sale only to certain states. 

-Mars 

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REALLY Need these things sold. They have all been drastically reduced from the original price. Prices dont include shipping. No overseas shipping. 

Silver 01
Best silver of the season for commission! Absolutely stunning fox. Dark mask, very very long fur. Huge fox. Beautiful white tipped fur and dark contrast. Extremely fluffy fox. He is $650 as a soft mount, payment plans welcome. We require 50% down and then $100 minimum each month after.

11704908 934519326607060 3613471790977496644 N by Nakomii

Silver 02
Amazing silver for commission! This fox has a super nice mane that parts down the middle. Very dark fox and so so fluffy! She has great fur and a great tail. Drop dead gorgeous silver fox. It is $650 as a soft mount, payment plans welcome. We require 50% down and then $100 minimum each month after.

11666030 934518663273793 5068453919198553618 N by Nakomii

Silver 03
A stunning silver up for commission! Beautiful light silver with super dark black contrast. He's got a stunning mask and outstanding fur. Very shiny and white tipped fur, with a nice tail to add. One of the nicest silvers this year. It is $650 as a soft mount, payment plans welcome. We require 50% down and then $100 minimum each month after.


11692478 934517913273868 5875002918800540144 N by Nakomii

Marble
Here's an absolutely stunning marble fox we have for commission. This fox has a huge bulky tail, amazing silver markings and nice heavy face markings. Long, beautiful fur! It is $650 as a soft mount, payment plans welcome. We require 50% down and then $100 minimum each month after.

11742984 934514379940888 6186083050767432012 N by Nakomii

Red
This is a gorgeous red fox for commission. The nicest, richest colors I've seen on a red and a poofy huge tail. Dark dark brown markings on this girl and a darker face mask. Truly a beauty! Long, beautiful silky fur! It is $650 as a soft mount, payment plans welcome. We require 50% down and then $100 minimum each month after.

11059888 934515413274118 438482160880687468 N by Nakomii



HUGE Winter raccoon pelt
Wet tanned, massive beautiful coon. $100 for the pelt
$300 soft mounted

11351476 912607558798237 4293479714085015224 N by Nakomii



Two whitetail antler sets
One nice wide set, one 12 point smaller set. $85 for both.

11167846 912607538798239 8750238974465138091 N by Nakomii




Cow tail
$25. Tan and white.

11163765 912607662131560 1828447567685511191 N by Nakomii



Horse tail
$50. White and Brown. 

11107730 912607682131558 8508616971699797440 N by Nakomii



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 -Rabbits
Two dutch rabbits. Id rather sell them together. The blue dutch has a missing foot and the leather is a little thicker. The tortoise dutch has a missing tail but should be fine to mount. some scattered holes on both. Both are wet tanned and frozen. cut down the back. $50 for both or $30 each. $30 for both, $17 each
Image by Nakomii

:bulletgreen: -- RAW possum pelt
absolutely superb female roadkill possum with really soft fur. Tail i don't think is skinned out. needs to be fleshed. $25 plus shipping
(I WILL FLESH AND WET TAN THIS GORGEOUS POSSUM IF YOU WISH. WILL TAKE A WEEK. Wet tanned: $35 shipped)

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:bulletgreen: Highland Cow face and Horns project:
I have only seen the face of these one other time. This one has the head (no neck) fully mountable and wet tanned, as well as some nice horns. This could be mounted as a head onnly and wuold look really cool. Big face. $250 REDUCED $175
Highland cow project!!!! by Nakomii

Mars
Hi all!

Hope everyone is well and having lots of summer fun!

It has recently come to our attention here at Vita Nova Taxidermy that there has been a couple of rumors and bad talking going around. We'd like to clear up those issues publicly. 

To start off, I, Mars, am in no way a perfect artist. Nobody truly is. What I create and how I create it is the way I see it with my own eyes. My art is my art and it's every part of me. I am not a professional, nor do I claim to be. I have only been doing taxidermy for less than 2 years, the last year I took very seriously. I work every day to better myself in my taxidermy business to provide the most clean and beautiful mounts I can give. With all art, there can be errors. Errors can be everywhere from a couple of staples in an ear to a possible loose stitch or two. Though I do my best to fix these things, accidents do happen. They are not always flawless. Some parts of this aren't always my fault as issues can come from shipping, or a poor hide that refuses to work with me. It, unfortunately, does happen.

I joined the taxidermy community head on, not knowing what I was getting myself into. After a short while I found it pretty exciting and started doing it as a hobby with a little pay from commissioners so I could continue doing what I love. Soon, it got out of control and I took on more than I could handle thinking I could. This led to overdue commissions, frustrations from customers, threats, etc. It got extremely overwhelming and I wanted to quit. I fell back on messages, lost important notes. Everything was at a loss. I quit, only for a short period, but with intentions of quitting forever. It wasn't long before I fell back in love with taxidermy and started up again. I made the same mistakes, and frustration persued. My business was a wreck and I started losing hope. I kept pushing to get things out and the pile kept staring me in the face. It never seemed to go down. I continued doing what I could do until I met my friend InNaturesImage who started keeping me on my toes, reminding me of things. Eventually I asked her to work with me. We began knocking down notes, getting all finalized details, things are actually looking pretty good as of right now, but I have a couple of displeased customers I cannot please, no matter what I offer.

The biggest part of this I want to point out is, IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE, come to me! I do not bite and I'd love to work out whatever I can with you. I cannot fix issues if they are not brought to my attention. It is very painful to hear people talking poorly of me when I did not get the chance to fix my mistakes. 

If we have an issue AFTER I offer all I can, it is hard for me to please a customer who refuses and denies my compensation. I hear a lot of bad talking going on after the fact and they seem to be leaving out my offers of refunds, new mounts, etc. regardless of it going against my terms of policy to make things all right. 

I understand honesty, I understand truth, I understand telling someone a situation we had, but I do not understand bad mouthing, lying, and going out of their own way to tell my other customers a story without fact, without the details of what I did to make it right, and slandering my business for no good reason.

I want to make this known to all my current customers and potential future customers. This is an artistry. It is love, passion, frustration, and years of errors and corrections. It is not mass produced, it is not store bought, it is hand made. Not everything is perfect, but I always try my damn hardest to make it that way. 

Thank you. 
If you have any questions, concerns, etc. please contact us through our Facebook page at Facebook.com/VitaNovaTaxidermy. We will be moving almost all messaging over to that page so we can no longer lose vital information. The notes system of deviantART is a loss for us and customers.

-Mars

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Mars
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Personal Projects:
-whitemark- red fox
Bear cape (replacement nose)
Muntjac cape
Liver coyote LS
Wolverine LS
Black coon LS
Caribou shoulder mount
Red Platinum LS
Bear headdress
"Grenade" soft mount

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aquiafin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sent you a message on FB and a note here. Please read them, I need to discuss my commissions with you. 
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Fiorak Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Terribly sorry to bother you but I have some questions! I absolutely love your work, and I was wondering what the care for soft mounts is? I've recently been looking at some soft mounts and I'm sort of interested in them c: Also was wondering what the process is and where/how you get your fur/carcasses?
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Nakomii Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't get them wet (Wiping them down with baby wipes is fine though!) and don't have prolonged exposure to sunlight. Meaning don't leave it by an open window for months at a time! Both of these things will destroy the leather and fur over time. Best to keep it somewhere shaded and dry without humidity to prolong the life of your mounts!
What process would you like ti know about? I get most of my fur from websites like hideandfur.com or taxidermy.net, I ilke to try to buy already tanned pelts so I don't have to do any extra work on them. 
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Fiorak Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay! So like, a bedroom is okay?
And just, the whole process I guess? Of how you mount them and clean the fur/parts and whatnot? I'm sorta new to taxidermy besides tails,
and some soft mounts I saw really interested me, so I was curious about how they're made
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Nakomii Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes a bedroom is fine. :) 
The whole process from start to finish is veeery long and quite detailed, but to sum it up..
If you start with the whole animal, its skinned keeping everything in tact including genitals. You then flesh the skin side of the pelt, removing any extra membrane. At that point you would turn the ears, split the nose, lips eyelids and remove all toe bones minus the claws from the feet, and remove the tail bone. This is when you'd either salt it (dries out the pelt and removes moisture, preserving it) and send it to a tannery or freeze it and send it off raw to a tannery. There, its shaved down and thinned, de-greased, and tanned which turns the skin into leather. It comes back to you fully preserved, soft and ready to be mounted. For a soft mount, I use a change out head which is a specially casted foam form made for taxidermy, bondo or earliners for the ears and glass eyes from tohickon glass eyes. You soak up the head and the paws until its rehydrated, could be an hour to a few hours depending on the pelt. At that point you'll do any final prep, either removing cartilage in the ears (I don't do that though) and sewing up holes, etc etc. as well as prepping the form. You set the eyes on the form and sculpt some details with clay, such as eyelids and muscles. Then I start with the ears, either using bondo or an earlier. It goes inside of the ear so it holds its shape. (Which is why turning the ears is important) and after that i insert the head through the mouth of the pelt (it should fit, if it doesn't it usually means you didn't measure right when you purchased the form) and tuck the extra skin on the lips into the slots made for the lips so its fur touching fur. Then you can start to mess with the face, tucking the nose and eyelids until you get the shape you want, and finally setting the ears down and pinning them as well as the rest of the face. After that ill clay the toes (so it holds the natural shape) and sew and stuff the body! 
Thats some general basics, I'm sure I missed a bunch but if theres anything specific you're wanting to know about, I can explain in detail. 
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