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From: Dennis Razza
11-Jan-16

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It's not uncommon to receive a shipment in from African with some sort of problems. I just finished a safari for a client that had horn damage on 2 cape buffalo. I'll post a few pictures of before and after as I did the horn repair.

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11-Jan-16

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11-Jan-16
I started by scraping and using a wire brush to get all the loose stuff off. I need a solid base for the epoxy and resin to stick to.

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11-Jan-16

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From: Gun
11-Jan-16
Wow, what a mess. Looks like it will take some magic to fix that.

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11-Jan-16

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From: Pat Lefemine
11-Jan-16
This is awesome. I assume the buff had soft bases?

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11-Jan-16

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From: PAstringking
11-Jan-16
Great stuff Dennis. Two great bulls also

From: Trial153
11-Jan-16
Excellent work

From: Dennis Razza
11-Jan-16
Thanks guys.

Pat, I would say soft boss was a big part but It also looked like the horns rolled over and may have been boiled.

I'll try and post a field picture for reference.

From: Trial153
11-Jan-16
Excellent work

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11-Jan-16

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Here's a few pictures from the same safari.

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From: LWood
11-Jan-16
Looks great as always Dennis. You are an artist my friend.

From: AZ~Rich
11-Jan-16
That's a whole lot of work to get those bosses back but it also can be a bit fun to restore so much sp well. Nice Job Dennis!

From: Zebrakiller
12-Jan-16
wow outstanding

From: midwest
12-Jan-16
Very cool!

From: wild1
12-Jan-16
Wow, great work with the bosses. love the leopard too!!

From: tobywon
12-Jan-16
Awesome Dennis. I would love to see the detail on that leopard. Looks amazing.

12-Jan-16
Looks great Dennis, thanks for sharing. I always enjoy your threads like this.

From: Mad Trapper
12-Jan-16
Very Nice!

From: KJC
12-Jan-16
Great job!

12-Jan-16
Nice work!!!!

From: t-roy
12-Jan-16
Very nice!

Looks like a full day's job turning the ears on that Roan!!

From: kota-man
12-Jan-16
Very nice Dennis. African stuff seems to always be a challenge.

From: BO-N-ARO
12-Jan-16
Nice work, as usual, brother!!

From: Dennis Razza
13-Jan-16

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Thanks again guys!

Tobywon- Here's a close up of the leopard for you.

From: tobywon
13-Jan-16
Oh man Dennis,just awesome!!! Im a big fan of predators in non-aggressive poses like that. I do appreciate other poses but just prefer that way.

13-Jan-16
I dropped off my friends Bison Cape on Monday at Dennis's studio while driving home from Illinois and saw all these animals. It is always a big thrill to see what's being worked on by Dennis. Thanks for posting.

PS: Also saw a few Bowsite guys sheep being worked on:)) Very cool!!

From: Mark Watkins
14-Jan-16
Great info and thread as always Dennis!

Mark

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