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Cat mount complete!!!
In a word.....WOW! Jim Kelly is an absolute wizard. This thing is a masterpiece. The attention to detail is world class. I still can't believe that this is my cat.
Boy he nailed it! Beautiful mount
beautiful mount and probably the best pose on a cat mount i have seen.
I usually don't like to see predators in an aggressive pose - especially bears. However, that is beautiful, absolutely awesome! Very cool pose!
Wow, what an incredible work of art. Congrats!
That is the best looking lion mount I’ve ever seen. Cats are really hard to get right.
Thats impressive. Congrats.
Great pose, top shelf work!
What's something like that cost?
I imagine this thread will bring quite a lot of business to Jim Kelly. That mount is simply fantastic, on one of the toughest critters to get "right."
That’s a great looking mount. Congrats
@Pop-r it was $5,500. @Overland aside from the fact that Jim does exceptional work (I'll never have anyone other than Jim mount my animals) he's also a damn good dude. After a handful of interactions it was like talking to an old friend.
WOW.. What an amazing mount.. Congrats
Like others have said... it’s hard to get cats “right”. It’s usually the eyes (distance and appearance), that looks great!
WOW!! The entire mount is awesome, but the facial features on your cat, are incredible! Can’t wait to see what the mountain goat looks like, when he gets it done! ;-)
Congrats again, Eric!
It's perfect. The outstretched paw, the "snarl", the position of the tail, excellent.
Great looking face! They are so hard to do and many can’t master it.
Outstanding and well done! Put that cat by the front door every time a salesman knocks!
Beautiful taxidermy work. Congrats on a nice mount.
No one better in the world than Jim... guys as good none better. I was there today scoring an antelope he had there... He spoke highly of you
@shug, I saw one set when I was there that really stood out. There were two on the table. One looked BIG! Was that the set you scored by chance?
Wow is right. That’s a beautiful mount.
Most likely Eric... it was an 80” er
Great can and outstanding mount. Jim does work that is second to none and you wont find a nicer guy either.
Outstanding in every way!
Great looking mount....Congratulations!
Thanks for the reply. It looks very nice!
HOLY COW! is that ever beautiful!
We've all seen the bobcat, mountain lion mounts that look fake, crooked and just weird. That close up of the face with eyes glowing might be the best taxidermy picture I've ever seen. Congratulations on a successful hunt and especially on a successful mount!
Very nice! Thanks for sharing
Jim’s a great guy. Beautiful mount. Congrats!
Holy Wow! That is just incredible!
WOW, thats amazing. Probably one of the best I've ever seen. Congrats on an incredible animal.
Beautiful cat and incredible mount. On that last close up pic, he even has a couple of saliva drops on a couple wiskers. That's attention to detail.
@Chuckster I almost dropped my phone when I saw that for the first time! Just incredible attention to detail. The crazy thing about this mount is that the pics do it zero justice. I can't walk by it without marveling over it.
Bad Ass Mount
It's all about the Face on life size mounts
Your taxi did Great
Happy for ya man,
PS~~ ya got a Cutie Lady for sure!
Amazing!!! Had you not told us...I would have guessed at LEAST 8 grand! The man definitely has mad talent!!
That mount is the epitome of a pissed Puddy
That is an amazing job on the face. Probably the best eyes I’ve ever seen on a mount. I have actually been within a few of two lions when they snarled/ hissed where they open their mouth wide like that and expelled air. That mount is perfect. Awesome, awesome job!
Beautiful. Jim sent me that picture last night. He is doing my Brown Bear.
Jim just sent pics. That thing is an absolute dinosaur!! Congrats man. That mount is going to be impressive. Please keep us updated!
Eric, Is he entering it into any competitions
I'm not sure. He did have the professional pics made so it may be a possibility.
Wow, I am so happy to see all of this positive feedback about my dad's work! He worked so hard on this mountain lion and I'm glad to see that everyone likes it!
Off the charts!!! Congratulations
Jim Does beautiful work. He has done several pieces for me over the last few years.
Shug, wow is it is a small world. Thanks for scoring my Antelope!
Exceptional mount. congrats
THAT IS THE BEST CAT MOUNT I HAVE EVER SEEN
@Jim that antelope was a cranker! Congrats man!
@Jim that antelope was a cranker! Congrats man!
Thanks , Bowjangles. It is from Arizona. Drew with six points. I have family there that are still mad I drew! Congrats on the cat , it looks awesome!