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Steampunk Bobcat by Phoenix-Cry Steampunk Bobcat by Phoenix-Cry
After several months my Steampunk Bobcat is finally done!

This started as a very poorly tanned bobcat hide, the fur had slipped off half of the face, and it had some major shed and stretch issues.

Rather than just toss this amazing cat into a local landfill to rot I have added leather and metal to places where the fur fell out.

I mounted this cat from start to finish. The books I hollowed out to make them lighter to act as a base since the traditional branch didn't seem to really fit the theme.

Enjoy! I will be posting detailed photos in my gallery.
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:iconakmu:
Akmu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
amzing work, just shows that even a "hopeless" hide can be made beautiful <3
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Thank you!  Such a pretty cat, it would have been a shame to just throw it away!
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:iconakmu:
Akmu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah XD
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Senthafang Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Artist
OH MY GOSH THAT IS EPIC :o <3 I must fav
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconsenthafang:
Senthafang Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Artist
It's just amazing
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconsenthafang:
Senthafang Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Artist
NP
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EpithalamionPuk Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
wow I love it
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Thanks!
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:icontheaquadragon:
Theaquadragon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this!
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thanks!
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:icontheaquadragon:
Theaquadragon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome! I like the steampunk theme of this, it fits the bobcat well.
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RaptorFeather Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
THIS IS AMAZING!
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
One of my fav works.  :hug:
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RaptorFeather Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
it's so awesome!
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:iconranetree:
ranetree Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can I just say that this is, hands-down, one of my favorite mounts? Of anything ever?
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thanks!!!
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WolvesRock117 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great save on the bobcat! Definitely something you don't see everyday and it all fits together very well :)
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
THanks!  I"m proud of it.
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Speckled-Feather Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh the famed steampunk bobcat!  Saw a guy flaming you on your skunk mount and had to take a look as I am experimenting with something similar on a fox face.  Really interesting, brilliant job ^^
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Heehee, yup!  Don't remember the flamer...but I'm used to them
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nijjawolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shizzletits
that is so amazing
i cannot
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Thanks!!!
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:iconnijjawolf:
nijjawolf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Soooo coooolll
:iconcannotevenplz:
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spencerbeavcoon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
While I am largely against taxedermy when it comes to things with paws (Bears, Wild Cats, Foxes/Wolves),

THIS IS TOTALLY FREAKING AWESOME!!! He looks like he could be named Gambit or maybe Arbitor! ....scratch that. Now I need to go work on a new novel. With THIS GUY as the main character!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Heehee, that would be awesome!
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spencerbeavcoon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOO!
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Flyleaf15 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, that is awesome
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thanks!
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
This is amazing o.o
I featured this here: [link]
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Awesome! Thanks!
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antzumon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Very creative!
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thanks!
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ChildoftheGreenWood Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I am so not a fan of taxidermy, but this is awesome!
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Thanks! I fully understand when people don't like taxidermy.
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:iconcoyotewinds:
coyotewinds Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He turned out absolutely amazing! I love the book base!
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconcoyotewinds:
coyotewinds Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Tooel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Excellent work! :)
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconflowerfreak:
FlowerFreak Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah it's done. :D What an interesting concept for your poorly tanned hide. :plotting: I like your "book shelves" too, btw. Literally. ;)
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thank you. Better than just throwing the poor kitty away.
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khz-acid Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Awesome job!!!!!
sending some obviouswinner.com <3
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Sweet!!! Thanks!!!
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jedion357 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I liked it because it was a Bob cat, liked it because it was steam punk and was intrigued that it was simply taxidermy and not photo manipulation. Cool display as well and thumbs up for making lemonade out of lemons with this.

I call it a win.
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thank you! Yeah, photomanipulation get a little boring after a while!!
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:iconjedion357:
jedion357 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Probably only a matter of time before there is a rash of photo manipulations following this.
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Fang-of-Fenrir Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Oh man, he looks amazing! Where did you find all those delicate little cogs and things?
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Thank you.

I've been collecting the gears and cogs for years, junk shops, ebay, thrift stores.
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