Just curious. I'm honestly thinking about giving it a try this winter as a project to keep me busy. I've got the cape from the 8 pointer I shot earlier this year, and another 8 point rack that I've always wanted to get mounted for sentimental reasons. I figure I'll do a european mount on the 8 from this year and use his cape to mount the one that I've had sitting around for a couple years. I have always been very good at time consuming and highly detailed projects like this, and that's what is making me want to give it a shot. Also, Dan has completed an apprentice program for taxidermy years ago and did one of his own........and can help me learn along the way for a few beers and maybe some pizza. That guidance should help shorten my learning curve drastically. I figure worse case scenario I might screw it up, lose a couple hundred bucks on the form and supplies, but still have the rack to send off to a professional eventually. I've certainly blown a couple hundred bucks on dumber things before.........:d Anyone else tried it? Your thoughts or any pointers you can share? Would you have tried it again knowing what you learned through the process?