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sparkyf
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« on: December 18, 2006, 08:29:10 PM »

Just finished 2 weeks of class at ART in Havre, mt.  Here are my first 4 fish ever.  All hand carved body's, and all original casted heads.


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sparkyf
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006, 08:38:54 PM »

Woops, I guess Im not that good at posting pics.  Ill keep trying.


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sparkyf
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 08:40:31 PM »

perch


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sparkyf
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006, 08:42:09 PM »

rainbow


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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2006, 08:43:45 PM »

sauger


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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2006, 08:45:02 PM »

Great first 4 fish,  I cant imagine a year from now
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sparkyf
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2006, 08:46:32 PM »

brown.  Sorry about how these were posted.  The lighting sucks too.  I usually use picasa software and I have them brightened up on it and they look fine, but sure look dark here.


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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2006, 08:49:01 PM »

Great going, but why a cast head on a perch or sauger?
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sparkyf
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2006, 08:58:52 PM »

practice I guess. With the perch, I never even took the head off the body to cast a mold.  Just put some alginate in a cup, dipped the perch to the depth I needed, and held still for a minute until it kicked.  As for the sauger,  I can propably cast a fake head faster than cleaning it, and not have to worry about any shrinkage down the road.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2006, 10:03:25 PM »

WOW very impressive and even carved your own bodies! Way to go!!!
I would like to see  more photos of your work as you do some additional fish work!

my Best!

Rick Krane
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2006, 11:03:02 PM »

You are definitely gifted.
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sparkyf
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2006, 11:53:42 PM »

Wow-thanks for the motivation!  Rick-you are awsome!  I enjoy getting on this forum to see what we'll all see next! 
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2006, 09:22:17 AM »

I shouldn't comment because Perch and Sauger are among my favorite fish- I never saw a mount of either I didn't like, but honestly, those are great. Dave
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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2006, 11:32:03 AM »

still think you should have left that sauger for your instructor.....would have been a very nice Christmas present!!! and a very nice piece for the show room...............glad you have made all your trips safe. and i look forward to working together again.......... you do have talent
thanks again "sparky" it was fun to have you here.

merry Christmas to all
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sparkyf
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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2006, 02:32:09 PM »

Thanks Steve- you were a great teacher!  Lots of little "tricks" that i cant wait to put to use in the future!  It will be nice to RELAX and do fish at a pace that isnt so hectic.  Im looking forward to putting out awsome work!
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