The Week in Fish Pictures" ~Year 3~ Week # 39
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« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2009, 06:15:49 PM »

I haven't participated in months.  A commercial rainbow already heading to New Mexico.  Good Luck judging at Nationals Rick.


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« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2009, 06:21:17 PM »

Attention redneck noodlers!  I am out there, watching, waiting to bite your big, hairy, possum-greased arms!



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« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2009, 08:19:12 PM »

Great week everyone.  Some outstanding work as always.  Here's a 20' brown skin mount.


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« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2009, 08:27:26 PM »

Nice rainbow.

Happy customer for sure!

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« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2009, 08:59:36 PM »

Dave that rework is very nice to see. As always super freakin great. 


 I didn't get to see the rest before leaving the house and my blackberry isn't letting me see the photos :(   I am sure they're great can't wait til when I get home sunday to look
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« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2009, 03:45:42 AM »

I don't have anything to contribute, but here is my 14 year old son's first fish. He skinned, mounted and painted with almost no help at all. He hardly had any supervision because I was busy when he was working on it. Sorry about the poor quality of the pics, I took them with my phone.




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« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2009, 07:05:01 AM »

Nothing like a "basic airbrush scheme" Dave. SHEESH. What a transformation!
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« Reply #52 on: July 03, 2009, 09:14:50 AM »

Jeff S, sweet lookin' Rainbow!  Kevin, super job making that blank look so good.  Cole, that fin movement you have on your Largemouth is awesome!  Aaron, nice batch of fish - that is some pretty looking money! ;)

Chad, Kerby, Joey, Randy, Gus, and Travis - thanks for your positive words, I'm glad you guys liked the Coho.

Well, here is an 8 lb Rainbow restoration project that I finished up today.  The fish was caught in 1946 out of a lake near me, and had certainly seen better days, although for a mount done in 1946 (by Jonas Brothers in Seattle I believe) it was actually a fairly decent representation.  The body was made from plywood cut to shape and then covered in clay which also seemed to be a very good hide paste as there was little to no drumming present, and the backside was completely flat from the lower piece of plywood.  The adipose fin had also been carved out of a what appeared to be basswood.  There was actually a photo of the catch in the Tacoma newspaper at the time with an interesting story behind the fish, which was neat because they gave me a photocopy of it for posterity.  I was anxious to tear into it and didn't get a "before" pic, but I did take a picture of it before I painted it showing the addition of the cast fins with the originals that I cut off and the minor filling I did to some of the anatomical glitches of the original mount.  The lower areas of the head were very shrunken and leaching oil which required extensive cleaning and rebuilding, but the top was okay, and I also decided to leave the original glass eye in place just for history's sake.  The scales on the body resembled a cheese-grater and were quite a bugger to tame into laying down.  For painting I decided that a basic airbrush scheme would be fine since the nostalgic nature of the mount wouldn't require the extensive painting that I normally do...

Very nice Dave, I was wondering is that the original panel also? This thread is and has always been one of the great motivators for those willing to let their mind delve into the fine art of fish taxidermy on this forum.
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« Reply #53 on: July 03, 2009, 09:21:17 AM »

Man, I always enjoy this thread each week.  excellent work.
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« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2009, 12:21:50 PM »

So much exellent work this week!!! Travis, JKnuth, David, Brian, Kevin, Aaron, KBauman...... :o :o :o  Thanks to all of you people out there posting to this thread. Nice work. Ollie
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« Reply #55 on: July 04, 2009, 04:34:41 PM »

Well I posted this fish earlier and I just fininshed the wall mount for it and attached the fish. nothin fancy but just clean and simple.


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« Reply #56 on: July 04, 2009, 06:23:58 PM »

. Here's a 38" rainbow from Saskatchewan  almost 40lbs.
Alex,,


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« Reply #57 on: July 05, 2009, 05:30:28 AM »

Great fish this week,
here is a repainting job that a did on a replica a customer brought in. Although I believe that this is rainbow blank, I tried to make it look like a brown trout. First time I used Jeff Lumsdens eyes. They are great to work with.

Greetings from Germany

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« Reply #58 on: July 05, 2009, 11:19:26 AM »

Very nice work Oliver  ;) Ollie
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« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2009, 03:16:13 PM »

Yeah,great re-paint on that brown!! Customer must be happy fellow!!!
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