I got a big sailfish in today to get mounted. Should I do a skin mount or mold it and do a reproduction? Does any one still do skin mounts of sailfish? Why should I or should not do a skin mount if that is your response. All the input given would be appreciated.
Thanks very much,
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For the sake of your sanity order a reproduction.
You can do it but, you will have to mold all fins, body etc and reproduce it in fiberglass.
IT will belled grease unless you have a lot of experience and tons of time to clean.
Unless you plan on making more with that mold , just buy a blank and save yourself a lot of time and space . I have molds in my attic that are 25 years old that I've used once . Rick
can I do a skin mount? Would it make a nice, lasting mount? Would you do a skin mount?
Glen, saltwater game fish cannot, repeat CANNOT be conventionally mounted as a rule. Some species, very limited smaller species, can be mounted, but by and large, the big guys will quickly deteriorate no matter what methods you might use. Within 5 years it will be dripping oil, paint will be sloughing off, and it will STINK. Forget it and get a repro.
Let him learn the hard way! LOL