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I add flex additive to my 2 part clear so the fins don't get hard & brittle over time as the clear slowly cures. The additive keeps the catalyst...
Do any of you "flex" your clear?
I used to practice painting heads, fins and, skins of fish I kept from various fishing trips. Just soaked em in borax water for a day or two,...
Overcast days seem to provide the best light for fish photos. Also take short close videos to show the color changes, metallics, and pearls
Thanks for the info guys! Seriously appreciated.
No crappies, I've got a half dozen or so walleyes from 9-14lbs I'd like to cast some nice molds of, but noticed some things on thawed out walleyes...
Anyone ever try attaching a hose to a caulk tube and pumping the belly full of silicone or something similar to tighten the belly up?
Just curious what methods you guys use to fluff and revive a fish after it thaws out to make it look more presentable to cast. What do you guys do...
I soak mine overnight in acetone to degrease, then soak another night or more in borax/water, then a quick rinse before mounting.
So is there a type of body filler that works better? Lightweight, glaze, etc? And what do you thin it with? Urethayne base reducer?
What are you guys referring to when you say "Bondo"? I guess I'm only familiar with the word as a brand name. Are you talking about fiberglass...
Lake Winnipeg walleye
14" perch using Cecil's half cast tutorial. Thanks Cecil!
Thanks, i did check them out, not happy with the looks of what they had that were around that size.
Anyone know of, or have anything nice in that size range. Preferably facing left, nothing extreme in the pose.
Is there anything bigger than the 18mm? A different brand maybe? Technique to make them? Some 20mm would be perfect.
What about a sheet of freezer paper on each side of the fish.
12lb old n faded winnipeg greenback mount I just finnished.
8lb sakakawea walleye
A 12.5# walleye I caught in November I finished
[img]12.5# walleye by Paul Schumann, on Flickr
[img]12.5# walleyemount by Paul Schumann, on...
Yes, any time i soak in water it at least has borax in it. Then i smear a little borax powder in meaty areas before the skin goes on the form.