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Thanks for the tips!
Once, turned out that I hadn't mixed it enough. Try spending a little more time mixing and see.
Looks like it works pretty well. What is Poster Tac Putty?
Congrats. Good luck with the new shop.
I don't know about using a lacquer sealer over water based paint.
I have done it on crappie fins using a water based sealer and then removing top...
I feel your pain. For some reason I could never paint a deer ear well with polytranspar white. It just wouldn't cover or stick well, like you are...
I use white, silver and gold pearls on a crappie.
You will definitely need a white paint for most any fish.
Looks like you have the rest of the...
I have thawed capes in water and bactericide, and it works well. Never tried an unskinned head though. I don't know why thawing in a pickle...
Always a hobby for me. I used to do heads and small mammals for friends, not anymore. Now I only do fish that I catch. After 30 years or so I...
If only the epoxy is set up, could you just peel back the cape pry the epoxy off the burrs and redo it ?
Congratulations! I retired two years ago. Best move I ever made.
Sounds like too much freezing/thawing. The ears always thaw first and begin to decay while you are waiting for the rest of the cape to thaw. Then...
Very nice, I like the whole display.
I wonder about saltwater work north vs south. I would think much more saltwater fish would be done in the south. But is saltwater work enough of a...
A black crappie and Warmouth, both skin mounts.
Same as above with the paper. I always seal the fins first with Shellac, which I think reduces fin curling.
Fins do get more brittle after many years.
I have had foxes slip too and I suspect it is the defrosting step . Try to thaw the skin in water with bactericide or a pickle.
It all works. The oils take a while to dry. I've used tube acrylic paints the same way, with similar results.
Yes , I would hope they would.
I have used Basacryl NBKU in rehydrating solutions, not needed in pickling solution though.