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Year #3 Week #10 This Week In Fish pictures!!!!

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Rick Krane, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    Year #3 Week #10 This Week In Fish pictures!!!!

    A warm from Good day from Down Under in Hinsdale New Hampshire AKA the other Victoria Australia! LOL!!! Mr. Martin Green has finally finished up his 30 day workshop and has headed back to the land down under! I know that I speak for Kathie, Amber and buddy when I say we will sure miss Martin! I'll tell you guys all you need is an Aussie accent and the women just fall all over you ask Martin! He has 3 wedding proposals! LOL!

    I want to thank all of the great contributors who really show not only great talent and work but rather give such inspiration to all of us!

    Chad See!!!! The wicked Brown!!!! One of the best I have seen from your pool of gifts and talent my friend!

    Don Patton! Most beautiful Golden Trout!

    Mike Kroessig!! Sweeeeet Speckle Trout!!! Speaking of Mike I got to try out some really cool new Airbrush cleaning tool! What an awesome tools etc! Give mike a call and ask him about it!

    Gus!!! Welcome back!! Truly a nice bass!

    Natures Art!!! WOW a great Lake Brown!

    Snake wave!!! Jeremy Snider has made available to me his great art work and prices give him a PM to got one from him! Way cool fish art!

    Jbaker!!! Killer Walleye!!!! Super work!

    Terry and Anita Fuller!!! Terry I must say not only are you one of the most talented and generous fish artist out there but you are one class act my friend! Thank you so much for sharing!

    MK!!! Fantastic Crappie!! Very soft colors very nice indeed!

    Mr. Brad Jones!!! Breathtaking Largemouth Bass! Now that is Quality fish art! Beautiful work my friend!

    Speckled Trout!!! A wonderful skin mounted speck for sure! Not just a difficult subject to pull off but a fish well done!!! Great stuff!

    Tom L!!! Love the making son that NP!!!! Very realistic looking!

    Wishbone!!! What a cool Walleye piece! Man I love the body detail!!! Great work!

    A great week Fishheads!!!!!

    From beginner's to the best in the world we all join in every week in a critique free and hassle free string with nothing more then great artist and inspiring fish taxidermist and carves get together to share with one another their praise and inspiration of good will and friendship to one another.

    I thought I would start off this week with several cool pictures of some different and unique fish from Down Under!!! Mr. Martin Green is the focus of the Beginning this week in fish pictures. Martin Green is from the Area of Victoria Australia Martins dream was to get on a plane for the first time ever and travel half way around the world to learn what will be a vocation to his passion in Life fishing and Taxidermy! Martin is a accomplish fisherman and I would be understatement this but Man they sure so have some awesome fish where Martin lives!

    Not every one would ever have the time or the resources to spend 30 day with us however Martin made the most of his world wide adventure here to the Untied States. Here are some of the fish Martin Worked on and complete while here for 30 day's with us at Anglers Artistry. Martin worked on 11 fish all together and completed 8 of the 11 the others are mounted or all ready to paint but we did plan to take some time to go do a bit of fishing with Paul Czarnecki so that Martin would have the experience of his life as a long time dream and goal. I sure hope you enjoy the Work of Martin Green!

    I want to send out a Big Thanks to Mr. Mike Kirkheart of New Wave and Mr. Terry Weick of Michigan! Both Gentleman are close and personal friend's and I will add that there help in getting Martin Some of his fish were absolutely a big part what made a lot of this possible for Martin! Thank you both you are top notch gentleman in the industry and a real gift to the business of what we love to do!

    I hope your week is productive and your freezers a bit lighter. Make money this week and be safe and enjoy your life and your gifts!

    So here goes!

    I hope you enjoy the week!
    So with out further ado let's get week #10 under way.

    So here we go and here is to a great week in fish pictures!!!! #10! Enjoy!

    My Best!
    Your Friend
    Rick Krane


    Typical I post a picture or 2 but this week I thought I would share several of Mr. Martins Green's work he did in the 30 day he spent with us at Anglers Artistry.

    Martin worked on a Major game fish in the Asian Pacific are and a prize fighter in Australia the Giant Trevally or GT as it is known in the Land Down under!

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    Here is the close up of the head of the GT

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    Here is a eye close up! Another Jeff Lumsden custom EYE!

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    Another Grand trophy of Australia fishing waters both fresh and salt ids the Barramundi or "Barra" as it is known. From A bright chrome slat water fish to a bronze gold backed fighter this fish is a beautiful specimen and a tremendous looking fish!

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    Here is a good shot of the delicate body detail of this Barra!

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    The Barra shares a duel pupil cone refraction property as our Walleye. When in the proper lighting setting the pupil will reflect back a reddish glow! How cool!

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    Here are a few Smaller Aussie fish! The coral Australia Shark minnow. From the Skin mount to Molding and casting of the other 2 the triple display will add to the beautiful background drama for the Prize Maco Shark of the coals Waters of Australia!

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    Here is the Final dramatic portrait of life and death for the food chain of the coastal Australian waters.

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    Here is a detailed head Shot of Martins Maco!

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    Here is A beautiful Fish that is a trophy for any ones Game room! In the Caribbean it is known as the Dorado in the Pacific the Maihi Maihi in the Ocean the Dolphin fish!

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    Here is a close up of the head detail that Martin learned is so vital to good presentation

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    Here is a close up of the face of some fine detail we teach to all who want to learn!

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    Martin's Killer eye work!

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    My Best!

    Rick Krane
    Anglers Artistry
    312 Chesterfield Road
    Hinsdale, New Hampshire 03451
    Office: 603-336-7296
    Web: www.anglersartistry.com
     
  2. youngbuck66

    youngbuck66 a fine maumee river walleye

    wow to all.
     

  3. Jeff Lumsden

    Jeff Lumsden Well-Known Member

    Rick and Martin... Killer work!!! Way to go Martin!

    That first photo of the GT with the light behind you reflects the light from the metallic iris shelf just as it should!

    Jeff~
     
  4. AA

    AA Member

    Martin,
    Great work. Those are some awesome fish. You are going to be star in Australia.
     
  5. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Freaky good. Wayy to go Martin. Glad I got to talk to you. Looks like Rick did you good.

    Looking foreward to more of yoru work,
    Jimmy
     
  6. mjvaden

    mjvaden New Member

    All I can say is WOW!!!! I am not a fish guy and infact this is the first time in 10 years of surfing taxidermy net that I have ever even opened the fish section. But those fish just blow me away!! that is some of the nicest work I have ever seen. The eye detail is unbelievable.

    Well done!! I will be checking back more often. Makes me want to start doing fish!!
     
  7. mjvaden

    mjvaden New Member

    LOL The 'BL0w ME" Away Got edited away.
     
  8. TomL

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    Very nice work Martin. Wow, kinda tough to follow those pics but heres my contribution. A smallmouth bass skin mount.
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  9. mayhem15

    mayhem15 New Member

    Wow Mr. Green those are so amazing mounts! I better start saving up some $ for a few lessons with Rick.

    I finally got around to repainting an old barracuda mount I did years ago. I used a comerrical stripper to take off the gloss and paint and it ate right thru the fiberglass. Had to rebuild the blank by filling the holes and damaged areas with apoxie and wood filler. It was a big mess, but I finally finished the body work and paint job last night. No gloss has been added yet in the photo. Blank is the 55incher from New Wave.

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  10. Bill4bass

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    Wow, you saltwater guys amaze me. Your choices of available fish is just too much, and talk about amazing fish. Everyone of them. I love them. I think I grew up in the wrong part of the world. Keep'em comin' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Jeff Lumsden

    Jeff Lumsden Well-Known Member

    Awesome cuda Mayhem! Sorry about the extra work!
     
  12. J. Sonner

    J. Sonner New Member

    Rick, congrats on another successful fishhead protege. Martin, great job- i love the "scar" on the forehead of the dolphin. "Sick"(that means "great work" in americanese-LOL).
     
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    Marten, very nice job!!!! Unreal!!!!! Very cool fish to get to work on. I keep going back to the head shot of the Maihi Maihi and see something new everytime, WOW! Rick, thanks for sharing! Sounds like you had another Awesome student and got to teach some diffrent fish, cool!

    Tom, nice smallie!! very natural looking paint job.

    Mayhem, Always look forward to seeing your work on here!! You get to work on some cool and unique fish. Very nice job!

    I hope to post some stuff someday, I need a new camera, since mine went for a swim. Darn things don't swim very good. LOL
     
  14. HOLY MOLEY!!!!!!

    Fantastic fish.
    I love them all! He did a fantastic job!

    Mayhem Great Cuda!
    This summer Ill finally land my Big cuda! I know where to get him on Big Pine key!
    Also the Brushes you sent me worked great!!! I was finally able to really give my airbrush the scrubbing it needed.
     
  15. A- Fish

    A- Fish Stehling's Taxidermy

    Nice looking smallmouth Tom L !!
     
  16. Red stag

    Red stag Active Member

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    I have only two words : beautiful and fantastic Martin & Rick!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: Love the painting and the detail work. Thanks. Ollie
     
  17. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill If my hats missing im fishing

    Great work Martin !! I can't wait to try Jeff's eye's. Here's two Brown Trout. The top one was tagged and the bottom one had a screwed up tail, but the customer wanted it natural.

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  18. Thanks to all who post their work !
    Some nice Salties from Martin Green and Mike (Mayhem) !
    Wild Bill- Nice brown trout display !

    This week I have a Smallmouth painted with Lake Erie reference pics ..
     
  19. dbess

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    Nice Fish Everyone!! Keep them coming....
     
  20. UFD

    UFD New Member

    Quite a plethora of “eye candy” (pun intended) and a smorgasbord of tantalizing detailing on those saltwater fish, Martin and Mike! The browns and bass are beautiful, too. In fact, the last couple weeks of TWIFP have been just awesome with all the wonderful fish.

    Here are two Steelhead that I finished this last week. They are both skin mounts, one is a 38” 20+lber and the other is a 39” 22+lber, the smaller of the two caught in 2003 and the larger caught in 2004 in different rivers by the same client. I normally try to shy away from having two fish that were caught in a river placed so that they are heading in opposite directions, but some guys just seem to like it that way for display purposes...