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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by kodeman, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. kodeman

    kodeman New Member

    Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone has used or if its ok to use sharpie markers on fish mounts for the little dots? Like the little dots on the side of a steelhead or something.
    The airbrush i got now doesnt paint that small.

    thanks
    Kodeman
     
  2. Christie

    Christie Instructor, Consultant & Speaker

    Dear God........NOOOOO!!!!!
     

  3. Jim L

    Jim L New Member

    Get a better airbrush. Don't use a sharpie!!
     
  4. ARCHERSTAXIDERMY

    ARCHERSTAXIDERMY Member

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    yeah when you put the clear coat on the marker will run down the fish
     
  5. kodeman

    kodeman New Member

    Thanks, i figured it wouldnt go to well with the paint and gloss but i figured i'd better ask before i try and it gets screwed up.

    How good is the Iwata HP-BCS eclipse airbrush for detail painting?



    thanks
    kodeman
     
  6. Pescado

    Pescado Biggest in 2011

    The renegade spirit by badger will paint spots so small you can't even see them, and all that for under $90.00.

    Leave the sharpie for marking paper.
     
  7. naturalcreati40

    naturalcreati40 Active Member

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    I tried them...ONCE
     
  8. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    If you must do something like that, buy a fine tipped paint pen from Michael's. It still won't be quite as good IMO, but it will work.
     
  9. Then how do you know if it really did paint them???


    ;D ;D ;D
     
  10. Pescado

    Pescado Biggest in 2011

    It's called "Faith" Josh! I know they're there.
     
  11. Todd B

    Todd B Active Member

    I agree with the Renegade. I love mine, and would highly reccommend it.

    Todd B
     
  12. I have used a black expo vis-a-vis wet erase to make the spots on rainbow before with good results.

    Just make sure you don't rub on it before you gloss it and hit it with a flash coat first before any heavy coats.

    An better airbrush would be better though, but this will work in a jam.
     
  13. stuffenstuff

    stuffenstuff Active Member

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    you can use a sharpie, but you must use mod podge over the marker spots before glossing
     
  14. kodeman

    kodeman New Member

    Thanks for all the info. I'll put it to good use.


    Kodeman
     
  15. Jim F.

    Jim F. Let's go Fishin!!!

    I have used Sharpies from time to time and have gotten good results.
    I seal them in like you would powders with 2 very light, dry coats of flat clear.
    Then 2 light flash coats of Automotive clear before 3 heavy coats.
    I just find it alot faster than airbrushing spots. But if you don't seal them in properly, they WILL run and ruin your paint job.
    If you're going to try it, learn on a test piece first.
    It works for me, just be carefull.
     
  16. jim tucker

    jim tucker Active Member

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    If I am going to "sharpie" some spots I just get a tiny brush and hand paint them on with black paint.