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Refinishing Fish

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Ken D., Sep 17, 2006.

  1. There is a new article on the Taxidermy in Focus website...Refinishing Fish...
  2. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    Hey Ken!

    Great stuff you do! I'm glad to see I'm (and UFD)not the only one up still doing the "stuff" ! LOL!

    Have a great week upcoming and I look forward to you're SMQ's answers as always!

    My Best!


  3. UFD

    UFD New Member

    Ken, nice pictorial essay! It's great to see someone taking the initiative at turning a clunker into a very presentable piece. I come across several clients each year who are positively attached to a personal trophy, enough that they are willing to pay the same to restore their fish as they would for a new repro. Sometimes I've completely rebuilt the thoracic area of a fish to get some anatomical flow back into that particular area also. They are quite a bit of work I'll agree, but it's good to see them come together into something that looks more like a fish than a lizard. :)
  4. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    "Clunker"??? Heck IF I had customer's that brought me restoration jobs that looked HALF as good as this one did originally I'd click my heels together in the Toyota leap - lol! Most I receive in are basket cases. Good article though...
  5. Me too. Thats why I made mention of that in the article. This was a good subject for restoration. Most of the ones I have gotten have been worthy of a trash compactor, but I think the principles of resoration are the same and there are many of the same things to look for in updating fish.
  6. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)


    Thanks! And looking forward to seeing the follow up article on painting.


  7. You wont have to wait long...I will be posting the paint article by the end of the week.
  8. mrdux

    mrdux Member

    Very informative site. I do several fish reconditions each year. I also learned some new tricks on the bluegill form casting. Thanks for posting the link. I look forward to new articles.