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Ideas for lightening up a fish?

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by TomL, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. TomL

    TomL New Member

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    Hey everyone, I just finished painting a walleye for a friend. It was caught in lake winipeg and had a lighter green tone to it. After finishing it up and glossing it, it turned out darker than I wanted. Im happy with the painting other than I wish it was a few shades lighter. Is there anything I could do to lighten it up now? I know what I'd do different now, I just don't really want to strip it and start over. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks. I'd post a pic but Just got a new computer and haven't had a chance to get my camera hooked up yet.
     
  2. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Go back and scale tip it with a lighter color.
     

  3. jemmick

    jemmick Active Member

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    Great advise Cole, just what I would have suggested.
     
  4. TomL

    TomL New Member

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    Thanks guys. Thats what I kinda figured I'd have to do. I was just feelin lazy and hopin there was an easier, quicker way. thanks again.
     
  5. BeachBuck

    BeachBuck New Member

    Cole can u scale tip after it is glossed?
     
  6. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Yes. You can give it a flash coat of sealer, or hit it with some very fine steel wool so the tippings have better adhesion.
     
  7. BeachBuck

    BeachBuck New Member

    Thanks Cole.I have a few in the studio that need that.