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My First Repro Attempt

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by robs_seven, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. robs_seven

    robs_seven New Member

  2. Dean

    Dean New Member

    Doing repos you need to get a base coat down first. The idea is to put paint down and use a scuff pad and remove some paint. You add colors and remove colors to build a natural skin tone and markings to the scales. Then you paint the fish some what like you normally would. Don't just keep adding layers of paint. Building and removing layers will make your paint job look natural. By just adding layer on top of layer the fish will look painted. Get some painting videos and go from there. Wynia's replicas are a great blank to work with and hard to beat. Thin clear flexable fins, with gills throat teeth already in them. The details of the blank are way beeter than anything else I've seen out there. Lou is working on paint charts and replica painting dvds.

  3. joy wheel

    joy wheel Guest

    gosh guy, this fish looks like it swallowed the sinker, the color looks ok but i cant tell what kind of fish it is because I've never caught one this color. nice try but dont give up your day job
  4. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...

    Joy Wheel your comments are not constructive and only serve to hurt this persons feelings.. They man is doing a fine job at learning.. Not everyone is a Picaso their first time out.. We do not need people like you who think that belittling someone is somehow supposed to make them learn better.. If you cant say anything nice or at least constructive then set on your fingers...

    Rob keep up the work :) It takes time to learn, get some reference pictures so you can see what colors go where, and the patterns etc.. I have never done a fish, dont care to even try, I applaud your willingness to attempt it...as with any mount practise makes perfect and you have taken your first step to learning how to do it :) Grats on your first attempt.
  5. Dean

    Dean New Member

    Rob I returned your email but it didn't do through. I'll try it a again later today.
  6. Ballinger

    Ballinger New Member

    Good try on your first. If you try another walleye ,give me a shout I'll try to send you a step through. Good try
  7. big al

    big al Guest

    I think it looks good for a first try.
  8. muleyhunter

    muleyhunter Soulmates, Gods way of saying together forever

    Glad you didnt let one person and his comment stop you from learning. We are all here still learning that is why this site is set up for. Dont ever give up ! The more you do the better you will get. You are doing the right thing by doing research and training videos. There are people here that will take thier time out to help you. Keep a positive attitude and youll go far.
  9. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Ditto on the looks. It looks like my first one two maybe 10 fish before I started to get the hang of an air brush.
    You can see that your looking at reference in a manner that is good. You do know what your trying to get and that's a big plus for you.

    Take a closer look at your reference but in a different light. Cut a small circle out of a piece of paper and then place this on your reference. From here you'll be able to see how the scales look and from there you'll be able to transfer that to your fish.

    All I can say is props to your first one.
  10. bill@hogheaven

    bill@hogheaven New Member

    Rob....nice thing about replicas is you can remove the paint & do it over & over at no additional cost.
  11. 1tigger

    1tigger Active Member

    The guy clearly said it was his first attempt , be constructive or shut up .
    Let's see what you have to offer and maybe we can offer you some constructive criticism !
    p.s. If your going to slam someones work at least have the testicular fortitude to register .
  12. yep, mine first one I over painted, i did get a tip however that might be helpful, go sparse on paint and after paint apply a clear coat and sit back a see what it looks like and repeat.
  13. Geno

    Geno New Member

    Rob this fish looks like a world class winner when compared to my walleye about 1980.That man still threatens me LOL.Looked like a goldfish had been painted.So don't worry keep on keeping on.You obviously have the fortitude to work at it and even post the pictures.Thats more than most especially the ones who criticize and never even attempted or has nothing to do but write an insult.You go boy they will become better.
  14. htc

    htc New Member

    You know I always get mad when I see people leaving crap comments for a beginner, I would like to see their first try at painting a fish. I will be the first to tell you your first try looks better than my 10th try. Good reference and paint schedules are the key to getting a fish looking good. There are many master fish taxidermists here on the post that would gladly share their information with you. Keep up the good work and with time we and experience we can all get great I like your first shot at a walleye!!!
  15. Robs, I have not attempted a repro. The fish that I have done are all skin mounts and I know that I have a way to go on my painting. I think what I am trying to say is with a skin mount I have a little something to paint by. I congratulate you on your fortitude. Stay with it, you are well on your way. As for you Joy Wheel, join up and we'll probably forgive you. This is a great forum along with the people. They would not be here if they were not willing to help. Frank.
  16. Bill4bass

    Bill4bass New Member

    Does anyone know the availability of a walleye reproduction paint schedule? I already have a skin mount schedule and will use that one but how many times and what colors do you put on then take off. That is the only thing I'm not sure of. I can paint a pretty decent skin mount. But like this young fellow I am going to be trying my first reproduction walleye. I have worked through the removable colors for large and smallmouth in my mind but cant come up with the preschedule for a walleye. Thanks, Bill
  17. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Bill4bass, leave your email address and I will send you a schedule for a replica complete with step by step instructions and color photos.
  18. Bill4bass

    Bill4bass New Member

    Email address is stoneyla[email protected]. Thanks, really appreciate it...............Bill
  19. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    bill4bass, you have mail.
  20. Bill4bass

    Bill4bass New Member

    Thanks, Sorry I didn't get back right away. My computer was in the fix-it shop for a day. had some problems, working fine now. I really appreciate it. I may change some of it but it gives me all the basics I need to try some other things I've been thinking about. Again thanks, I'll try and post a picture when i get mine done and show you what i did. Bill