theese are my first fish mounts i mounted them both on 10-31-09 and just got all the paints on 12-18-10 and painted them both 12-19.the only other thing i mounted, a deer shoulder mount.i am a real beginer. this is my crappie i picked a crappie to mount because i love to catch them and think they are a beautiful fish but i didnt know they are a hard fish to mount. another shot of the crappie this is my bass i feel a much easier skin to work with another shot and another i am very happy with the way my fish turned out i have a lot to learn but i really loved doing the whole process. well what do you guys think?how did i do? and any tips or pointers?