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Skin mounting questions

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Beavis, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Beavis

    Beavis Member

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    I've exclusively molded and cast the few fish I have done. I'll be getting some walleyes soon, and thought I'd try my hand at skin mounting one or two, what DVD(s) would I need to show me the basics of skinning and attaching to a carved foam form? Would this cover all the materials I would need? I have the Tom Sexton finishing book, but it doesn't cover the preliminary step. Thanks.
     
  2. slater56

    slater56 Member

    Get a hold of the Breakthrough fish manual.
     

  3. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Matt Thompson has a two video set on skinning, mounting, and finishing a largemouth bass. The Breakthrough Fish Manual is a superb book but it won't help with the skinning and mounting.
     
  4. jim tucker

    jim tucker Active Member

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    Why wouldn't it?? It shows, with photos how to skin and mount a fish...cold and warmwater.

    Get the Breakthrough Fish Taxidermy Manual There is also a Breakthrough Tom Sexton Fish Finishing Manual manual that only covers rebuilding and painting. Both are must haves IMO.

    Links http://www.taxidermy.com/cat/02/BP1006.html
    http://www.taxidermy.com/cat/02/BP1004.html
     
  5. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Senior moment Jim. I was thinking of the schedule book. Still no book is as good as a video as no video is as good as hands-on.
     
  6. jim tucker

    jim tucker Active Member

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    SENIOR moment?? I am 48 and I have them all the time :p