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Best color for gills?

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by tmf48, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Hi everybody, I'm brand new to this site as well as taxidermy. My area of interest is reproductions. What is the best red tint paint color (airbrush/other) for painting the gills? Is one brand better than another?

  2. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    I use "gill red" in lifetone. I usually use lifetone or polytranspar.

  3. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I use Polytranspar intense red...laquer based.
  4. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    ALl laqur paint on gills polytranspar
    White, then gill red then highlite with intense red
    I know guys it is over kill, but I like it
  5. Pescado

    Pescado Biggest in 2011

    "Pure red" in the Woods And Water colors by Badger.
  6. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I do prime them with white first. For a long time I didn't do that, and gills never looked right.
  7. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    My fav is Napthol Red Light from Wildlife colors