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The Month in Fish Pictures" ~Year 5~ February 2012 Edition!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Rick Krane, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    The Month in Fish Pictures" ~Year 5~ February 2012 Edition!!!!!!!!

    A Warm Welcome from Reno Nevada!!! I hope you’re 2012 has began with a good start for your personal and business years alike! Out in Reno for the past month working on a project that will be fun to share when completed. I have the pleasure of working with some great friends and some of the most gifted folks in the business for some of these kinds of projects and for the past few weeks our good friend and incredibly talented fellow fishhead known other then Mr. Trashfish him self Terry Weick has been tearing out he hours of day and night with yours truly. When you get two guys together who love to create and make big things look cool then you can imagine the fun it has been ( hard work too) and I can’t wait to share this “big” fishy project with you!

    What a truly outstanding Month in Fish pictures this past last month as I took some time during the day week to see all the great looking at some truly inspiring works of fish art!

    We share in fish pictures to find a common place with friendliness and positive comments of motivation as a great place to start in upward in direction of inspiration in being a fish taxidermist! I wish all the best to folks competing in the up coming year and I do wish all the very best in the pursuits of good fish work!

    I do hope you have the opportunity to be thankful for your gifts of great passion and talent as an artist! It is a blessing to me for our lives to be joined from time to time to share and learn from one another so thank you for your great taxidermy work and my your lives continue to be blessed with inspiration!!!!

    I want to personally say thank you for letting me join you again each installment of Fish Pictures to share in your successes and accomplishments! I have seen first hand the great strides so many have made with beautiful fish work! Good for you and congratulations on your hard work!!!!


    I want to also thank all of the great contributors who not only share their personal great talents and work but also rather give such positive inspiration to all of us!

    From beginner's to the best in the world we all join in every month in a critique free and hassle free string with nothing more then great artist and inspiring fish taxidermist and carves get together to share with one another their praise and inspiration of good will and friendship to one another. No egos just friendly folks who appreciate the efforts of others!

    I want to start the month of February with the last workshop of the year I had the privilege to instruct. This gentleman came from about as far as you can travel to spend nearly a mouth with us at Anglers Artistry. Mr. Steve Pilkington came all the way to New Hampshire from ASHHURST New Zealand to learn a bit of fish taxidermy and more! Steve is a Game Warden and a true outdoorsman to the say the very least! Talking walks up and down the mountain behind the shop or studying the new creatures and animals he discovered for the first time in the States our friend Steve got the most out of a workshop then any one we have ever had spend time with us! A true journey and adventure for a man who traveled so very far!



    I hope a few moments of encouragement that every one starts somewhere and can accomplish great this with hard work and great passion for the art of fish taxidermy!

    So here goes!

    I hope you enjoy the week! See you in March from Washington State!

    So here we go and here is to a great February in fish pictures!!!! Enjoy!

    You're Friend

    Hope to see you soon!

    My Best!

    Rick Krane


    So it begins for Steve and a few Skin mounted fish!


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    Steve roughs out a few bodies.

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    Steve working on carving skills.

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    Once mounted Steve goes over the fits of custom parts.

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    Due to the need to vizierate the entire cavity of the fish for travel purposes both fish were done as ventral incision pedestals.

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    Custom eyes and heads.

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    Steve is ready to paint.

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    Steve had a pretty cool workshop!

    Here’s to a great Month in Fish Pictures!

    Rick Krane
    Anglers Artistry
    312 CHESTERFIELD ROAD
    Hinsdale NH 03451
    603-336-7296
    [email protected]
    www.anglersartistry.com
     
  2. srholmes30

    srholmes30 Living each and every day

    Awesome work
     

  3. Sarmite

    Sarmite Active Member

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    WOW, nice Work! :eek:

    Here is one albino catfish from Spain - skin mount. ;)
    There was a big damage on the head of fish - I think that's from boat propeller.

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  4. Nice work Steve!!! Congrats on completing your workshop!

    Here's a 30" speckled trout from me this month for a Texas client. Nice Lonestar blank.

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  5. First attempt at a pumpkinseed.. Needs some work but im happy for a first one!

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  6. WOW!! Nice FISH.. Hey Rick when did you get those plush seats? I miss that work bench... Droolling over those trout.. Here's a large mouth I got commission to do for from my previous Taxidermist instructor.... Thanks Rick for all you do. Now I'm helping someone who once taught me the "basics"...
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  7. wishbone

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    great trout! really like that bass classic tails!!
     
  8. hodx

    hodx Herman Darr

    Sarmite love that catfish....nice work everybody...working on a crappie and rockbass...can't seen to get into painting them....retirement is too good
     
  9. My humble contribution this month... A 54" Musky and a 28" Walleye Reproduction. Blanks from Lake Country.
     

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  10. kikkertinz

    kikkertinz Glass half full

    oh my god that musky is badass!!!!!
     
  11. topnotch

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    Love the rainbow and musky

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  12. topnotch

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  13. hodx

    hodx Herman Darr

    that musky is stellar..and the walleye....great looking SM mount
     
  14. hodx

    hodx Herman Darr

    topnotch...was posting...nice crappie and walleye...love the simple lines of your habitats
     
  15. srholmes30

    srholmes30 Living each and every day

    Great start love the work. topnotch, what was used on your baitfish for that look.I like it
     
  16. JE

    JE Well-Known Member

    Yep, another good month it seems !
    Another Custom replica European Perch for me, my own 16.5" fish, that 1/2" makes all the difference ! LOL base to follow soon.
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  17. Awesome mounts so far!

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  18. Real cool fish ! Havent touch an air brush in over a year and a half, due to some recent life changes, but i was able to make this guy for a special client of mine, who demanded i needed to make fish again. Striped bass blank is from L R C and is 48". feels good to get back into the swing of things. My client asked for a vid so thats attached as well, a little blurry but hats the best my cheap camera can take.

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  19. HELL YEAH MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome job buddy!!!!!!! I'm glad to see you back at it because I love to admire your work. You're by far one of my favorite artists.
     
  20. thanks Travis! you should come down to Florida and I'll take u shark fishing.