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First Largemouth repro mount

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by tmf48, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Here is my first ever attempt at reproduction fish taxidermy. I'm hoping to get some feedback/criticism on it. Two things I am not thrilled about is the eye placement and the inside lip color. I don't think I focused the eye correctly and the maybe the inside of the lips should be darker? Any help from you guys is greatly appreciated. I want to get this right.
     

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  2. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    If this is your first paint job,
    You did good except for the tail colors
    The spot pattern (the main one) looks too solid and it gets too high half way back then comes back down
    The eye needs a orbit
    What color is the tail?
    And from the photo looks like a real dark band at the base of the tail

    You did ask for a critique
    But it is not a really clear photo

    Looks better Than my first, back then I used a paint brush
    Get you some good reference photos, that is the best to campare your work to

    Carl
     

  3. hodx

    hodx Herman Darr

    better then my first paint job...did you cast the fish yourself
     
  4. Thanks Carl. Crab, its a Dennis Arp replica (not the 3D Series)
     
  5. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

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    I would add the eye looks a size too big and the vermiculations are not to reference...........Not a bad job for your first though........
     
  6. tt

    tt Licensed Taxidermist,Hunter,Trapper,and Fur Bearer

    great first ;)
     
  7. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Ditto.

    Room for improvement but still looks nice. Get some feedback from a few competition judges and you'll be on your way.
     
  8. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Another thing, blend your fins better where youv'e attached them. I can clearly see these are artificial fins and not much (if any) epoxy work was done at the transitions. Some areas looks like more paint was needed (eg: mandible, some fins). Rest - ditto what others have said...