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

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

  1. wings II

    wings II New Member

    I love that piece Paul. Great fish mount of course :), but I especially like how the color of the rocks and the tips of the underwater vegetation can be found in the fish as well.
  2. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Though I haven't posted in quite a while, I'm still lurking every month and checking out everyone's fish. The level of talent some of you have is astounding. I am blown away by some of the work I see here. Awesome job guys! Makes me feel a little inadequate posting a commercial blank, but here it goes...

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  3. Manny

    Manny New Member

    Commercial or not Cole, your work is always clean.
    Nice job!
  4. 7-Point

    7-Point Active Member

    I completely agree! Your mounts are always top notch! And the soft paint job on that bass is very realistic.
  5. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Holy crap you make that ARP 3D look awesome COLE.

  6. JE

    JE Well-Known Member

    x3 on what those guys said. This months thread is one of the best ever IMO
  7. Cole, great job!! Is that metallic bass green just above the horizontal pattern?
  8. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Nice Cole !

    Nice LMB Cole!


  9. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

    Nice paint work Cole. Very Impressed.
  10. wow . fantastic job Cole!
  11. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Thank you everyone.

    No metallic bass green above the pattern, in fact there is no green at all. It's mainly bright yellow, paynes grey and dark brown with some light washes of yellow ochre and chocolate brown. Each scale was dry tipped with green/yellow powder, then wet tipped with a bright gold rub on thinned with mineral spirits. I just wish the camera could pick up the tippings.
  12. srholmes30

    srholmes30 Living each and every day

    Awesome work Cole
  13. Thats a nice paint job,
  14. Super sweet Cole !!!!!!
  15. urmrk402

    urmrk402 Member

    Here is a 13 LB Largemouth Replica from Bev's Fish Creations. I used the Kick Krane DVD again for painting a LM Replica bass. I really enjoyed the process and detailed instruction. Customer wanted a pedestal mount.
    Thanks again Mr Krane
    Mark Grace
    Carrollton Tx
  16. JE

    JE Well-Known Member

    My first Chum replica, blank from Fishermans tale. also my new favorite fish !! I love the coloring of this fish,just wish I could get over to catch one myself.
  17. 1fish2fish

    1fish2fish Well-Known Member

    Throw it back...its alive. Simply unbelievable work there. That paint job is breathtaking.
  18. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    One of the best months EVER. That chum is unbelievable.
  19. advanced taxidermy

    advanced taxidermy New Member

    thought i'd join in on the fun..... Great work everyone !!!! ( my first attempt at posting a pic,,hope it works !!)

    still need to finish the base...but...here are 12" and 13" sunfish !



  20. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Very Nice James!

    James, those are some really nice pumpkinseeds!