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how to make fins ?

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by ace man, May 11, 2007.

  1. ace man

    ace man New Member

    i caught my first gar fish last week ,its no monster only about 16 inches long but i thought that it would make a great mount , this is my first time mounting a fish, i started by making a mold of the whole fish, fins and all, the body and head came out great with lots of detail but the fins didn't come out at all , i tried to make some new fins out of bondo but they don't look right, i want it to look better. does anybody have a good technique they can share on how to make fins that look like real fish fins ?
    the top fish is one of the cast bodies and head with the gars skin wrapped around and the bondo fins . i started to paint the other is a second cast from the mold it came out out looking good, but it needs needs some fins too. thanks
  2. NOAH@aarrkk

    NOAH@aarrkk Member

    I guess if I were in that situation, I'd sculpt them using something like Apoxie Sculpt.

  3. bdahyrt

    bdahyrt New Member

    Hey GATOR, where did you find that avatar at?