Another tip When scale tipping Go to a office place buy some thin mylar clear. Take a fish lay Mylar over fish cut in small areas trace the scales where you want the colors. Like the fish has. Take a dermal the size you want cut out. Now put over fish and spray thew the small stencil you made on your dried fish. Wala you will have a great scale tipping looks a lot better and faster than by hand. The best advice I can give is take some time and experiment. When you get an idea try to figure it out. That will be your greatest teacher. That's how we all can help each other. That's how my son and I did the Atlantic's And the judges did not know they were mine. The fish judges.Randy D.