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Big Fish Exhibit

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by fishmaster, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. fishmaster

    fishmaster Well-Known Member

    Thought all the fish guys might enjoy this clip. This is a project for a traveling exhibit with National Geographic that was done by Staab studios. I'm lucky it they are only a few miles from me so I was able to see all of these from beginning to end. You might recognize that Jeff Compton is one of the key guys there. A talented crew for sure.

  2. That is super, super cool... I feel wholly inadequate at this moment. Sculpting those fish must have required a good deal of time. With being as close as you are, do you have any clue as to the timeline on a project of such magnitude?!

  3. fishmaster

    fishmaster Well-Known Member

    That stretched out over a year's time or a little more but they have to build in extra time because things require approval by scientists/biologists before proceeding to the next stage. The airapima (sp ???) had about a million scales. Fun stuff.
  4. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I was fortunate enough to see these in person in various stages. Unreal talents. AMAZING!
  5. naturalcreati40

    naturalcreati40 Active Member

    That's crazy, I bet it took hour upon hour, months to do all of that detail. And I bet if someone like a museum were buying those things they would cost thousands of dollars
  6. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member

    "Old Dead River" needs to get in touch with these dudes...
    That is WHERE IT'S AT!
  7. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    For those of us that are techtards what do I click on at the link to see pics of the work?
  8. would love to see the exhibit in person...will have to check into where its traveling.
    I was fortunate enough to have Mr Jeff Compton as my fish instructor.
    very very talented guy..
  9. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Where is the picture or video link?!
  10. mmwtdh

    mmwtdh Member

    Holy mackerel! That's a lot of work!
  11. torka

    torka Member

    Cecil, I right clicked on the Nat. Geo. link in the first posting. Clicked open. Than when it opened I scrolled down to the video and clicked on the play arrow. Hope this helps !!
  12. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

  13. Cory

    Cory Keep an eye on quality!

    Wholly cool!
  14. JE

    JE Well-Known Member

    Wow, unbelievable talent
  15. duxdog

    duxdog Active Member

    Very cool, thanks for posting.
  16. TWinter

    TWinter Winter taxidermy

    That is awesome!
  17. 1fish2fish

    1fish2fish Well-Known Member

    Got to see this in person. Went out of my way to do so, and it was well worth it. Highly recommended.

    I think one of the fish-makers was there, from a conversation I overheard. Never had the courage to ask; the security guy was eyeballing me, probably as I was inspecting the fish differently than everyone else. I didn't know that you could get such giant flex eyes.

    All the fish were great, but I really liked the flow they put into the giant barb.

    Great job guys.

    Best, Scott