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Discussion in 'Reptile Taxidermy' started by Sonnyknight, May 2, 2016.

  1. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    I think it's great you went with the rarer harder to paint look.looks great and what a cool azz conversation piece
    .especially when you can tell people they actually exist in North East waters.make people get that spooky feeling.lol.looks great chris
     
  2. Damon

    Damon Member

    Fuzong newt,

    Stolling Fire salamander
     

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  3. 3bears

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    Yep Chris, I like your "Fish with feet" as we like to call them, but have never seen them that color. I have only caught them in the St Croix and they are more of a muddy color there. Some folks are better off not knowing they exist.
     
  4. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    Damon,those are awesome man
     
  5. Damon

    Damon Member

    also this common Garter snake.
    (before it went into it's frame.)
     

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  6. Damon

    Damon Member

    Thanks Brian.
     
  7. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    Wow snake looks mint
     
  8. Trapper2016

    Trapper2016 Thanks for this awesome forum!

    Hello guys,

    Its been a while since I have posted anything. I have been having some health problems, and haven't really been able to paint much. But i was able to paint a little this week and finish up a few pieces.

    Thanks 3 bears. I probably shouldn't have gone for such an unusual color combination on the Hellbender, but i liked it. Plus, the colors were easy to figure out, lol. They are really cool. We have some here in WV but i have never seen them. Do you actually catch them on hooks?

    Those are awesome Damon. Are those skin mounts or recreations? They are great either way. I have been looking for a fire salamander reproduction, but to no avail.

    I have been working on a simple group piece and so far have a marbled salamander and a red eyed tree frog on the display. It will eventually have another tree frog of some type. The red eyed tree frog blank was a little dissappointing. There wasn't enough room to paint the detailed side bars, and there was some type of error in the mold making that resulted in tons of problems. I had to even scrap the 2nd blank i purchased. But no biggy, it happens i guess. But it looks okay from afar.

    Thanks for looking guys
    Chris
     

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  9. Trapper2016

    Trapper2016 Thanks for this awesome forum!

    A few other pictures of the display
     

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  10. Trapper2016

    Trapper2016 Thanks for this awesome forum!

    I also finished up a softshell turtle I had been working on for months off and on. I have repainted the thing at least a half dozen times, and still never got the colors quite right. But I am satisfied with it I guess. Hopefully I can come up with something cool for a base.

    Chris
     

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  11. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    Mounts look sweet as always chris.love the turtle
     
  12. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Chris that soft shell is spot on ! Awesome as always !
    Tommy
     
  13. Damon

    Damon Member

    Thanks guys. Chris all are replicas I've done. I've painted a few versions of that fire salamander. Love the paint on the soft-shell.
     

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  14. 1st snake ever, Burmese python male about 4 m long.
    Looks like crap I know, still learning (and it's not worth the effort to produce better quality for just $250 including supplies price.)
    Used fill method with vermiculite, without tutorials.
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  15. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    Bring this thread back to life.
     
  16. Sonnyknight

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    Your right bring this back I should have bean posting here too. Well here is the next reptile.
     

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  17. Been watching this thread for awhile know, I don't mount reptiles but enjoy looking at them. great job to everybody. I can't wait to see that mounted up SonnyKnight! By the way, I really like your posts Trapper2016. Hopefully you post some more!
     
  18. JRtaxidermist

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    California Kingsnake replica that I recently took to the AZ Taxidermy Championships.
     

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  19. That softshell is killer! Great stuff here. Brings me back to my herpetology days.
     
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  20. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    Beautiful job on the Kingsnake replica.