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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by jerryn, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Pikeonthefly

    Pikeonthefly Active Member

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    I think that hair idea looks pretty good too. For all my fins I use place clear packing tape on the backside and coat the front side with modge podge. Once that has dried you can peel the packing tape off the backside and then coat it. The modge podge does not stick to the tape. This works great for pedestal mounts. As long as there is enough bony structure your fine but if there is some missing the fins may curl.
     
  2. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    Great idea Ron....will catalog it in my brain's archive.
     

  3. Thanks JL.
     
  4. Has anyone used photo paper? it is thick enough and the the fin backing should make it waterproof. When I purchase printer ink I get a pack of the 4 X 6 cannon photo paper.
     
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  5. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Yes a lot of folks are using that now cause it can a pain getting silk span
     
  6. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Frank, I'm surprised you're still using Silesian. Paul Borkowski clued me into using lens cleaning paper. I never went back and I'm not in the same Galaxy as you are with fish.
     
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  7. jimss

    jimss Active Member

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    Repo fins and tails certainly are nice and easy to change out! It's also possible to heat and bend them to give a custom look. I haven't molded my own but if I knew how that would be a super easy solution if you know what you are doing and have a fish to mold available.
     
  8. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    I’ve been using lens tissues for years on all commercial w
     
  9. Casey Sase

    Casey Sase New Member

    Does anyone have pics for reference on how to use? Thanks
     
  10. Casey Sase

    Casey Sase New Member

    Is this glossy or matte or does it matter?
     
  11. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Put a coat of Madge pudge put tissue over and coat tissue side let dry