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The Week in Fish Pictures~ Week #43 July 27th 2007- Aug 2nd 2007

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Rick Krane, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    The Week in Fish Pictures~ Week #43 July 27th 2007- Aug 2nd 2007

    Good Morning from Hinsdale New Hampshire! I hope all is well in the world of fish! This week will bring some of the top fish winners to this week in pictures. I will say very honestly that the NTA convention was a great show and how much better does it get then to have met so many of your fishheads! As talented as some of the good folks are who contribute and view here the folks I did get to meet were outstanding people as well!

    Week # 43 is upon us. Thanks to everyone who has participated last week! Well Over few thousand hits!!! Huge!!!!!! This is every week one of the biggest most popular spots on the forum! It is because you share your talent and knowledge with others in a positive friendly manner! Folks need to see that learning is not about any thing then having fun and appreciating great work! Here's to all of you!

    Last week we had some Great Fish from a lot of giving folks who don't mind sharing and helping others with some inspiration and cool fish!

    We had lots of new folks and some folks who haven't been with us for a while! Welcome and Welcome back! The work this past week was nothing short of breath taking and the artist who shared take a bow for your beautiful efforts!

    Each week Pictures can be posted of recent work or work your proud of to show and share with your peers!

    Everyone is welcome to post, from beginners to the advanced.

    I thought I would start out this week with a few pictures of the Big winners from the big show in Louisville KY!!! Enjoy!

    Your friend Rick Krane

    North American Champion Cold Water Mr. Frank Kotula PA
    North American Champion Warm Water Mr. Tim Perkins WI.
    National Champion Cold Water Mr. Haraldur Olafsson Iceland
    National Champion Warm Water Mr. Terry Weick MI
    National Champion Reproduction Mr. Gary Bruch PA
    Peoples Choice Award of Excellance Best Fish Mr. Kenneth Bauman OK
    Peoples Choice and Judges Choice Original Art Mr. Kurt Funk
    Masters Choice Awards Mr. Mike Orthober WI Huge apologies I have no great picture to share of this awesome fish as it didn't come out good enough to share to honer this work of Art. Please accept this photo as the fish was being set up for display.

    I hope you enjoyed some of the Major winners in our family of fish heads!

    Your friend Rick
  2. Absolutely Awesome!! I'm just getting started, so i hope to have some pictures to show soon!


  3. A- Fish

    A- Fish Stehling's Taxidermy

    Nice. Like the carp, Bruch bass, and Katula Brown the best....

    All I have are two commercial, wholesale fish.

    Repro Mahi Mahi..sorry for the background, no time to "cut"


    Walleye skin mount. The flash really intensified the white....

  4. Michael Shipman

    Michael Shipman Killen Merriams in SD

    Here's a replica I posted before but I'll post it again. And a skin brown
  5. Wildchild 69

    Wildchild 69 Trust Me!!!

    VERY nice bluegill. Not an easy fish to pull off with convincing results.
  6. NOAH@aarrkk

    [email protected] Active Member

    Here's a lake trout from a lake in Canada's Yukon Territory. The customer 'gutted' it before delivery but made a mold and cast anyway.


    Thanks for all the great postings!
  7. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

    Rick, Thanks for posting the pic.s. Inspiring to say the least. That bluegill blows me away. Did you get any other pic.s of it (angles, close-ups)? I would love to add those to my reference porfolio. Thanks.
  8. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member

    Love the Bass by Kenneth Bauman.
    Oh and that Atlantic is insane!

    30" Brown Trout custom mold/cast
  9. Eric C.

    Eric C. New Member

    My fourth attempt at a Brown Trout. This one is a reproduction. Excuse the base, not sure how I want to finish it yet.
  10. ArtistcAnglerInc.

    ArtistcAnglerInc. New Member

    Wow...those browns are great. Very beautiful work! You guys with your coldwater posts make me wish I had more trout work around here...Texas.
    I absolutely love to paint trout, and truly enjoy seeing the many variations in color and shape on those buggers! Great eye candy, or "fish porn" as they called it in the last fly fishing magazine I read. LOL

    The pics from the show are outstanding for sure. Both of the bass were sweet....the Brownies, the bluegill, all works of fine art.

    Ive been skinning and mounting for 2 weeks, so I should have some wholesale stuff to post soon. ::)

    Really outstanding stuff everyone!!!
  11. Trashfish

    Trashfish It's not easy being me!!

    Thanks for the post of the winners. My carp is a tough item to photo. And a huge thanks for your informative seminars. For the ones that have never sat thru a Rick Krane Seminar , you are missing out.The information anyone gets is way beyond what the seminar is about!!! During the slow times Rick is exploding with more knowledge ,that most people can take notes. Many Taxidermist can produce great mounts but few can produce and teach then keep the intrest of the crowd like Rick.

    Terry Weick
  12. kbauman

    kbauman Active Member

    Thanks for the plug Rick. Only one problem, you have moved me about 90 miles to the South. I am actually an Okie. Anyway, here is the shot Ken Edwards did at nationals of my bass, it is a little better photo. And thanks for all the great seminar tips. I enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing you in the future. Congratulations to Frank, Tim and all the other winners. The carp was very eye catching.
  13. Mike A

    Mike A New Member

    Wish I could have made it to the NTA show. Those are some really great looking fish. Congratulations to the winners.
  14. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    So sorry Ken I made the correction! LOL! Terry a big thank you to you as well for being such a gentleman and a friend!

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    [​IMG] Absolutely, an outstanding bluegill...
  18. crankin

    crankin New Member

    GREAT LOOKING FISH! AA love that brown, that is one color phase that i have the hardset time getting to look right and you nailed it!
  19. I should if all goes well have a few fish in here this week.
    Here is the first.
    A replica of a 10" Inland Redband trout
    This was a chore to work up.
    It is a wall piece and is attached through the base of the tail via a brass rod, that is soldered to the copper leaf and is attached to the base of the rock.
    Not only that, scale tipping is a pain in the rear on a 10" fish LOL
  20. UFD

    UFD New Member

    What absolute gems have been posted this week! :p Kudos to everyone creating and sharing such incredibly beautiful work. I wouldn’t even know where to begin on trying to pick my favorites, and most certainly there is no shortage of talent in the fish taxidermy world! I’d love to be able to chat with each of you about your fish projects, because the enthusiasm you are obviously putting into your projects would be very contagious. ;)

    Well, freshly finished from me this week is a 22 lb. Steelhead (38.5x21) from an Olympic Peninsula river. It’s a skin mount with a cast head, but the natural fins. I know I have said it before, but I think these large salmonids will look more proportionate, realistic, and attractive if cast fins are used on a skin mount. One of these days I will take my own advice, even when it requires twisting my client’s arm. :)

    I find doing a realistic darker salmonid much more difficult than doing a realistic bright salmonid. I have yet to find that desirable combination of color balance so that all areas of the fish appear in comparative and/or complementing hues to each other as on the real fish. I just can’t be thankful enough that there are people that will actually come and pay me for my mistakes and take the offending critter away with them to haunt me no more, and so that I can try to get the next one hopefully just a little closer. :D