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Crappie too dark

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by nemo, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. nemo

    nemo Member

    Can this fish be lightened to look more silvery and or brighter without stripping fish and starting over. Thanks for any suggestions
     

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  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    white pearl and silver pearl
     
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  3. Cory

    Cory Keep an eye on quality!

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    What 3 bears said. And layering the silver pearl over tipped scales. Then layering the "crappie" color over that.
     
  4. nemo

    nemo Member

    Thanks Cory an 3 bears! I really appreciate the advice
     
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  5. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome
     
  6. Skip the silver, reason is its going to turn grey. HOld your airbrush way back and mist white pearl on it. then a touch of gold pearl. Then set it with matte finish, and white it again, then the silver pearl but keep this at a longer distance and mist, it should dry as soon as it hits the fish.. This will help with the color depth you are wanting.
     
  7. The fins could be darker
     
  8. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Other than scale tipping I use Liftone's lacquer Chrome pearlescent when I want a bright chromish silver.