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damaged pike scales

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by rugermag, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. rugermag

    rugermag New Member

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    I have a northern pike with some pretty severe scale damage. would it be better to white out the whole fish and paint over it or does anyone have a better idea?
     
  2. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure whiting out is going to do anything for scale damage. Plus, what do you mean by "scale damage"? Patches missing or raised scales?
     

  3. dale65

    dale65 Active Member

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    You can fix scale that are missing by putting some silacone on the side that has good scale mix some water base paint with it and it will dry in just a little while and you have a mold of your scales and a little epoxy sculpt where it's missing them press the mold over it should work
     
  4. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    ok that is normal for any of the Esox family. All I do is take some blending brown and shade the area in, use my metailics, and paint as normal then scale tip.
     
  5. den007

    den007 Active Member

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    Dale's idea is always workable, provided there are not large patches all over. I would blend this in with a lighter overall shade.
     
  6. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    use an electric iron