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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Jward1010, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Jward1010

    Jward1010 New Member

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    I am looking for a skin mount or reproduction to start painting on. If anyone has anything please let me know I would be interested.i want to get into the arp 3D repro, but I need some practice painting the fish
     
  2. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member

    Good thing about buying a reproduction blank is you can always strip it down and repaint it. Buying a good reproduction would be a good investment for your learning. Paint it as many times as you want.
     
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  3. Jward1010

    Jward1010 New Member

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    I was thinking the arp 3d
     
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  4. Gary R

    Gary R Active Member

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    You can order the Arp reproductions from McKenzie, and have them within days. They are typically in-stock blanks, versus waiting 3-6 weeks in many cases, on other manufacturers.
     
  5. snag

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    What kind of fish would you like?
     
  6. I used to practice painting heads, fins and, skins of fish I kept from various fishing trips. Just soaked em in borax water for a day or two, pinned n dried, then painted. Then I'd bring them with on other fishing trips to compare with live fish.
     
  7. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Just watch which blanks you intend on repainting then stripping
    Those plastic ones will degrade, or loose detail from solvents
    I would recommend fiberglass for practice
    CL
     
  8. jigginjim

    jigginjim Active Member

    Another way of practice paint on fish is what I had done. When I keep fish for eating I filleted off the side skin and clued it onto a piece of foam. I can paint these several times.
    Cheap practice!