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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by HTTaxidermy, Feb 7, 2019.
I'm looking for without any success to find a paint schedule for whitefish.
Please don't look for a paint by numbers paint schedule
find some good reference pics and zoom in on different areas
Paint what you see
Best way to learn , do as Clew says. Then you will develop your eye to see what is needed to achieve the end result.
Excellent points, however, sometimes a newby can still learn from a schedule to get the basics down and develop a feel for painting.
Of course you won't find a paint schedule for a Whitefish as they aren't commonly mounted.
A whitefish is pretty much a silvery fish with colors similar to any other summer chromish salmonid like steelhead, coho, or king. Scale tipping is definitely in order.
Whitefish vary in colors and intensity so this may not cover your fish. Is it a skin mount or reproduction? This can be applied to either.
1- lightly antique the fish and scrub.Seal it with a flash coat of gloss.
2-Spray a light coat of white over the entire fish with a heavier coat on the belly. Lightly spray a silver color coat over the white, except for the belly.
3-Tip all the silver scales and up onto the back.
4-Spray your selected shade of green on the back and lightly on the fins.
5-Scale detail black. Darken the top of the fish and detail the fins.
6-Seal the fish with flash coat of gloss and let it dry overnight.
7-Next day gloss the fish.