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Cant Find Paint Schedule For Whitefish

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by HTTaxidermy, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. HTTaxidermy

    HTTaxidermy New Member

    I'm looking for without any success to find a paint schedule for whitefish.
  2. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    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
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  3. JE

    JE Well-Known Member

    Best way to learn , do as Clew says. Then you will develop your eye to see what is needed to achieve the end result.
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  4. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    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.
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  5. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    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.
    Good luck..JL
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