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Scale Tipping

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by TaxidermyArtist1, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. TaxidermyArtist1

    TaxidermyArtist1 Member

    What would be the best medium to scale tip a palomino trout or golden. I have liquid scales but they look grey till i rotate the fish. Thank You
  2. Richs Taxidermy

    Richs Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Did you try pearl x they have alot of colors.

  3. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Now I haven't painted either of those fish but and haven't used liquid scales, yet, some times to get the look I am looking for, I apply tipping prior to a transparent color coat. I also use makeup for tipping scales often.
  4. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm guessing you're using silver? Which is on the gray spectrum and generally reserved for salmon. Of course your reference will tell you which color, but the few Palomino's I've done I've used pearl white to tip the scales. If you look closely at your reference you will probably see that the Palomino has white reflecting, not silver/gray. Just an educated guess though w/i seeing your reference photo(s)..
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  5. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    Get some very good macros of the areas you are painting with extreme detail
  6. Jeff Lumsden

    Jeff Lumsden Well-Known Member

    Use Liquid scales "Smith silver"
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  7. jimss

    jimss Active Member

    Liquid scales works fantastic. I usually use different colored liquid scales and add pearl x and other mediums as desired.