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Need A Carp

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Clew, Apr 17, 2020.

  1. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Need a butterfly carp repo 8lb 9 oz
    Any ideas
     
  2. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Koi?
     

  3. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Nope
    Butterfly carp
    Just certified NC new record
    Will post pic
     
  4. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    upload_2020-4-17_19-14-41.jpeg
     
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  5. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Cool. Never seen one before! Never even knew they existed actually lol.
     
  6. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    May be doing a skin mount on this one
     
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  7. Fallenscale

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    Please show it when you're finished.
     
  8. 3bears

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    The skin mount part is easy enough but casting those damn fins looks like a night mare.
     
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  9. FishArt

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    Why cast them? This carp isn't that big. Much of the grease is in the fin butts. Personally, I would cast the head but that's it. Of course I've never done one but I suspect those fins are similar to other carp fins. JMO
     
  10. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    On common carp I cast them but I do have 2 goldfish, coy fish with fins like this that I am not casting. We,ll see.
     
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  11. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    I'm sure there will be a lot of shrinkage using the real fins. To rebuild or not depends on how picky one is. I don't think any customers would notice the shrinkage. Unless you pointed it out. JMO.
     
  12. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    My plan is cast head in alginate
    Use real fins , I know lots of opinions on this one
    But grease is no concern to me, I use carbolic acid “phenol”
    When you drop a shin in you can see the oils boils out of it,Down side this stuff is bad news if not used with precautions
     
  13. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Even considered doing a full cast in alginate then skin mount
    Make a cast of alginate cast then perfect body and a cast available
    Still up in the air
     
  14. JHardman

    JHardman Active Member

    That certainly is a unique specimen! If given the chance I believe that would be a custom Replica for me. Molding those fins isn't that scary they are thick and fleshy and big all the way around for sure. Stuff like this I let the customer decide what they want; if I think it's just too cool to pass up I'll make a mold of it to keep.
    Please post a pic when it's done!
     
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  15. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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  16. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    After $250 worth of silicone
    Can of bondo and smooth on 300
    We got this one started
    What a surprise to see what I had when I thawed it out
    He shot this one at 7:30 on night, then threw it in the back of his pick up, 6 hour ride he next day he finally puts it in the freezer
    So needless to say it was 100% repo
    Put silicon molds in pressure pot to make supper thin 2/3 of the way down
     
  17. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Now waiting on powders from neuburg
     
  18. Fallenscale

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  19. JHardman

    JHardman Active Member

    Nice Work!
    I really like odd stuff like this!
     
  20. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    finished tonight