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First Ever Perch Replica.

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Brad Hendrickson, Feb 14, 2021.

  1. Brad Hendrickson

    Brad Hendrickson Active Member

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    • This is my first replica i’ve painted. (tyler erickson cast)
      I did 3 repaints on skins prior to this. And this is by far my best. Excited to get another one and paint more and get better fin and eye sets. i might make a mold of a 12” i have so i can keep practicing.
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  2. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Well-Known Member

    Very nice
     
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  3. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Outstanding. That's a pig too!
     
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  4. Brad Hendrickson

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    Thanks Cecil. i think it’s from Lake Cascade.
     
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  5. r503bandit

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    Really nice!
     
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  6. Brad Hendrickson

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    let’s hope i can rinse and repeat - but only better and better.
     
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  7. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Practice makes perfect
     
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  8. Brad Hendrickson

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    Hey Clew, What scale tipping color did you use on your skin mount perch ? is that a Pale Gold? Bright Gold? Intense Gold? Thanks for any INPUT
     
  9. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    I will use the interference gold at the end of painting
    Lightly
    Interference colors stand out on top of dark colors
     
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  10. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    If Cecil likes it I'd forget any bad opinions you might get.
     
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  11. Brad Hendrickson

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    here’s a pic in the snow
     
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  13. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    :p
     
  14. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    You need to pull over to a frozen flooded field on the side of the road that has no fish, lay one or more of those out on the ice while you pretend to ice fish. Then once a few people start making holes -- and ice fishing around you -- leave and chuckle all the way home.

    A guy near me did something similar with large bluegills caught on lake a few hundred miles north. It was a field that flooded every fall with no fish. I think he had three guys ice fishing before he left. Really pumped them up too. :D
     
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  15. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    Perfect practice make perfect! (At least in mathematics that's what I tell my students)
     
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  16. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    That's cold! And not just the ice, but I like it!
     
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  17. Brad Hendrickson

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    THAT Would be HILARIOUS
     
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  18. Perca

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    That's an exceptionally realistic paint job.
     
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  19. antlermike

    antlermike Active Member

    Very nice