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Critique On Rainbow Trout Paintjob

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Rhianna Campbell, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Hello, I am new to taxidermy (started in January of this year). I am looking for critique on the paintjob of my first rainbow trout. The fish was mounted by my mentor, Joe House, but I painted it. Looking for critique on the paintjob quality I have done on the fish. Thanks! Snapchat-830020795.jpg Snapchat-1249969036.jpg Snapchat-1120378442.jpg
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I won't critique your paint job as having never done fish, I am not qualified. I will however, tell you that I admire your drive and you willingness to be critiqued when you know that sometimes it can seem harsh. You are well on your way.

    May I suggest purchasing DVDs from Research Mannikins, Taxidermy Training Unlimited, Matuska and McKenzie. They will help you for when you are on your own. It is an investment in your training that will pay dividends.
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  3. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Rhianna, I think you should post this in the fish taxidermy forum. Probably will get more views.
    Looks good to me, best of luck!
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  4. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    It’s my same reply here as I stated with your musky. Your mentor is leading you down the wrong path on doing fish taxidermy.
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  5. drwalleye

    drwalleye Active Member

    IMO it looks over painted. The colors may be correct but they need to be more suttel and blend in together more.Start very light you can always add more to it
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  6. tomdes

    tomdes Me my dear and Fall BAZZ!!!

    It's better than your Musky.. But again keep at it, get some of Rick Krane DVD's they will help you a lot!!
    Lance.G likes this.
  7. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

    Ditto on Rick Krane’s videos !!!
    Jim McNamara likes this.