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Is There Easier Way To Put Barring On A Reproduction Bluegill Than With Airbrush

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by snag, Apr 22, 2022.

  1. snag

    snag Member

    Painting a reproduction bluegill and airbrushed the bars. Not looking good. So may white out and try another way. This is my second attempt as I used vine charcoal the first time. What are some other ways that give good results? Thanks for any help.
  2. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    Vine charcoal hen soften, pastels then soften
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  3. whitetails and fish only

    whitetails and fish only Well-Known Member

    If you still want to try with the airbrush, spray one scale at a time lightly till you get the proper bar you are looking for. With the small dots it is probably not necessary to hit each scale exactly to get a good look.
  4. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Rub on’s
  5. 1fish2fish

    1fish2fish Well-Known Member

    Look into using a wash, glazing, and/or stippling. These can produce fine results without much fuss.

    A combination of methods is often the best.
  6. snag

    snag Member

    Thanks to all for your input.