How's it going, guys and girls? Here's some photos of my more difficult mounts. Unless noted, these were all painted with oil paints with a brush. Cheers, Terry Doyle These are called nenui in Hawaii. The yellow one is called the Queen's fish and can't be eaten. You have to bury it on the beach if you kill one (what the Hawaiian guy who brought it to me to mount, told me.) The yellow phase is about 1 in a 1000. These were rejects from castings. I decided to put them together and see what it would look like. Fiberglass and spring steel wire, 16ga. Around 2001. Then I decided to try something similar with a mahi mahi I casted 3 times. Sheet steel and rods are the skeletal structure. Around 2001. A marine gunnery Sargent from a base on Oahu brought me a 38", 47Lb. Giant Trevally (Ulua) he wanted mounted. I mentioned to him how when I lived in New Zealand, I always wanted to mount a 15 to 20 pound brown trout swimming with a 24" eel in it's mouth, with the eel holding up the trout. The next day, the Sargent, who looked like Sargent Rock, brought over this 42" white eel (Tohei), alive in a 40 gallon container and said "Mount it like you said about the brown"! So I did. This was in 2001. The base is a piece of the coral he was standing on when he caught the GT. I used an airbrush on this. In 2001, The Waikiki Aquarium hired me to mount up some scorpion fish. With the left over moulds and a new one, I did this piece: Besides about 20 spines sticking out of their heads and the fleshy appendages around the mouths, the paint job was very difficult. Just figuring out the bottom layer of camo and then putting the other 2 layers of different patterns and colors was challenging.