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The Week in Fish Pictures~ Year 2# Week#10

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Rick Krane, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    The Week in Fish Pictures~ Year 2# Week#10

    Welcome from Hinsdale New Hampshire!. I'm hoping that every one had a great week this week and got lots of work in or just took time to enjoy doing some taxidermy!
    Last week was a great week again with lots of great fish work!!!I really loved to see the old mixed with the new. It sure was fun for me to see the work of so many of you gifted folks from your early attempts at what we do! Great fun we'll do this again in the year for sure!

    Week #9 was great and lots of truly tremendous works of art! I love to see new folks show up and show there stuff and it is a gift always to have the faithful each week show their talent too!!

    From beginner's to the best in the world we all join in every week in a critique free and hassle free string with nothing more then great artist and inspiring fish taxidermist and carves get together to share with one another their praise and inspiration of good will and friendship to one another.
    So with out further ado lets get week #9 under way.

    I want to start the week with a Gentleman who is here at Anglers Artistry for 10 days top work on some fish work goals! Mr Mike Meszaros of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada. Mike owns and operates A-1 Taxidermy a full time taxidermy shop. Mike has been working on a reproduction Walleye,Northen Pike and a few skin fish as well. Here is Mikes first project a beautiful Walleye reproduction in the beginning stages to near completion. The final fish picture will be up a bit later on Friday. I hope you all like Mikes fish work!

    So here we go and here is to a great week #10! Enjoy!

    My Best!
    Your friend
    Rick Krane

    Here is Mike after priming his Walleye He is ready for the fun to start!
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    Mike has his base colors and body marking done on to some of the detail work!
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    Mike detailing some fin work.
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    Mike doing some paint work and detailing of the lower body. Mike did all,the belly scaling from scratch and by hand Great detail here!
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  2. visions of wildlife taxid

    visions of wildlife taxid love me or leave me, just dont try to convert me

    Rick, mikes going strong it looks like, i swear i am gonna make it up there to tweak my techniques this year, that is my goal, nice wally repro for sure, Russ
     

  3. crankin

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    looking good, can't wait to see it finished!
     
  4. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill If my hats missing im fishing

    40 in. Tiger Musky

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  5. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Stunning work this week. Man is that walleye ever sharp!! Great work. Can't wait to see how this weeks pics progress. Keep up the good work. Rick, see you soon!
     
  6. Taxidermy101

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    Mike that is a nice Walleye so far I really like the over all color and the belly details is over the top. Did you carve them in? Who's reproduction is that your working with? I can't wait to see the Walleye finshed...Great work Mike....
    Tax101
     
  7. mk

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    wow awesome walleye
     
  8. sparkyf

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    Mike...That is a STUNNING job on that walleye!!!!!! Beautiful! Rick- when is the DVD coming out for that? :eek: :eek:
     
  9. NOAH@aarrkk

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    Here's a largemouth , skin mount, I finished recently.

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    jerry
     
  10. FinFlight

    FinFlight TRAIL CREEK

    heres a brown faze smallie .Great walleye from your student Rick
     
  11. will

    will what a good look'n son of a gun

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    this 42'' almost filled up our paint room...lol
     
  12. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    Update on Mikes Walleye. Here is the finshed reproduction Walleye. Will try to have mikes Skin mounted Walleye on here next week. Great work Mike!
    Rick
    Here is some detail of Mikes Walleye repro!
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    Here is the Finshed fish!
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  13. nate

    nate Active Member

    heres my pic of the week. i just cant seem to get my pictures to size any bigger!!
     
  14. WOW! Nice job Mike!!!! Look forward to seeing more!
     
  15. crankin

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    turned out great Mike
     
  16. Harum

    Harum Active Member

    Walleye looks great Mike. I like the details in the fins.
    Rick, Very nice trout last week! -Pete
     
  17. UFD

    UFD New Member

    Super fish lately, guys! Seeing everyone’s beautiful fish work sure is a highlight to my visit to the forums, and the fun thing is that it gives me inspiration and stokes me up to hopefully sometime work on some fish that I normally don’t get to work on.

    I have a small group of bright Chinook in progress right now (both replicas and skin mounts), and just finished up the first of the bunch. The only real excitement of this current fish was that a couple days ago while I was painting scales, it dropped off a stool and hit the floor when my phone headset cord caught on it – Grrrrrrr. Luckily I had only done detail painting on the body and hadn’t gotten to the head or fins yet. It took me some time to puzzle and glue all of the pieces of the head back together and fill and sand the cracks, glue a fin back on and repair some other fin cracking before I could continue on with painting, but here is the final result (replica, 48x32, 60+ lbs.)...

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  18. Taxidermy101

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    Really nice finished walleye Mike you should be proud of your work and leasons. UFD you always amaze me with your work. A bit early but have a happy holiday to all.
    Tax101
     
  19. dougp

    dougp Active Member

    Mike nice job....pay attention....you've got a great instructor!!

    UFD...
    Dave....You keep raising the bar......I'm not THAT tall!! How can I ever reach it?????

    Awesome work ....a true artist and an inspiration to us all. Great of you to take the time to post and help on here.

    Merry Christmas to ALL!!

    Doug Petrousek
     
  20. Jon S

    Jon S Well-Known Member

    Rick, what has been happening with the "Big Fish" (whale shark) restoration project?