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Lake Trout Finishing

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Fishworship, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. I've got a carved lake trout (18" miniature of a 36" lean, Lake Superior fish) that I'm ready to finish. In all of my reference photos, I don't see any opportunities to use shimmers or powders, but that doesn't mean the opportunities aren't there (it just may mean I don't have the ideal reference photographs or the best angles to the photographs). Any thoughts or suggestions on how to make the finish on a lake trout "pop"? Your input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Here are a few pics of a lake michigan laker.


    As far as shimmers. Blue, Purple, And Orange all have place on these fish. from some angle it seemed to have Orange metallic scale tipping.
    I hope that helps some.

  3. JasonMoe

    JasonMoe New Member

    What I use to make lakers POP is silver metalliic (lifetone)as a base and then blue pearlescet(lifetone). the silver is trans and will give depth, and the blue will give some imagination.