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Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Beavis, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Beavis

    Beavis Member

    This is my first attempt at anything remotely related to taxidermy. This is a replica bass I had done about 10 years ago. THIS IS BY NO MEANS, A CRITICISM OF THAT PERSONS WORK. I returned home Christmas day to find it on the floor with a broken tail. It had hung in the same spot since 1997. I figured I'd repair and re-paint it. These are the before and after.


  2. Not to criticize, but your repair job looks great. Much better than before. It fell for a reason. ;D Thanks for sharing.

  3. hoho

    hoho New Member

    I have not done any fish myself but if my first one turned out half that good I would be very happy. That looks great to me. Very good job

  4. wow, great job, big improvement.
  5. looks alot better
  6. You win
  7. Looks like you found a new hobby :D
  8. Ihntdeer

    Ihntdeer Member

    It looks much better now, cogratulations!
  9. Bevis, did you add new fins to your fish? They look totally different then before.
  10. Beavis

    Beavis Member

    Marsh Master, those are the original fins simply repainted. Its probably the position of fish, making them look different. Thanks all.
  11. Yep, it's the angle. Looks great!
  12. Kenny

    Kenny New Member

    Awesome improvement. Did you use reference pics.?
  13. Beavis

    Beavis Member

    I used the drawing in Tom Sexton's book for the markings, the rest I just "paint 'em as I see 'em", no schedule, etc. I painted this fish at least 8 times before I was happy. Thanks again all.
  14. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...

    WOW you totally improved that fish big time :) I really like it..
    Mind you I just catch fish I dont mount them, but I really like the colors on yours better than the before Pic..