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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by BIGUN, Jan 29, 2008.
Lou Wynia's King Salmon can't remember the length but I think it was 50-54 inchs
I agree with Josh, if we could see the blanks BEFORE painting that would be really helpful. Great thread.
"oldschool" Arp Reproduction LMB Antiqued Headshot, then finished blank.
Jimmy, your fish look great, keep up the good work.
Better pic, same fish. Thanks Julie!!
Wynia 44 inch Esox
Wynia 10 lb Bass and mouth interiors
sorry about the fin in the mouth,but you get the idea
GUYS: try to be a specific as possible with the model numbers. We already know that some companies produce high quality, with mouth interiors, etc. We need to know what the pose and shapes are for the exact one we are considering ordering- thanks!!! Great start to this thread!!!! Dave
This is the DALMB-90 New Arp Bass. LT-C Curve-Tail Up
This is #RRLM15 Ron Reynolds 18" Largemouth blank. LT C curve. I installed Arps repro gills and it look pretty nice. I like Rons blanks for the most part. There is no seem work but the seems have cheesy looking printed in scales. Hope this helps.
This is #RRNP23 form Ron Reynolds. Its actually a northern pike blank. I used it for an 11inch Redfin Pike. This also is a pretty nice blank. It did require some file work on the head to get more detail of the mouth, gills and basiclly the whole head. All in all the blank was good and I would buy it again. LT straight pose GBS.
This is #ST-2 Striper blank from Bev's Fish Creations. RT C-Curve I believe around 10lbs. This blanks looks pretty good NOW. When I got it, it had foam splattered across the head. The upper mandible was broke, the seems weren't the best, the head needed some major file work and the mouth was just sloppy. I don't mind seam work but I don't like repairing something brand new. After many hours of file work and sculpting it finally looked good enough to prime and antique. I'm not saying it's not a terrible blank now but I'll never buy another one. I don't know about you all but to me TIME IS MONEY!!!!! Hope this helps.
Well, I guess I can contribute something here since I'm doing more repros than skin mounts now. This thread is setting up to be a very valuable tool---we need to make it Sticky so it'll always be at the top of the page. I hate having to search for a particular thread.
This first repro is a Dave Campbell Steelhead available from JG Replicas. It is RSH2--40 1/2", buck steelhead.
The next pic I have is also a Dave Campbell blank available from JG REplicas. It is a 42 1/2" king--RCK5D.
Here is another king salmon only this time its from Rich Benedict--Angling Artisan. Its a 36" hen but I painted it to look like a late summer king and did a pedestal mount with it.
My final entry is a Lake Country Replica walleye. It is Lou Wynia's 31" walleye. Most of the painting on this fish was done by none other than Rick Krane at a seminar in West Virginia. All I did was some touch up, some barring and toning and gloss.
Great post. I am always wanting to know what the blank will look like before I buy it. Hate getting stuck with a “dud”
Big fan of Bev's molds, so on my website , i like to list her mounts with the item#. For example under my largemouth and seatrout pages , just click on the thumbnail , and
( if it's her blank), there will be the blank # under the mount.
Here's her LM115 22" Bass
Dennis Arp, DALMB-130 (26 x 21 1/2) 13 lbs
Does anyone have any pictures of Wynia's 18" and 20" Arctic grayling? They definately need to put more pictures on their website.
Wynia's 20" Grayling...
Thanks, nice fish. Unfortunately the one I have to do has a huge dorsal fin. Much wider than that and extending back past the adipose fin.