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Peacock

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by GulfcoastWF, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. GulfcoastWF

    GulfcoastWF New Member

    Hi Fish guys. I got my hands on a nice little 22" peacock Bass blank to play with and practice on.

    This is my first real fish to paint over 10" and got to use a few irridescents* and pearlesents. I am getting some super nice custom blanks made of some of the actual florida butterfly peacocks like the ones I caught on my trip. This was a bit thin and I dont think it was the exact species. lI just started painting fish a month ago so let me know what you think. I am open for critiques.

    forgot...I have not attached the pec fins and base is temp.

    LJ
     
  2. GulfcoastWF

    GulfcoastWF New Member

    hand painted my eyes
     

  3. GulfcoastWF

    GulfcoastWF New Member

    another angle..
     
  4. GulfcoastWF

    GulfcoastWF New Member

    and another...
     
  5. jim tucker

    jim tucker Active Member

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    Looks good
     
  6. GulfcoastWF

    GulfcoastWF New Member

    here is the ref. pic I used. thanks Jim
     
  7. I dont know the first thing about Peacock bass, but it looks pretty awesome to me
     
  8. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Supurb work GulfcoastWF!!! Great job. Your fish are fantastic!!
     
  9. mayhem15

    mayhem15 New Member

    whoa , your good~ damn good. can't wait to see what else you come out with!

    mike
     
  10. GBRUCH

    GBRUCH "I am nothing without christ".....John 15:5

    looks great!! If you ever need any others molded please let me know--I have been looking to mold one.
     
  11. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member

    Very Nice!
    That Brook Trout painting on TWIFP is amazing as well.
    Your art skills translate well from the canvas to the 3Dimensional.
     
  12. I agree with everyone else. Damn good job!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Unreal!!!

    Nice work
     
  14. den007

    den007 Active Member

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    Gulfcoast.....enjoyed our talk the other day. You have some great ideas. Your hitting the reference on that peacock is off the charts. At first, I thought you were joking when you said some of your reef fish were your first attempts. Jeesh, where do you go from here???? Keep -em coming and keep molding 'em.
     
  15. jim tucker

    jim tucker Active Member

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    WAIT!! You didn't put on that big TUMOR.....I take it back....TERRIBLE JOB ;D ;D
     
  16. Joey Arender

    Joey Arender big mouth alert

    unreal...great job I love the eye....and everything else....
     
  17. Bill4bass

    Bill4bass New Member

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    What else can be said? ??? ??? The reference needs to step up a couple of notches to match the quality of your reproduction. Fantastic job!!!
     
  18. WOW! That is such a nice looking fish. Awesome job! I look forward to seeing more of your fish!
     
  19. ....
    ......Me tooo...
     
  20. GulfcoastWF

    GulfcoastWF New Member

    Wow, Thanks, LOL. I really appreciate the praise... but I was hoping someone would bust my chops about something with this guy.... I need to learn and any constructive advise would be well taken.

    thanks again everyone for the kind words. cant wait to do the final piece.

    LJ
    gulfcoast waterfowl