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Reconditioned taxidermy
« on: January 23, 2016, 03:13:36 PM »
A friend gave me an old "skin mount" bass that was around 15 to 20 years old. It had lots of scales and even some skin missing. I decided to do the restoration on as my "winter project". I re-painted the skinless areas and cracks then clear-coated the whole mount. I used some artificial lily pads from Michaels and got a piece of driftwood from a local lake, then re-mounted it. Here is a before and after look.
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Re: Reconditioned taxidermy
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2016, 05:53:00 PM »
 :thumbup: :thumbup: Looks good!!
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Re: Reconditioned taxidermy
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2016, 09:39:04 AM »
You did a good job, looks great!

Do you have a background in taxidermy or did you just decide to tackle it?

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Re: Reconditioned taxidermy
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2016, 11:41:01 AM »
@Joe P . I just have a knack for drawing and a slightly creative eye, we'll call it angler/artist. But no formal training.
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Re: Reconditioned taxidermy
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2016, 04:19:43 PM »
Just had a chance to look at the pics again. They really look good!! Nice work  :nod:
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Re: Reconditioned taxidermy
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2016, 06:39:53 PM »
Thanks @Curt - RI , the lighting in the pic's wasn't the best it looks better in person.
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Re: Reconditioned taxidermy
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2016, 07:15:56 PM »
Nice job!


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