arapaima taxidermy completed😁😁

jiyulsin

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I've completed the arapaima taxidermy that I've been making since last time😁

White and red are all paint brushes
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I could make the eyes in a new way and produce better quality😆
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I've completed the coloring with considerable satisfaction☺

This taxidermy will be used as a gift for someone who has helped me a lot👍

Before and after coloring

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Hendre

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What incredible work! It looks purely gorgeous and I am certain that it will be a treasured gift.
If I may ask, how do you process and preserve the fish before painting?
 

jiyulsin

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What incredible work! It looks purely gorgeous and I am certain that it will be a treasured gift.
If I may ask, how do you process and preserve the fish before painting?
I'll answer you a way for the public to follow😁
After removing all the leather except the head, remove the leather and then remove the water by immersing it in alcohol. Then fill it with like a newspapers and naphthalene, dry it for 2 months and then coat it with varnish, transparent acryl or paint

This method is a little different from what I use.
 
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fishguy1978

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Looks really good. I would put it in a place of honor.
 
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Kelly_Aquatics

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jiyulsin jiyulsin Good that you only use living fish I think its disgusting how some people kill fish just to have them as trophys could we see some pics of your living collection?
 

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Beautiful job jiyulsin jiyulsin !
 
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