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Colorado cutthroat trout
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#1 posted 01-29-2013 10:30 PM
Nice trout. Looks like a brookie with a red belly.
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#2 posted 01-29-2013 10:34 PM
Absolutely beautiful!!! You do great work.
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#3 posted 01-29-2013 10:37 PM
Wow! nice work.
-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan
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#4 posted 01-29-2013 11:38 PM
That’s crazy!!! I didn’t think your fish was made of wood until I saw the progress photos. You did an amazing job!
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#5 posted 01-29-2013 11:51 PM
I have to agree with the effort and the result, both outstanding.
The nearly translucent paint Job is beautiful and looks difficult to achieve!
I remember, from quite some time ago, seeing a husband wife pair were he did the carving and she did the painting. Her paint job took a lot longer as she seemed to paint scale by scale.
Have you done others? if so, show them!
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#6 posted 01-30-2013 01:22 AM
Yah nailed it, beautiful cutthroat!
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#7 posted 01-30-2013 02:07 AM
That is unbelievably realistic! It even looks wet! You are a serious artist. What finish do you use on these fish?
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#8 posted 01-30-2013 03:46 AM
Yes, gfadvm and I would both like to know how you got the wet look!
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#9 posted 01-30-2013 11:33 AM
Great work Skip, looks real. The carving and the coloring is really phenomenal. With my fishing luck this might be the way for me to go, make my own! I’ve been sending all your projects via email to my flyfisher son. He likes them a lot. Looking forward to more.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
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#10 posted 01-30-2013 03:07 PM
Here’s the real deal! Your’s is fantastic!
-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!
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#11 posted 01-30-2013 04:00 PM
Superb piece! You never fail to amaze and impress me with your works. Excellent skills, talent and creativity.
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#12 posted 01-30-2013 05:48 PM
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#13 posted 01-30-2013 06:25 PM
Which one is the real one?
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#14 posted 01-30-2013 07:18 PM
Very nice workmanship.I once owned a 26 inch salmon in a bowed glass case.Someone made me a good/read v g offer for it it is now theirs. LOL Alistair
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#15 posted 01-30-2013 07:24 PM
Very nice craftsmanship, you do great work!
Have to ask, have you ever just left one unpainted? The tough thing about painting them is you can’t tell they were wood really.
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