More fish than you care to wish...

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by Stev0, May 25, 2006.

  1. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

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  2. hpept

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    i already found the link some time ago, and i was wondering how they look when finished. From photos they look quite realistic. Did someone already build them? Do you think it worths assembling?
  3. swiftsword

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    I've got one hanging in my office - it is quite realistic! The fit was good, but there is no internal structure, which makes accurate assembly a bit of a pain. I ended up stuffing it with cotton balls to keep the shape while working on it.

    Cheers,

    Oliver
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    Ditto swiftsword.............. they need extra internal stuffing to look correct......... worth a build if you haven't yet!
  5. Bluenoser

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    I did one as well. However, I did not find it necessary to put anything inside to keep the shape. I have had it displayed in the bathroom (fishing theme) for a couple years now and even with all the humidity it still looks great.
  6. hpept

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    thanks for the feedback pals, sooner or later i will try one of them.
  7. David T. Okamura

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    Glossy paper (or multiple thin coats of gloss spray) will definitely help the realism. I also made the eyes more 3-D by placing small drops of thick white glue (Aileene's Tacky) over the eyes and left them to dry before cutting out the parts.

    My rainbow trout is mounted by a small wire (partially hidden by the fins) to a wood base covered with gravel that simulates a streambed. It's quite an eye-catcher.
  8. Bluenoser

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    Would love to see a picture of this David if you have one.
  9. cdcoyle

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    I have built five of these -- they are quite addictive. And they do look realistic. I've thought about doing the diorama thing, like David, but haven't gotten too it yet.