Friday, January 23, 2009

Jan 23 2009 - trout

Antlers. This is how behind the shop is. It's not a bad thing... it's just that they have so many customers, it takes about a year for you to get your deer back. This (obviously) doesn't include all the fish, bobcats, foxes, coyotes, etc in the freezers.
Peanut butter cake.

Bass on the top, trout on the bottom. They both need to dry for the weekend before we can paint them.

The trout before we set the eye and added the fins onto the front.

Today was kind of boring. We basically just spent the entire day making the fish ready to dry/paint. It was a lot of attaching and re-attaching and waiting.
Fixing the fins was the only really technical thing. You take the broken fin, use a clear medical waterproof tape on the back, shape the end of it, and then you paint it with silicone caulk. You have to make the texture match the existing fin. Setting the eyes was easy, as was covering up the back seam with caulk. We also had to epoxy the head to the body and make it seamless. Apparently, every flaw shows on a fish.

I really hate fish.

1 comment:

  1. you do know how awesome it is that you are doing this right? jealous. i can't wait to see how this experience translates into your work later. turrific :)