So the work begins…
Trophy Fish Replicas has begun the lengthy process of bring my Coho back to life. After the drawing was accepted, now come the every so important part of creating the habitat and base. This is after all a permanent fixture and will help visualize the fish as it was in the wild. Rather than the fish alone, the sand, stones and driftwood are all an integrated part of the process which makes the difference between a plain mount and a work of art.
As you can see from the photo’s below, already an incredible amount of work has been put into creating the replica. Each stone is hand painted, the sand is formed, the pieces are put into place. Each step very time consuming and takes a keen eye to make everything perfect.
These photos are the first steps in creating the habitat base for the fish.
Large Stones are painted for the base
Stones and Driftwood positioned on the base
Rough poured foam base
Trimming foam base to fit
foam base rough fit
Texturing Foam Base
Turning foam into Sand
Positioning the Stones
Everything in place
Rough positioning the Mount
More to come…