Barracuda…Finished

Barracuda got a few coats of gloss sealer and a bit of warm sunshine to complete it’s journey…Turned out really awesome and now lives on a wall in the back guest bedroom.

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Dragon Head Creation…

Doing dragon heads can become addictive…One of the best things about them is how far you can go when it comes to your imagination… Sometimes I even find myself in a little conversation with myself correcting something or saying something like, “No…no…no…their nose’s weren’t like that, they were more like this”… Did you ever stop…

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Not Another Cat?

Yea…doing a cat for a shop owner in Apalachicola… She had a feral cat that has been in her shop for quite awhile that passed away. They catch ferals…fix them…give shots…clip their ear for id…and return them to the street to live out their lives… This one she took in, called  it “mama kitty” and…

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Barracuda…Painted

Well I got the big fish painted… Now I will let it dry really good for a few days and give it a quick black wash which will hopefully tone it down a bit and also bring out some highlights and cloth texture.

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Barracuda…cont…

I’m really loving this barracuda build. Really lightweight and now with the tail on it’s coming in at 67 inches long. Anywhoo, the next step was the tail area. I ended up cutting the middle prong out of the tail and forming the end points out a bit longer. Then with large front and back…

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Barracuda cont…

Ok…so before I get to far along I needed to think about how he will be hung. By taking some 14 gauge wire and making a loop and then bending into a hook shape and inserting into back I will make two hanging points. These were each hot glued and glue cloth applied around them…

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Barracuda…cont…

Moving along on Mr.Barracuda, I have mounted some teeth,wrapped with glue cloth after building out a bottom jaw ridge line,doing a glass eye on polymer clay, and finally painted some pinkish gums before sealing it all shut…also adding some gill slits behind the one. Behind the head I have made a top, side, and bottom…

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The Barracudaaaaa!

Started a 6ft. barracuda yesterday…Taped up the basic shape and laid on about six layers of paper mache…Felt dry enough to work with this morning so I filleted it and took out all the stuffing and then taped it back up. Started working on the head area first. I want the bottom jaw to stick…

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