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Tidgy's Dad

Gently, gently catchy fishy. 

Nice work so far. :)

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10 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Gently, gently catchy fishy. 

Nice work so far. :)

LOL, thanks

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oilshale

Your second fish seems to be a (somewhat rarer) Mioplosus labracoides (not 100% sure). Looks good so far, but take it slow.

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42 minutes ago, oilshale said:

Your second fish seems to be a (somewhat rarer) Mioplosus labracoides (not 100% sure). Looks good so far, but take it slow.

what species is the first?  I'm new to fish.

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hadrosauridae

@Fossildude19 thanks for that link!

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Fossildude19

;) 

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Jaimin013

Great work! Keep it up

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Ptychodus04

Nice work. Much better than my first fish prep. That second one does indeed appear to be a Mioplosus. Very cool. Just goes to show you you don’t know what they are when they’re deep in the rock!

 

Don’t tell anyone what you payed for that fish. :default_rofl:

 

Keep up the great work.

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Ludwigia

"Mit Geduld und Spucke fängt man eine Mucke." is a typical German saying. Just put that into google translate and replace mosquito with fish :)

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Ptychodus04
28 minutes ago, Ludwigia said:

"Mit Geduld und Spucke fängt man eine Mucke." is a typical German saying. Just put that into google translate and replace mosquito with fish :)

This is what I got from Dr Google

 

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FossilNerd

Looks pretty decent to me for a first go! Especially for a fish! Can’t wait to see what comes out of the deeper rock. :) 
 

I’ve never tried those delicate little fish either. By all accounts they are very difficult. I’m still working my way up to them so I’ll stick to my brachiopods and coral for now. 

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Ludwigia
3 hours ago, Ptychodus04 said:

This is what I got from Dr Google

 

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Shows you once again how precise our media giant can be. Actually, to let the cat out of the bag, "Mucke" means mosquito....oops, I'm the one at fault. I forgot the dots on the 'u': Mücke, or Muecke. German can be pretty complicated sometimes.

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daves64

@Ludwigia I don't need patience OR spit to catch mosquito's.. All I need to do is walk outside in the summer. They seem to find me very attractive. :wacko:

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3 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Shows you once again how precise our media giant can be. Actually, to let the cat out of the bag, "Mucke" means mosquito....oops, I'm the one at fault. I forgot the dots on the 'u': Mücke, or Muecke. German can be pretty complicated sometimes.

Being a trumpet player, this is strangely fitting. With a lot of patience and practice (spit generation in the horn) you do catch a music!!! :default_rofl:

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Ptychodus04

@hadrosauridae, you can gently scrub the surface of the matrix with a toothbrush and acetone to remove the extra pencil markings without abrading the first layer of matrix off and thus changing the color.

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Ludwigia
6 hours ago, daves64 said:

@Ludwigia I don't need patience OR spit to catch mosquito's.. All I need to do is walk outside in the summer. They seem to find me very attractive. :wacko:

Those pesky things aren't nearly so numerous here as over there. Shortly after I first arrived in this country we were sitting on the balcony with our neighbors when one single little itty bitty bug buzzed up to say hello. Just a month beforehand I'd been making a path through swampy cedar woods down by the river back in Canada, so I hardly paid any attention to it. But our neighbors broke out into panic and started jumping around like crazy, which I found to be somewhat amusing.

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hadrosauridae

I ended up spending 8 hours today working on this little fishy.  I think I've been working on the belly because it looks like the anal fin I uncovered.  I just started to get the head exposed before quitting time, and the bones nice and sturdy so I'm hoping for more great detail there too.

 

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Ptychodus04

Looking good!!

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hadrosauridae

I downloaded a pic of Mioplossus, scaled and overlaid it on my prep.  Amazing that it fits exactly, I can see what my fish should look like when complete. Also, I can see exactly what is left, and where it should be.

 

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Prep update. I spent another 6 hours on it today and that only got the head uncovered.  The prep continues!

 

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Spoons
11 hours ago, hadrosauridae said:

Prep update. I spent another 6 hours on it today and that only got the head uncovered.  The prep continues!

 

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Ptychodus04
11 hours ago, hadrosauridae said:

I spent another 6 hours on it today and that only got the head uncovered.

 

Looking good. Take your time; slow and steady wins the race. That's going to be a quality fish when you're done. It's easy to see how I easily spend 30+ hours on a fish now isn't it? ;)

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3 hours ago, Ptychodus04 said:

 

Looking good. Take your time; slow and steady wins the race. That's going to be a quality fish when you're done. It's easy to see how I easily spend 30+ hours on a fish now isn't it? ;)

Oh absolutely, and this is really a small ( 7 - 8 inch i think ) fish.  One of those big fish you do would probably take me a month or more. 

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