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Hi all,

I recently acquired this large Diplomystus fish from holdinghistory, not cleaned any of this materiel before so it’s been a bit of a steep learning curve, still lots to do but Im enjoying cleaning this.

 

Thanks for looking 

Regards

Neil.

 

 

 

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Hi Neil.  Sorry I didnt help you out on the PM.  Been going through a ruff time.   Id say your doing a great job on your first fish.  also, the more you do the better you are going to get at prepping these things.  The only tips I can give you is for the fins.  Try and follow out the 'leading edges' and then attack what i call the 'field'.  Also, on your diplo, its very hard to see the start of the fin bones for the anal fin?  Good luck

 

RB

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Thanks, hope things get better for you soon, I’ve not looked for the anal fin yet, the bottom section looks slightly blown out so I’ve left that till last. Thanks for the tips on the fins, makes a lot of sense to do it that way.

 

Regards

Neil.

 

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Looks great so far!:dinothumb:

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Ptychodus04

Looking good. The anal fin usually starts roughly below where the dorsal fin ends.

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Looking great so far!

:tff:What's your prepping setup? 

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1 hour ago, Ptychodus04 said:

Looking good. The anal fin usually starts roughly below where the dorsal fin ends.

Thanks, will start on that next, then got to tidy it all up a bit.

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21 minutes ago, Huntonia said:

Looking great so far!

:tff:What's your prepping setup? 

Thanks, I’ve got ken mannion pens, air abrasive with bicarbonate soda and some hand tools.

Regards

Neil.

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hadrosauridae

Great job!  Looks really nice.  Careful, your cat may try to eat it.

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Looking good so far! It may have been a steep learning curve, but I think you picked it up fairly quickly.

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22 hours ago, hadrosauridae said:

Great job!  Looks really nice.  Careful, your cat may try to eat it.

Thanks I’ll be careful

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16 hours ago, FossilNerd said:

Looking good so far! It may have been a steep learning curve, but I think you picked it up fairly quickly.

Thanks, turning out ok

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