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'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) #12222681
04/29/17 04:06 PM
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Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: Beltonbanger®] #12222907
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Can't wait to see the finished gar. How big was it?


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Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: gar1970] #12222977
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Originally Posted By: gar1970
Can't wait to see the finished gar. How big was it?




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Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: Beltonbanger®] #12223109
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Just 5 ft. I can't say I like folks shooting them, but if they get some value out of them.....it is a little different. I wish all the big alligator gar were catch and release!

Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: Beltonbanger®] #12223114
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Actually, it is almost 6. 68"

Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: Beltonbanger®] #12223323
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Wow do you tan the hide like leather or dry it like rawhide


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Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: Wildman of the navidad] #12223349
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Originally Posted By: Wildman of the navidad
Wow do you tan the hide like leather or dry it like rawhide

No, it goes into the same degreasing preservative as every fish. But they have a fishy odor to them. Other fish have a very mild odor after the soak. I'm going to mold the head and the front half for a shoulder mount, so right now I don't want it completely dry. I mold the inside of the mouth so I use a molded tongue,etc. it dries faster that way.

Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: Beltonbanger®] #12223586
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Thanks i cant wait to see the finished product


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Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: Beltonbanger®] #12295121
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Update! I decided to mold the front 1/3 of the fish for shoulder mounts. So I had a slight delay!!!!
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Things are rolling again. Getting ready to attach the pecs and pelvs and start painting. I'll have another update in a week or so on completions!

Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: Beltonbanger®] #12300436
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That is an awesome looking mount . Kudos sir

Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: Beltonbanger®] #12311844
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She will be completed this week. I've added the fins, all the mouth detail and put a base coat of paint on her. I had a special mount welded that I have to pickup today. Completed photos forthcoming!

Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: Beltonbanger®] #12312204
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Turning out good cant wait to see it when its all done.

Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: Beltonbanger®] #12313382
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Drying, then mount on wall bracket.

Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: Beltonbanger®] #12313691
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Re: 'bout time to put this guy back together!!!!! :) [Re: Beltonbanger®] #12313905
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The mount came out very nice. Lots of work going into a project that size.


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