Oh, and I looked into scales a bit more - they're actually tall, not long, so more like a smaller version of that cool arawana picture. The rough portion of the scale is where it overlaps with another one, so the scale image above should be rotated 90 degrees to the left.
I am more dreading the scale work on this guy than the head details- fish sculpts are always rough to do well to make the scales look right-- never an easy task believe me- glad this guy is fairly small-
Looks like a giant tarpon fish! ;D Great figure as always. So... what's up with it now? Can't wait to see the finished, painted one.
The mold is made- just need to cast one up and paint it- pretty busy but am anxious to see one as well-any ideas as to how to paint it? I usually don't ask for input on paintjobs, but was curious how people see this one- the Sea MOnsters one is silver with stripes like a bass or something-
I was looking online and am growing partial to the way a barracuda looks-
I think that would be a great model--one of the pelagic top carnivore bony fish. There are lots of options among tuna as well, but given the streamlining of a Xiphactinus, I think the barracuda model would look great.