Peacock Bass 2.5

These came up in a recent conversation about fish we would love to go catch if we could afford the trip and that's what gave me the idea to paint one.(no I can't afford the trip) lol........Joe


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Thanks A Mac. There's so many different variations in the pics I found online of these fish I don't think you can really get this pattern to right or to wrong. Lot of fun to paint it.......Joe

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Another joetheplumber color scheme i think i maybe trying to copy very soon!

 

Did you paint the pointy stripes in yellow first then fill them in with black shot through an identical but slightly smaller stencil?

 

I have heard that you have a healthy population of  Peacock bass (and snake-head!) in the canals in Florida now!? I know the USA is a big country, but just saying you don't need to go all the way to Brazil/Amazon to catch them!

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Thanks guys. I tear up pieces of green masking tape to make the stencils for the black bars and I mixed some sun rise yellow createx with satin gold pearl for the the smaller outlining stripes and tail spot. Then just dip a tooth pick in the sun rise gold mix and trace the edge of the stripes and tail spots. I like that when using this method it gives the gold lines some irregularities that you don't seem to get when sprayed through a stencil. When using the tooth picks you can also trim the tip off to give you a slightly larger line when painting. Be carefull using the tooth picks as to not dig into the paint on the lure. I would assume a very fine paint brush would work to but I just like using the tooth picks for this. Thanks again guys and ya'll feel free to help yourself painting any of these patterns and let me know if I can help in any way........Joe

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Green-Fingers they do have Peacock Bass in Florida but if I had the choice it would deffinetly be to make the trip to Brazil. Just something about catching those fish in their native surroundings in the Amazon Jungle would be such an awesome adventure. My wife and I looked into making the trip when we got married 12 years ago and it was just over $9,000 to go down there and have 4 days of fishing. Maybe one day.............Joe

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I usually don't care much for darker colored lures, but this would have to be the exception. That is a sweet paint scheme Joe and it looks just like some pictures I've seen of Peacock Bass..........Ben

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Thanks Rayburn. I pulled up some picks on Google and went with one that looked like someone had drawn it for an illustration rather than using a real picture. In the pic it has some red tipped scales and a orange and red fin that I would like to add but it'll need a coat of clear before I do it. Don't want to mess it up and I ain't exactly sure how I painted it!! LOL....I've got to start writing this stuff down or taking step by step pics!!! Thanks again RbG........Joe

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I don't know if you have ever tried them but Hobby Lobby has permanent  paint markers with ultra fine points that might help with the outlines. They come in a ton of colors. I have started using them for my lateral lines. Just a thought....looks outstanding the way you do it

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