I painted it with Wicked Black, Solarez polyester dual cure resin, and red faceted glass beads for eyes.
The eyes are not shining in this photo.
The original weighs 36 grams, and hangs tail down at rest.
My version weighs 41 grams, and floats horizontal at rest. I put 3 grams of ballast in the belly, in front of and behind the belly hanger.
It swims great, with a plop, plop all the way. It is easy to pause, and to do a stop and start retrieve.
The front section doesn't rotate on the retrieve. When I burn it, it leans slightly to one side, but not noticeably. The original leans more.
It was a kind of an all or nothing build, because I couldn't test swim it until I had assembled it and put the barrel twist loop on the back end of the through shaft. I was so relieved when it floated in my water bucket, even though it weighed more than the original lure!