Poe's repaint

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Poe's repaint

RayburnGuy
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Still trying to paint a decent perch pattern. Am I getting any closer? Createx paints with DN top coat.


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Ok, you asked.......... For me the top Green on your "paint-job" comes to far down on the sides. The bottom scheme, looks good and meshes nicely with the Green. It`s hard to suggest something when in the eyes of the originator, it`s as it should be. Different strokes for different folks. Do like you work but as I said, you did ask. :)

I`d like to give you props for your comments. Seems like a lot of posters just show their work

with no explaination and expect a comment. Comment on what?

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I thought the same thing about the green after taking the scale mesh off, but didn't want to completely scrap the paint job. For some reason I have a hard time seeing exactly where and how much paint I'm putting on when using the mesh for scales. Believe it or not the perch patterns are getting better. Up until now I've been too embarrassed to even post one. :whistle:

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I always painted a standard "crankbait perch" pattern with yellow sides, Green shoulders over black side 'daggers' and back, and orangey-yellow belly. The pattern has tons of color contrast, which I guess is the whole point. But perch have different coloration depending on the region - so what's "realistic"?. And does it catch fish better? The farther north you go (or maybe just in clearer water?), the colors fade and there is less contrast. Some have virtually no orange on them. If I had any suggestion, it would be to use templates for the daggers (which you want to emphasize) and a more limited green scale effect just on the shoulders. When I have trouble shooting over netting on this pattern (and I do!), I lose the netting in favor of better shading on the shoulders. The bass won't care and there's so much going on in the pattern already, neither will fishermen. But who's to say the bass won't gobble your pattern up "as is"? You'll have to ask them!

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