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Tilapia Photo over Foil

Tilapia Photo over Foil

Juvenile Tilapia photo over foil. Three inches long carved out of Paulownia. Weighs .720 oz or 20.3 grams with hardware attached. Lexan square bill. Createx and Auto-Air paints. Top coat is Dupont auto clear.

Got a little carried away when I was cropping the photo and added the background and frame. Just putting a little lipstick on the pig.

    Purdy bait Ben!
    Hell with photoshop and a printer who needs paint!?!?
    Sep 17 2011 08:33 PM
    Great Job ........Ben
    Big Bass Man
    Sep 17 2011 09:22 PM
    Nice job Ben!! Your getting down the photofinish baits quick!!
    Thanks guys. This bait was built for a friend of mine who's going to the Land of the Giants (Falcon Lake) next week to fish a Top 6 tourney. Tilapia are a major food source for the bass down there. Hopefully he'll hook something on this bait that will pull both arms out of their sockets.

    mark poulson
    Sep 20 2011 07:23 AM
    Again, really nice.
    How long does it take you to finish a lure like that, from sealing through top coating?
    I'm guessing at 6 or 8 hours Mark. That's also counting time on the computer editing the photo. Plus your essentially doing two seal coats. Once to seal the wood and once to seal the image which smooths out the foil edges so they don't show under the paint job. And I'm not as fast as a lot of you guys. Like the old saying says, "The hurrier I go the behinder I get".