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  3. Adding Pearl Colouring to Plastisol

    Aren't eye shadows mica powders?, if it helps I source my pearl powders from a local art store
  4. Color issues

    Not sure if there could be a guide. To many variables with products. I know. A lot of people are saying to get the temp up to 350 and let it cool to 310 or so but I never do that. I heat it up to 320-330 and go with it. With some plastic if you get it up to 350 it will start yellowing fast. You never mentioned what plastic you are using but some are much more heat tolerant. I was asking about the temp probe cause using the one in the press that goes through the base where the heater is works great but with such a high starting point it could over shoot the desired temp easily due to the mass of metal. It take a long while to cool also. Is it possible to heat your plastic in a microwave then treansfer it to the press. This way works great for me. What I do is preheat the press and let it settle at the desired injection temp. Then add the plastic heated in the microwave. Takes much less time and will help with the yellowing.
  5. Need help homemade hand injector

    Cub48: Do you have any pictures rebuilding it? Or maby a quick how to?
  6. Homemade blade bait blowing out.

    Yes, We have seen a lot of guys use Spinnerbait molds, various jig molds, poison tail swing jig, you name it guys have used them to make these vibrating jigs. One factor that's been thrown around is using a jig that the blade slaps the jig on the side of the head as it vibrates. A friend of mine, no longer with us who propelled me into this hobby, used the arkie jig mold and did we ever catch some bass with those jigs. Experiment some and come up with one you like and have success with. Thanks for the compliment on the baits, by the way:-)
  7. Matte Powder Paint

    Thanks all! Fishing Skirts seems to be exactly what I need
  8. Wood Densities

    DoubleT, I find w.r.c great for gliders, have toyed with cnc mould and foam type resin for a particular model maybe down the line , also toyed with using resin with balsa or closed cell foam core for a big crank bait..
  9. cedar cranks

    Of the 3 ........The one at 9 o`clock caught my eye. It`s got that Zebra thing going on..... very nice. Fist bump.
  10. Mister Walleye

    is that a big game painted by you?
  11. Wood Densities

    If you make a wooden profile and split it in half with a fine blade, like on a 1/4" band saw blade wouldn't it match? I just thought about the cavity having to be molded or carved out in some fashion. I'm thinking about it. It seems that that would be the answer to microballon issues. I don't know if is worth the effort for the rewards. Weighting the belly could balance the bait. I real don't know because I haven't done any resin work, but sometimes I can brain storm when I can find the brain cells to corporate with each other.
  12. Createx Airbrush Thinning?

    i know but this is a well known recipe used as a cleaner 12oz Distilled water 4oz Denatured Alcohol 4oz Amonia free window cleaner 10 drops Glycerine matt is using it as a thinner ,so it must be good
  13. What mold?

    Thanks. I fished the little one on a 1/8 Ned head and did real well.
  14. Adding Pearl Colouring to Plastisol

    extra fine glitter !! maybe Cub48
  15. Need help homemade hand injector

    The shocks i use are the ones that go bad they still work good for plastic . The oring can be replaced on the piston. If u know a auto mechanic he may have one lying around for free. Cub48
  16. Masking Around Bill

    blue painters tape of green frog tape for me.
  17. Matte Powder Paint

    Mixing the right amount of harbor freight black to harbor freight yellow will get you a pretty nice green pumpkin... This is what I do.
  18. What mold?

    Angling AI Stinger, the beaver bait that everybody and their grandma makes Looks like a neat bait though.
  19. Hi Guys Dont know if this has been posted before, but because I live in South Africa its difficult to find some additives for Plastisol. I am looking for a substitute Pearl additive that I can use to add to my hot Plastisol, as there is nothing currently available in the country. What is there that I can use instead of the real stuff that you guys might use?
  20. Masking Around Bill

    Gotta love the Zombie Threads, lol. +1 for blue tape, haha.
  21. Hi everyone, I hope all is well. I started working on a master blank to mold the other day. I was happy with the gills on one side, but not the other. The master was carved from basswood, which is a bad idea as many of you know (because of the soft, fibrous nature of the wood) and re-carving the area was out of the question. So I sliced off the bad part, and cut off the eyes while I was at it. In for a penny in for a pound, as they say. At any rate, some of you have no doubt resorted to re-building the ugly spots on carved masters with plumber's putty epoxy. As you know, it is very sticky before it sets, and once it sets it becomes rock hard and is much more difficult to work than wood. I try to get it into a rough approximation of the final shape before it sets, but again, this is a challenge because it sticks to the tools I use to shape it. Then I had an idea... Many different substances will not stick to polyethylene. I went and got a sandwich bag out of the kitchen and cut it into several small squares. I placed the squares over the area I was working, and used my normal clay tools to shape the epoxy very nicely through the clear bag. It will still require a small amount of finish work, but it will be very easy to do because it is 95% finished already. I intend to utilize this method for detail on baits going forward. One application that occurred to me was for scales. If you don't use enough hardener, the epoxy still sets, but the working time is much longer. If you don't require strength in a master, only detail, a thin layer of under-hardened putty epoxy could be troweled onto the bait, and scales could be imprinted through the sandwich bag. Just a guess, I have not tried it, but I bet it would work fine. There are also all the fine, nearly subliminal details in the gill plates that show on cast replicas of real fish, but are difficult to get right on a carving due to the grain of the wood. You could use this method to get those fine lines and textures. Obviously they are concealed under any topcoat, but pearls and light effects still show under the finish, and I think they add an impressive degree of realism, if only for us to appreciate. Cheers all. SS
  22. Uv and glow additave

    Ok so I got some glow powder in chart and blue from do it and also picked up the UV Blast powder from DO-IT to put in my soft plastics. I'm not sure If I'm doing the glow powders right but its taking about 4 of the 1/8 tsp to a cup of plastic. I thought that was quite a bit. I only bought 1.5 ounces of the stuff. Then I tried the UV blast , I made some baits without the UV in pumpkinseed and some with 1/4 tsp of UV per cup of plastic in pumpkinseed. Shine my UV light on all of them and they all glow the same amount lmao!!! So I added twice as much UV and still the same thing. What am I doing wrong here? Also is there different color UV blast? I was thinking its supposed to glow blue but there like a chartreuse. Help would be appreciated thanks.
  23. Homemade blade bait blowing out.

    Apdriver i have a do-it bullet ,spinnerbait mold. Do you think it would work well for a blade bait? By the way you got some awesome looking baits there.
  24. Matte Powder Paint
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