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    Anglinarcher is right on with his points.... You can try a PLA release film.... it's basically a water based spray on film that will allow you to separate one part from the other when making fiberglass parts. I used it while making a few motorcycle fenders/molds. You spray it on - let it dry - layup the other part - then after it cures - use water to dissolve the PLA while trying your best to pull the molds apart. Even with the PLA stuff - you gotta work it.... most of this stuff is expected to be used on big highly drafted parts - and even those you gotta bang around a bit.... on small things like we use - its tough. Look up the PLA release film online.... it's not expensive from what I recall... J.
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    Yes she is, but she quit and changed jobs. I think she was embarrassed. One day she gave the best room to my wife and myself for our Anniversary. You know the type, hot tub in room, etc., etc. Her employee was at the desk and my wife came in. Without telling the employee who we were, my wife asked her if they had hourly rates. My daughter screamed out "MOTHER". We were not welcome there anymore. ROFLOL
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    Start with a solid opaque white all over the bait to hide underlying shading of the plastic or wood grain. Shad and bluegill have a reflective sheen. You can use pearl white to get that effect or a fine silver flake in a transparent medium dusted over the entire color scheme. There’s no wrong way to paint a bait and there are many ways to get a particular effect. The truth is that no two guys paint a custom bait exactly the same way and the same goes for the specific colors they choose to do it. You just have to jump in, develop your technique, and choose colors that look right to you. If you goof it up, wash off the paint and try again until you get a scheme that is acceptable to you. It’s a learn by doing process. Check out some of the crankbait painting videos on YouTube to give you ideas on techniques and color schemes.
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    Like your videos a lot, keep making them. Not much to clean up after the mod, but I understand your point.
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    True, but I'd hate to mod a mold that im not going to use that much and have to cut extra lead every time. If i was to make a bunch of them I'd buy another mold mod it and to make it permanent.
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    Take a look at the hardbait cookbook topic at the top of the page and it will give you an idea of some of the color choices used. Sort of overwhelming if you want a reasonable color palette and are just starting out, right? I recommend getting a basic set of the primary colors: white black green blue yellow red brown. You can mix intermediate colors from them and you can add a few flaked, pearlized and neon colors to round out a basic “bass prey” palette. Or you can peruse taxidermy colors to get ones specifically designed for prey species. As well as the basic colors, I tend to use taxidermy paints a lot and most of them are flakes and pearls. Other than the basic colors in opaque, I use mostly transparent colors so I can layer colors for more natural effect and color blending. After a few years, I ended up with about 50 colors. But starting out with a basic palette makes the most sense.
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    Thanks for posting! He was a huge influence in the industry and will be missed. I watched him give a seminar locally back in the early 90's here in Springfield, Dion talked also and I think Dion's oldest was just a baby yet. Dion said we'd better watch out because there was another crop of Hibons coming up, lol. He was right. In the late 2000's we had a FLW-TBF youth club that competed against other kids in the state and all three of Guido's grandsons fished it. I took each one of them out in my boat at one time or another. Each are great kids. Guido and Stella always came to the events and were just proud Grandparents. Great family!
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    Sometimes old threads must be reminded. Perhaps this old thread could be useful http://www.tackleunderground.com/community/topic/20756-tubes-thanks-guys-for-your-suggestions/ If correlated links inside posts don't work anymore, then try with this one http://www.bassmaster.it/a_tube.htm There are two interesting videos, their main concepts are explicated in TU thread. Bye Cami
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    Over the weekend my son and I were watching some fishing content on YouTube and it was the first time we saw big tubes, my son and I looked at each other and agreed we had to try and build some. What really struck me was that were rigged more like swimbaits so I looked into how to rig the big tubes I did find this video talks about how to rig a commercial product but it goes through how to rig it from swim bait to vertical jigging. Construction wise, I will either get a solid bar of aluminum and grind a tip or a bar of aluminum and make a bondo tip, probably in the 1 1/8” – 1 ¼” range . The closest thing I could think was halfway safe to dip in short of a presto pot, is a canning jar since it is tall and made of heat tolerant glass. But I would have it standing in another container to protect from failure.
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