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  1. Hey Wolf, Nice looking gliders. I was wondering how you do your pectoral fins? They are very nice and I was just wondering how you do them. Is it a tissue paper print or is it painted on? Thanks, Camel1918
  2. Camel1918

    latest swim bait

    This bait was made from sign material. The new stuff they carve signs from. It worked very easy and was amazingly strong.
  3. Hey guys I have to agree with Cranky Fish. I use the plastic body scrubs that you can find all over. They have a nice scale pattern and since they are a little stretchy you can make the scale pattern different even on the same bait by pulling tighter or looser and changing the diameter and shape of the holes. it works great.
  4. I know that the guys that build the acrylic computer cases use a small torch and quickly run it over the edges. It is a practiced art not to hold it in one spot too long. I don't know it it would work on something as small as a lip though. I'll have to give it a try.
  5. Camel1918

    Thanks LP!!!

    Tally great job! It's nice to see old dog can learn new tricks. Really, I guess that's what this site is all about. I'll be looking forward to seeing it painted up. It should be a killer bait. Camel1918
  6. Camel1918

    A few more

    This little frog popper was fun to make and even more fun to fish. The bass just kill it. This was an idea I had to spice up your lures. It doesn't affect the action of the lure but does give it a bit more appeal. Try it you might like it.
  7. Camel1918

    A few more

    This little frog popper was fun to make and even more fun to fish. The bass just kill it. This was an idea I had to spice up your lures. It doesn't affect the action of the lure but does give it a bit more appeal. Try it you might like it.
  8. Camel1918

    little minnow dancer

    This was one of my early lures but it is a producer.
  9. Camel1918

    latest swim bait

    This is one of my more recent lures. It swims like a champ.
  10. Camel1918

    latest swim bait

    This is one of my more recent lures. It swims like a champ.
  11. Camel1918

    1st lure

    Since we are trying to build up the pic gallery, I'll put on some of mine as well. This was the first lure I made thanks to all the help from TU.
  12. Cranky, Check out this compressor. I have this one and am very pleased. http://www.airbrushcity.com/2g12f.htm
  13. Thanks Bob, Couldn't have said it better myself. I hope that helps. I also run Windex through it between paints and then back flush. What that does is blow the air backwards into the cup or jar. I use a cup to paint with grav fed but then use the jar for cleaning. Good luck
  14. Ok.. this is what I've learned from roaming around the airbrush sites. To reduce the cheaper paints and even the better ones use Windex. The cheaper paints are coarser so what you do is go down to the paint store and pick up a paper screen filter. Sometimes they just give them away free. You want the one that has a screen in it. They also sell ones that are all screen and you can cut them up and place them on the top of your paint bottle and then screw the top back on. Then when you squeeze out your paint it is already filtered. Womens hose can also be used but I find it is too restricting of paint flow. The Windex evaporates much better than water and leaves a nice finish. Don't forget to back flow between colors to clean out brush. Hope this helps.
  15. I do it like RiverMan explained. However sometimes with balsa I don't even Dremel out a channel, I just lay the wire in and then glue the two halves together using a vise with a little pressure. The balsa will conform to the wire and you don't even have to worry about the channel. Also you usually want the weight as low as possible so it usually doesn't bother the through wire. If so just do as others suggested, run it a little higher in the body. I've never found that it throws the weight off. Good luck
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