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  1. Hello I think I have found a good way to put screw eyes in a cast mold but I don't think it will work because of the threads on the screw eyes... I was going to jb weld a nut on to the end of a screw eye and then cast it into a mold but I don't think the threads are the same.and I was thinking about using something like the second pic but I don't know if they make them that small. Any ideas? or am I over thinking it I don't want my eyes to fall out haha.
  2. Cardoff

    Plumb Crazy

    © Copyright 2019 Chad G. Ardoff All rights reserved.

  3. Cardoff

    Plumb Crazy 2

    © Copyright 2019 Chad G. Ardoff All rights reserved.

  4. Cardoff

    Plumb Crazy 3

    © Copyright 2019 Chad G. Ardoff All rights reserved.

  5. does anyone know where I can get some all black eyes for my crankbaits that I paint?
  6. Hello everyone from NW Indiana! I'm new to this lure painting thing. I'm trying to get a pretty good idea on how to get started painting lures. If anyone can give me some tips or point me in the right direction on what material I will need such as what kind of paint do I use and the steps I have to take from start to finish. I would really appreciate the help guys. Thanks alot!
  7. I found this link today: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPBYNqn8t4ZV-UfrbJoXi4Q about a hydrographic transfer kit for home use. Then the lighbulb went on and I ran a search for blank hydrographic transfer "paper" , and found: https://www.amazon.com/Hydrographic-transfer-printing-printer-0-3X20M/dp/B01NCV1G5O for inkjet printers! I think this could be a way to print any wild pattern you can think of and wrap it around a lure.
  8. This is a simple way to airbrush any dot size, normally used on a crankbaits. Simply put tape over the holes not wanted to show. Very small,,to fairly large dots can be made. These were free, came in the mail, with advertisement. Picture added
  9. FishCandy

    Painting Jig.jpg

    Lazy Susan jig for painting scale pattern on lures.
  10. As I sit and glance at my almost now 18 hours of crafting - I stare at slight imperfections in pure dismay wondering what I could use to fix my small imperfections. Bondo is the first thing that came to mind with clay coming in slightly after.. Has anyone ever had any experience with using bondo on their hard baits for covering up imperfections of symmetry.
  11. Curious who you guys watch on YouTube to learn new patterns? I am just trying to see how others are doing it visually. I like this link for Brown Trout! I think it's a great final product for a beginner lure painter. Who do you guys watch? Do you have your own channels?
  12. Did anyone order the Art Resin from Texas. I did and I liked but I paid 25.00 and got a 19.00 phone bill for a call to Canada not Texas. Be careful how you order do it online!!!!
  13. I need help looking for the ribbon used as a stencil that looks like hair.
  14. Blue Gill pattern on a Megabass S-Crank. Lure blank available at www.dingerbaits.com

    © Lure Me In Custom Painted Crankbaits

  15. Red Ear Gill pattern on a Megabass S-Crank. Lure blank available at www.dingerbaits.com

    © Lure Me In Custom Painted Crankbaits

  16. Morning Glory pattern on a Megabass S-Crank. Lure blank available at www.dingerbaits.com

    © Lure Me In Custom Painted Crankbaits

  17. Fire n Ice pattern on a Megabass S-Crank. Lure blank available at www.dingerbaits.com

    © Lure Me In Custom Painted Crankbaits

  18. I am new to airbrushing. The question I have is. Is there a certain temp that you should not spay your baits? I live in Alabama where the temp will be 30 degree's today 60 tomorrow tornadoes the next day and then snow the next 3 days... Any help would be appreciated..
  19. This is a pic of the Real Gill Swimbait I got this week from Paul Williams. This bait is massive, measuring almost 7 inches in length and 3 1/2 inches from belly to the top of the dorsal fin. It's proportioned and shaped exactly like a real bluegill. I am totally impressed with his work!!
  20. This is a Bluegill Colorway I did not to long ago, I feel that bluegill is a harder color for me to paint. Sometimes I just cant seem to pull it off. Any tips would be greatly appreciated Thanks Guys, Brad
  21. Hey Guys, This is just an idea. Why don't we have a thread in the hard bait section Just for reference photos? I think it would be an awesome idea to have everyone on the forms post there own reference photos, including pictures you have taken of fish you have caught. I think it would be cool to have a bunch of different photos of different fish from different places. What do you guys think? Thanks, Brad
  22. Here is a Tsunaga Swimbait that I Painted in Threadfin Shad for Mr. Billy Egan, The one who makes the Tsunaga. Feedback is greatly appreciated:) Thanks Guys, Brad

    © Swimbaist inc

  23. I have been fishing for most of my 44 years and I am blessed with a career that allows me ample free time to enjoying the great outdoors. I recently have become interested in painting hard baits. I found this forum and I am hopeful to get pointed in the right direction. I was told an Iwata NEO gravity fed airbrush would be a good one to get started. I am curious a to what type of compressor y'all recommend, as well as what type of paint to start up painting. I have a thousand other questions as well. I am open to any "start up" tips and advice y'all recommend,. Thanks in advance!
  24. Hey everyone, I'm working on my swimbaits and can't decide on which fish pattern I should do next. I've already done my rainbow trouts a couple times now and want to try something new and challenging. The fish I'm thinking of; Native Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, Yellow Perch, Largemouth Bass. I put a picture of my rainbow trout so you can see my style of painting. Also a picture of my new swimbait that is needing the paint job. I'm leaning towards painting a cutthroat trout but still like those other fish patterns. Let me know guys, thanks.
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