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Posted 01 March 2008 - 11:56 PM
Thanks Redg8r for the credit but the photo finish in my original post used a picture printed on plain printer paper. Someone else (I'm sorry but I don't remember who) started using the decal.
Posted 02 March 2008 - 08:23 AM
It's just part of the natural progression and sharing of ideas found on this board. For the most part, the people here are the most generous and helpful you'll find, anywhere.
We all owe a special thanks to Redg8r for providing us with such a great "Meeting Place."
Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:28 AM
Just wanted to say that I tried the technique last night and it worked great. Just wondering if anyone had tried making a one piece decal? What I mean is one that would cover the top and sides, so you don't have the seams on top.
Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:38 AM
It would most likely cause alot of wrinkles.
Most guys will paint a dark back & light belly to blend in & hide the seams.
Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:40 AM
After you have applied foil/tissue let it cure fully then apply 1 layer of clear .Sand down the seams til its smooth.Clear again
til you are satisfied with depth&coverage of the bait
Posted 03 March 2008 - 02:36 PM
Here are my first attempts at photorealistic baits. Printed on decal paper with an inkjet printer. These are flat sided jerkbaits so no nasty corners to deal with.
Posted 03 March 2008 - 02:49 PM
where did you find the pics to print? Hard to find them facing in both directions. Those look great.
Posted 03 March 2008 - 03:03 PM
Good looking Roach Phil now theres only the bitemarks left to get on those babies
Posted 03 March 2008 - 03:24 PM
Pretty much any photo editing program will let you flip the image. Heck, you can even flip the image in MS Paint.
Posted 03 March 2008 - 03:43 PM
All you need to add is a good dip in a beer batter and those are ready for the skillet... What time do you want me over for dinner?
Those really look great!
Posted 03 March 2008 - 03:53 PM
If you follow the links you will see the same roach on Emil's baits although I have modified it slightly to give a bigger eye and fin. Trouble with pictures from the web is they tend to be reduced in size so when expanded and printed they are poor quality. Smokeys right, just flip the image and you have the other side voila.
Hey Spike. one of them is yours mate just take your pick when I come over in April
Posted 03 March 2008 - 08:04 PM
Does anyone remember the website for baitfish pictures that was on the other post before the crash?
Posted 03 March 2008 - 10:42 PM
Try [the virtual acquarium of virginia tech] the photos are great and a hugh selection
Posted 03 March 2008 - 10:49 PM
[the virtual aquarium of virginia tech] spell check, whats that??!!
Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:17 AM
Phil- I just discovered your lure, very sharp work and great finish, must have a go at this. pete
Posted 04 March 2008 - 04:24 AM
Not only the picture looks very good and realistic (not very much your work here), but the way you applied it to the lure seems perfect to me. I can see no wrinkles, and the overall aspect is awsome. I think you are already an expert from whom we could all learn.