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my first paint job
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:41 AM
I've been intrigued with the idea of painting my own hardbaits and have been doing some reading up on it. With the help of a friend who was kind enough to loan me an airbrush to see if I would enjoy it... I painted a popper that I had laying around.
It barely had any paint left on it, so I gave it a little sanding to rough it up, then started painting. I forgot to put black on the eye after painting the yellow part... I'll hit it with a sharpie later. I also didn't have any of the right kind of clear coat, so I used Flex Coat which seemed to work ok.
Here's how it came out.
More to come soon!
Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:52 AM
I like it, especially the orange on the throat of the lure, very nice.
Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:55 AM
Good Job... especially for the first time around. Congrats..... the bug has now bit......
Posted 27 February 2008 - 03:18 AM
huck - I bet you can see the possibilities here, you're gone. pete
Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:11 AM
Very nice! I don't know how you guys paint those little bass baits so finely detailed. I would end up with painted fingers!
Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:32 PM
Thanks guys, the bug has definitely bitten me!
I went to Walmart today and got some tule in 2 different patterns and I'll be placing an order next week to get some crankbait bodies, more paint, finish, etc. It's on!!!
Posted 28 February 2008 - 03:45 AM
Sweet job Tim!!! I'll send you all of my old baits for restoration!!!
Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:58 AM
Very nice start Huck! I just started myself about a month ago...be careful this stuff will bite and not let go.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:33 AM
no joke. i got bit in 7th grade. 9 years later i'm still infected!
Posted 28 February 2008 - 02:39 PM
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:58 PM
Very sweet. I'm also a newbie, but you can tell when you have found a hobby that will "stick". And I am stuck, stuck, stuck.
Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:29 AM
that's a nice first job! I like the creative color choice. I have trouble thinking of different color combinations and usually end up going too natural...