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Rattle can Bluegill / Cute Shad
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 03:27 PM
Here is my attempt at a Bluegill pattern with the cans.I looked at alot of
pics in the gallery and of real photos and this is what I came up with.Don't know if I could duplicate it,this one was a PITA to do.
Couldn't get a good pic of it cleared but I tried.Although being a little different,the other one is a take off from a sexy shad.You might just call it a "Cute Shad".Also there is a better pic of the Jitterbug I revitalized...Robert
Posted 24 April 2008 - 03:49 PM
They look pretty darn good to me! Especially for just using rattle cans!!!
Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:02 PM
Great paint. It's almost unbelievable that you pulled that off with rattle can's! Where there's a will, there's a way. PITA, You bet!!!
Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:22 PM
The results your getting from those rattle cans makes me want to ask just one question, have I seen examples of your art on the many freight trains that go past my house every day??? Hahaha. Just a minor piece of advice, if you add and around the your image URL, the photos will show up in you post and still not add to the file size of the post.
Really looking great.
Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:18 PM
Spike-A-Pike those guys that do the train art are much better than me.
They can actually draw and paint,me I can barely paint something already made or drawn.
Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:33 PM
How much for the cute shad PM me if your selling any. That looks better than the sexy shad
Posted 25 April 2008 - 06:55 AM
Very nice...Can't wait to see what you do with an airbrush.
Posted 25 April 2008 - 07:04 AM
Very nice work. Hard to believe you did these with rattle cans.
Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:08 PM
Guys I swear I am using rattle cans from WalMart,the $2.97 cans not the .99 cent ones.(Only the best paints for me )I just take alot of
time,cut out stencils and play around with it.I appreciate all the good coments on the bluegill,but for realism does it look close enough to the reaL deal to keep painting this pattern.I just kinda throwed that one together...Robert
Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:49 PM
You may not catch too many fishermen with it, but I'm willing to bet you'll be able to hook some fish. Job well done man!!
Posted 26 April 2008 - 01:44 AM
I think you will hook a few fishermen along the way. The good thing is there's no bag limit, the bad thing is you can kiss your life goodbye if you try to catch too many.
Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:36 AM
I'm starting to re-paint factory crankbaits and I just bought an airbrush and some paints. I have to say that bluegill looks really nice.. Can you make a video on how you do it with rattle cans and post it on YouTube? I'd love to see how you made it...
Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:02 PM
I appreciate The Love i'm getting over this Bluegill.Just started this a month or so back and already have enough lures from local guys to keep me busy all spring.I really love this painting,although it has put a halt to my carving of lures.I am going to do one(or attempt to do one) for a friend of mine,I may try to video it.The only thing is,I do all mine at work and I work by myself(I operate the drawbridge in my avatar)but I may try it...Thanks,Robert
Posted 29 April 2008 - 07:19 AM
A video would be great. You rock!.. What do you use to make the color so deep / glossy looking? I was going to use just spray on clear coat but I also heard someone say they use some type of epoxy.
I took a junk bait and painted it white with a rattle can last night. I need a new airbrush as the el-cheapo that I purchased will not allow me to make really fine lines for gills, I could make a stencil though.. I think I'll check ebay or somewhere for a better airbrush..
Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:16 AM
Thanks,I use Devcon 2 Ton Epoxy.You have to mix it real good to get good results,just apply it with an elcheapo art brush and it levels itself and you have to turn it so it won't run.I have used Krylon Clear Glaze,it works good and looks awesome after several coats.I don't think it dries as hard as D2T.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:40 AM
Are you doing this manually or are you using a wheel? If you're doing it manually, what are your times for turning...every 5min, 15min?
Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:15 AM
I was wondering what you bridge operators do all day! Nice work,I never would have guessed they were rattle can.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 02:40 PM
awesome job. I totally believe you. i'm new to luremaking and can't get myself to dish out the cash for an abrush just yet. i'd like to be able to do the same on my baits using rattle cans. in fact i've already purchased some.
one question... how do you hold/position your stencils to get that faded effect? it seems to me that holding it too close to the lure will result in sharped-edged lines that wouldn't look as good.