WannabeeFishing

Be gentle, it's my first time

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I completed my first repaint today. I had some issues with my $20 airbrush from Harbor Freight Tools. The scales on one side ran a bit and he's a little cross-eyed, but maybe that will make him look more vunerable to the fish I hope to catch with him. I just used three basic colors in acrylic paint and painted the eyes and spot on the side with a Q-tip.

I used the net from a Walmart goldfish net for the scales and finished it off with two coats of Devcon Two Ton. I'm really amazed how well the DTT levels out.

My thanks for all the information available on this site.

For my next trick, I ordered some clear plastic unpainted crankbaits from NetCraft. I'm a little concerned about the slick finish they have. Should I sand them a bit before the base coat, or just go for it?

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First time = FANTASTIC. By the time you get the eyes uncrossed, you will be a master, and with a good airbrush you will be dangerous. Great work.

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Thanks. I was by Hobby Lobby today and they are running a 30% off sale on their airbrushes. I'm going to check them out tomorrow.

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I agree with George,there is nothing wrong with those baits at all..You should have seen my first baits:eek:..LOL..Nathan

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I took the Harbor Freight stuff back and picked up a Paasche kit at Hobby Lobby. Really nice with extra jars and included the hose. I'm looking foward to seeing how it work out. Thanks for the encouragement.

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Nice work. When you get your cranks from Netcraft, I would sand them with some 600 grit just to give your paint a little "bite". Then wash them to remove any sanding dust and finger grease.

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I took the Harbor Freight stuff back and picked up a Paasche kit at Hobby Lobby. Really nice with extra jars and included the hose. I'm looking foward to seeing how it work out. Thanks for the encouragement.

how much was the kit?? do you have pics i could see of it ? thanks

and what issues with the harbour freight one did you have because i just got one and now im a little nervous...

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how much was the kit?? do you have pics i could see of it ? thanks

and what issues with the harbour freight one did you have because i just got one and now im a little nervous...

The biggest issue I had with the Harbour Freight unit was getting it to pick up the paint from the jar. When it would pick up it would actually spray pretty good. The variable spray feature was really nice.

I'm out of town so I can't sent a picture, but here is the link Paasche Airbrush Company - Airbrushes - Compressors - Airbrush Tanning - Airbrush Tattoos - Spray Booths - Spray Guns - Airbrush Tanning Spray Guns - Spray Booths - Spray Gun Kits - Airbrush Tanning

I got the H model. It was normally about $80, but Hobby Lobby had a 25% sale going on.

Hope this helps.

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ya it does, and i got the one that is blue in the back and is really heavy and i couldnt find a hose adapter for it... its like smaller then 3/8 and close to 5/16th and theres no hose i could find for it so im gunna try hobby lobby and wish for some luck.

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Much better than my first one. Looks like you got the clearcoat down pat too. Great job. Keep them coming!!!

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