Some Of My Work
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 01:37 PM
I got into custom painting baits a couple of months ago and found this great website and have learned a lot from it. Wanted to share some of my work so far.
Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:35 PM
Nice job Kris! They look great. I started not too long ago myself.
Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:23 PM
Man they sure look great, if I can get mine to look like that in a couple of months I will be estatic. What kind of paint do you use and how did you get your scale patterns. I have seen some scale masking on Jann's Netcraft website, does anyone have an opionion on that process that might help me.
Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:39 PM
Very nice paint jobs! Whats the name of the web site you learned from? Sure many of us would greatly appreciate it to help ourselves with painting our own lures
Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:11 PM
Like the lures alot well done, I really like the paint job on the last one green crawdad looking one
Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:40 AM
Crash08, I use Createx, Polyranspar and Wildlife mostly ... water based. Like most guys I use all sorts of things for my scales. You can use what is called Tule (find at Wal-Mart, HobbyLobby, Michaels), Minnow Net, etc. You can even use the bag that small tomatoes and garlic comes in. I look for anything that will give me a scale look.
With the bait on a x-acto knife handle I cover the bait with the scale net and clamp it around the bottom w/ cloths pins or whatever. Shoot my color( done in light coats), then hit it w/some light heat from a heat gun or blow dryer (I hit the bait w/heat for just a few seconds. Don't want the paint to dry ... net will stick and pull your work up) and then carefully pull your netting off. I practiced shooting paint through net before attempting on a bait to find out how much or how little is needed.
I did mess up a few before I got what I wanted ...
PM w/ an email address I can send you a pic of what I'm talking about with the x-acto knife if that would help.
Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:51 AM
startos201, The way I got started was I got my hands on Amistad Tackle's DVD on painting baits and watched it and thought that looked like something I would enjoy and could do. Then got on the web in search of more info and came across TU and that is where I got most of my info and "how-to's" and started playing. The people here are great and very helpful. This is the only site I visit when I need info or need to know how to do something.
Posted 11 December 2009 - 05:05 PM
Kris, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org, any pics are greatly appreciated. I have yet to paint my first bait, I have gotten my airbrush and compressor but no paints of yet. I may take a trip up to Micheals this weekend and get some paints, any suggestions on a base coat and top coat or epoxy?
Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:18 PM
At the moment I cover my baits with a white primer which you can find at Michael's also made by Valspar.
There is A LOT of info on the site about topcoating. The 2 most used are Dick Nite's and Devcon 2 Ton epoxy. You can get the D2T at either a Ace Hardware or Bass Pro Shops. You can also order online from several places...try TowerHobbies.com
I'm using the D2T right now. It is a 2 part expoxy that you have to mix up and brush on. You will also need a drying wheel to turn the bait while the epoxy is setting. The drying wheel helps the epoxy to set up level. I can send you a pic of mine. I think it cost me about $25-30 to build.