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Please Help With Crappie Pattern
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:00 PM
Help me get started on a white crappie. Colors, and dots. Thanks!!!!
Posted 09 January 2010 - 04:07 PM
Good question, are you speaking of the splatter back pattern. I as well would like to learn that trick. I tried it with the air brush with no luck. The only other thing I could think to try was a stiff bristle brush full of paint. Might work.
Posted 09 January 2010 - 07:03 PM
No im thinking of the realistic pattern. I want to know how to make the black and green on top blend. what kind of gun do you have single action or dual? turning the air down to 9-10 psi and knocking the trigger down while pulling paint works well for my iwata.
Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:46 AM
this what you have in mind?
base coat dark gray, scales white, then i lightly overbrush with metallic pearl white to make the scales look silvery and tone down the total effect. then do the random speckles with the tip of a small stiff brush or toothpick. next spray the back black and mist it slightly down the side a little. then spray the belly white and mist it up. to get the green i use metallic emerald green. very lightly just to give a hint of a green sheen. use a soft brush and go easy you can always add more.
Posted 11 January 2010 - 02:42 PM
JR, that is a good looking set of baits!!
Red Sox you might send a PM to The Rookie (Tater Hog). He does an excellent job with Crappie!. I have a deep one he did for me and I literally threw mine away. Mine were good, but his version made mine feel inadequate!
Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:09 PM
RS58, I've only been at this hobby for a year, so most of my painting is still pretty " Crappy" ha ha !
Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:27 PM
That sounds good. Nice baits! You are airbrushing right? My main concern is how to get the crappie speckels with an airbrush. I may try the toothpick trick.
Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:33 PM
no airbrush, $2.99 brushes from Michaels. figured it was easier to change brushes then to mess with changing and cleaning tips.
Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:47 AM
Dude, you are truly amazing!