twlureco

First Airbrushed Crankbait

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Looks good! One thing though, it looks to me like you taped the back before painting. This isn't really necessary, and you will get a much more life-like bait if you simply spray the color on the back without masking.

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Looks good! One thing though, it looks to me like you taped the back before painting. This isn't really necessary, and you will get a much more life-like bait if you simply spray the color on the back without masking.

It was taped, I had messed up my airbrush and it was spraying everywhere so i decided to just tape it off and get the back done. After I had got it done and was switching colors, I noticed

what was wrong!

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It's amazing how you can have good airbrush days and bad days.When the days are good this is a wonderful hobby.but on those bad days it will make you cuss.Good looking bait.

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It's amazing how you can have good airbrush days and bad days.When the days are good this is a wonderful hobby.but on those bad days it will make you cuss.Good looking bait.

I started with a white base coat. Then a pearl silver. sprayed the lines and top black. then the pearl green over the entire bait. After all of that dried for a while, I put two coats of gloss clear on it.

What do you guys recommend for sealing it?

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[The easiest and least hassle free is Devcon 2 ton epoxy

I looked all over town today for it. Couldn't find any so I settled on some other epoxy.

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I wish my first attempt with the airbrush turned out as well as yours did. Very nice!

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I'd eat it yummmmmmmm!

Thought about glueing some eyes on that bad boy? Not that you have to, I'm addicted to eyes, I put them on everything. My kids even end up running around the house with google eyes stuck to them :blink:

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Yes I just need to order some. My next one will be a shad pattern I think. I really want to try a bluegill pattern but I think that's a little complicated for me right now

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