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Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:38 PM
Round two of the photo finish foil baits. The tops of the baits were done in Flair Tint Bronze Color-Shift Chameleon paint by auto air and I just blended in the bottoms with silver.
Chameleon paint at work under the light, goes from copper-purple-green on certain turns of the baits.
School of shad
Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:49 PM
looks like you were doing taxidermy on shad they look awesome
Posted 01 October 2010 - 12:32 AM
Big Bass Man, I'm so impressed that you got me out of lurking. I'd seriously consider your lures for big zander and pike.
LE: Do the lipless ones have rattles?
Edited by adi_oporanu, 01 October 2010 - 12:33 AM.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 05:16 PM
Thanks Guys !
The rattle baits are one red eye shad and two original rattle traps with rattles.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 05:34 PM
WOW, GREAT JOB! How do you do it? I need to learn that trick for sure. Thanks for sharing those pic's.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 08:16 PM
Learned it right here off of Tackle Underground, there is a section in the how to that explains it .
Posted 03 October 2010 - 01:45 PM
is that britebak or regular aluminum foil? Did you have trouble foiling around the contours of the fat free shad or was it about as straight forward as the rattle baits?
btw, the are awesome!!!
Posted 03 October 2010 - 09:57 PM
It is regular aluminum foil, Use the bright side out.
It took me a little while to get them right, practice pays off !
Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:13 AM
Great job on the shad. I'm new to lure building but I can't imagine anyone doing a better job.If any lures I build look as good as yours , I doubt that you ever see one in my tacklebox
Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:18 PM
Thanks Ken !!
Main thing is to try not to get to frustrated when you slip-up, I have slipped up a few times in my painting journey. I have been painting now close to a year and have found that taking care of your airbrush is a must to get great detail. Good Luck with your painting !!
Thanks Again Guys !
Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:46 PM
WoW, that's pretty cool stuff right there.
How do you think the finish will hold up after a few catches?
Posted 07 October 2010 - 05:58 AM
Right now I am using devcon 2ton epoxy for clear and it holds up pretty well. Been thinking of try etex for clear but dont know how the extex and foil will get along.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 07:54 AM
I think any of the epoxy top coats will work fine with foil.
The problems arrise when the solvents in whatever you're putting over the foil, be it paint or top coat, react with the glue you've used to attach the foil.
If you're worried, do a little test on a foiled/photoed piece, not on a lure that you've worked so hard on, and that's come out so beautifully.
I think alcohol is the main solvent/catalyst in all of those two part epoxy systems, so you could just try brushing some DN alocohol on your test piece to see if it reacts with the foil.
If you find there is some lifting of the foil, you can always spray a coat of Createx clear over the bait first, to isolate the foil from the top coat.
Personally, I've never had a paint scheme that worked with D2T that didn't work with either Etex or Nu Lustre.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 07:00 PM
Thanks Mark !!
I tried the etex on a foiled bait and it worked fine, it gives a lot more time of applying than the d2ton.
Caught a nice bass on the gizzard crank Today, Hope it works well in my tx Tomorrow
Edited by Big Bass Man, 08 October 2010 - 07:01 PM.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 07:52 PM
Husky is the guy who invented that technique. :)He also willingly shared it with this board and several others.
Posted 16 October 2010 - 05:52 PM
wow. if i were a bass,,my lips would be sore. beautifull work
Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:00 AM
That is a fatty! Congrats!