jrhopkins

Fine Paint Detailing

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here's a way to do fine details ( stripes, speckles, etc.) on baits. i used a round toothpick point to do all the details on this bait. acrylic paint will flow pretty easy so you don't need a lot of paint, i base coated it with a light tourquoise first and then did all the stripes, spots, etc. using the toothpick. if you get a little too much paint in an area just let it dry and it will flatten out . then i did a light brown on the top and a light apricot on the bottom. finally i used ( FolkArt brand ) metalic pearl white to overbrush ( lightly). this mutes the color a little so it gives the faded, lighter appearence toward the bottom of the bait.

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Very NICE !

So did you use a pointed toothpick to add the brown stripes and spots to the bait ? Or did you snip the end off to make it blunt ?

Thanks for sharing !!

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Very NICE !

So did you use a pointed toothpick to add the brown stripes and spots to the bait ? Or did you snip the end off to make it blunt ?

Thanks for sharing !!

keep the sharp point. otherwise you'll carry too much paint. you can always add paint. a lot harder to take it away.

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Geat job as usual! That sound painstaking!!! What do you use to dry the acrylic paint? Never really worked with them much.

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Geat job as usual! That sound painstaking!!! What do you use to dry the acrylic paint? Never really worked with them much.

dry pretty fast and a little goes a long way.

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Spectacular looking swim-bait Mr. Hopkins!!

Thanks for sharing you technique with us sir.

I truly envy your craftsmanship :worship:

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