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Fine Paint Detailing
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:41 AM
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.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:16 AM
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 !!
Posted 14 October 2010 - 12:18 PM
keep the sharp point. otherwise you'll carry too much paint. you can always add paint. a lot harder to take it away.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:01 PM
Geat job as usual! That sound painstaking!!! What do you use to dry the acrylic paint? Never really worked with them much.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:42 PM
JR, as always, Beautiful! I am not worthy to even see that thing!
Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:55 PM
dry pretty fast and a little goes a long way.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 08:47 PM
Spectacular looking swim-bait Mr. Hopkins!!
Thanks for sharing you technique with us sir.
I truly envy your craftsmanship
Posted 14 October 2010 - 08:55 PM
Awsome job fella, I'd be afraid to throw that in the water for fear of losing it..
Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:51 PM
John, awesome work. Love the details in the fins.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:22 PM
WOW! Now that's another great paint job! Thanks for sharing John.
Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:10 AM
FANTSTIC, Will you be putting that one on your site?
GOOD LUCK GOOD PLUGGIN