Scales For Lucky Craft Crack Color?
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 11:10 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows how or where to get the scales for doing the lucky craft 'crack' color (or gunmetal). I know that Cullin8's has figured it out. I could use tape and cut out each individual scale and carefully put it on the bait, but that would take forever. I don't want to just slap the generic lure tape on. I am looking for the seperated scale look. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:31 AM
You can try with the original lucky craft magic scales.
here is the link Are expensive but is a soluttion.
Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:14 PM
Try spraying the lure with a coat of your gunmetal base color, and then put your scale cloth over it and add a white scale color, and then spots of irridescent accent colors from Wildlife Colors. Their irridescents are transparent, but still show up on lighter backgrounds.
Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:58 PM
I use a scrapbook diamond/scale shaped hole punch and holographic either transparent pearl crushed pearl or white pearl I use asuper thin mixed clearcoat and only apply to the area to be scaled then I use a small pair of tweezers to apply these small diamonds in the same manner as you see on a LC bait after I am done I clear the bait completely with 2 coats applied 15 minutes apart
you can use any color holgraphic material you want I have done many types not just the silver/pearl colors red orange blue purplechartreuse the possibilities are endless
My wife just informed me the shape is a rhombus and I stole her $12 rhombus holepunch
Edited by airbrushextreme, 02 February 2011 - 07:04 PM.
Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:46 PM
Oh your gonna pay for that one!!
Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:26 AM
Well I gave it a shot. I went through my mom's scrapbooking stuff and could only find gingerbread men and star stamps....so I just cut them out with an exacto knife. I was pretty pleased with the results. I think I just need to work on the spacing a little. Here is a picture.
Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:39 AM
Good job! You have the paitience of Job, or is that job??
Posted 03 February 2011 - 05:10 PM
I tried that type holo scales also it looks great I place my scales in a scale back pattern like LC does I settled for the solid nonscaled hologram tape instead the rhombus holepunch is an AC Moore store brand try gold copper or red scales on a golden orange bait it is phenomenal pearl scales on a gold bait won me money lake Okeechobee last year and is a potomac river staple purple scales on a tablerock shad blue scales on a parrot I done a shad rap with chart top scales and pearl lower scales over a simple smokey joe type color think outside the box sometimes