What Kind Of Airbrush
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 07:41 PM
Hello everybody< im looking for any good information on what type of airbrush I need to buy. Im goin to start painting crankbaits and thats it. I have never airbrushed before so im gonna need to know whats the best one to use, and what kind of paint i should buy as well. Any information would be very helpful. thank you very much
Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:10 PM
Ronny, use the search feature to see lots of posts about airbrush recommendations. Your exact question has been asked quite often and you'll find a wealth of info.
Posted 11 September 2011 - 04:42 PM
Ronny - What do you mean best? There are many criteria and there are many opinions about what is best. Like BobP has suggested spend some time using the search feature of this forum. There are loads of information to peruse through. Only you can really determine what is best for you. Some use cheap harbor freight throw aways while others use Iwata's. Just remember - bait painting can become additice and practice, practice and then do more practice. Soon you will be satified with your improvements. Just hang in there.
Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:01 PM
thanks again BobP. What kind of paint would you recomend using with an iwata eclipse cs. Also has anybody ever tried some lucky craft 1.5 and 2.5 OEM blanks? What blanks do you recomend, Im wanting squarebills>
Posted 12 September 2011 - 04:14 PM
Good choice on the Iwata. You won't be sorry.
As far as Lucky Craft "OEM" blanks your not going to find any. There are quite a few places that sell what are commonly referred to as "knockoffs". These are bodies that are similar in size and shape to name brand baits, but are usually lacking the internal characteristics (ballasting, balance, etc.) of the higher priced name brands. This is not saying these baits won't catch fish. They're just a cheaper version of the name brands.
Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:06 PM
thanks rayburnguy. I found some baits on busstinbassbaits website, some say they are knockoffs, but some of the rc 1.5 and 2.5 says they are oem's. Im wondering if anybody has used these before and if they are actually oem's. if not, where is a good place to get some good blanks?
Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:35 PM
We had a discussion about this a while back. You might want to click on the link below and read that thread.
I haven't personally used any of bustinbassbaits lures, but there are those here at TU that have and said they had good luck with them. Predator is a paid sponsor here at TU and also sells unpainted lures along with a lot of other bait building supplies. I know there are several more, but can't think of them right at the moment.
Read the info at the link below. It will bring enlighten you about the claims of O.E.M. Lucky Craft unpainted lures.