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Rayburn Red

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Maybe RayburnGuy can give more authentic info but the Rayburn Red I see are more a reddish orange to burnt orange, rather than red. I start with orange and add a little red, then maybe a few drops of brown.

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I don't paint the "Rayburn Red" pattern as there are so many variations of it out there these days from a bunch of different manufacturers. What we (meaning the Rayburn locals) have always called Rayburn Red is the old Bill Lewis Rattle Trap shown below. And like Bob said it does have an orange tint to it. I guess it depends on whether your trying to match the bait like the one in the photo you've attached or if your trying to paint the "original" color. If your trying to paint the original then I would start off with red and start adding some orange a couple drops at a time until it looks like a match. If it appears to be too dark then add a drop or two of white until you get the shade your looking for.

hope this helps,

Ben

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Thank you both, I think I kinda got now. I started with the red and add orange then a little brown as I think I put in too much orange! But it looks a lot better now. Thanks again.

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Not Rayburn Red, how about Rayburn Seed?

Don't know that I've heard of that one. Got a pic?

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Oh that's what you named one of your baits. Thought I had missed, or forgotten, something. Don't scare me like that. :mad:

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While some colors seem to be a matter of mixing a few drop to this or that many times it is one color painted over another. For instance if I was trying to paint the Rayburn color Ben posted I would start with a white bait and transparent orange, then I would fade some flouro orange from the bottom 1/3 to the top, then fade some red transparent over the orange, then touch up the back with transparent violet. Maybe dust with some gold shimmer before adding the red, maybe paint some black stripes before the red to give it some depth. I might even paint the belly yellow, blue, or chartreuse. A lot of extra steps but its what separates us from Walmart.....LOL

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While some colors seem to be a matter of mixing a few drop to this or that many times it is one color painted over another. For instance if I was trying to paint the Rayburn color Ben posted I would start with a white bait and transparent orange, then I would fade some flouro orange from the bottom 1/3 to the top, then fade some red transparent over the orange, then touch up the back with transparent violet. Maybe dust with some gold shimmer before adding the red, maybe paint some black stripes before the red to give it some depth. I might even paint the belly yellow, blue, or chartreuse. A lot of extra steps but its what separates us from Walmart.....LOL

Your absolutely right about layering colors Gunnie. That's one thing that's hard for me to keep in my head. When I see a certain color I can't help myself from automatically thinking what colors of paint I have to mix to get the color.

Ben

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