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Detail Question

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If you were using scales and bars on a lure, which do you paint first...the scales over the bars, or, vice versa? Or, does it really matter?

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Stan

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It depends on the effect you want. If you want a subdued bar effect paint your bars first then your scales. For a really nice effect paint your bars a deeper shade, then mask with your scale material, paint your scale pattern then with your scale material still on go over your bars again with a lighter color... Really makes your bars look 3D.

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As Bassnbrad said above, it depends on the effect what you wish to achieve.

I almost always paint the scales 1st, as this generally accomplishes the more common natural looking effect, allowing the bars to stand out. Also I sometimes leave the scale material in place and paint bars over the scales for the first time.

All three of these options have a place in your painting at some time or another. There is no steadfast right or wrong when it comes to painting lures. The more you experiment, the more good lure effects you'll learn to achieve!

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