maachuu

I Have Tried Numerous Ways Of Making The

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gill (red semi-circle) on the bandits that I repaint, I am not having any luck with the things I have come up with. Just wandering if anyone had any good solutions to this ?

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maachuu

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Have you tried making a stencil......where in ms are you at.....

Iuka NE MS, I have tried but cant seem to get on that works good for me, Its alway to hard of plastic and if I try it with tape it either bleeds or sticks.

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It takes almost as much skill cutting out good stencils, as airbrushing skills. I've trashed dozens of stencils til I got something I was happy with. With practice it gets easier. If it's bleeding through, it sounds like your spraying too heavy a coat at once. Spray light coats, drying between coats. If you have a duel action brush, use the air from the brush to dry each coat. Press the trigger down, pull back til paint lightly sprays out, then let the trigger go all the way forward til only air is coming out, to dry the paint you just applied. Doing this you can build up paint in a hurry, without bleeding. After removing stencil hit with blow dryer.

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If you go to hobby lobby (or a similar type store) they have things called eraser stencils. I found one with a good semi-circular opening (among others) it works great for me.

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Try using something called FRISKET for making stencils - it's designed exactly for that. It's a thin plastic film, adhesive on one side, with a peel-off paper backing. Easy to cut with an X-acto knife. A big roll of frisket costs around $10-12 and in the small amounts we use on crankbaits, a roll will last years and years.

When I first got some, I tried using the frisket as advertised, i.e., draw your pattern on the paper, cut it out, peel off the backing, and stick it on the lure. Problem: the adhesive tends to pull paint off the lure when you remove it. A better Plan B: leave the paper backing on the frisket, just hold it against the lure and shoot your paint. Wipe the frisket dry, flip it over and do the other side of the lure. Benefits: you get exactly the same detail on both sides of the lure; the stencil becomes re-usable and will last indefinitely for other lures. I have a library of stencils now and rarely need to cut a new one.

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Thanks guys for all the replies, these suggestions should get me goin in the right direction :) Thanks again and Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to you all

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the other thing is to use light coats of paint alittle at a time till you get the color you want don't paint it all at once in a big glob of paint,thats were the paint will bleed under the stencel/tape

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I use coins for curved gills.

sounds like a good idea mark... im curious to try that out. just using coins in general for shading might make some cool patterns. i'm assuming you probably just use the coin(s) to help make your stencil though?

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