Where To By Smith Wildlife Paint
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:37 PM
I am wanting to try smith wildlife paint and I was wondering where is the best place to buy it online.
Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:40 PM
It's hard to understand who owns whom in the paint business. I usually buy paint from WASCO but couldn't find Smith Wildlife paint in their current online site - but I did find the above. Apparently, they now own WASCO. Mckenzies is located in Granite Quarry, so maybe you could even drop by there! Hope this helps.
Edited by BobP, 19 August 2012 - 09:41 PM.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:09 AM
Thanks for the info. I see they also have water based polytranspar. I want to try something other than createx. Which one would you choose from between the wildlife colors or polytranspar?
Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:44 AM
I prefer the Smith Wildlife paints because of the color palette. However, Polytranspar also makes a great basecoat white called "Superhide White" - it's heavily pigmented and dries super fast to a hard shiny coat. The best I've tried - I buy the stuff by the pint!
Taxidermy paint can be a crap shoot. There is more variability among brands and you are more likely to get differences between batches of the same paint, unlike Createx which is very consistent in formulation (which is why it is the standard). The upside is you can find colors that Createx will never offer. One of my favorites is Smith Wildlife Pearl Chrome. Overshoot it on a paint scheme to mute the colors and give the bait an overall "baitfish sheen". It has small chrome flakes that require a .3mm or larger airbrush tip to shoot.