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Posted 01 September 2004 - 08:28 PM
Heres some new lures that I've been working on, kind of different. Just finished them, pics never seem to do lures justice, plus its hard to get them to smile Any feedback is welcome.
Posted 01 September 2004 - 08:33 PM
Those are some crazy looking paint jobs! How did you do it?
Posted 01 September 2004 - 08:35 PM
Hi KL, They look pretty good to me, even without the smile. Thanks for posting. It's always nice to see new work.
Posted 01 September 2004 - 09:18 PM
fearsomly-baddass-awesome. Love the natural camo patterns.
Posted 01 September 2004 - 10:24 PM
"fearsomly-baddass-awesome"...best compliment I can get on those two lures, kind of what I was shooting for.
I was striving for some type of gutteral reaction, but at the same time have them kewl' and fishable. The pics really dont do justice to the clear coats and leopard. I guess I wont take pics in the morning sun any longer???
Re: the process, white base coat any lure. I tried to choose ones that were similar in nature to a snake, long and slender, hence a husky jerk... and leopard, long, thin waist with the strong chest look, a rapala. The actual scaled and spotted look are around the arm tattoos...the temporary kind that you wet and press for 30 secs. I basically cut them in the shape of the lure from belly to back on both sides and then applied them w/water by using a wet q-tip to press them onto the bait. I did some test runs last week to make sure they'd adhere to a bait and they do, quickly!!! Theres no going back once its on. I used the hair dryer to speed up the dry time. Then I basically looked for snake and leopard pics on the internet and mixed paint til I matched the colors of the tattoos and creatures. I added some darkness to the backs and eye areas to get that "fearsome" look and I made the under bellies and nose areas more lite in color. Used red and orange 3-d eyes and added a hefty devcon clearcoat. Thats all, heres a shot of them both together.
Thanks for compliments and feedbacks, you fellers with the life like fish decal work helped inspire my creativity with these 2 lures no doubt. Many thanks!
Posted 02 September 2004 - 10:23 AM
Those are some sweet paint jobs....You'll definatley get some attention with those...Nathan
Posted 05 September 2004 - 08:19 AM
Thanks fellers. Have some more unusual ones in the works.
Posted 05 September 2004 - 01:40 PM
Kellure, a great extension to the "photo-finish" concept, love the green snake pattern! What a great idea!