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copper color paint and scales
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Posted 03 October 2004 - 08:17 PM
I have two quistions.
1 What paints can i mix to get a copper color.
2 What are some things you can buy at walmart or hobby stores to make scales. Any help is greatly appreciated..
Posted 03 October 2004 - 08:49 PM
You can buy copper colored paint at Walmart, look in craft dept.
Then go to the sewing dept and buy the Tule or netting.
I think it 57" wide and sold by the yard for around $2.57 and
comes in a couple mesh sizes.
Posted 03 October 2004 - 09:26 PM
Can't get createx paints at walmart but they make a mettalic copper color. If you have to mix i would try some orange in gold that should get you pretty close to copper.
Posted 04 October 2004 - 06:40 AM
I got metalic copper at Walmart. They had several metalic colors, Red, Blue, Copper, Gold, Silver, Black, Green, and Purple. These paints are in the crafts section. Ken Schmitz
Posted 04 October 2004 - 07:09 AM
I also use athletic jerseys, sports bags and onion bags to make scales.
Posted 04 October 2004 - 07:43 AM
According to Spo-Roller, wally world has some netting material in the cloth section.
Posted 04 October 2004 - 08:01 AM
Also in the craft section at walmart is some copper spray on glitter..Nathan
Posted 04 October 2004 - 08:32 AM
I use laundry bags sold at Wal-Mart in the cleaning supplies. I need bigger scales for my musky lures. They are about 2.00 per bag.
Posted 04 October 2004 - 08:33 AM
Forgot to add this tidbit earlier, the netting that holds kids toys in bath tubs and rooms makes good scaling material. Just dont let them find out that you've cut their bags into fifty 3" X 5"pieces
Posted 04 October 2004 - 10:20 AM
For smaller scale netting you can also get a dip net from the pet area in walmart for $1.00. Looks sharp on smaller crankbaits
Walmart also sold a brand of acrylic paint called "Liquitex" if you can find it anywhere it's great for metallics.
Posted 04 October 2004 - 02:43 PM
i found a good copper colour at my work the other day, its a copper weld through primer in a spray can for the automotive industry, tested it on a few surfaces and it realy looks good, probably does contain copper as well, who knows??, looks good though and i'm gonna try it shortly
Posted 04 October 2004 - 04:54 PM
you guys are great. i am going to try the orange and gold i will let you know.. thanks everone!!!
Posted 11 October 2004 - 08:42 AM
Yes, you can look all over Wal-Mart and find stuff to use for scales. The stuff I use is some sort onf netting but I forget the exact name of it. Thing I like about it is the softness and how it stretches. Makes it easy to put over the bait and the softness doesn't scratch the bait.
As for the copper color, I love the automotive paint by Createx. It is a truer cooper than the standard Createx. Two good coats and it looks just like a new penny!