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Posted 22 July 2003 - 08:59 PM
Any tips on painting gills on crankbaits. Mine really sux!
Posted 22 July 2003 - 09:14 PM
I do hand painted and stenciled , I like both depening on the lure .
Posted 26 July 2003 - 07:05 AM
Hey FFT, What are you using for a stencil? I was thinking of making some out of manila file folders.. Any tips?
Posted 26 July 2003 - 01:02 PM
I like plastic coated playing cards. You might be able to find jumbo sized cards at a dollar store.
Plastic milk jugs work well, too.
Posted 26 July 2003 - 04:58 PM
Now thats a great idea... Playing cards and milk jugs.. thanks Legendary Lures..
Posted 26 July 2003 - 09:23 PM
I use either stencil material (from craft stores) or an "erasing guide" (also from craft store). Make sure you use a fairly thick stencil film with a matte finish...makes it easier to draw on your pattern. The erasing guide is a little sheet of metal film with a variety of shapes punched in it. The ones I use are from Hobby Lobby (technical drawing/drafting sort of area) and are about 3"x4" or so. Lots of good shapes...circles of various sizes, ovals, gill type semi-ovals, etc. Just mask off the ones you don't want to use and spray the ones you do for any given job.
Posted 27 July 2003 - 12:53 AM
Well I am late on this one , All of the above are great !!! Milk jugs are nice and thick , just about or the same thing as the heavy stencil sheets .