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#1 nim_evets


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Posted 21 July 2005 - 10:29 AM

Hi all,
New to the board and lure making, but I'm already addicted. Just airbrushed two crankbaits and am having some problems.

I searched the forums but am looking to extract some more info or some step by steps.

I am having a hard time painting on very clean looking gill lines and the dark circle that is often to the rear of the gill line (not sure what this circle is called).

Does anyone have suggestions for a newbie?

I tried to freehand both but they were not clean.

I also tried a playing card stencil but could not get real clean cuts with the exacto and couldn't get the card to lay flat against the curvature of the crankbait.

Are there stickers available? Or any stencil suggestions? I just want these lines to be really clean. What does everyone else do?

Aside from those two problems, my first baits came out really well. I was intimidated to use Devcon the first time and as soon as I started working with it, found out just how easy to use it is!


#2 Terrydabassman


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Posted 21 July 2005 - 11:31 AM

The overhead projector film works great for stencils. I mostly use stencil stuff you can get at Wall-Mart for a couple dollars. It's in the craft section and comes in a long sheet...about the color and thickness of the plastic your milk jugs are made of. You can also run it through your printer instead of free hand if need be too. :)

#3 Art Brush

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 11:48 AM

Welcome aboard Steve,

For the black dot or "kill spot" use a paper hole punch to punch them out of electricians tape. Then you can stick them to the lure.

Tight Lines,


#4 nim_evets


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Posted 21 July 2005 - 11:55 AM

Thanks for the info and the welcome.

Does the electrical tape "kill spot" blend in with the background paint after it is coated with epoxy?
Just curious - I'll test it out tonight but would appreciate any further comments before I get started.

All the best,

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 03:08 PM

use the end of a dill bit. dip it in the paint and touch the bait were you want it. try all size's. :)

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