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Posted 31 December 2006 - 06:08 AM
I'm reading the forum for a while, now I would like to contribute with my latest creation...although it's not finished until now I try to insert a picture.
I'm going to coat it with a clear epoxy layer and colour it with some kind of transparent green colour.
It has a going thru wire axis and the lip is made of lexan.
Usually I use cedar wood to carve my lures. This one is carved out of a special hardfoam, I'm experementing with and I must say it is a good material to work with.
Futher I am experimenting with foiling baits at the moment...
Here the results:
Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:24 PM
Looking good. Did you use a nail set for the lateral line?
Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:12 AM
really nice job if you go to sell any get a hold of me
Posted 01 January 2007 - 10:45 AM
For the lateral line I used the tip of a ballpoint pen.
I did not sell any lures until now, maybe when there's time enough to build more lures there will be the possibility to sell a few. ;-)
Now I am waiting for a new epoxy resin for coating. I hope it will be fine to work with.
Posted 01 January 2007 - 11:01 AM
Very Nice. Great lines and detail. I especially like the large eyes. I should look great when finished.
Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:17 PM
Maybe it's just some kind of believe, but I like these oversized eyes either because it imitates the minnow pattern of babyfish... ;-) Maybe there's some kind of effect to attract predatory fish...anyway, at least it appeals to the fisherman using the lure ;-)
Posted 04 January 2007 - 03:52 AM
I don't know where you find so much "off-topic" stuff to mention. Just a reply why I like oversized eyes either...
Posted 04 January 2007 - 05:15 AM
Those big eyes are really impresive, and they give a very nice look to the lure. Maybe some of us would like to try such eyes on their own lures. May I ask how you have made them ? (materials, technology)
Posted 04 January 2007 - 11:07 AM
yes of course...
I used some kind of golden glossy carton of a candiesbox...
The pupil was made with epoxy mixed with black acrylic colour. I cut out the shape of the carton and then dipped black epoxy on the eye.