Painting with a brush
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 12:10 PM
I dont have an air brush, and I am in college, so cant afford a decent one. I need to use a brush and tube paint. Any one else have to do this? I have all kinds of trouble getting a decent paint job. Any tips or any ideas of paint jobs for top water walking lures? Thanks
Posted 06 February 2007 - 12:20 PM
I brush paint also. I use acrylic paint from the local craft stores. It is cheap and the color choices are endless. I have trouble blending colors myself, and I'm looking for some transperant paints I can brush on to help with color blending.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 12:21 PM
Herring bone, black with a white bone pattern. Clown pattern, white with a red front 1/3 rd. Research some antique lures. They were painted without an airbrush.
BTW to blend the colors do it wet, before the paint dries. You can also dip a little water on the brush to help blending.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 02:09 PM
You have my sympathies.
I'm stuck with the brush, I cannot risk any overspray from rattle cans as I live in digs. I've already drilled a hole in the table which I will end up having to pay for.
My first attempt at a 'hand job' was a perch pattern. Ended up looking like a six legged frog. It will NEVER see the light of day let alone a flash.
Now, I stick to abstract patterns and avoid straight lines like the plague.
You could tie the lure tightly by the eyes at each end, in a frame. This will allow you to turn the bait axially while using the brush, I haven't tried the idea myself. Let me know any of your tips. Good luck with it.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 02:31 PM
Vodkaman, who says pike dont like 6 legged frogs:)
Have you tried it ? Maybe it has 3 times the action
Oops highjacking threads again sorry Whibley:whistle:
Posted 06 February 2007 - 02:47 PM
Action! You should have seen it. Waggled like crazy, all the way down the trash can and you should have heard it rattle!
Just kidding, I already have the best part of an hour invested in this little beaut', no way am I going to bin it.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 04:22 PM
I second Cheesehead's recommendation to try aerosol paint.
Spray looks better than brush unless you are Michaelangelo. Then, try stencils for the details. An exacto knife and a plastic sheet will do that. You can screw up a STENCIL and easily cut another rather than screwing up the lure.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 04:49 PM
I just picked up some createx transperant paint. I want to see how well it layers with a brush. I will let you know!
Posted 06 February 2007 - 05:21 PM
See my post in this thread. Get back to me when you can.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 06:35 PM
i have see the artist charles weiss. he only uses a brush. its incredible when you have the talent and patience.. his paintings look lifelike on every bait
Posted 06 February 2007 - 07:36 PM
use upholstrey pins in the end where screw eye will be and use it as a popsickle stick to paint make a tree from a board small or or whatever with nails/scdrews and hang up to dry
Posted 06 February 2007 - 07:39 PM
use painters tape and clear tape draw/trace pattern onto clear place ontop of painters tape and xacto it out place painters tape on top and brush/spray away pull off while still wet BINGO
Posted 06 February 2007 - 07:53 PM
Try spraying with the new H20 paints. No odor, water clean up and they cover very nicely. I think Krylon is the MFG here in the U.S.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 08:13 PM
When all is said and done, why not just go to a Michael's Craft Store with one of their 40% off coupons from the newspaper and get yourself a cheapo $20 Badger single stage airbrush powered with Propel CO2. Spray your lures in the kitchen sink and clean up in 2 mins with a sponge and soap. OK, OK, I know ..... the sink is always full of dishes!
Posted 06 February 2007 - 09:11 PM
now thats cool. where theres a will theres a way. kitchen sinks awesome. i do know they are good for testing lol.. my wife gave up on me a man in his mid 50s sitting in the bathtub floating baits.
Posted 07 February 2007 - 09:33 AM
NOT a time and place for hooks! I flinched just reading that.
Posted 10 February 2007 - 08:36 PM
You can get an airbush at wal-mart for as little as 19.95
Posted 10 February 2007 - 08:56 PM
if you fish it does. not matter brush, cans, or spray paint. fish dont care