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#1 snooterfish



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Posted 04 March 2007 - 11:12 AM

:) i am painting a lure with a Chart. bottom 3/4 and a dark purple which fades into a light purple/violet color that meets the Chart bottom, i already have the lure painted Chart. :huh: i am stuck on how to get the top, do i paint the dark purple back, then fade the violet into the Chart or ............. , then a violet or silver scale job ???
Guys i am new and i have done my share of re- doing and sanding, i am close on this one and would appreciate any help.
:yeah: this hobby is more addictive than smoking and i love it, last night i got out of bed with an idea at 2:00 AM.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 11:49 AM

Whatever the color scheme, I always paint from bottom to top. When doing scales, I shoot them as the 2nd color. Last, shoot the dark back color and shade it down over the scales. That looks the most natural to me.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 11:14 PM

Your lure is probably already catching fish, but do what BobP said. But I think you can get a cool blend on the back by doing the purple, and a light misting of brown (very light) on the crest of the back while the purple is still wet. Not enough to turn it brown, just to darken the purple there. This will blend well and give you yet another shade of blending on the dark purple to violet.