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Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:02 PM
finally got these finished. been making some blanks for the Rookie to paint. maybe will get a chance to fish them this week. smallmouth is a floater/diver, striper is a slow sinker.
Posted 27 August 2007 - 01:05 PM
A double WOW from me. Those are beautiful. How long did it take to paint them?
Posted 27 August 2007 - 01:06 PM
Holy Moly!!! Did these guys just jump out of the lake or what??? Give yourself a pat on the back and the rest of us will change another color of green for envy. Excellent stuff!!!
Life is too short.....FISH HARD!!!!
Posted 27 August 2007 - 02:25 PM
JOHN IS DA MAN!!! Some of the best lookin swimbaits in the COUNTRY!! I can only hope to paint them as good as he does.....
John if I screw them up!! I will call in the Closer(JOHN) from the Bullpen to get me out of my jam!!
Posted 27 August 2007 - 02:48 PM
I can honestly say that is the most realistic paint job I have ever seen.That is just too good.
Posted 27 August 2007 - 02:50 PM
Nice baits man, wish I could paint like that
Posted 27 August 2007 - 03:15 PM
These are awesome looking baits I cant quit looking at them! Gone ta have to give them a try when hvac slows down! --Good Luck Rookie!
Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:27 PM
lost track:drool: i repainted the smallmouth 3 times before i got the shade i wanted, surprised it still floats!
Posted 27 August 2007 - 07:38 PM
Pass out the fillet knives. Those look good enough to make a meal out of.
Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:01 AM
The problem with these is that you will get stoped by a warden for using illegal bait. Nice looking baits man!
Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:33 PM
Outstanding.Really nice Baits for sure.
Posted 03 September 2007 - 11:55 AM
Beautiful work! Now how the heck do you clear your jointed lures!!???
Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:57 PM
i assemble the hinge parts after i seal and primer the segments ( see photo ). i then dry fit the segments and do the painting. next i disassemble the segments and the hinge and paint the inside of the segments ( small brush ) . take care not to get paint on the hinge pin. after all the painting is done clear coat each piece, i use devcon brushed on. after the epoxy is cured reassemble the hinges and epoxy the segments together, i use 2 ton epoxy, do not put too much epoxy into the slot or it will push out when you seat the hinge, also stand the lure on it's nose so the epoxy will not run down into the hinge. i do the segments one at a time until the epoxy is set, about an hour before assembling the next section. piece of cake!