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  1. Cami

    molds to oz

    https://baitmold.com/plastic-bait-mold/soft-plastic-bait/handing-pour-mold-v678-5-12-inch-130-mm/ https://baitmold.com/plastic-bait-mold/soft-plastic-bait/handing-pour-mold-v306-8-inch-200-mm/ https://baitmold.com/plastic-bait-mold/soft-plastic-bait/handing-pour-mold-v257-7-inch-175-mm/ ... but perhaps it isn't the right moment. Bye Cami
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    ... yes, I agree, perhaps this contest box is more appropriate. Thank you Sir. Bye Cami
  3. ... I agree, thank you sir. Regards. Cami
  4. Dear sirs, about my entry FMM, you changed the contest box from the hand made hard bait to the fly one, but it is not a fly lure, it weighs more than 1 oz., it is used with bait casting rod, it is a "spinning" lure for Pike. Now it is a surface bait, but it is usual to add a jika weight to work it under surface, moreover there is a trailer in plastisol ... are you sure about this changing? Cami
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    ... ehm, dear sirs, you changed the contest box from the hand made hard bait to the fly one, but it is not a fly lure, it weighs more than 1 oz., it is used with bait casting rod, it is for Pike. Now it is a surface bait, but it is usual to add a jika weight to work it under surface, moreover there is a trailer in plastisol ... are you sure about this changing? Cami
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    Fake Miuras Mouse I personally know the nice Maurizio Carini and I think his baits are definitely brilliant. I saw and touched his Big Mouses and my interpretation is at least .. fake. The ingredients are very simple: bucktail, fly assembly thread, copper wire, swivels, split rings, treble hooks, mono wire and pipes, crystal flash, 3D eyes and ... the cork, naturally from a strictly Italian Spumante. Ah, I also injected the big grub in plastisol ... recycled. Bye Cami
  7. Mica powder from an artcraft store: 2 nails per 4 oz. Bye. Cami
  8. Dear Fern, well we are basically speaking about solvent based varnish and their recipes are probably really similar. In States you can find Spike It products, in Europe we have (now) the Finnish CAB Coat varnishes or those ones by the Belgian Brightbaits ... and all of them are not really cheap, but they don't need a top coating. Solvents like MEK, THF or Acetone, in my opinion, snap off the poured plastisol surface and permit to the pigment to be mixed with PVC, instead Cyclohexanone should be a retarder of this kind of varnish, good for airbrushing tecnique. My hobbyst process is really simple: cleaning of soft bait surface with a solvent like MEK, "painting" of bait surface with powdered pigments (pearls, metallic, shifting) using a sponge, heating the surface with a torch, top coating with the cold mix 50 PVC glue/50 solvent. The solvent is a temporarily thinner of PVC glue. If there is someone that can suggest any kind of adjustment/improvement, I will really appreciate it. I lastly bought some thin Ukrainian cheap varnishes, they work great with a brush and it's possible to thin them with acetone ... also in this solvent base varnish a top coat isn't needed. Bye Cami
  9. Look for Borflex 13 Bye. Cami
  10. Hyper shift powder pigments, those base coloured, not the white ones (good over the black base). Bye Cami
  11. A recipe, similar to the French one, is 50% PVC glue + 50%Methyl Ethyl Chetone (MEK) + powder pigment. For the PVC glue I use Tangit. It dries very quickly, so I'm able to use it only with a brush. To thin it and have more time for airbrushing, you should add butanone, but I have never tried. Bye Cami
  12. https://baitmold.com/?s=shiner&post_type=product Bye Cami
  13. French Recipe for Soft Baits Cold Coat: 50% PVC Glue + 50% MEK (Methyl Ethil Ketone). You can only brush it, you cannot airbrush ir. You can also add powder or liquid pigments or glitters. It works also as a bonding system to repair soft baits. Bye Cami
  14. ... me too, but till now I found only shifting powder pigments that cannot be added to hot plastisol, or better you can, but the result is really poor, even if you mix them with black. I'm waiting to receive from China some colored shifting powder pigments, then I'll show you the results of coloring soft bais in mass. Bye Cami
  15. I'm an hobbyist and lastly I played around with several mica and shifting powder pigments. I put Mica powder pigments, taken in artistic shops, directly inside hot plastisol, obtaining massive baits, for instance with white mica I reach a great marble white, a good base for following "painting". Instead with shifting powder pigments, coming from nail art, I brush them with a sponge over the bait surface. The best result is obtained with a black base (obtained for instance with black powder pigment ...be careful about scorching plastisol), after that I fix the pigments with a torch and encapsulate them with a hot or cold coat. Well, every time you change the base color, you reach a different shifting result. Till now I used only "white" shifting powder pigments, not those ones colored, used in the automotive field, and to mix them in hot plastisol has been an unsuceful trial. I'm waiting Chinese colored shifting powder pigments and I'll try again to use in mass ... finger cross. Lastly I received some basic solvent lacquer colors for the soft bait surface, it's possible to use them only with a brush, and I tried to mix yellow with gold powder pigment, here the result: Bye Cami
  16. Dear J., this sentence should be written in the stone: yesterday, for the first time, I shoot in my pre heated molds, no more only oiled, with the injector pre heated by a thermo gun and ... its movement changed at all, smooth, sliding, a real pleasure to use it. Thank you. Cami
  17. The body base has been obtained with black powder pigment in hot plastisol. After injection in this new mold and curing the body has been "painted" with such shifting emerald green powder pigment using a make up sponge. Top coat is my cold transparent type: 50% PVC glue + 50% MEK, gently brushed over body ... that's all. Bye Cami
  18. The round head of tube bait is obtained by the concave shaped cork that close one end of PVC pipe. You have to chose a cork with an external diameter that fit without any clearance the inner diameter of pipe. You can shape the concave with a round grindstone. Finally let seall the cork with the working tape. The thickness will be not the same in all length, but thicker in portion close to the head and thinner where you will cut the stripes of the tail. The results are really performing tube baits ... that catch Pikes. Bye Cami
  19. Dear Eastman03, as said unfortunally there are anymore the 2 vids and I'm no the guy who showed this simple technique (I usually make 4" tube dipping rods) The first hyphotesis is the right one: 1) tap the PVC pipe with the concave cork 2) lube the inner side of PVC pipe 3) pour hot plastisol for around the half of PVC pipe length 4) start to rotate the PVC pipe with an angle more than 45° ... more horizontal the pipe is, more long the tube will be - I apologise but I really don't remember if "Il Gatto" closed also the other side of pipe. I think not 5) cool the PVC pipe under a current fresh water tap 6) with the thin rod (a stiff pc o wire) detach the tube from the PVC pipe - the rod must be used between the external skin of tube and the internal wall of pipe ... simple, but for sure a little bit dangerous: when you put the PVC pipe under the fresh water, using thermal gloves of course, you must be really careful that no one drop of water can enter inside the pipe. Bye Cami
  20. Hi, I would like to suggest this old thread The original link to the Italian Site is http://www.bassmaster.it/a_tube.htm Unfortunally it isn't more possible to see the 2 videos on youtube. Anyway, the trick to obtain such big tubes is to fill hot plastisol inside the rigid PVC pipe and rotate it sliding the plastisol for all its length. After some rotations you have to cool the PVC pipe with current fresh water ... simple. Important: you must wear heat gloves, glasses, long suites Please, let me know your experience with this technique and ask if you need. Bye Cami
  21. Here there are the "original" ones https://baitmold.com/page/1/?s=swing+impact&post_type=product Bye. Cami
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