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This first batch has now been finished and only time will tell if the fish are interested.
To paint the colour used acrylic tube paints I had in stock and colours on this palette were blue, red, white, green, and a dash of black, and mixed to get the variations seen, all the colour painting was finished in about 20 minutes ....after they dried for 10 minutes used some acrylic orange applied by a cotton bud to make the eyes with a medium point permanent marker dot for the pupils.
After letting everything dry for another hour, over coated every lure with a coat of acrylic silver, or gold, acrylic glitter paint, in the pics you can see black spots but they sparkle silver or gold in real life, everything was left overnight and this morning they all got 2 coats of spray clear enamel to complete the job, and at lunchtime have added the Owner trebles as required to make them usable.
In the pic below the cloned plow is in the centre, while below are a couple of smaller 47mm bodies that are the same but painted in different colours
On top in the next pic is a cloned scorpion, and on this have made a rubber stamp from closed cell rubber so the side pattern can be stamped using the black acrylic for continuing patterns [the side has been stamped 3 times in the image], and underneath are 2 experimental 45mm bodies and hope the left one works, as it is a simple carving to make.
The last group is above a cloned Flopy with the surface bib, and below at right is a cloned stumpjumper, while left is another surface creation and a motley experiment of various fabrics used as as a stencil
After these all have had some serious fishing time will work out what models to improve on as well as putting in more time on the final appearance.
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on Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Kayaks ..... Perception Swing, yellow/lime "T IV" on UHF 26 ..... Pacer, pink ..... homemade timber Anon Lures
Accept that some days you're the pidgeon, and on other days you're the statue