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I was wondering when you paint a crankbait. Do you use just opaque colors for your base coat or can you use opaque colors over the base coat. Because I’m confused I didn’t know if you just use opaque colors for your base coat and after the base coat you use transparent or something the different types of paint confuse me. I just know opaque for the base coat. I need help I’m just learning how to make hardbaits

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I always use a white base coat and use a mix of opaque, transparent, florescent, and pear colors. Example: White base coat, then a pearl white to make it pop, then a transparent green over the upper sides of the back, then a black back making sure the green shows on the upper sides, transparent red throat.

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I use opaque white on all of my baits as a base coat.

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9 hours ago, Comfortably Numb said:

And a pearl, iridescent or transparent base coat if you want a ghost bait

 

 

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Those are super nice!!!!!!!!! I'll bet that pattern is a clear water killer and the shad profile crank fished in cold clear water would absolutely get crushed, super nice work!!!

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I have my own special base that I put on to help the paint adhere better but "it is white" which helps the paint colors show better. My base also aids in the 3D effects I specialize in.

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Most use a variety of opaque and transparent (more correctly called translucent) paints.  Opaque to cover and hide underlying color such as when color basecoating a plastic bait white or black so later paint will pop better.  Translucent when you want the paint to meld together more naturally or when you want a color underneath to show through to build depth to the paint scheme, or you want to add a tint or special effect to a basic opaque color.  An example is shooting a shimmering white pearl transparent over an opaque white basecoat to better represent a baitfish belly color.  There are really no rules about opaque versus transparent.  An opaque covers and hides what’s underneath it faster than transparent but you can shoot transparent in a heavy coating to get the same result.

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Mixing colors !! Need to reproduce the top coat on a storm Jug a bug , surface top water lure.The color appears to be pale green, but difficult to make.Any suggestion please.Also looking for unpainted Storm Thin Fin lures 2.5 inches.They appear to be available from Dutch Fork website but they returned my money on such an order. Storm has been bought out by Rapala and they don,t reproduce the original storm lures

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On 2/23/2018 at 6:35 AM, Comfortably Numb said:

And a pearl, iridescent or transparent base coat if you want a ghost bait

 

 

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Those colors would kill in the clear water lakes of New Hampshire ...I wish I could something like that , great job on that paint 

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Createx yellow iridescent and lime irid over a white base for the bottom one.

 

My second is createx pearl green.

 

Third is the Createx Pearl green qith a couple drops of black.

 

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and this is a standard yellow and green that came with my brush. I would brown up the green to get your top pic

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On 4/13/2018 at 4:10 PM, Marcel Labonte said:

Mixing colors !! Need to reproduce the top coat on a storm Jug a bug , surface top water lure.The color appears to be pale green, but difficult to make.Any suggestion please.Also looking for unpainted Storm Thin Fin lures 2.5 inches.They appear to be available from Dutch Fork website but they returned my money on such an order. Storm has been bought out by Rapala and they don,t reproduce the original storm lures

Unpainted Storm Thin fin.PNG

Storm Jug a bug Lure.JPG

Well done

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On ‎5‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 10:50 PM, Comfortably Numb said:

Createx yellow iridescent and lime irid over a white base for the bottom one.

 

My second is createx pearl green.

 

Third is the Createx Pearl green qith a couple drops of black.

 

DSCN3689.JPG

DSCN0280.JPG

 

DSCN0039.JPG

 

What clearcoat do you use on the Plopper? or how do you make sure the tail doesn't stick to the body?

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I use 30 min epoxy. I wrap a rubber band numerous times around the spline. It separates the two parts and keeps the tail from spinning. I also only did one part at a time.

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