Here's a couple of crankbaits done in a super fluorescent Hot Pink with some cool transparent blue back and random shadowing. Each has a fluorescent Flame Orange throat patch. The final coat before the CS seal coat is a clear gloss loaded up with a 4-color , small particle color shifting pearl from www.Didspade.com
called Flare that transitions from blue, to purple, to red and finally to a nice pink. Some of the blue can be seen in the picture as well as just a hint of red and pink on the undersides of these guys. I covered each bait completely using the color shift coat This particular color shift works super nice with the bait's colors and is nuts in light while rotating the bait in and out of light and shade.
Createx pearl paints made up the base and color coats for this. The base coat is white with white pearl. The Hot Pink is fluorescent hot pink mixed with a pink pearl and some extra white pearl, then cut with reducer to get it thin for the spray coats. There are 8 coats of the Hot Pink on each of these baits. Next came the throat color. Using the moss mentioned elsewhere I applied the blue to the sides then chased the back of the baits with a heavier dose of the blue. Then the top coat with the shifting pearl pigment was applied followed by two coats of CS.
The chunkier bait with the short bill is a 2 1/2" shallow diver. The other bait still needs some #8 hooks and is a re-claimed Walleye Diver I found swinging in a tree along the shores of the Mississippi River. The bill on this bait shows some wear and tear but its still functional so it got paint.
I think I'll take these over to our local trout lake to see what the rainbows and browns think of them.