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Offline 21xdc

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Happy with the way these came out...
« on: 01/27/15 15:45 UTC »
 My picture skills don't show off their beauty...  ::)











Offline AJayToRemember

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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #1 on: 01/27/15 15:52 UTC »
Gorgeous lure. Detailed painting has never been a skill of mine, although I wish it was. If the picture doesn't do it justice then this should be on display in a museum. Looks great.
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Offline Jerry V

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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #2 on: 01/27/15 15:58 UTC »
TUNED IN !!   8)

Those look very good, nice work.
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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #3 on: 01/27/15 16:16 UTC »
A few more of those and a few pounds of Red Potatoes, and we got a Fish Fry!  Gaaw'LEE!
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Offline Justin9j

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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #4 on: 01/27/15 20:00 UTC »
Those are crazy good. 

Offline MO QWACK

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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #5 on: 01/27/15 22:02 UTC »
Awesome if that don't get your fire going your woods wet!

Offline 21xdc

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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #6 on: 01/28/15 05:08 UTC »
To me, Success is not catching fish on them.... It's finally getting the results you have been striving for in making a bait...  ;D

Thanks everybody.

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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #7 on: 01/28/15 06:14 UTC »
I'm trying to be the best on the planet....  8)  I'm looking for someone that does a better one so I can set my goals higher...

Anybody see any better than mine yet? I would love to see some pics to make me try harder...  :P 

I have lure making OCD..  :P

Offline mike27

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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #8 on: 01/28/15 08:47 UTC »
VERY NICE
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Offline andrewlamberson

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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #9 on: 01/28/15 09:53 UTC »
Very nice...I'm just starting ...this weekend! I'll be happy with a decent two color bait!

Go to some taxidermy shows or the taxidermy exhibits/competitions at outdoor shows. Amazing talent there! Same thing as your lures...just on a bigger scale! (pun intended).
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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #10 on: 01/28/15 15:24 UTC »
It's a great bait, love the placement.

Try one with only paint and no decal similar to this:


Offline MO QWACK

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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #11 on: 01/28/15 15:46 UTC »
Not to give anyone a hard time but I think drew set the goal to high so I will set this one more achievable. I love the bait awesome looking but in order to be the best bait maker you gotta use paint. You got the print and stick down now practice 100% paint. I think you will evolve as a lure maker better once you master an art that can be applied on anything.
  I challenge you if you wanna be the best to start from scratch hand carve, paint and catch then and only then will some body reach the master lure "making " level again you have the printer figured out and it looks amazing but once the pattern is on the shelf in bottles of paint and it up to you to make it happen then get back with us.
I have a long way on my master lure making journey but I have taken the first step of the million mile journey

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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #12 on: 01/28/15 16:10 UTC »
I do paint a fine gill... But more important to me is they look as real as possible. Paint cant do what I want.... Especially if I want to make 50 or 100 of them looking the same. I'm not comparing painting talents, I want to compare the most "real looking".

These are some I painted last week, but not clear coated yet.





Offline MO QWACK

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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #13 on: 01/28/15 16:25 UTC »
If the most realistic is what your after the print and play is the only way to go! You make some extremely realistic print jobs. Computers can give you what man never can reach and that's perfection and repeatable products. One day my paint will be that good but My eyes will not be good enough to see how to tie it on and I'll be to old to care lol

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Re: Happy with the way these came out...
« Reply #14 on: 01/28/15 17:08 UTC »
I cant take full credit.. My friend is a professional photo restoration guy with $2000.00 programs to manipulate photos. He's also a fisherman.  ;D This helps a lot. My technique is not the same as any others. So a lot of time has gone into the computer art work. This has taken a couple years to perfect. I told him he could start a biz making many patterns in shapes and colors that would sell for good money. He's not interested.

I'm still looking for some that look better... I want someone to raise the bar.   :D