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Old 03-14-2007, 10:03 PM
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Well, the airbrush arrived today, and since I had a blank all primed up and ready to go, I squirted some paint at it, let it dry for a while, and just now epoxied it, with a litlle silver glitter in the epoxy. Could have done without the handbrushed gill/fin thingies on the side, but overall I'm happy with it, tomorrow the hooks go on and into the bag it will go.
I have 2 more blanks, one primed, 1 waiting for sealer to dry off, so I'll be a painting fool here this weekend, especially if the weather goes south like they're saying it will.
Tailwrap is "sideways" to accomodate a siwash hook on a split ring.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:48 PM
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Sweet !

You should come over one day we can talk a little pluggage

A bunch of the guys - Dig mentioned Gary, Chumbucket, ArneP (the regular Shark River crew) plus Big Rock, Twisted Whistle........ are talking about getting together over at Diggers one day soon. I'll let you know when.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:20 PM
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Cool, I'm in......
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:35 AM
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Ed,

you probably should have given the paint 24 hours to cure, I've seen the epoxy peel off like a snake skin when appied too soon...

plug looks good.
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:06 PM
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Yup, what Roc said

A way around the wait is to use Createx auto air paints and hit em with a hot blow dryer. Something about using the heat to cure/cross link, all I know is they look good and can be epoxied in an hour.
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nice looking plug you got there ed.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:06 PM
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Thanks jimi!
Sudsy,Roc,
Being the impatient sort to start with, I had my wife's hairdryer going after each color was applied, paint was hard before I wired it and epoxied.....that being said, I agree with roc, it's a good idea to let ALL the chemicals flash off the paint before you apply any other coatings, BUT, I'm the impatient sort, so after I had the color on the plug, I had to see what it would look like with the epoxy on it.
And now you can see what it looks like with the hooks on it:

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Nice Job Ed.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:03 PM
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Thanks Jim, gonna post another one right now, have a look, I think this next one is nicer.
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looks great.

how do you get the black around the eyes?
is it air brush?
do you do it free hand or with a template?
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:36 PM
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aaf,
That is airbrush, I do it freehand, pretty easy with the airbrush, that's what gives it the nice fuzzy edge all the way around.
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Your turning into a plug making MADMAN ED! Whens the lathe coming?

All about fishing.. it's called fogging... it's done with an air brush... I call it "whore shadow" on mine..
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:19 PM
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"Whore Shadow"
That's real catchy, Roc, you should patent that.
A guy at work says that he has an older hobby style wood lathe in his basement that he is going to dig out and give me.....we'll see, he's a cheap bastid so it may be junk, either way, fishing is about to start and the plug bag is full and then some, so the lathe and drill press can wait till next fall, when I'll be able to devote more time to it.
Meanwhile, here fishyfishyfishy......
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Ed, hows yer supply of needles?
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:50 PM
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I only own one needle roc, it's a Choopy, and I bought it 2 or 3 weeks ago, and I've only cast it so far just to see it swim, has a nice lazy wiggle action to it, it's a slow sinker. I have no idea how to fish it, so I'll be learning.
It's the yellow one in the pic.

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