How to Airbrush the Tiger Perch Pattern
This latest blog post will teach you how to airbrush the Tiger Perch pattern on your homemade lures.
The creator of this video tutorial, Splish Splash, walks us through each and every step, from a blank lure all the way to a finished paint job 🙂
He starts off by showing us exactly what items are needed to paint the Tiger Perch pattern and then gets right into the actual painting process. The items mentioned in the video are listed below, at the end of this post.
The first step is to spray on a good base coat of white. This is pretty typical with most lure painting projects. After the white, a pearl white is sprayed on to give the bait some glimmer.
Green is then sprayed on to give the lure a good base to spray the golden scales onto. The back of the lure is then sprayed black, to give it a natural appearance.
A scale stencil is then used, as gold is sprayed onto the sides of the lure. And next, a homemade stencil is used to spray black “tiger stripes” onto the sides of the lure. And then another homemade stencil is used to spray on the gill plate and the mouth of the “fish”.
And the final step in spraying is to darken the back a bit more with black paint. Once the final layer of paint is applied and has dried thoroughly, a final topcoat of epoxy is applied and the lure is placed on a drying wheel while the epoxy hardens.
The creator of the video makes it look pretty easy, but don’t get discouraged if you don’t get it quite right the first try. Like everything else, you’ll get better at it with practice.
After your epoxy topcoat has had time to harden completely, install your hooks, split rings and any other necessary hardware and go catch some fish!
Here’s the video:
Items used for this project:
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