How to Paint a Crappie Pattern on a Crankbait
So, you want to learn how to paint a crappie pattern on a crankbait.
Well, we have just what you need, from the instructions on how to do it, to the tools and other items you need to do it with!
Our video tutorial for this post is from Michael Orensteen, the owner of Lure Me In Crankbaits.
Michael has been custom painting crankbaits for a while now and has some good experience under his belt. So he’s a qualified painter to pay attention to when he shows us his techniques.
For the crappie pattern, Michael shows us how he always starts by applying a base coat of white to all of his crankbaits. Next, a light coat of pearl white gets applied. In between coats of paint, a small hair dryer is used to heat-seal the paint and make sure it’s 100% dry before beginning to apply the next coat.
In the video tutorial, Michael reveals a secret technique for creating the black crappie markings on the sides of the lure body, using a special method and special tool. Hint; it’s not a brush!
Michael also goes into depth regarding tips and tricks for adjusting the pressure of your airbrush and working with the density of your paint in order to achieve optimal results and a very natural look to your finished lure.
This helps when blending colors in each consecutive layer, making sure that no single layer dominates the look of the lure.
And once the paint work is finished, Michael gives some great tips on how he uses epoxy to seal the bait and protect the paint, showing us yet another secret to give the lure added attraction.
So sit back, watch the great video and learn how to paint your own awesome custom crankbaits.
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