Since this is my first crankbait, I decided to post a few progress pictures and ask for pointers/feedback from those of you who know what the heck you're doing. This is the same bait for which I posted a 3D model a couple of weeks ago. I'm just kinda flying by the seat of my pants right now, and I'm probably making mistakes while I'm at it, but anyway... Two pictures for today... one of the body with cutting and sanding finished and with hook hangers installed, and one of a dry fit of everything put together. I found these eyeballs on the internet, and I think they are gonna really make this lure when it is done. I am in the process of purchasing materials to build a spinning drying rack, and haven't bought E-tex yet, but my airbrush should come tomorrow or Thursday, and I can't wait to start messing around with it. As for the paint job, I'm hoping to paint metallic silver base with a slight purple hue, maybe some purple accents, and a black back with red gills. This seems to fit the look of a lot of the shad that I see in the GMR near Hamilton. This paint job, however, is probably much more difficult that I am envisioning it. Anyway, here's the pics.... Enjoy! There will be more to come as I get further along in this process. Feel free to leave any suggestions you might have, I'm off to seal the body and attach the lip permanently.