ways to make a splatterback? and a foiling ?

Discussion in 'Tackle Making' started by pizza, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. pizza

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    Does anyone know how to make a good splatterback pattern, especially on smaller lures (1/4-3/8 oz range)? I've gotten inconsistent results with the rattlecan by not shaking thoroughly and pushing on the spray button very slowly and gently.

    also I bought some Duck brand HVAC aluminum tape and will be trying out foiling. Is there anything special I need to know?

    thanks!
     
  2. Pizza- I'm not sure what you mean by "splatterback pattern". pete
     

  3. pizza

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    here's Bandit's color "pearl splatter back". thanks!
     

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  4. Get some black paint in a small bottle, like a bottle of Testor's.

    Thin it with lacquer thinner till its the consistency of milk.

    Dip a toothbrush in it and fan the brush. The paint fliys off the bristles in a bit of a pattern and splatters in tiny dots as in the picture you posted.

    Practice first on something other than your bait.
     
  5. pizza

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    thanks! that sounds like just what I was looking for.
     
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  7. pizza

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    thanks, that is a great how-to Tigger. I really like foil finishing :)

    I used the rounded side of a bastard file to give the foil texture.

    When adding texture to the aluminum foil(I just used my fingers) I experimented with leaving the backing on the aluminum tape to get a more subtle texture on one of the sides of the last crank.
     

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  8. man cool looking baits ,you have come a long way in a short time . the end of a ratchet works good to. or you can glue some netting first on the bait then put your foil on , cool scale pattrn. :)
     
  9. I've heard of dipping a sponge (w/ poars) in black paint. Then lightly press it on the bait for a nice crappie, etc pattern. Some of the nicest patterns I've seen are done this way.
     
  10. pizza

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    another way to make a foil pattern(upper left). Could be used to do a real nice white bass. On the bottom middle I accidentally got a crackle pattern on the bottom.
     

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  11. pizza

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    a few more. I'm gonna try some of them out today. It's been about a month since I've fished any flowing water, can't wait!
     

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  12. Two ways I know of for Splatterback patterns. One is with a toothbrush. Dip brush in desired paint and fan bristles with your thumb and let paint flick onto bait. The other way is to get a stipple effect with your airbrush by either by taking the cap of and using low pressure, or low pressure onto a piece of cardboard and let the overspray hit your bait. Both ways work real well with a little practice.

    Rod
     
  13. fishingredhawk

    fishingredhawk Ohio Hawg Hunter

    Pete, those look sweet! How about hooking a brother up. I can market them for ya!