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#11233850 - 11/19/15 07:10 PM Hello ! (And some crankbait pics)
Rocket Surgeon Offline
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Registered: 11/18/15
Posts: 199

Hi there .... Great forum you guys have !!!! I've been looking around, and there's a ton of inspiration to be found !


I decided to try my hand at painting crankbaits a few weeks back, and so far I'm having a blast ! Anyway, I would love some criticism and tips on how I can improve my painting skills. Below are some that I've painted... I welcome criticism, good or bad... It'll only help me get better !


Thanks !!! smile














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#11233862 - 11/19/15 07:14 PM Re: Hello ! (And some crankbait pics) [Re: Rocket Surgeon]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
the third one down is a beauty.. fish

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#11233873 - 11/19/15 07:20 PM Re: Hello ! (And some crankbait pics) [Re: JIM SR.]
Rocket Surgeon Offline
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Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
the third one down is a beauty.. fish


Thanks ! That's my first try at a bluegill 😀

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#11233891 - 11/19/15 07:33 PM Re: Hello ! (And some crankbait pics) [Re: Rocket Surgeon]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Great paint jobs the gill and red craw are very nice. Thank you for sharing
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#11233933 - 11/19/15 07:52 PM Re: Hello ! (And some crankbait pics) [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
Rocket Surgeon Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad
Great paint jobs the gill and red craw are very nice. Thank you for sharing


Thanks. That's my first shot at a red craw. I used a curved handled comb for the "stencil". I made the belly orange, though in hindsight it's probably unnecessary.

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#11234040 - 11/19/15 08:56 PM Re: Hello ! (And some crankbait pics) [Re: Rocket Surgeon]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
The third one down is my favorite as well. The first bass isn't bad, but you need to carry the splotches further down and just let them decrease as you go lower on the body. At least that's how I do mine. Let me know if you're interested and I can PM you a pic of the ones I've done.

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#11234053 - 11/19/15 09:04 PM Re: Hello ! (And some crankbait pics) [Re: Txmedic033]
Rocket Surgeon Offline
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Registered: 11/18/15
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Originally Posted By: Txmedic033
The third one down is my favorite as well. The first bass isn't bad, but you need to carry the splotches further down and just let them decrease as you go lower on the body. At least that's how I do mine. Let me know if you're interested and I can PM you a pic of the ones I've done.


As weird as it is , I was doing a crappie but it came out more green than I hoped .... Kind of a "crapbass" !!!

Ha !!!

I'd love to see pics of your bass pattern cranks !


Edited by Rocket Surgeon (11/19/15 09:05 PM)

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#11236456 - 11/21/15 11:17 AM Re: Hello ! (And some crankbait pics) [Re: Rocket Surgeon]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 1468
Nice work...particularly the Bream...good bright colors...thinkin' it would be great in off color water. Crappie patterns are pretty much particular to the body of water they're in. Some more yellowish, some silvery, some have a blueish green look. Also, huge differences between white and black crappie. Great looking craw,too thumb

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#11239182 - 11/22/15 08:44 PM Re: Hello ! (And some crankbait pics) [Re: Bois d'arc]
Rocket Surgeon Offline
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Registered: 11/18/15
Posts: 199
Originally Posted By: boisarc
Nice work...particularly the Bream...good bright colors...thinkin' it would be great in off color water. Crappie patterns are pretty much particular to the body of water they're in. Some more yellowish, some silvery, some have a blueish green look. Also, huge differences between white and black crappie. Great looking craw,too thumb


Thanks so much for the kind words ... Means a lot, as I really dig your work !

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#11305402 - 12/26/15 09:46 PM Re: Hello ! (And some crankbait pics) [Re: Rocket Surgeon]
Viking172 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/08
Posts: 17
Those look really good

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