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Croch Blanks? #14099742 08/18/21 06:32 PM
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Hey There,
So I'm starting out brand new rookie in the building lures game. Any recommendations on blanks, paints, sprayers? I saw some Croch blanks on Amazon, that looked like a good deal. Of course I dont want to start off with MegaBass blanks, but do want some quality. Thanks for the help.


"On the 8th day, God created the DALLAS COWBOYS"
" Now then, get your weapons-your quiver and bow-and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me" GEN 27:3
Real men love Jesus, don't wear scarves, pop their gum, or use an umbrella....IMO

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Re: Croch Blanks? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14099952 08/18/21 09:45 PM
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Depends a lot on your budget. I started with this sprayer and as a beginner, I am satisified with it. It is a complete starters kit.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009YOBLJM?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

Then stared with these. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FMLV7KX?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

and the paints that come with sprayer are a great starting point and do not need to be thinned out.
I ended up buying a set of Creatix Wicked paints as well. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003BGZEUG?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
Paint need thinning for use in the Master airbrush though, easy to do. I am in about 400-500 total, but bought EVERTHING I wanted.
You can easily get started for about $175.00
Stay away from the cheaper 60-70 dollars sprayer/compressor packages, they are poopoo.

Re: Croch Blanks? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14099955 08/18/21 09:47 PM
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I had never used a sprayer or painted any lures before last week... These are my first three attempts. [Linked Image]
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Re: Croch Blanks? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14099956 08/18/21 09:48 PM
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I had never used a sprayer or painted any lures before last week... These are my first three attempts. [Linked Image]
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Re: Croch Blanks? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14100735 08/19/21 02:32 PM
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Look pretty darn good for the first time. Hope mine look half that good. Thanks for the links also.


"On the 8th day, God created the DALLAS COWBOYS"
" Now then, get your weapons-your quiver and bow-and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me" GEN 27:3
Real men love Jesus, don't wear scarves, pop their gum, or use an umbrella....IMO

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Re: Croch Blanks? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14101420 08/19/21 11:13 PM
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If you need anything ask. I started with the masters kit as well. Mine came with one gravity fed brush and everything else with two sets of paint. The compressor lasted 4 years of fairly heavy use. I quickly upgraded the brush but overall the kit included absolutely everything I needed and was affordable. Aside from baits and clear coat I had everything I needed to paint for under $200. Once I knew I could do this I bought a new airbrush. I still use everything that came in the kit but the brush. The compressor just died on me but again it lasted 4 years.

Find you some cheap baits on Amazon to start with. Find a bait you like and go with it. Don’t give up on a bait or think it’s trash until after you have put eyes and clear on. They always look better in the end. Also don’t get mad if you mess up. Some opaque white will cover it all up and you can start again.

It’s a lot of fun and a lot easier than it looks. Watch lots of YouTube. YouTube is how I learned to paint. If your paint won’t spray thin it down some. The good thing about the paint that comes in the kit is it’s pretty much thinner down enough to spray right out of the bottle. If I’m covering large areas I can get away with higher psi 30-40. If I am doing more detail work I will cut it down to 10-15. You will find what works and doesn’t. It’s all a learning game. There is no wrong way to paint a bait.

Starting out get you some Devcon 2 ton epoxy. Not the 5 minute stuff and some cheap water color brushes from hobby lobby for your clear. It’s cheap and easy, but you have to work fast so be prepared. There will be a time where your trying to clear multiple baits with one mix of epoxy and your halfway through the last bait and the epoxy guns up and ruins the bait. I have a box full. A torch or heat gun will help in the end of it starts getting tacky.

Re: Croch Blanks? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14101568 08/20/21 01:05 AM
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You can get blanks from Cedar Run outdoors, Backwater, and Dinger, are my go to.


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