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Finished my First Poppers *Updated Pics* #9849427 03/24/14 05:14 AM
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I finally got a chance to finish painting my poppers last night and got the epoxy set. Today I finished the tying. I just need to finish the epoxy on the thread and I will call them done. Far from perfect, but man, what a blast. I learned so many "what not to do's", a couple of "wait..what?" and only one, "why Lord whyyyyy???" (Last one was the third thread break) grin I will start the next batch tonight and see what I can do. This was also a lot of learning with the copic as well, but that's starting to become easier. I did buy a cheap air compressor and that will save a ton in the long run. They are all size 2. Anyway, here they are...2 bass and an attempted red ear sunfish.










Be gentle, they're my first ones. laugh

Scott

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Re: Finished my First Poppers [Re: Aggroman] #9849537 03/24/14 11:40 AM
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Way, way, way beyond "they'll catch a fish" they are. They look store-bought, Orvis store-bought.


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Re: Finished my First Poppers [Re: rrhyne56] #9850100 03/24/14 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted By: rrhyne56
Way, way, way beyond "they'll catch a fish" they are. They look store-bought, Orvis store-bought.


Thanks man! I appreciate it.

Scott

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Very nice work!


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Thanks kelkay!

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I finished my first batch and will be starting my next group this week. But I figured i'd do a group shot before they go on to their various destinations.



I only did two frogs this round because i'm waiting on materials to arrive. I didn't have the right stuff to get the legs working the way I wanted so I stopped at 2.



My Purple Derp...



I tried for a more brownish tone to this one.



I quickly realized i'm a much better painter than I am a tier. I really need to work on that. grin

Scott

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Lookin' good!


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Re: Finished my First Poppers [Re: Aggroman] #9880301 04/03/14 11:25 PM
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They are art work!


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Excellent ties, really nice work
Mike


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Thanks guys!

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very nice paintwork-p-

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nice job. Those look good.


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Outstanding start to your new career. Best pics we've seen in a long time. Thanks for the hard work. Jim

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how do you get that 'scale' pattern on there...Those things look PROFESSIONALLY made! VERY NICE!!


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Re: Finished my First Poppers [Re: Aggroman] #9897943 04/10/14 08:34 PM
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Thanks. The scales were just some cheap netting I found at Hobby Lobby. It was on sale for 1.26 a yard. I'll have it for years. lol. I also bought some smaller netting there that will work for the #2 sizes.

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