Friday, 6 January 2012

Foil and Felt Tips

Image Above: Foil covered salmon parr lures (Prototype)

I am little further down the road with my new lures; the next steps are finish and texture. So I got the tin foil out and began experimenting embossing patterns on it and then laying it over the lures, the above image shows the results so far. For colour I used some permanent makers rather than get the airbrush out just yet. Hopefully over the next week I will experiment with the airbrush and post the final versions on my blog. 

Monday, 2 January 2012

Christmas Decorations

Image Above: Home made lures shaped from polymer clay

Three weeks without holding a fishing rod, I feel like a recovering addict. Anyway it has not all been wasted I have finally got to grips with making some prototypes out of polymer clay. After buying a cheap set of wax shaping tools my sculpting abilities seem to have come on a bit. The main lures above are attempts to capture the look of salmon parr, the white is the original and the others cast out of latex mould of the same. These are far from finished, at the moment I am just working on the shape and the swimming action. The final finish will be airbrush and epoxy with a natural look.