New baits carved and painted!!

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Big Bass Man
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New baits carved and painted!!

Postby Big Bass Man » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:15 pm

I carved out a couple of new cranks and all of my friends I work with and fish with said they were a must have. Carving these two took me about five hours each, to get the look I was after. I said, if they all wanted the baits, I would have to learn how to make a replica of them. There is no way you can make a price for a bait, taking that long to carve out. I will have to give Thanks to the guys on TU for helping me out with them. I built an RTV mold for each bait, to make the replicas.

Here is my first bait and replicas: Joker Shad

Carved out of basswood
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Replica
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Carved ot of basswood: Skully
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Both
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The baits swim great!! The replicas were made out of Alumilite Rc-3, added microballoons to get the bouyantcy I was wanting. Here are the baits painted:

Painted this for a night time or dingy water lake, no name added yet for my bait color
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Painted this one in another night time color, no name for color added yet. Squarebill was cut out of lexan.
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Painted this one in the Clown color
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Here are the two Skully's painted, No name for colors yet. Squarebill also cut out of lexan
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Any name ideas for the bait colors are welcomed!!

Here are just a couple of more regular painted baits.

Lite Hitch Baitfish
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Dark Hitch on a Glider crankbait that I carved. Slowly sinks and swims in a big S pattern. Most gliders are used for musky and pike, but I wanted to see how one would do on a tough day of bass fishing.
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Sour Metal
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Patrick

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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby l2yan » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:56 pm

Bravo! Those carved out eye sockets are freakin stunning!
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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby Blackhawk78418 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:30 pm

Wow thats jus awsome... Im afraid to carve gills and eye sockets in my spooks just dnt know where to start

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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby Ong Jim » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:59 pm

Great stuff and thanks for the photos.

Big Bass Man wrote:Carving these two took me about five hours each, to get the look I was after. I said, if they all wanted the baits, I would have to learn how to make a replica of them. There is no way you can make a price for a bait, taking that long to carve out.


Very true.

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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby Big Bass Man » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:54 am

Thanks guys!!

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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby Cisco » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:23 am

Awesome lures! the clown colored one looks like Red Skull from Capitan America!
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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby NJ Jigman » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:24 am

:shock: bad b(ass) :shock: those baits are sick looking so different compared to most carved baits. the details are unreal, the eye sockets, little nostrils. the shad colors are sick and i like that jerkbait shaped bait. =P~

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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby stratos20 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:24 am

good work! You have talent! I could not do that if I worked on them for 30 days
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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby hotdogin » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:02 pm

You are obviously very talented. I like that you were definitely thinking out of the box for those crankbaits.

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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby dragon1 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:31 pm

Really diggin' that sour metal! 8-)

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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby Big Bass Man » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:34 am

Thanks guys!!

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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby stalking coyote » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:56 pm

That is great carving work .. nicely done man !

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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby TheRichInc » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:24 am

How can I get my hands on a couple of these?

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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby cure-hb » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:20 am

they are so siiiiicccck!

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Re: New baits carved and painted!!

Postby frankdi » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:58 pm

Awesome genuine work!


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