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merkman

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Got a little inspired by the dorkfish build along so I figured it was time to get my decoys from last year a little closer to completion.

Got 3 more finned and leaded today...

The first one cracked and split the entire bottom off while finning so I sanded it flat and made the "Flying V"

It is weighted heavy and it will be a screamer!!! It sits and swims nice.

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The next 2 went a little better..

They are weighted much lighter and swim nice and slow.

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Now I just have to get the crayons out and give them some color!!! laugh

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Dorkfish

Surprised to see you up so late Merk

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merkman

Need to sleep... it's a school night... but thought I would post these first.

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Archerysniper

A barbed decoy,that's how you hold them long enough wink

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PGF

Those have a really cool shape to them! I especially like the middle one, can't wait to see some color. I think I might invest in an airbrush this year, I kind of feel like I AM using crayons sometimes!

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Dorkfish

Hahaha well I do recommend not using any paints from createx. I have had amazing luck with spectra paints that you can buy from michaels

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PGF

Thanks dorkfish, that is good to know. I have had terrible luck getting paint to stay on for any length of time so far, i started putting shellac on my latest, think that will work?

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Dorkfish

I just use rustloeum clear coat for a base than to to a flat white. Others use a sealer of sorts like shellac but so far I haven't had any problems because when I finish a decoy I put 2-3 coats of that clear coat over it so its and shiny

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Gordie

They sure do swim nice.

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BOUNCED

They sure do swim nice.

I can vouch for that

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merkman

They sure do swim nice.

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