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    Posted: 19 Oct 2011 at 11:59pm
Can any of you fellas let me know what you use so I can get the perfect eyes . Been using cotton buds , ok with smaller eyes . But for larger . Tried a few things but it's just not happening . Using the small model paint tins .... But it could be a shaky hand ...... Cheers Aaron
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Aaron , different sized bits of cheap paintbrushes , thinned paint , and practiceSmile

l get shaky hand all the time...LOLLOLLOL
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lofty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Oct 2011 at 5:47am
Fletch a pencil with an eraser on the end works well, nice to use and cleans up well.Lofty
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will give the brushes a go and it looks like i will be raiding the kids pencil cases ........thanks aaron

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Powelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Oct 2011 at 8:22am
Aaron, I use a chopped off paintbrush handle or piece of dowel, then chamfer the edge.
The trick is to have the paint at the right consistency, which can vary depending on temperature.
 
 
 
Part 3 of my lure making article has some info. 
 
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Eyes, circle, dots
came across these, thought they could be used to secure weights in poppers (with eyes as a bonus)may also have an application for eyes  on lures,sufficient colours , sizes and depth.
Two different types and colours
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Arron- as Lofty and Powelly say--the trick is paint consistancy and to place a blob of paint rather than a dot, this blob flattens out to a perfect circle when it dries.
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Stick on eyes from fly tying places?




You can get bubble eyes, or flat prism ones too.

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Depending on how I feel, I use the paintbrush stick like Travers, BUT if I want flat eyes, I use runny paint, if I want a 3D effect I use paint that is quite thick and it leaves a raised dome for an eye, which overcoated with a blob of resin makes the eye stand OUT from the body.
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Photos Darb Smile
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Thanks for this . Will be giving them all a try ... But will have to see how the shaky hand goes ........ Cheers Aaron
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a little bourbon helps to steady the handWinkLOL
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Hi Aaron,
you could go to a place where they make vinyl stickers and get a few pieces of scrap left overs in the colours then but a small set of wad punches a couple of whacks and hey presto perfect eyes .
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Fletch what size are you thinking of in the large eyes?

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