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Old 09-27-2013, 07:02 PM
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I will call it custom just for the fact its a kinda crappy reel and its for me as a practice. Its No DeYoung Abel but it looks good enough for my 2wt that'll keep it around for a bit.

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Nice,

I mean that, nice. There's something about a persons first works in art that have a special snap to them and I'm seeing it in this paint job.

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Thanks. Paint is not my normal medium, I prefer colored pencil but you cant really do that with a reel ha.
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Hey, I think it looks pretty good !

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Looks good to me...and is that a CT it's on?
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You're good, 7'6" 2wt CT. It is very possibly my new favorite. My 3wts are pretty dear to me so for to edge them out is pretty good.
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Thats very cool! Being an artist myself, you just a kicked a door open in my mind! What kind of paint did you use for this, and did you put some kind of clear coat over it? I assume you used an airbrush to get that even color blending in the background?
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Nice job man. I've done quite a bit of painting (both in the art realm and as a trade) and I know that wasn't any easy project to solve. And it looks good!
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That looks great. I have a cheap plastic reel that I may have to have my wife look at painting up for me.
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Thats very cool! Being an artist myself, you just a kicked a door open in my mind! What kind of paint did you use for this, and did you put some kind of clear coat over it? I assume you used an airbrush to get that even color blending in the background?
I would have used my airbrush.....if I could find it. The background is automotive spray paint. I've gotten pretty good with using it in a can. The detail paint is nail polish. It dries hard and fast, and lays down a lot of color on the first pass. Cover it all with a few coats of clear at the end and bingo, all done.

Did the same for this and its holding up for over a year
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