LanceM wrote:You can find lots of different methods and paints in the archives. Somewhere on here someone gave this list of paint colors that I saved on my phone. These are the little bottles of acrylic pain in the craft section at Walmart. They sell for about a dollar each.
Here's the color list:
Metallic green and metallic blue for the head and wing patch.
Browns- Burnt Umber and Coffee Bean- I ended up toying around with these a little bit, but they were close enough for me
white- wicker white
yellow- "darkest shade of yellow they have"
Grey- two shades, one dark and one light.
***Krylon flat clear coat (1311)
If I remember correctly I used the lighter brown much more than the darker one. For most of the drake bodies, I wound up mixing the grey and the white together half and half-ish. Just make sure you clean them good before hand, paint them up, and get the clear coat on as soon as possible. I ended up doing about 3 coats of clear just so I didn't have to worry about beating paint off too soon. It's a pretty easy process and I kind of enjoyed it. I really enjoyed shooting a pile of ducks over them afterward. I'll try to get some pics posted later. Good luck! And check the archives- My decoys ended up just fine for gunners. Look around for a while and you'll be amazed at how lifelike some of these guys can paint a decoy.
loon wrote:Parker paint's in Green Bay Wisconsin will sell you a kit of actual durable decoy paints for whatever species you would like to make them including mallards phone # (920)494-9676 its also listed as Parker coatings . I have bought the bluebills kit a few times it even includes step by step instructions with a photo of the decoy as to put which paint where for the artistically challenged.
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