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Old mallards to Red heads.

Postby Weedwacker » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:03 am

Not complete with details, like eyes and black being painted flat black.

Should I add more Dark Grey feathers to top, or paint solid Dark Grey and let it go?

It's not a white base, it's a lite grey which when outside in the light, is not a bad color!!

Thoughts, suggestion? I am not a painter, my first go at this and it is helping the cabin fever!!
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Re: Old mallards to Red heads.

Postby WIDrakeKiller » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:57 am

Look good. I think the light grey could be a little bit darker but the lighter color helps it stick out more.
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Re: Old mallards to Red heads.

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:53 am

Looks good !
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Re: Old mallards to Red heads.

Postby camarine » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:12 am

Repaint looks great. What color did you use for the bill?
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Re: Old mallards to Red heads.

Postby Weedwacker » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:02 pm

Bill color- will get exact later tonight and advise. Paint is acrylic from Hobby Lobby, nice small couple of ounce bottles.

Light grey- yes I thought it should be darker also, but looking at the several red head decoy pictures on line, there was no consistent shade or even pattern?? So I presume they all draw ducks into the spread so I went lighter to give me more visibility and the photo doesn't show it off the best.

What about the back, leave it alone? Add more dark grey? Paint whole back dark grey?
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Re: Old mallards to Red heads.

Postby cwsmith » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:17 pm

what type of paint is it? don't make the mistake of using an acrylic paint. i used an oil-based rustoleum flat paint for my blacks and whites on some mallard drake re-paints and they held color wonderfully. however, for my colors i used acrylics and after just a couple of uses they were starting to peel away and expose the old color.
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Re: Old mallards to Red heads.

Postby Weedwacker » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:23 pm

cwsmith wrote:what type of paint is it? don't make the mistake of using an acrylic paint. i used an oil-based rustoleum flat paint for my blacks and whites on some mallard drake re-paints and they held color wonderfully. however, for my colors i used acrylics and after just a couple of uses they were starting to peel away and expose the old color.


What did you use as your primer? I did the truck bed liner route and its holding help well and tuff.

Did you apply any protection coatings on top after painting? Latex and acrylic .
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Re: Old mallards to Red heads.

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:21 pm

Weedwacker wrote:
cwsmith wrote:what type of paint is it? don't make the mistake of using an acrylic paint. i used an oil-based rustoleum flat paint for my blacks and whites on some mallard drake re-paints and they held color wonderfully. however, for my colors i used acrylics and after just a couple of uses they were starting to peel away and expose the old color.


What did you use as your primer? I did the truck bed liner route and its holding help well and tuff.

Did you apply any protection coatings on top after painting? Latex and acrylic .

I did exactly what you did. The difference I did was sanding down the duck to make it rough. After the bedliner and clear coat, the acrylice held up better than my ones painted with the tustoleum. I painted my canvasbacks with rustoleum and they were the only to chip.
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Re: Old mallards to Red heads.

Postby camarine » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:55 am

Weedwacker wrote:Bill color- will get exact later tonight and advise. Paint is acrylic from Hobby Lobby, nice small couple of ounce bottles.

Light grey- yes I thought it should be darker also, but looking at the several red head decoy pictures on line, there was no consistent shade or even pattern?? So I presume they all draw ducks into the spread so I went lighter to give me more visibility and the photo doesn't show it off the best.

What about the back, leave it alone? Add more dark grey? Paint whole back dark grey?



I think you should add more dark grey to the back- just going off of pictures.
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Re: Old mallards to Red heads.

Postby Weedwacker » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:03 am

I agree on more grey, also going to come down the sides a bit more with it.

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Re: Old mallards to Red heads.

Postby WingsCupped&FeetDown » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:03 pm

Those look terrible and I doubt any birds will come in. You should box them all up and ship them to me and I'll take care of getting rid of them for you.

They look great man!! I'd hit them with a protective coat of the flat clear rustoleum.
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Re: Old mallards to Red heads.

Postby Weedwacker » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:21 pm

Well, had a little time this am so added some more. Again this is a test decoy for grey.
Not sure I like the blue/purple I added on sides.
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