Duck hunting for diver species like Canvasbacks, Redheads, Ringnecks, Eiders, Goldeneye and other diver ducks.
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Here is a dek I finished. It was a mallard and now it's a red head what do you think. I only lack putting the yellow eyes on. I couldn't find a small thing of yellow. My only concern is that the paint will chip off to easily. Any pointers on keeping the paint on.
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nice I painted some decoys the paint has held up well, but they were styrofoam, so I'm not sure what to do with plastic dekes. they look good
always wanted a redhead
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Theyre carrylite right.
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Painting, especially with latex (oil is nearly as bad), needs to be done a couple months before they hit the water to keep them from chipping. Stuff takes forever to cure out properly, it may seem dry and ready but......... many years of trial and ERROR on my part. ~~ Look like they'll work.
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It also helps to spray them with a dull coat or matt finish--helps thepaint and cuts glare.
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Nice job, I agree with Cobra and I do any repaints in the Spring. You can spray them with Krylon matte 1311, it will help cut shine and reduce chipping. Good luck gunning over them.
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krylon matte finish (I think the can number is 1131) is what I have used over acrylics or latex....as for the eye, unless it is glass, I dab on a couple coats of clear nail polish and it adds a 'ton' of durability
not sure what colors you used, but the head is rather 'red' and the bill is way too aqua.........if you need some simple acrylics you can find them at WALMART for less than a buck......it is worth it to add more realism, however yours bring the birds in close enough to get shooting I think
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Cobra wrote:Painting, especially with latex (oil is nearly as bad), needs to be done a couple months before they hit the water to keep them from chipping. Stuff takes forever to cure out properly, it may seem dry and ready but......... many years of trial and ERROR on my part. ~~ Look like they'll work.
I with ya cobra.....many years of trial and error on repainting dekes. I usually let mine cure for about a month befor they hit the water.
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