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Diver painting

Postby tripleb56 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:36 pm

Here's my attempt at painting some divers for this season I actually was able to purchase 10 dozen blank decoys from a garage sale so I didn't have to paint them black so that's a plus also got another 6 dozen old dekes that will have to be painted black then the color will go on. I am new to this so let me know what you think. I am going to do the GE next and then the scoters. hoping to be complete in a day or two and I'm gonna have hopefully close to 200 when finished. A big thank you to scauphunter and BBBD for their info on how they did theirs to give me some good ideas. also picked up some rig em right gang rig lines to go with them. I'll post some pics of all the finished birds soon.
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Re: Diver painting

Postby goosehunter64 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:15 am

A diver killing rig right there :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Diver painting

Postby alloutwar13 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:00 am

they look great!
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Re: Diver painting

Postby Dep6 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:20 am

Looking good there!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Diver painting

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:41 am

Put this in the "Do it yourself" forum so I don't have to haha. These look great!
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Re: Diver painting

Postby yarborough29102 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:11 pm

was wondering if you could tell me what colors and paints you used i know flat black and a flat white but across the back of the blue bills and the bills what colors are they?
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Re: Diver painting

Postby tripleb56 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:34 pm

I used a flat grey primer for the back and then a rustoleum slate blue for the bills. I also got a basic yellow paint pen and used it for the eyes.
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Re: Diver painting

Postby duckdamage » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:56 pm

Great job !!! Your gonna kill lots of divers off that rig
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Re: Diver painting

Postby yarborough29102 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:46 pm

Just wanted to say thanks for the info on the paint will be painting some soon and the decoys look good nice job
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Re: Diver painting

Postby petie0427 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:46 pm

Is that pic with the GHG the same decoy only a before and after? I got some that I was thinking about painting and that looks awesome!
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Re: Diver painting

Postby tripleb56 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:48 pm

The GHG is to show a comparison of the paint and colors used on both decoys. Thanks for all the compliments I just got all the decoys rigged on 100' long lines and have 4 lines completed. I decided to not bother with the GE dekes and just use my buddies GE's for this season and see if it makes much of a difference. I will post pics soon of the 8oz lead weights I poured and the long line anchors with info on how to make those as well. Getting excited for this season and ready to shoot some birds, it should be a good one. :grooving: :grooving:
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Re: Diver painting

Postby petie0427 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:16 pm

How deep of water are you hunting and does it get rough? Reason I ask is 8oz weights don't seem heavy enough. We used 2lb grapple anchors last season and there were times I wish we had heaver. Got 4lbers poured up and some 8lbers over the summer.
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Re: Diver painting

Postby tripleb56 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:19 pm

sorry I should have explained but the 8oz weights are for the puddle duck decoys on the river and the long line weights are 6lb
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Re: Diver painting

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:03 am

: Those will work brother, those will work. Always happy to pass along info, need anything else, just give me a holler!
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Re: Diver painting

Postby my2sons » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:02 pm

what kind of blank decoy did you use they look awesome!
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Re: Diver painting

Postby tripleb56 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:09 pm

I used Flambeau blanks that I bought direct from them. They come in a case of 4 dozen for 60 dollars and as far as I am concerned they are the best you can use because you don't have to worry about painting them to cover old paint and their is no issue with paint chipping.
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Re: Diver painting

Postby TheAmazingGreenheadWhackerGuy » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:29 am

I have plenty of Flambeau mallard decoys. Too many actually. Do you think I could paint them up like bluebills, or do you think they would be too small, or just not look right in general?
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Re: Diver painting

Postby Dep6 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:19 am

I am sure you could paint them, seen a post not long ago with some old mallards painted as divers, looked good too.
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Re: Diver painting

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:06 am

TheAmazingGreenheadWhackerGuy wrote:I have plenty of Flambeau mallard decoys. Too many actually. Do you think I could paint them up like bluebills, or do you think they would be too small, or just not look right in general?

I painted buffleheads that are too big and redheads that are a little too small. They will work fine. The ducks should see the black and white on the water no matter what.
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Re: Diver painting

Postby zwohl » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:49 pm

tripleb56 wrote:I used Flambeau blanks that I bought direct from them. They come in a case of 4 dozen for 60 dollars and as far as I am concerned they are the best you can use because you don't have to worry about painting them to cover old paint and their is no issue with paint chipping.

Where and how do you to about buying blanks? Did you email cs or are the listed online?
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Re: Diver painting

Postby va marsh rat » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:30 am

zwohl wrote:
tripleb56 wrote:I used Flambeau blanks that I bought direct from them. They come in a case of 4 dozen for 60 dollars and as far as I am concerned they are the best you can use because you don't have to worry about painting them to cover old paint and their is no issue with paint chipping.

Where and how do you to about buying blanks? Did you email cs or are the listed online?


Would be interested to hear about this as well...
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Re: Diver painting

Postby tripleb56 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:23 am

about 4 years back we were doing a decoy painting booth for a kids hunting day and when we called flambeau customer service to order some decoys we just explained we were looking for blanks for kids decoy painting and they said ok and gave us the price. after talking to CS for a few min we found out that the general public can buy them as well at the same price so I went ahead and bout 40 cases for the decoy painting and a few cases for myself and the other guys involved. I havent called to check if they are still selling them like this but i know that this is where DU goes to get their blanks for their decoy painting booths for kids also and same with Delta.
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Re: Diver painting

Postby Remington1187 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:14 pm

Those look awesome! Did you prime the deeks first or just bed liner? Thanks!
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Re: Diver painting

Postby DixielandDelight » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:50 pm

tripleb56 wrote:I used Flambeau blanks that I bought direct from them. They come in a case of 4 dozen for 60 dollars and as far as I am concerned they are the best you can use because you don't have to worry about painting them to cover old paint and their is no issue with paint chipping.


Can you post a link or tell me how you got the blanks? I tried looking for them but i had no luck. :help:
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Re: Diver painting

Postby Remington1187 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:25 am

DixielandDelight wrote:
tripleb56 wrote:I used Flambeau blanks that I bought direct from them. They come in a case of 4 dozen for 60 dollars and as far as I am concerned they are the best you can use because you don't have to worry about painting them to cover old paint and their is no issue with paint chipping.


Can you post a link or tell me how you got the blanks? I tried looking for them but i had no luck. :help:

I emailed flambeau last week to see if I could get some and they said that it was not possible to purchase any :no:
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