Critique on Field Mallard Repaints

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Critique on Field Mallard Repaints

Postby muskrat24 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:27 pm

Hello I was wondering if I could get a critque from you fellas on some "Hot Buys" repaints. I ended up just buying a new dozen hot buys and converting my old dozen into half canvasback decoys discussed in my other thread and the other half repainted and converted to field decoys. What do you fellas think?

What they originally looked like:

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Side:

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Back:

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Rear:

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Front:

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These decoys are also on my homemade stakes. Thanks for any input you guys may have.

Here is a picture of the base that I made. i also made up some stake bases which I much rather prefer.

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And this is what they look like in the yard.

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Re: Critique on Field Mallard Repaints

Postby shootable Goose » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:59 pm

I'm no expert but the painting looks great!
How bout those stakes? How did you make them? And how did you convert a floater to fit them? Thanks
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Re: Critique on Field Mallard Repaints

Postby muskrat24 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:28 am

I followed the guys tips and steps in this thread:

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Basically cut off the keel find the balance point drill a hole just big enough to fit over the top portion of a press nut. Then add legs.

As far as the stand it is 3/16" round stock. THat is a 2' section there I believe. I roughly hand shaped the stand and called it good. After that I put a press nut onto the end to keep the decoy from sliding down.
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Re: Critique on Field Mallard Repaints

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:07 am

These look sweet! I was thinking about making a few myself but I haven't gotten around to it. I'm glad to see someone do all of these tricks and do it yourself projects! :thumbsup:
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Re: Critique on Field Mallard Repaints

Postby TomKat » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:09 am

should kill ducks :thumbsup:
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Re: Critique on Field Mallard Repaints

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:16 am

I forgot to ask, how are these as far as movemont? Do the swivel or move in the wind?
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Re: Critique on Field Mallard Repaints

Postby muskrat24 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:00 pm

The wind hasn't been blowing to much as of late. If it picks up I'll throw some out and see how they move. They decoy itself is a little tight on the stand.
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Re: Critique on Field Mallard Repaints

Postby CAJUNSIM » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:33 pm

Look very good. Reminds me time to get started on a few before season gets here. Safe hunting.
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