View Full Version : Well this is my first decoy I painted...what do you think?

Mike Elwell
04-28-2003, 11:38 AM
I know I need to change the color scheme and get better on the airbrush but what do you think of it for my first custom painted foot?

Mike Elwell
04-28-2003, 11:39 AM
Heres my buddys upright

Mike Elwell
04-28-2003, 11:39 AM
heres his flapper (not finished)

Nick Johnson
04-28-2003, 12:51 PM
Looks Awesome, I can definitely see you have some talent. I will probably start painting mine in 2 weeks, after some practice on paper, and I hope my first look like that.

By the way, What colors were you using??????????

Mike Elwell
04-28-2003, 01:56 PM
I used the same paint that flipper posted up with. I never even practiced on paper...I just grabbed the airbrush and went to town. I am hoping that once I get them flocked with a new flocking that I have found that actually holds up, and I get the paint scheme down...that I will be able to use them as fillers with my Hardcores.

My buddy has hardcores but it is hard to even find a decoy that will look decent enough to put next to them.

04-28-2003, 02:42 PM
Looks good! Are you having fun! Sounds like it to me. Did the tips on the Iwata help or not?:Rich:

04-29-2003, 05:04 AM
maybe I need to throw away all these brushes and get me an airbrush! It sure would be faster!!!

Mike Elwell
04-29-2003, 09:10 AM
Havent had a chance to use the new brush yet flipper. Ill let you know when I get to use it.

Nick Johnson
04-30-2003, 06:26 PM
Mike did you do any mixing, or is that straight from the bottle?

Mike Elwell
04-30-2003, 07:09 PM
I did some mixing. I will get the colors right and then let you know exactly what the mix is.

04-30-2003, 09:43 PM
Thanks for the email Mike, done deal.


Mike Elwell
05-02-2003, 11:26 AM
thanks for the feedback

05-02-2003, 12:04 PM
Looks good. I think I am going to try doing that to my bigfeet. can you use a regular air compressor or do you need a special airbrush one. I have like a 4 gallon husky compressor that I got at home depot. Would that be suffiecient?

05-02-2003, 01:05 PM
Any tank type compressor will work if it will give you a working pressure of 40 to 45 psi. You really need to put a moisture trap where your airbrush hose starts, if your compressor does not have one any place that sells supplies to body shops will have one. Check out the post farther down on painting Bigfoots for more info. Or if you don't find your answers post up and we will all try and help.
Jeff :Rich:

05-05-2003, 09:13 PM
Thanks Flipper. I looked and found a moisture trap but it had to be spliced into the air hose. Do they make ones that fit on to the connectors? Thanks for the help!!

05-06-2003, 04:40 AM
The one I got for my old compressor mounts to the wall and has screw on fittings and a valve at the bottom to drain the water. It is also a regulator to adjust your pressure right at the airbrush hose. I just ran a hose from the compressor to this and put a quick disconnect for the airbrush hose.:Rich:

05-08-2003, 09:10 PM
Thanks Flipper. would the paints you recommended for bigfoots work on floating duck decoys? i have burlaped a bunch and am getting ready to prime and paint. What do you think?

Goose Bandit
05-08-2003, 11:43 PM

05-09-2003, 04:48 AM
BB, yes they will work if you do something to kill the gloss like adding a flattener or a dull clear. You can also use Chroma airbrush paints and the matching Jo Sonja brush paints that have a velvet matte finish, but if you are going to use a lot the Chroma is more expensive. :Rich: