View Full Version : Paint Job

11-11-2003, 07:55 PM
Here is some BF i repainted a while back, what do you think of them, and do you see any changes i could make to make them better.

Thanks Mike

11-11-2003, 09:16 PM
Mike, those look great.

Kind of hard to tell on the detail....pic is a little far away, but from the view the geese will have, you should slay them.

11-11-2003, 09:21 PM
They look great. I would really like to learn how to do it. How did you learn? Trial an error? Do you have any art experience? Where did you get your equipment and how much did it cost?

Great job.

11-11-2003, 10:39 PM
Defcon, here is the link from all of Flippers threads, you should be able to find just about everything you need to know on how to do it.

11-12-2003, 06:32 PM
Jossie, sorry for the bad pic it was taken on a cloudy day. Will resize it and see if that helps.

Defcon, the only art experence i have is trail and error. Also the only tools i used was paint and brush. The only tuff part i had in painting these was getting the sides to contrast with the back.

Thanks Mike

11-12-2003, 06:41 PM
i sure like em....:cool:

11-15-2003, 11:30 AM
The decoys look great. Approximately how long did it take to paint one decoy? I'm planning to work on my rig this winter; mostly flocking heads and detailing the remainder of the body.
I have some suede-tex fibers but not sure about application process. Anyone out there able to offer suggestions I would greatly appreciate the advise.
Big Red from P.E.I., Canada.
Lots of birds around this year !!!!!!!

11-16-2003, 06:34 PM
Sorry it took so long to get back with you, been huntin since Friday. The easyest way i found to do these was to paint the sides, let dry, then paint the back, then blend in the sides and i used the same color on the back for the detail on the sides. Like i said before i used a brush to paint the hole goose. This is not to hard to do after you do 1 or 2. Also i used acrylic paint on these, it dries pretty fast. And before you ask, the paint came from Lowes, you can buy it by the quart, for like 7.95.
If you have any questions i will try and answer them.


grey gander
11-17-2003, 05:51 PM
Mike, Your dekes look great! Hard to believe you did it with a brush. Lots of detail, you should really slay them.

11-17-2003, 07:10 PM
The detail on the back takes a littel time, but the side is a piece of cake with a brush.


11-18-2003, 06:06 AM
Do you have any closer pictures?

I've wanted to start detail work on geese, but haven't bit the bullet on an airbrush yet. I'd like to see closer detail of your brushing.

11-18-2003, 08:46 AM

I have some improvements for those decoys. Box them up and send them to me. I'll hunt over them for a season or two or three and then get back to you with my input!:TT: :cool: They look REAL nice.........


11-18-2003, 06:18 PM
Chcltlabz, will try and get you a closer look.
Dr. Bob, will have to think about that a loooong time.


11-18-2003, 07:04 PM
See if this any better.


11-24-2003, 08:16 AM
The detailing looks great !!! Thanks for the advise on flocking and painting. I plan on working on my decoys after Christmas.

Hope everyone is gettin' some shootin' !!!!!

Big Red from PEI, Canada

Still Tons and Tons of Geese around. Y'all gotta come on up and shoot 'em .........

honker slayer
12-02-2003, 05:15 PM
looks good man:TT:

12-17-2003, 10:38 PM
I like how you mad ethem darker..I think the original big feet are a little to light.

04-14-2004, 08:10 AM

I've got 11 G&H Super Mags that I need to repaint this summer and hope you can provide some advice.

How did the paint hold up during the season? Did you do anything special to prep the decoy for paint? What colors did you use?


04-14-2004, 08:16 AM

04-14-2004, 10:46 AM
Excellent detail good work:TT: :pl: