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    What poppers do you guys find to be the most successful for Leeries?

    The ones I have had a lot of success with in the past were always white with two inch long white fine bucktail tails and big eyes painted on them. I still have a few of my home tied poppers, which I shaped out of balsa and then coated with many layers of hobby dope and finally clear laquer. Making them is a time consuming affair but very creative and rewarding, and they are extremely durable.

    I would like to hear what you guys are using. Are any of you making your own?

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    Hi Chris, so far the pencil popper has proved well. I dont make my own but will as soon as Juan send me the recipe. I will load it under the saltwater flies. I have been dreaming up a few variations. I have also been wondering if one can manipulate the action of the popper by changing the profile a bit. cutting grooves etc. Has anyone experimented with an airbrush on flies ? I am sure you can get some interesting designs done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    Hi Chris, so far the pencil popper has proved well. I dont make my own but will as soon as Juan send me the recipe. I will load it under the saltwater flies. I have been dreaming up a few variations. I have also been wondering if one can manipulate the action of the popper by changing the profile a bit. cutting grooves etc. Has anyone experimented with an airbrush on flies ? I am sure you can get some interesting designs done.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your attempts Pierre. Must say, I very much enjoyed making mine.

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    I know surfboard manufactures print on a rise paper and then coat that onto the board with resin. The paper dissapears and only the design is visible. I was wondering if you guys maybe know of a paper one could use in your desktop printer that can be used in the same manner on poppers. I can whip up some nice affects on the pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    I know surfboard manufactures print on a rise paper and then coat that onto the board with resin. The paper dissapears and only the design is visible. I was wondering if you guys maybe know of a paper one could use in your desktop printer that can be used in the same manner on poppers. I can whip up some nice affects on the pc.

    I know this is definitely possible Pierre, a build skateboards in my spare time ( what little I get of it!! ) and alot of the guys on a board building forum I'm on use this method of transfer for their graphics/Decals/Logos.... I'll see what I can do about finding specs of the rice paper for you that one can run through a printer etc.

    I'd be interested in seeing if anyone has any airbrush skills too, so if anyone has, show them off!!
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    Hi Nepptune, thanks allot man I would really appreciate it. Thinking of making a WP Popper. White with blue stripes..heheheh. Can whip up some nice gradient effects in Corel Draw and overlay then in different colours.

    I would also like to see some airbrush work. The detail you can achive is awsome.

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    [QUOTE=Pierre;2202] Thinking of making a WP Popper. White with blue stripes..heheheh. .
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    a WP popper would be a great choice, that way even the slowest Leerie could catch it!!!! :
    Hahahahaha!!!! Sorry, as a Sharks man, it had to be said!!!
    No doubt it'll be a good colour combo though!!!

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    HAHAHA, I left the door wide open for that one !!! Cool man. Ok so lets see your Sharks version then Nepptune !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    HAHAHA, I left the door wide open for that one !!! Cool man. Ok so lets see your Sharks version then Nepptune !
    Ha... you think your WP vision will be quick enough to spot it????

    Not sure a black and white version would be too good, but throw a little red in there for the blood of a "Shark Attack" and we may be getting somewhere!!!
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