Finished up a 6'10 single fin first attempt at resin tints. Pretty happy with the bottom, deck looks kinda weird because I probably didn't skin it deep enough.
Personally I like a resin tint that looks like the real thing and not like an airbrush.
Are you saying it looks like the blank was sprayed before glass? What would make it look like the 'real thing'? Different color?
No, I'm saying that I like the little imperfections in the blank and cloth that resin tints tend to highlight, and I have never liked the less natural looking airbrushes. Resin tints add depth and richness to the colors. IMO
I always liked the volan green and the visible weaves in the cloth, too; and for the same reason - I think they add depth to the look.
That's all good provided that the Shaper has used a Blank that is not filled with imperfections, air holes, pin holes and scratches from shaping. It gets to the point where all you see is a bunch off shit that detracts from the over all appearance of the board. Along the same lines you could also say that a ragged cut lap is ok and can always be covered up with a pin line. When I see that and hear that; I think of what one of the best shapers and glassers in the world recently said to me; "Lowel you don't need a pin line if you can do a good cutlap. Pin lines are used to cover up bad cut laps." He said this as he cut a no pin line on a cutlap right in front of me. Lowel
I almost always go for the no-pinline cutlap. Luv them.
latest project done and dusted.
Now that's magic carpet
yours is pretty nice too mate!