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Old 12-27-2012, 02:09 PM
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I went ahead and did the rail in my version of multicam. Here are some pics of the progress:

Broke it down, masked it off, and set up a rig to hold it:


Set up a painting area so I could paint and rotate. I did each color over the whole part at once so I cut my over-all time in half:


My much used templates:


Progress of the layers as they went down:


The finished product:
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Looks good man, Love the camo... just never let your rifle leave your side. It just might disappear
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I have never gotten too carried away in respect to gear camo. The color here varies with terrain and season so much that trying to match it or even come close would be an exercise in futility. Breaking up your form is my main goal. I stick with basic tans and lighter greens which is not much better than black in the snow.
Find being able to stay still under pressure is more important than camo. Human eye picks up movement far faster than color.
People like to customize their rifles and gear, this thread shows people steps on how to do Mulitcam and shows the colors, patterns, and allows people to not make the same mistakes others have.

It doesn't matter that movement is picked up more by human eye than color, some people want that color, and now they have a good primer on how to go about it.

That's what sharing knowledge is about.
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That turned out really well. What did you wind up using for stencils? Were they store bought or did you cut them out by hand?
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That turned out really well. What did you wind up using for stencils? Were they store bought or did you cut them out by hand?
I scored a huge piece of real multicam fabric from a local surplus store. (seen in pics above)

I used it to match colors and hand draw some stencils on file folders:



You really don't need that many because you can rotate and place them differently on the target object.
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I scored a huge piece of real multicam fabric from a local surplus store. (seen in pics above)

I used it to match colors and hand draw some stencils on file folders:



You really don't need that many because you can rotate and place them differently on the target object.
Would love to try this with stencils, but I seem to have issues with "bend-y" part of the item I am painting. They end up having foggy lines versus clean/clear lines because the stencil is difficult to keep close to the item. How did you get over that, your painted items look great even around the edges/bends?
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Would love to try this with stencils, but I seem to have issues with "bend-y" part of the item I am painting. They end up having foggy lines versus clean/clear lines because the stencil is difficult to keep close to the item. How did you get over that, your painted items look great even around the edges/bends?
I don't worry too much about straight lines. I focus more on the painting technique. I hold the can at about a foot away and really concentrate on "hitting" the area with a quick and light spray. If you get the height and duration right, the shapes will be pretty sharp.

Again, many of my shapes are blurred in spots and it just adds to the camo. I always try and remember that camo is suppose to be effective from a distance. The only one seeing it from a foot away should be you.
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I don't worry too much about straight lines. I focus more on the painting technique. I hold the can at about a foot away and really concentrate on "hitting" the area with a quick and light spray. If you get the height and duration right, the shapes will be pretty sharp.

Again, many of my shapes are blurred in spots and it just adds to the camo. I always try and remember that camo is suppose to be effective from a distance. The only one seeing it from a foot away should be you.
Thanks! I guess it's my OCD kicking in that wants it perfect. And your right, it doesn't actually matter what it looks like up close since nobody else should be able to see it... if they do, they're to close!!!!!
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dig this thread!! thanks for taking the time to post and walk us through your thinking/procedures...very handy!
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Thats awesome, great job... amazing what can be done with spray paint!
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nice work on the stencils
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Very cool! multicam sure is mystical. i love how it works in so many environments.
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Cool thread. Someone mentioned an airbrush, What's cool about it is you could actually bring the multicam to a paint store and have them scan the colors to get you a perfect match. I personally would just wing it with some rattlecans. But if you wanna get all crazy with it, that's an option.
It looks killer man. Last time I camoed something with spray paint digi was still new!

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wow, thats an awesome job..maybe you have a new side profession
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nice work man. i love multicam myself. used it over in afghanistan and it worked great. works great here in the states as well. im really hoping the army gets away from ACU digital pattern and adopts mulitcam full time.
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Looks great, you did an awesome job.
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great job on the camo
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Many Many years ago as a yute. We would build military models, photogragh them , then blow them up with firecrackers.or set them on fire and photogragh the carnage with our 110 cameras
(good old american yute past time).
To get decals and stickers to set well it was best to use glose paint for the best surface to adhere to.
But to give the finished product a realistic look you would use a clear coat matte finish.

testors still sells this product hope my .2 helps.

for airbrush
http://www.testors.com/product/13669...-_2_OZ._Bottle

or traditional spray can
http://www.michaels.com/Testors-All-...efault,pd.html

also I have found a clear primer or also called adhesion promoter for the plastic parts. currently working on a winter sp1 build that looks like it may be a Honor Guard build, since i just got a M1 Garand white sling with chrome buckles.
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Looks goog. Let me know if you ever try MARPAT.
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In the 90's we Troopers would put on our BDU's, rucks, and hold our weapons. Then we would spray each other in similar fashion to blend everything together. I like what you are doing.
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