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Old 08-18-2011, 10:31 AM
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These are the colors that I used.



I used Krylon and Rustoleum paint in the can. All of the flat camo colors I could find at WallyWorld, Home Depot
and Ace Hardware, plus I got some flat white, satin hunter green, and gloss yellow (which was the only yellow
I could find). I turned the cans upside down and put a little weight on them until there was almost
no air coming out. Then when you turn the can right side up, the paint comes out in a pee stream
instead of a mist. The Rustoleum paints seemed to still spray upside down, so they didn't work too
good doing that. Anyway...after letting most of the air out, I put one of those spray can handle things
on the can, and put a tie strap around the trigger to make it spray without holding the can. I did this to
spray the paint into mason jars. So all of my colors were in mason jars and I could mix colors as I wanted
and then put it into my airbrush jars. I wanted to use the airbrush to have a little more control of spray output.
You can get an airbrush pretty cheap and to me it seems to make a big difference in your paint finish.
You could do the same thing with spray cans, but you would just have to do a little more masking to protect
the surrounding areas from overspray.



You can see some positive stencils on the cutting board that was left over from the 1st rifle.
I will use these after applying the base colors. You can also see how messy this project is by looking at
my workbench!
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Base coat applied...Light O.D. Green and Tan.



Leftover positive stencils stuck on randomly around the rifle, then misted with a mixed medium green
and medium brown here and there...




Results after pulling positive stenciles off...






Now it's time to start with the negative stencils...At the top of the picture you can see the stencil drawn, in the middle is the
positive left over from cutting it out, and at the bottom is the negative that I will be using to spray on.




Top of the picture is it stuck on the stock, middle is after it was sprayed, bottom is with the stencil removed...



Ok...here is the same stencil that was shown above being reused on the opposite side of rifle, on the upper receiver.
Notice because of the odd contours of the receiver, I had to cut the stencil and add a couple of little filler pieces.
But the same process here...stick, spray, remove.




One more stencil drawn and cut...



Stick, Spray, Remove... :lol:



Same stencil as above, being reused on the scope...and a small positive stencil stuck in the center.
Stick, Spray, Remove...





Continued in the next post...
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I already painted the mags for this one when I painted the other rifle, and all the mag base colors were done pretty
much the same...so the left upper side was done in medium brown and the right side was done in green. So I wanted
to paint the magwell on this one so that the mag colors would match up, and not abruptly change and have a straight line
where the mag and magwell meet. So I cut a strip stencil out and used the negative part on the brown side, and the
slightly modified positive part on the green side...and just wrapped them around the magwell. Here is the stencil drawn
and cut...




Here is the negative and positive parts wrapped around the magwell...



So now all 10 mags that I painted will work in either rifle and look pretty much the same. Here is the result, showing
how the mag colors meet up...




Here it is about half way done...Some more dark brown, off white, and medium brown highlights still need to be put on...







Here it is done, after the highlight colors have been added...









Here's both of them together...






Hope this helps...GOOD LUCK!
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Very nice job. Must've took alot of your time.
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Not really...spent an afternoon so far. Hit the store, 30 minutes drawing and cutting the stencils, 30 minutes prep time, and then maybe 3 hours on the cardboard sample. I waited a while between layers and free-handed everything.

It will take a lot longer on the actual rifles and gear because I will let each layer sit like 6 hours, and then all the gear will sit for like a week to make sure its good and set.
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I found two new colors at Home de-pot

Working on sample Ver 2.0 now


Pics and review to come
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i would get a toy rifle and pratice on it at least do a couple of differnt patterns and such until you feel comfortable about doing your weapon plus this will let you see how it will look.

side note : i would lean toward lighter/softer colors like multicam is
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if you want a flat/matte color but only have gloss colors available go over the dried paint with fine grit sandpaper to take off the shine.
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I got a few new colors and I think I got it dead-on, but one had a faulty nozzle and ruined my sample.

I may try another tomorrow, or this weekend.
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Day 3: BY GEORGE, I THINK I GOT IT!

So I have Sample 2, and I think I got it. Check out the pics

My original color #1 became my new #3 (it had a little green in it) and I found new colors at Home de-pot for #1 and #4 - and I think its dead on.



I have my painting style down, and I'm half way through painting a plastic toy shotgun (don't ask) Pics to come!


New color List-- Lined up like in the pic:



Base:
1. Light brown (Home de-pot)
2. Darker brown (Walmart)

Middle:
3. A sort of light pea-green (WM)
4. A avocado green faded into (Home de-pot)
5. A darker green (WM)

Top:
6. The really light tan (WM)
7. The really dark brown (WM)


Total cost so far: About $60 and I should get through most of my gear with it.

Enjoy!
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Day 3 - Part 2



I had an orange toy shotgun lying around...again, long story. It looks like the pattern works well on the curves as well.



I may actually try my Ka-Bar kydex sheath this weekend
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Grevlin, anyway You might consider teaching this to my group?

I think this is totally bad ass.

Also... we are doing another range day... so if you ever decided to join us..
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Grevlin, anyway You might consider teaching this to my group?

I think this is totally bad ass.

Also... we are doing another range day... so if you ever decided to join us..

...did you say range day (I have all kinds of new family members )

Maybe it's time to re-join the land of the living, and showing your group would be a pleasure. The only real hard part is finding the EXACT color combination. I have 2 stores and exact colors from each to get it to work.

I like multicam because of how it sort of adapts to it's background - and I don't want 4 different sets of gear for different settings.

That said, I think multicam for general, regular woodland for night, and something with more browns for "winter" would be the wish-list for our area. But that just gets silly. I may experiment with custom sniper veils and some camo add-ons.
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Rocking thread............... I am a fan of multicam.

Grevlin awesome adventure


Juju amazing work, straight badass look on the rifles
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Truly a work of love and art ! I am very impressed
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touchdown!!! on the colors i think some of your patterns need to get smaller/thinner, they looked a bit big on that toy but it may be the size of the toy . but it looks like a perfect match give us a list of your all your colors now and where you found them.

boy that toy blends in real good with the tarp its a good job on matching the pattern of the tarp.

if you got time take the toy outside and see what it looks like in brush,and leaned up against an oak tree...ect

once you actively committe to painting your weapon.start a new thread and give us a play by play.exactly how you applied each color,in what order ,how many stenciles...ect. show pics from beginning to end, each and every step
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I think I'm going to kick my son out of his room to paint it in multicam (won't tell him that part) and tell him he can't see it until I'm done so it will be a surprise. He'll be the envy of all his friends.

Being able to paint like that would seem to be a really awesome SHTF skill to have! Great going guys and thanks for posting!
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isnt there a clear coat or a sealer you can cover the paint to help protect it from scratching & peeling .

does these paints keep it from rusting?
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I'm pretty sure it protects against rust unless you get a good deep gash that digs into the metal.

Clear coat - not sure, I want to see how this first batch holds up. And I need it really really NOT gloss
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First Gear Project: Ka-Bar Sheath
(I feel like a little Elf - making my own toys )

Color #1 Light Tan


Color #2 Darker Brown


Color#1 on back


Color #3,4,5 - Olive, Avocado, and darker green


Color #6 and 7


On "The Wall"


Close-up


By itself
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Now, I really think that's just awesome!
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