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Old 08-21-2011, 04:38 PM
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Here are the brands and color codes if you want to give it a try:


First layer - faded together:
1. Krylon Fusion 2438 Satin Khaki (Home Depot) (cover the whole thing)
2. Rust-oleum 214085 Flat Brown (Walmart) (a few areas faded into above)


Middle - first stage:
3. Krylon Camo 4291 Khaki (Walmart) (looks slightly greenish, use pattern)


Middle - second stage: (Spray half the pattern with #4 and the other half with #5, faded together)
4. Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Avocado, Satin (Home Depot)
5. Krylon Outdoor 2902 Moss, Satin (Walmart)


Top Layer - small patterns, just a little of each:
6. Krylon Camo 4292 Brown (Walmart)
7. Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Pebble, Satin (Walmart)
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did you use an air brush or did you use it straight out of the can?
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did you use an air brush or did you use it straight out of the can?
Just straight out of the can, all these practice items were to get my technique down. The Ka-Bar was the first real piece of gear. I'm working on a 20rd P-Mag now...

I did a Steamlight Polytac in just the #1 tan color and it came out pretty nice.

It takes a while for the paint to really dry out, probably a week.
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Grevlin, Sweet job! I did my buddies target rifle a few years ago, in colors and patterns found here locally, but nothing like what you did, Very sweet job man!!

I'd post a picture of it, but I have no clue how to put them in posts!
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i wander if you set it in the hot summer sun and lay the items on a black surface if it might bake it in
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i wander if you set it in the hot summer sun and lay the items on a black surface if it might bake it in
Its still pretty hat here in NC, the items sit in the hot garage during the layers and then for days after.

...what must the neighbors think

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Finally figured out how to post pics on here, so here are the pics of my buddies rifle I painted.

Like I said, nothing compared to your rifles/knife, Grevlin and Juju151.

Y'all did an awesome job!
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Great job!! I have not decided if I want my guns painted yet but if I do I will be taking my hints and tips from u!!!
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Looks like im going to have to find my airbrush again have a few things to that need paint.
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I think the people at CRYE are going to be CRYE-ing over this. Great job.
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Krylon has a color called "Italian Olive", which is just slightly lighter than olive drab. It's closer to the shade of green in multicam.
Also, I notice your cans are satin finish. Satin still allows quite a bit of light to interact with the colors. You can buy cans of clear "matte" finish that give it a dull appearance and allow very little light interaction.
Try the matte finish on a sample and see how it affects the results.
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Good stuff Grevlin. Any new project pics?
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Good stuff Grevlin. Any new project pics?
I shut down the "booth" for a while, been working on a few things. I've noticed that my color scheme needs more "yellowish" tint to it - not sure how to fix that.

I've been researching duracoat because I've not been happy with the finish durability on even the test objects. I might just do a partial multicam in some ballpark duracoat colors.

I'll post pics soon
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Grevlin, if you'll get ahold of Lauer and tell them what you're after, they will give you whatever help they can figure out how to extend. I used to talk to 'em pretty regularly at the Tulsa Wannamacher gun shows, and they were invariable in going out of their way to be helpful.
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Awesome work, here's my first try at multicam! Sorry about the poor photo quality, it distorts the colors a bit too.
http://jdgcamo.webs.com/apps/photos/...toid=144663694
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Awesome work, here's my first try at multicam! Sorry about the poor photo quality, it distorts the colors a bit too.
http://jdgcamo.webs.com/apps/photos/...toid=144663694
nice - spot on color scheme

What kind of paint is it? I was really not happy with the durability of the krylon, which is why I put the painting on hold.
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It's a mix of Brownell's Aluma-Hyde II and Aervoe Industries, inc. (not all the colors were available in Brownell's). Durability is all about surface prep, proper cleaning, sanding, and finally curing of the paint. Finished it off with a clear coat of the Aluma-hyde, you wouldn't guess the brands are different and from what the customer has said it's holding up fantastically. I'll be putting multicam on my own R700 pretty soon so I'll be sure and try to remember to post that here.
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A little update, I used a trimmed down version of my color scheme on this rifle:



#2 #5 #6 #7 on factory FDE furniture(takes place of #1)

Gonna remove the brand new rail and hit with the same scheme sometime in the next few days.
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A little update, I used a trimmed down version of my color scheme on this rifle:



#2 #5 #6 #7 on factory FDE furniture(takes place of #1)

Gonna remove the brand new rail and hit with the same scheme sometime in the next few days.
That looks better than actual Multicam.
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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.
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