Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel

Log In

A valid email is required.
Password is required.
Site Notices
Arrow Left Previous
Page / 2
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA OR, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA OR, USA
  • Posts: 170
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
Posted: 9/23/2012 6:02:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2012 5:08:25 PM EST by Kagetora]
So, apparenly I can't get images to embed...dunno why. In any event, you are stuck with links.

EDIT: Thanks for the help.

I decided, after seeing the thread floating around the interwebs about dying polymer parts, that I needed to undertake a project doing just that.

So, I went a little crazy and put together a tribute to my dark lord and master, Cthul....er....ummm...I mean, a tribute to a favorite author, H.P. Lovecraft.

Why, you might ask? Because I wanted a one-of-a-kind rifle. One. Of. A. Kind.

I think I got it.

First, the basics, rear to front.

VLTOR EMOD stock
Spike's buffer tube/buffer, lower, and upper
RRA 2-stage trigger LPK
FailZero BCG
BCM Gunfighter charging handle
Magpul MIAD grip and BUIS, as well as 7 PMags
Daniel Defense 16" chrome-lined 1-in-7 barrel
YHM lightweight rifle-length handguard with endcap
Grippod foregrip
KwikGuard rail covers
AAC Blackout flash hider

I think thats about it. Its a Burris AR-536 optic I am trying out on top.

It was a lot of work...three hours or so of actual rifle assembly, WEEKS of design, masking, dying, drying, re-dying, etc. on the polymer parts.

And, here it is:





And some close-ups...









All of the quotes on the parts are from either Lovecraft's personal correspondence, or directly from his stories. Some examples:

"I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness..." (on the MIAD grip)

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." (along the right side)

"If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences." (magazine)

"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight." (along the top)

"The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind." (along the bottom)

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.” (spread out over two mags)

"Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity." (magazine)

"Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal." (foregrip)

"It must be remembered that there is no real reason to expect anything in particular from mankind; good and evil are local expedients—or their lack—and not in any sense cosmic truths or laws." (magazine)

Not everything thats on there, by any means, but a lot of it. Here are a couple photos of parts of the process:









Anyway, I just thought I would share my sickness with the world...enjoy!

IA! IA! PH'NGLUI MGLW'NAFH CTHULHU RY'LYEH WGAH'NAGL FTHAGN!
Mr. Boombastic
Avatar
Lifetime Member
  • Life Member
  • Mar 2006
  • USA TX, USA
Lifetime Member
  • Life Member
  • Mar 2006
  • USA TX, USA
NRA
  • Posts: 12369
  • Feedback: 100% (87)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/23/2012 6:12:08 PM EST
Damn man, that is a hell of a lot of work. Looks great!
It's not a war on drugs, it's a war on personal freedom is what it is ok. Keep that in mind at all times.

-Bill Hicks
Basic
  • Member
  • Mar 2010
  • USA MI, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Mar 2010
  • USA MI, USA
  • Posts: 59
  • Feedback: 100% (17)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/23/2012 6:20:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2012 6:21:15 PM EST by AggM]
10/10 for creativity man. Not my thing, but it looks really good.
Basic
  • Member
  • Apr 2003
  • USA OH, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Apr 2003
  • USA OH, USA
  • Posts: 2971
  • Feedback: 100% (14)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/23/2012 6:26:05 PM EST
Is your front sight on backwards?
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA OR, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA OR, USA
  • Posts: 171
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/23/2012 6:27:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By AggM:
10/10 for creativity man. Not my thing, but it looks really good.


Yeah...it probably won't be many people's thing. LOL

Its a toy. I freely admit that. And it makes me happy to be cheek-to-cheek with Cthulhu...
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA OR, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA OR, USA
  • Posts: 172
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/23/2012 6:30:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2012 6:32:12 PM EST by Kagetora]
Originally Posted By Mr10anahaf:
Is your front sight on backwards?


I don't think so. A better question would be...does it matter? I push a button, it pops up, and is only adjustable for elevation. Looks better like this, gives me more room for rail covers, and more room for words.
Radio Personality
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • May 2005
  • ETH ETH
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • May 2005
  • ETH ETH
  • Posts: 14974
  • Feedback: 100% (3)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/23/2012 6:36:02 PM EST
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
Valar Morghulis
Agent of Big Brother
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2004
  • USA USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2004
  • USA USA
  • Posts: 9882
  • Feedback: 100% (26)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/23/2012 6:37:34 PM EST
that's bad ass.

ia! ia! shub niggurath
Member
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2012
  • USA WA, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2012
  • USA WA, USA
  • Posts: 22
  • Feedback: 100% (10)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/23/2012 8:10:02 PM EST
Interesting. Very creative.
Member
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Jan 2008
  • USA TX, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Jan 2008
  • USA TX, USA
  • Posts: 4210
  • Feedback: 100% (153)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/24/2012 2:34:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By Mr10anahaf:
Is your front sight on backwards?


Yes, it's on backwards, but I do the same thing with rifles that use light mounts.

OP that is a extremely cool build. Makes for a conversation piece.
Basic
  • Member
  • May 2006
  • USA CO, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • May 2006
  • USA CO, USA
  • Posts: 1384
  • Feedback: 100% (2)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/24/2012 3:31:19 AM EST

Admit it, you are the guy who makes Dr Brohner's soap...
Basic
  • Member
  • Dec 2010
  • USA MA, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Dec 2010
  • USA MA, USA
  • Posts: 72
  • Feedback: 100% (8)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/24/2012 4:16:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2012 4:19:49 AM EST by retroLS1]
The front sight is on backwards but it's not a huge deal. If it works it works. You can flip it around and still have the same around of room on the rail just about.

That being said, this rifle is awesome and it came out friggin' awesome. Lots of hard word and it paid off. The gun is extremely unique, and even though I don't know what the F any of the sayings are from, it still looks awesome and subtle enough to still almost pull off being camo. Great job.
Agent of Big Brother
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2004
  • USA USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2004
  • USA USA
  • Posts: 9883
  • Feedback: 100% (26)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/24/2012 5:05:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2012 4:48:36 PM EST by FortyFiveAutomatic]
placeholder for pics, edited
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA OR, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA OR, USA
  • Posts: 173
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/24/2012 4:20:30 PM EST
And a GIANT, Yog-Sothoth-sized shout out of thanks to FortyFiveAutomatic, who helped me get the pictures embedded.

Thank you, sir.
Member
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Nov 2005
  • USA USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Nov 2005
  • USA USA
  • Posts: 5227
  • Feedback: 100% (90)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/24/2012 4:54:08 PM EST
You squid guys are weird ..

But.

I like what you did.
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you,
Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.
One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.
George Patton



Agent of Big Brother
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2004
  • USA USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2004
  • USA USA
  • Posts: 9884
  • Feedback: 100% (26)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/24/2012 4:55:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2012 4:56:37 PM EST by FortyFiveAutomatic]

Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
  • Posts: 174
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/24/2012 5:14:03 PM EST
I just giggle a little inside every time someone worries about zombies, or disease, or power outages or some other nonsense...

Every good cultist knows how the world will REALLY end. When the stars are right, of course. Apparently FortyFive is on board...

Yog-Sothoth knows the Gate...
Yog Sothoth IS the Gate...
Yog-Sothoth is the Key, and the Guardian of the Gate...
When the Tide is out you can see who swims naked
Avatar
Gold
  • Team Member
  • Oct 2009
  • USA MO, USA
Gold
  • Team Member
  • Oct 2009
  • USA MO, USA
  • Posts: 13432
  • Feedback: 100% (157)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/24/2012 5:21:44 PM EST
it looks very nice

you did a nice job

<font size=1><font color=brown>"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice" H.P. Baxxter </font id=brown>

<font color=blue>Ich bin ein Berliner</font id=blue>
</font id=s1>
Smart liberals love guns
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Dec 2011
  • USA MO, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Dec 2011
  • USA MO, USA
  • Posts: 1416
  • Feedback: 100% (17)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/24/2012 8:29:46 PM EST
I just lost 35 Sanity just reading it.

http://armedliberalinmo.blogspot.com/
Bowers v. DeVito "...there is no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered."
Sardonic pragmatic redneck nerd
Avatar
Lifetime Member
  • Life Member
  • Apr 2009
  • USA VA, USA
Lifetime Member
  • Life Member
  • Apr 2009
  • USA VA, USA
NRA
  • Posts: 33273
  • Feedback: 100% (7)
  • Status: Online
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/24/2012 9:18:27 PM EST
La mayyitan ma qadirun yatabaqqa sarmadi
Fa idha yaji' al-shudhdhadh fa-l-maut qad yantahi.

This post should not be construed as an indication that I would like to murder people.

ugh. you get caught in ONE furpile, ONE time and this is what happens...... - SouthEndXGF
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
  • Posts: 175
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 3:01:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By ErikO:
I just lost 35 Sanity just reading it.



Thats a big hit!

Glad I could help. I'm curious though...that seems like a lot of sanity to have left...it would have put me WAY below zero. Got any left?

Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
  • Posts: 176
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 3:02:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By phurba:
La mayyitan ma qadirun yatabaqqa sarmadi
Fa idha yaji' al-shudhdhadh fa-l-maut qad yantahi.



I'll drink to that!

Smart liberals love guns
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Dec 2011
  • USA MO, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Dec 2011
  • USA MO, USA
  • Posts: 1420
  • Feedback: 100% (17)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 5:35:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By Kagetora:
Originally Posted By ErikO:
I just lost 35 Sanity just reading it.



Thats a big hit!

Glad I could help. I'm curious though...that seems like a lot of sanity to have left...it would have put me WAY below zero. Got any left?



My Ref says "You feel happier" if that helps.

On a semi-related note, we watched the Destination Truth episode where they went to Antarctica. I kept waiting for them to head to the Mountains of Madness but alas they didn't get past the Wordie hut.
http://armedliberalinmo.blogspot.com/
Bowers v. DeVito "...there is no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered."
The Original ®Angry Bird
Avatar
SiteStaff
  • Site Staff
  • Sep 2001
  • USA NY, USA
SiteStaff
  • Site Staff
  • Sep 2001
  • USA NY, USA
  • Posts: 118015
  • Feedback: 100% (46)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 5:38:17 AM EST
To the everlasting glory of the Infantry...
Avatar
Gold
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2005
  • USA USA
Gold
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2005
  • USA USA
Military
  • Posts: 3155
  • Feedback: 0% (0)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 6:26:07 AM EST
The black goat of the woods with a thousand young approves.
<font color=red>RESIST</font id=red>
"The cold, unforgiving fist of reality craters the gut of another incompetent loon."- mhoffman
Basic
  • Member
  • Aug 2012
  • USA CA, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Aug 2012
  • USA CA, USA
  • Posts: 1
  • Feedback: 0% (0)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 7:28:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By ErikO:
I just lost 35 Sanity just reading it.



*groan* c'thun reference. =P
Basic
  • Member
  • Jun 2011
  • USA AZ, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Jun 2011
  • USA AZ, USA
  • Posts: 3
  • Feedback: 100% (5)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 8:03:51 AM EST
This has got to be the coolest custom AR's I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing.
Basic
  • Member
  • Nov 2004
  • USA WA, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Nov 2004
  • USA WA, USA
  • Posts: 656
  • Feedback: 100% (1)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 8:59:18 AM EST
Now we need one from the Miskatonic University Shooting Team.
Excitable Boy
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Feb 2008
  • USA GA, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Feb 2008
  • USA GA, USA
  • Posts: 9379
  • Feedback: 100% (38)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 9:38:52 AM EST
Words fail me, and I am humbled by your creation.
Sometimes you have to look for the irony, and sometimes it runs at you, head-butts you, kicks you in the balls, then bends you over and makes you its bitch.
Member
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Aug 2004
  • USA MI, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Aug 2004
  • USA MI, USA
  • Posts: 1545
  • Feedback: 100% (15)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 3:51:18 PM EST
huge lovecraft fan ...........i like it
Member
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Dec 2011
  • USA MA, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Dec 2011
  • USA MA, USA
  • Posts: 60
  • Feedback: 0% (0)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 4:17:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By SirSqueeboo:
Damn man, that is a hell of a lot of work. Looks great!


+1.

Incredible attention to detail, nicely done.
Excitable Boy
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Feb 2008
  • USA GA, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Feb 2008
  • USA GA, USA
  • Posts: 9380
  • Feedback: 100% (38)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 6:24:05 PM EST
Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!
Sometimes you have to look for the irony, and sometimes it runs at you, head-butts you, kicks you in the balls, then bends you over and makes you its bitch.
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
  • Posts: 177
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 7:28:24 PM EST
Thanks for the encouraging comments, gang. I own other rifles, but this was the very first one I put together from scratch.

This one made me laugh out loud:

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Cool, but not the rifle I would want to shoot some guy in the driveway with while he was trying to steal my Camry
"Officer, we needed a sacrifice"


Nicely done.
Basic
  • Member
  • Mar 2001
  • USA NC, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Mar 2001
  • USA NC, USA
  • Posts: 24
  • Feedback: 0% (0)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 7:41:43 PM EST
Holy Crap man!

Hammer Mechanic
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Oct 2005
  • USA USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Oct 2005
  • USA USA
  • Posts: 37667
  • Feedback: 100% (7)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 7:48:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By Aimless:
Cool, but not the rifle I would want to shoot some guy in the driveway with while he was trying to steal my Camry
"Officer, we needed a sacrifice"


Do not ascribe to malice what is better explained by incompetence.
Non nom nom
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Jul 2009
  • USA USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Jul 2009
  • USA USA
  • Posts: 116
  • Feedback: 100% (4)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/25/2012 8:30:43 PM EST
This is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Surely you will be eaten first.
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
  • Posts: 178
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/26/2012 4:01:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By ShoulderThing:
This is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Surely you will be eaten first.


To dream the impossible dream of being the first chosen! Sir, you flatter me.

And I certainly hope this is NOT the coolest thing you have ever seen. Perhaps ONE OF the coolest things, as a qualifier.

Member
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Jun 2005
  • USA MO, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Jun 2005
  • USA MO, USA
  • Posts: 1258
  • Feedback: 100% (2)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/26/2012 5:12:40 PM EST
First, as others have said that is truly awesome.

Can I ask did you mask the letters or did you use a wax pen or something similar?

That has got to get some looks!
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
  • Posts: 179
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/26/2012 5:59:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By nturavrgcop:
First, as others have said that is truly awesome.

Can I ask did you mask the letters or did you use a wax pen or something similar?

That has got to get some looks!


In one of the pictures you can see a little bottle of squeeze-type fabric paint. Thats what I used for all of the masking. Paint it on, let it dry, and it holds up through the dying process. It can be kind of hard to remove, though. If you put it on thick, it will peel off ok. If its thinner, it sticks like crazy, and I used a paint-remover that wouldn't damage plastic/polymer to soften it and then scrubbed it off with hot water and a plastic brush.

Basically, I dyed everything the really light green (yellow RIT dye over the base FDE), then started the painting/masking. Each step, I went darker on the dye (apple gree, dark green, then black) and added more masking. Simple as that. Just time-consuming.

Basic
  • Member
  • May 2007
  • USA TN, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • May 2007
  • USA TN, USA
  • Posts: 12359
  • Feedback: 100% (191)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/26/2012 6:10:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/26/2012 6:11:24 PM EST by MP0117]
Awesome.

A C'thulu roll mark would PWN.
Member
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Jun 2005
  • USA MO, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Jun 2005
  • USA MO, USA
  • Posts: 1259
  • Feedback: 100% (2)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/26/2012 6:36:03 PM EST
Thank you sir for the response. Your eye for detail and patience I hope to model for some of my future projects.

I've been accumulating FDE parts, but lack the nerve to begin the process.
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
  • Posts: 180
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/26/2012 7:02:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/26/2012 7:02:43 PM EST by Kagetora]
Originally Posted By nturavrgcop:
Thank you sir for the response. Your eye for detail and patience I hope to model for some of my future projects.

I've been accumulating FDE parts, but lack the nerve to begin the process.


Don't be scared! The Old Ones hate cowards!

But seriously...

My suggestion is this: Buy a package or two of FDE Magpul XTM Rail Covers. They are small, and you can use each one essentially twice as "test pieces." What I did was this:

Get an old cooking pot from Goodwill. Buy the colors of (liquid) RIT dye you want to try. Get the rail cover pieces and a notebook.

Put 1 cup or 2 cups of water in the pot. Add in 1 or 2 teaspoons of the dye. Bring to almost boiling...just the point where it is starting to bubble. With a pair of pliers, just hold half of one of the rail cover pieces in the liquid for 1 or 2 minutes. Pull it out, and rinse it off.

At this point, you have:

a) amount of water
b) amount of dye
c) time

Record all of these things in your notebook, and write a number on your piece in sharpie. So, you might put a "1" on the little half of the rail cover, and your notebook might read:
1) 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon dye, 1 minute.

The other half might be labled 2, and maybe you hold it in the dye for an extra minute, so the notebook reads:
2) 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon dye, 2 minutes.

Keep doing this, with different mixtures and times. You will end up with a bunch of data and samples.

After everything is dry, and you have a bunch of little samples and the notes on how you made them, you will be able to decide exactly what you want to do to your real pieces. If you have bigger pieces to dye, you can always scale up your formula in a larger pot. Thats all I did.

I usually got my best results with 2 teaspoons of dye per cup of water for 2 minutes. But you have to test it our for yourself and decide what you like.

Hope this helps!

Basic
  • Member
  • Apr 2012
  • USA PA, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Apr 2012
  • USA PA, USA
  • Posts: 9
  • Feedback: 0% (0)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/27/2012 1:14:31 AM EST
Well now that rifle would make a trip through Dunwich much safer.
Oh man I love it. Just a wonderful piece of art.
Art inspires and I went downstairs and got out my old Lovecraft paperbacks, haven't read them for 30 years since college but I'm going to start reading them again.
I wish all the ladies, were holes in the road...
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Aug 2009
  • IRN IRN
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Aug 2009
  • IRN IRN
Military
  • Posts: 20747
  • Feedback: 0% (0)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/27/2012 1:53:24 AM EST
That's amazing!
* Denotes Sarcasm, and or tongue in cheek humor. Do not take too seriously. Misunderstanding the use of sarcasm is a leading cause of "internet tough guy syndrome". Other side effects include; confused replies, butt hurt feelings, and anal
Anachronistic-American
Avatar
Gold
  • Team Member
  • Aug 2001
  • USA TX, USA
Gold
  • Team Member
  • Aug 2001
  • USA TX, USA
NRA
  • Posts: 1515
  • Feedback: 100% (10)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/27/2012 2:44:43 AM EST
No Nyarlathotep, no insanity.
Know Nyarlathotep, know insanity.

The other Erik_O approves.
Member
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2012
  • USA MT, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2012
  • USA MT, USA
  • Posts: 30
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/27/2012 5:50:01 AM EST
Where am I... ? ...

there are many rifles but none like yours! very nice work you would make a college art teacher very proud.
Dirt doesn't need luck.
Avatar
Platinum
  • Team Member
  • Jan 2005
  • USA AK, USA
Platinum
  • Team Member
  • Jan 2005
  • USA AK, USA
  • Posts: 23304
  • Feedback: 100% (25)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 9/27/2012 6:16:00 AM EST
"I'm thinking of getting it bronzed [img]smiley_abused.gif[/img]" - Soylent
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
  • Posts: 181
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 10/8/2012 4:59:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2012 5:12:05 PM EST by Kagetora]
So, despite my hectic work schedule, I FINALLY got to go to a local range and make the Old Ones happy with a little ritual shooting.

Pulled off the optic (it was only on finger-tight for the pictures), popped up the Magpul sights, chambered a round, and squeezed the trigger. And what do you know! My very first build, and the Old Ones smiled! It didn't explode, and functioned flawlessly! I guess this really ISN'T rocket surgery (or brain science!).

Even better, the MBUS sights were pretty close to right on...a quick boresight to make sure I was on paper, then no adjustment on the rear sight, and only one half-turn down on the front (was hitting a little low), and it was dropping in shots just below the bull at 50 yards. Easy as pie. Put on the AR-536 and tightened it down, peered down the bore again to make sure I was on paper, and did some minor adjustments to get close, then walked over to the 100 yard range. THe AR-536 BDC is calibrated for 100 yard-zero. Supposedly. You know, if you have the right ammo, correct muzzle velocity, etc. etc. etc. Whatever. 100 yards it is.

First few shots were high and right, walked it down towards the bull with the adjustments, and started shooting, three rounds at a time. Another half-dozen toward the center, then three at each outer circle. Here are the results:



I know, I know...sucktackular, right?

Bear in mind a few things:

This is with nothing more than M855 green-tip ammo. Not using match ammo or anything.
I was shooting from an old wooden bench using the grip pod on the front (not exactly a Harris Bipod or Bench Rest) and a couple 2x4's at the back to steady the arms.
I suck at shooting.

With those three things in mind, I think the rifle did pretty damn good. With a real shooter, from a real bench, with real ammo, I am certain these groups would get a lot smaller. As it is, the three-shot groups are anywhere from 1/2" to 2", and the 9-shot group in the middle is 3" on the dot, a lot less if you subtract my mess-up low left. Jerk the trigger much?

AND...the best, cherry-picked three-shot utterly meaningless I-got-lucky-as-hell group of the day:




So...the rifle is great. I believe the Old Ones are pleased. Or would be, anyway, IF THEY GAVE A RAT'S ASS ABOUT HUMANITY!

The AR-536? Meh. Its...ok. Good points and bad points.

Good:
Pretty light and compact compared to a "real" scope.
Seems pretty rugged.
Kind of a no-brainer item...built in base, not a lot of adjustments, etc.
super-clear glass, reticle, and the reticle illuminates in red...OR GREEN! Like CTHULHU!

Bad:
Not exactly a precision instrument. The center dot covers 3" at 100 yards. Box says 2.4", but it covered one of the 3" black circles exactly. Means you will hit somewhere in the black circle...thats about it.
Very short eye-relief. Not QUITE nose-to-the-charging-handle, but damn close. Gives you very few options about BUIS. Mine are as far back as they can get. If I went without BUIS, I could get another 1.5"-2" rearward with the AR-536. But I don't want to.
No QD option.
Kind of tall for mounting a reflex sight on top of. I'm going to anyway...I have a Primary Arms microGREENdot coming to put on top. We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, I just thought I would share the inital results. At some point, I am hoping to take it back, maybe get a serious bench rest and some match ammo, and sight it in GOOD. We'll see. Good enough for now, I think. I can pop zombies in the head at 100-200 yards pretty good...you know, after the zombiepocalypse on 12/21. Zombies should cower in fear of m....ummm...hmm. I guess zombies don't really fear much. Oh well. See all you other survivors on 12/22!

IA! IA! CTHULHU FTHAGN!
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2012
  • AUT AUT
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2012
  • AUT AUT
  • Posts: 7
  • Feedback: 0% (0)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 10/8/2012 5:38:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2012 5:39:48 PM EST by StahlErbse]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOHJUrcVdJk[/youtube]
Little Cthulhu would approve of your toy!
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2010
  • USA WA, USA
  • Posts: 182
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 10/8/2012 6:05:31 PM EST
There's always the good old "Calls for Cthulhu" too. Lots of episodes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qoG8nKLPto&feature=relmfu
Hippy Kicking Vaginatarian
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Feb 2003
  • USA PA, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Feb 2003
  • USA PA, USA
  • Posts: 9144
  • Feedback: 100% (7)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 10/8/2012 6:38:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2012 6:52:11 PM EST by Dredd308]
Very cool!
"Take that Beethoven, you deaf bastard!"
<Bender>
Arrow Left Previous
Page / 2
Top