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Posted: 11/29/2007 12:23:36 PM
i am TOTALLY painting one of my AR's and my 700P with that method. those look GREAT!
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Posted: 12/1/2007 10:43:00 AM

Originally Posted By hsracer:
i am TOTALLY painting one of my AR's and my 700P with that method. those look GREAT!


well, i said i was gonna do it. i finished it about 12:30 a.m. this morning. i am at work now, so no pics of it in the outdoors, but here's a few pics.

yeah, i know it's not an AR, i'm gonna do that on monday or tuesday. i'm not really happy with these colors and i want to pick up something a little lighter.





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Posted: 12/1/2007 12:07:37 PM

Originally Posted By hsracer:

Originally Posted By hsracer:
i am TOTALLY painting one of my AR's and my 700P with that method. those look GREAT!


well, i said i was gonna do it. i finished it about 12:30 a.m. this morning. i am at work now, so no pics of it in the outdoors, but here's a few pics.

yeah, i know it's not an AR, i'm gonna do that on monday or tuesday. i'm not really happy with these colors and i want to pick up something a little lighter.

i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/hsracer201/0106-251307.jpg

i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/hsracer201/0106-251313.jpg

i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/hsracer201/0106-251316.jpg


None of my business...just my opinion...but from my experience it looks as though you either held the can too close to the rifle or tried to cover too much of the rifle with paint. Personally, I would have used more needles and less paint. I like to spray one color (say OD) in stripes that are about 5"-6" apart. Then go back and spray brown between the OD stripes.

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Posted: 12/1/2007 12:43:46 PM
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Originally Posted By bjwar10:

Originally Posted By hsracer:

Originally Posted By hsracer:
i am TOTALLY painting one of my AR's and my 700P with that method. those look GREAT!


well, i said i was gonna do it. i finished it about 12:30 a.m. this morning. i am at work now, so no pics of it in the outdoors, but here's a few pics.

yeah, i know it's not an AR, i'm gonna do that on monday or tuesday. i'm not really happy with these colors and i want to pick up something a little lighter.

i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/hsracer201/0106-251307.jpg

i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/hsracer201/0106-251313.jpg

i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/hsracer201/0106-251316.jpg


None of my business...just my opinion...but from my experience it looks as though you either held the can too close to the rifle or tried to cover too much of the rifle with paint. Personally, I would have used more needles and less paint. I like to spray one color (say OD) in stripes that are about 5"-6" apart. Then go back and spray brown between the OD stripes.



you are right. this was my first time ever trying to do anything like this, so i will learn from my mistakes. i may re-do it, or i might just leave it alone.

i went home on my lunch break today to try to get some outdoor photos and only had time to upload 1 to photobucket, but i'm fairly pleased. i need to lighten the inside of the sun shade, it is way too dark in there.



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Posted: 12/1/2007 12:50:25 PM

The pic outside looks much better...whether it is because of the lighting or it's the other side of the rifle...very effective looking in the grass.
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Posted: 12/2/2007 10:54:31 AM
Per request from the OP, here's my pinestraw project.
Paint selection from left to right, Rust-Oleum multicolore texture,Deep Forest Green, Autumn Brown and textured Sandstone. Krylon Matte finish and el cheapo flat black I had lying aorund for possible dusting.
Cleaned weapon of oil and dirt. Painted base coat of Sandstone.

Painted Forest green first on my mags and red dot scope.


Then painted them with the Autumn Brown.



Dried everything over heat register inbetween coats.
Yes,the dates on the camera are wrong.
Hey guys and gals. I just finished doing the next steps on the left side of my rifle.
I think I got too complex of a paint for my project as the Rust-Oleum Texured Multicolor paint is VERY thick and as sticky!
Just the green spray over.

Brown added next.



The thick paint totally covered the serial # so I took a swab and fingernail polish remover and stripped the paint from around it and over it. I will repaint it with a brush or leave it for the 'end of a hollow limb' look. Undecided as of yet.

Finished product.





Pics aren't that good but you get the idea.

If you like the tecnique and final look of the rifles in this thread and want to try it yourself...go for it! You might really be surprised at what you can do if you just try!
Good luck and happy painting!

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Posted: 12/3/2007 10:31:42 PM
Better pics.

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Posted: 12/7/2007 1:21:45 PM
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Posted: 12/10/2007 7:15:37 PM

Just finished my new Grip-Pod...I did not have any Norrell's Tan on hand so I used some Krylon Satin Nutmeg as a base coat on the Grip-Pod. Dug out my pine needles and finished it off with the same old Krylon OD, Brown and Khaki.

You can see that the Grip-Pod has a bit more of a coyote look than the FDE of the Norrell's...same goes for the GGG front sight.





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Posted: 12/18/2007 8:16:01 PM

A few more pics just for the heck of it...





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Posted: 12/21/2007 12:57:41 AM
Great work guys...I'm looking forward to a possible spray job in the near future.
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Posted: 12/25/2007 12:28:20 PM
These look great. Awesome idea.
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Posted: 1/21/2008 10:30:19 PM

Another pinestrawed AR...from lenny16
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Posted: 1/22/2008 5:07:26 PM
Thanks for the resurection BJwar. My experiences with the pinestraw were these.

1. Cheap way to make a very nice unique rifle.

2. Matches the surroundings the best.

3. Everyone asks "Who did that???? That looks great.

For me I'm looking for a long term finish so instead of Krylon I will be redoing mine with duracoat. The Krylon looks great but comes off easily. If your looking for an easy camo job try this 100%
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Posted: 1/22/2008 5:15:32 PM
Excellent job, brother!
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Thanks for resurrecting this thread! I had no idea those camo jobs were that easy....I think I might just beable to do it.
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Posted: 2/2/2008 11:50:39 PM
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To the OP, still the best looking camo job I have seen. I have been looking at camo for years now. You are the king of the can!

To me, nature is random. The OP threw those needles down on the flashlight in the tutorial. They weren't all straight and he didn't lay them at different angles when switching colors. At least that's what I saw. Going to give it a whirl one of these days. I just don't know if I could camo an AR.
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Posted: 2/3/2008 11:01:30 AM

Originally Posted By all4freedom:
To the OP, still the best looking camo job I have seen. I have been looking at camo for years now. You are the king of the can!



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Posted: 2/5/2008 5:00:44 PM
Looks great I'm going to have to play around with it
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IMPRESSIVE!

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great looking rifle, ill have to try it...
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Posted: 3/1/2008 3:18:23 PM
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Well I took the plunge!

First of all, thanks to bjwar10 for the great idea. Thanks for this thread and the tutorials, it was a great help. I hope you don't mind me adding these pics, etc. Here we go...

I've had a synthetic stock for a Mini-14 in the storage room for a couple years. Haven't used the Mini much since I got my AR. So, I figured this would be a good test run.

I bought Krylon Flat Khaki, Olive and Brown from their "camo" line of paint. I also got a can of cheap flat black but ended up not using it.

I went for a ride in the country this morning looking for some good prairie grass to use instead of pine needles because we don't have those 6" pine needles in this part of MO. I found some grass and got a good amount of it. It was a waste of time, it didn't work well at all IMO. It was too flimsy and hard to deal with. So I bit the bullet and went to the Dollar General and got a $5 corn straw broom. Man that thing was a pain to dismantle, but I got her done. A few test runs on cardboard and I was ready to go.

I degreased the stock with brake cleaner and layed down a couple good coats of the flat khaki.



Then I tossed some straws on the stock and sprayed approx 10" away from the stock fairly quicky, working in the same direction as the straw was laying. I used olive first, then brown, but it really doesn't matter.



Then lay some more straws down at different angles elsewhere.



I started to see some coverage here. I started getting brave with the paint after this point. Heck with it, it's not like I'm painting a Bentley.



Then I laid the stock on its back to get some paint on the underneath side.



And again, moving the straws.



And the top of the stock...



And here is the finished stock...



And here it is outside...



Here is a pic of it all put together.



I will be honest, I was a bit unsure of how it was going to turn out. I expected it to be another one of those projects where I get a big idea then am disappointed by the results. So far I'm pretty happy with this one. I'm not sure if I will use a matte clear on it or not. Not today at least.
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Posted: 3/2/2008 11:13:57 AM
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Some more THANKS to bjwar10 and all the others who have "taken the plunge" camoed their pieces and posted their results and tips.

Here's the start of my camoed 10/22...



Some lessons learned, make sure you degrease very well. BC is cheap, do it several times, and paint the piece in short sessions...don't try to cover the entire piece in the first setting. I tried to cover with the first coat, got runs and found places where the BC didn't get/or was left and the paint didn't stick. Takes alot of time to off the paint and start over. I ended up painting 3-4 thin coats of Krylon waiting 15-20 minutes between coats.

It's snowing and blowing today but my plan is to get pine needles and some yucca tines and try'em out on cardboard and see which I like best.

More later, Preston

ETA
Well after a fight with Mother Nature/yucca and a tussle with Imageshack here are a couple of pics of the finished(?) piece. My thanks again to bjwar10 and the others who have posted. Preston




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