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Link Posted: 5/9/2007 12:26:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/9/2007 12:31:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/9/2007 12:33:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By KevinB:
Damn that is beautiful art.

I always dread showing up to a thread you've put a pic in since mine suck

img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/EvilKev/Iraq/Recce-Iraq018.jpg




Damn, that is one heavy carbine.
Link Posted: 5/9/2007 12:54:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By KevinB:

Originally Posted By Marksman14:
He may have you beat on the artwork....But few, if any, rifles ever display more character than yours.


Thx,

I followed the advice in that thread from some kid a few years back, about "how to make your rifle look used"


So YOU were the guy I saw with his rifle hooked up to his truck with a chain driving down a gravel road!!!



*I wonder how long it will take for someone to think I was actually being serious and chew me out*



Link Posted: 5/9/2007 4:59:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/9/2007 6:44:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By KevinB:

Originally Posted By Marksman14:
He may have you beat on the artwork....But few, if any, rifles ever display more character than yours.


Thx,

I followed the advice in that thread from some kid a few years back, about "how to make your rifle look used"


Maybe you could let the rest of us know how it's done?
Link Posted: 5/11/2007 3:49:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By CitySlicker:
Damn, that is one heavy carbine.


Probably not to Kevin, that guy is huge.
Link Posted: 5/11/2007 3:53:51 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/16/2007 8:20:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/18/2007 7:26:10 AM EST by LegionVI]





My new paint job.  Krylon Medium brown.

16" midlength, Larue 11" gooseneck, Saber defense upper, Bushy lower, ML2, Larue M68CCO

edit: got a new surefire 9P
Link Posted: 5/16/2007 8:29:06 PM EST
My 14.5 Bushy in FDE

Link Posted: 5/17/2007 8:29:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By mfingar:
my modest work in progress...

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/mfingar/FDE_wip4.jpg


That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!  My next carbine must be FDE.  
Link Posted: 5/17/2007 8:38:14 PM EST
mfingar has inspired me.  I just ordered a quart of "flat dark earth" Cerakote.  Photos to follow.

Stephen
Link Posted: 5/17/2007 8:48:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/17/2007 8:58:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stickman:

Originally Posted By stephen_101st:
mfingar has inspired me.  I just ordered a quart of "flat dark earth" Cerakote.  Photos to follow.

Stephen



Cerakote will hold up much better than any of the paint finishes, and even better than the GK and NMR.  Great choice in finishes.  



is it better than norrels? have a link?
Link Posted: 5/17/2007 9:00:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stickman:

Originally Posted By stephen_101st:
mfingar has inspired me.  I just ordered a quart of "flat dark earth" Cerakote.  Photos to follow.

Stephen



Cerakote will hold up much better than any of the paint finishes, and even better than the GK and NMR.  Great choice in finishes.  


It was recommended to me by a friend that works for a large weapon manufacturer as being the best/toughest aftermarket finish available.  They are using it to coat many of their weapon components with great success.  

The price per quart is not for the faint of heart though.

Stephen
Link Posted: 5/17/2007 9:03:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By badazzar15:

Originally Posted By Stickman:

Originally Posted By stephen_101st:
mfingar has inspired me.  I just ordered a quart of "flat dark earth" Cerakote.  Photos to follow.

Stephen



Cerakote will hold up much better than any of the paint finishes, and even better than the GK and NMR.  Great choice in finishes.  



is it better than norrels? have a link?


NMR that Stickman mentioned is Norrels Moly Resin.  Cerakote can be found at www.nicindustries.com/micro_dyne.php, but be prepared for the sticker shock.  1 Quart cost me nearly $150 shipped.

Stephen
Link Posted: 5/17/2007 9:18:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/17/2007 9:25:30 PM EST by mfingar]

Originally Posted By stephen_101st:
mfingar has inspired me.  I just ordered a quart of "flat dark earth" Cerakote.  Photos to follow.

Stephen


Excellent.
Wait 'till you see what comes next.


The "feel" of Cerakote reminds me of fine fabric. It's an amazing coating. Worth every penny.
Link Posted: 5/17/2007 9:26:44 PM EST
Were the letters done with a "wash" of dark paint and thinner?
Link Posted: 5/17/2007 10:02:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By stephen_101st:

Originally Posted By badazzar15:

Originally Posted By Stickman:

Originally Posted By stephen_101st:
mfingar has inspired me.  I just ordered a quart of "flat dark earth" Cerakote.  Photos to follow.

Stephen



Cerakote will hold up much better than any of the paint finishes, and even better than the GK and NMR.  Great choice in finishes.  



is it better than norrels? have a link?


NMR that Stickman mentioned is Norrels Moly Resin.  Cerakote can be found at www.nicindustries.com/micro_dyne.php, but be prepared for the sticker shock.  1 Quart cost me nearly $150 shipped.

Stephen



I remember the first time I saw the price tag and my jaw about hit the floor...but then I began thinking to myself.  I painted my Mustang awhile back and remembered looking for different paint finishes....you get what you pay for when it comes to paint IMO...in all industries..cars or guns.  

Link Posted: 5/18/2007 12:47:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By cyclone:
Were the letters done with a "wash" of dark paint and thinner?


I'm guessing a dry rub transfer process with a protective coating.

Stephen
Link Posted: 5/18/2007 6:42:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/18/2007 6:44:10 PM EST by badazzar15]

Originally Posted By fivepointoh:

Originally Posted By stephen_101st:

Originally Posted By badazzar15:

Originally Posted By Stickman:

Originally Posted By stephen_101st:
mfingar has inspired me.  I just ordered a quart of "flat dark earth" Cerakote.  Photos to follow.

Stephen



Cerakote will hold up much better than any of the paint finishes, and even better than the GK and NMR.  Great choice in finishes.  



is it better than norrels? have a link?


NMR that Stickman mentioned is Norrels Moly Resin.  Cerakote can be found at www.nicindustries.com/micro_dyne.php, but be prepared for the sticker shock.  1 Quart cost me nearly $150 shipped.

Stephen



I remember the first time I saw the price tag and my jaw about hit the floor...but then I began thinking to myself.  I painted my Mustang awhile back and remembered looking for different paint finishes....you get what you pay for when it comes to paint IMO...in all industries..cars or guns.  




I got the Norrels but wasnt to impressed with it. thanks for the link.
Link Posted: 5/18/2007 6:47:55 PM EST
can someone give me the link to the right FDE that i need?
Link Posted: 5/18/2007 7:52:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By badazzar15:
I got the Norrels but wasnt to impressed with it. thanks for the link.

Could you describe your experiences and explain your conclusion?
Link Posted: 5/18/2007 7:54:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By DrMark:

Originally Posted By badazzar15:
I got the Norrels but wasnt to impressed with it. thanks for the link.

Could you describe your experiences and explain your conclusion?


I'd like to know also. I've painted 50+ guns with it without issue.

Bomber
Link Posted: 5/19/2007 12:16:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By badazzar15:

Originally Posted By fivepointoh:

Originally Posted By stephen_101st:

Originally Posted By badazzar15:

Originally Posted By Stickman:

Originally Posted By stephen_101st:
mfingar has inspired me.  I just ordered a quart of "flat dark earth" Cerakote.  Photos to follow.

Stephen



Cerakote will hold up much better than any of the paint finishes, and even better than the GK and NMR.  Great choice in finishes.  



is it better than norrels? have a link?


NMR that Stickman mentioned is Norrels Moly Resin.  Cerakote can be found at www.nicindustries.com/micro_dyne.php, but be prepared for the sticker shock.  1 Quart cost me nearly $150 shipped.

Stephen



I remember the first time I saw the price tag and my jaw about hit the floor...but then I began thinking to myself.  I painted my Mustang awhile back and remembered looking for different paint finishes....you get what you pay for when it comes to paint IMO...in all industries..cars or guns.  




I got the Norrels but wasnt to impressed with it. thanks for the link.


I have found that the secret to Norrel's is good surface prep (as is the case with many aftermarket finish).  NMR adheres best to a fresh degreased and sand blasted surface.  I have a Glock 34 slide that I coated myself with hardly any signs of wear after 3000 rounds.

Stephen
Link Posted: 5/19/2007 12:32:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/19/2007 12:47:07 PM EST by Victor]
Link Posted: 5/19/2007 2:45:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By badazzar15:
can someone give me the link to the right FDE that i need?




••• Norrell's Moly Resin Firearm Refinishing Products •••

TAN Flat -  (Tan is new U.S. Militar/url]y mid-east desert tan 30118 color fed standard 595B. Also known as "Dark Earth.")

Order page - Items #19-#21



••• KG Industries - KG Gun-Kote •••

Gun Kote 2400 Series 2404F Dark Earth was the original tan chosen by the US Military for desert operations.

Color Chart: Dark Earth (Tan)
Order page - item # 2404 Dark Earth  Satin & item # 2404F Dark Earth Flat



••• DuraCoat - Firearm Finishes •••
Your TWO choices are:
• Duracoat Vltor Flat Dark Earth
• Duracoat Magpul Flat Dark Earth
Order page - DuraCoat Browns


••• Micro Dyne - Cerakote •••
• C-246 FLAT DARK EARTH (AIR CURE) - 19% gloss (4 OZ, QT, GAL)
• H-265 FLAT DARK EARTH (OVEN CURE) - Dark beige - 7% gloss (4 OZ, QT, GAL)
"Shop Online" on their website - need to set up account
Link Posted: 5/20/2007 11:38:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By REDHORSE:

Originally Posted By badazzar15:
can someone give me the link to the right FDE that i need?




••• Norrell's Moly Resin Firearm Refinishing Products •••

TAN Flat -  (Tan is new U.S. Militar/url]y mid-east desert tan 30118 color fed standard 595B. Also known as "Dark Earth.")

Order page - Items #19-#21



••• KG Industries - KG Gun-Kote •••

Gun Kote 2400 Series 2404F Dark Earth was the original tan chosen by the US Military for desert operations.

Color Chart: Dark Earth (Tan)
Order page - item # 2404 Dark Earth  Satin & item # 2404F Dark Earth Flat



••• DuraCoat - Firearm Finishes •••
Your TWO choices are:
• Duracoat Vltor Flat Dark Earth
• Duracoat Magpul Flat Dark Earth
Order page - DuraCoat Browns


••• Micro Dyne - Cerakote •••
• C-246 FLAT DARK EARTH (AIR CURE) - 19% gloss (4 OZ, QT, GAL)
• H-265 FLAT DARK EARTH (OVEN CURE) - Dark beige - 7% gloss (4 OZ, QT, GAL)
"Shop Online" on their website - need to set up account



Thanks man.
Link Posted: 5/21/2007 1:22:09 AM EST
I'm about to do my new AR build in FDE.  I'm going to be using gunkote, but was wondering if sandblasting is absolutely necessary?  I don't have access to any abrasive blasting equipment.  Could I use some type of abrasive, like sandpaper or steel wool, to prep the metal?  What would you guys recommend?
Link Posted: 5/22/2007 3:57:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/22/2007 9:02:21 AM EST by LaRue_Tactical]
Link Posted: 5/22/2007 6:44:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/22/2007 9:46:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Victor:

Originally Posted By mfingar:

Originally Posted By stephen_101st:

Originally Posted By mfingar:
my modest work in progress...

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/mfingar/FDE_wip4.jpg


Very well done!  Probably the nicest weapon I have seen on this forum (or any forum for that matter).

Stephen


Thanks for the kind words...but I'm just getting started.

I've got another upper in the works, with a different configuration; Stealth Upper, Aimpoint, LT BUIS, Etc.

Hopefully, this weekend, I'll get around to the lettering info (I've been really busy )

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/mfingar/FDE_01.jpg


Mark,

GREAT job! Just curious did you do the buffer tube?  I chose not to, but I will on my next build as I think there is enough tolerence to slide freely and the KAT holographic coating process is rock solid thus far so I do not expect any removal.  

img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Clutch99/Colt%20Build/PICT1422a.jpg
img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Clutch99/Colt%20Build/PICT1416a.jpg
img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Clutch99/Colt%20Build/PICT1262-1.jpg
img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Clutch99/Colt%20Build/ColtBuildwithKatCoatings.jpg


Thanks Vic,

After sandblasting, I coated it (and all the other "gray" items) with a 50/50 mix of Duracoat FDE, and Duracoat matte clear. All the raw metal was toned-down just right. I then oversprayed it with solid FDE, to get the overall colors to look better together.

The LMT buffertube has a raised portion about 3" from the receiver threads & doesn't make contact with the stock, until you get back to the raised section. LMT stocks are a tight fit without any coating. I steel-wooled the contact surfaces to make the stock operation smoother.

By the way...the KAT coatings are amazing...sorry you couldn't make it to SHOT this year, I did get a chance to meet up with the KAT folks. Photos don't do that process any justice. It's pretty cool.

Mark
Link Posted: 5/22/2007 9:57:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/22/2007 10:02:07 AM EST
lookin good Kevin.

What new parts...I'm gonna take a stab and say PMAG's, CTR, and Vicker's sling?

Either way I really like the top pic.
Link Posted: 5/22/2007 10:11:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/22/2007 10:18:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/22/2007 10:19:01 AM EST by Victor]
Link Posted: 5/22/2007 11:20:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/23/2007 7:17:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By KevinB:
Well the APO finally came thru

so a few new parts and an attempt to try to get my photo quality up closer to MFingars...

img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/EvilKev/Weapons/RRI.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/EvilKev/Weapons/Recce-Iraq029.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/EvilKev/Weapons/Recce-Iraq030.jpg






I'm gonna miss your hose clamps.

GREAT pics!
Link Posted: 5/23/2007 8:17:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/23/2007 10:07:02 AM EST
I'll play.  Just finished this build:







Link Posted: 5/23/2007 10:45:09 AM EST
Beautiful!
Link Posted: 5/23/2007 11:53:51 AM EST


Link Posted: 5/23/2007 1:45:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By vsvo:
i80.imagethrust.com/i/1121528/sbr2.jpg

i80.imagethrust.com/i/1121529/sbr4.jpg



Very sexy and professional.  What finish did ya use?
Link Posted: 5/23/2007 2:10:32 PM EST
Thank you.  This was my first time painting, so I went with the rattle can.  Stock body, rail panels, and EOTech battery cover I painted with Brownells Aluma-Hyde II in Earth Brown.  All the metal parts I sprayed with Brownells Gun-Kote in Dark Earth Brown.  I didn't pull the delta ring assembly off the barrel so it looks crappy, but I figured when I replace the rails it would be gone anyway.
Link Posted: 5/23/2007 2:15:32 PM EST
Cool.  Didn't even notice the flakes on the ring til you pointed it out.  Either way it looks awesome.
Link Posted: 5/23/2007 5:18:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
I'll play.  Just finished this build:


ar15.mcternen.com/WA_Lower/SPR 002.JPG
ar15.mcternen.com/WA_Lower/SPR 003.JPG
ar15.mcternen.com/WA_Lower/SPR 004.JPG
ar15.mcternen.com/WA_Lower/SPR 007.JPG
ar15.mcternen.com/WA_Lower/SPR 008.JPG


Just on the off chance this was meant to be in the EE. UMMM...SOLD

Very nice
Link Posted: 5/23/2007 5:22:07 PM EST
It's in there somewhere

Link Posted: 5/23/2007 6:35:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2007 6:38:41 PM EST by new-arguy]
Link Posted: 5/24/2007 5:57:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/24/2007 6:04:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
I'll play.  Just finished this build:

snip


PCR-00, I'm intrigued.  What brand of lower are you using on that?  I can't quite make out the markings...
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