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Posted: 6/4/2005 12:06:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/7/2005 7:32:50 PM EDT by lt557]
I have done Marpat camo for sometime now. Here is one of my early examples.




For this project I wanted to combine what I feel are the best camo patterns there is, Marpat and Multicam. The method shown here can be used with any color scheme.

I used to use 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch masking tape, very time consuming. I now use templates I traced off of actual Marpat, still time consuming.




First prep the surface and texturize with this.




Then apply the colors that are have the smallest fields.




Then mask of the areas you want to be that color.




The apply the next two colors.




Then mask of the areas you want to be that color.




The apply the next two colors.




Then peel off all masking tape, and there you have it.





Here it is in some tall grass. It's in the center o fthe pic




In short grass.





Close up.

Link Posted: 6/4/2005 12:12:07 PM EDT
Looks good. personally im over the digi look of rifles. But ya did a good job and nice write up.
Link Posted: 6/4/2005 5:03:38 PM EDT
Damn, 4 hours and 85 looks later and only one response. Does it suck that bad?
Link Posted: 6/4/2005 5:07:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2005 5:07:40 PM EDT by Dace]

Damn, 4 hours and 85 looks later and only one response. Does it suck that bad?


Link Posted: 6/4/2005 5:08:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lt557:
Damn, 4 hours and 85 looks later and only one response. Does it suck that bad?



You want a cookie?
Link Posted: 6/4/2005 5:11:47 PM EDT







nice job
Link Posted: 6/4/2005 5:24:02 PM EDT
Tag. Nice. Thanks for the write up.
Link Posted: 6/4/2005 5:25:19 PM EDT
wow that looks awsome!
Link Posted: 6/4/2005 6:48:26 PM EDT
I think you did a great job, and I will be trying out your ways in the coming months.

Some people on this board judge abit too quickly and dont take the time to appriciate the hard work of other people...

A+ on the great writeup and good pictures.

-Jason
Link Posted: 6/4/2005 6:54:53 PM EDT
Any one have the link to the post w/ the four stencil patterns for the mpat pattern that was posted a time back?

I do not now why, but I love painted guns...

Thanks,

Badredfish
Link Posted: 6/4/2005 7:20:24 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 6/4/2005 7:31:34 PM EDT
Im going to give that a try to one of my guns. Thanks for sharing this with us
Link Posted: 6/4/2005 7:55:34 PM EDT
Is than an SKS stock? Looks like it, but I could be wrong.

Ben
Link Posted: 6/4/2005 8:01:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fadedsun:
Is than an SKS stock? Looks like it, but I could be wrong.

Ben



The first one is an SKS stock. The newly painted one is a modified Choate 10/22 stock.
Link Posted: 6/4/2005 8:07:20 PM EDT
if only automotive manuals were that easy to read and follow!
Link Posted: 6/5/2005 5:05:48 PM EDT
Great write-up on some cool camo. Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 6/5/2005 5:13:14 PM EDT
Very helpful; thanks! Please advise specifics on the tracing material (mylar?) and where to get it.
Link Posted: 6/5/2005 5:14:53 PM EDT
Even though I'm not a digital camop guy, you did some good work. What paints did you use?
Link Posted: 6/5/2005 7:36:16 PM EDT
taggidy taggidy tagged
Link Posted: 6/5/2005 8:39:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aubrey:
Very helpful; thanks! Please advise specifics on the tracing material (mylar?) and where to get it.



Your welcome. The sheets are a semi transparent plastic that can be purchased at the craft section a Mal Mart.
Link Posted: 6/5/2005 8:48:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MisterPX:
Even though I'm not a digital camop guy, you did some good work. What paints did you use?



For the Multicam color scheme I used.......

Krylon Camo Brown and Khaki
Model Master Med. Field Green, Panzer Dunkelgelb, Dark Tan and Field Drab.


On the Woodland Marpat in the first pic I used.....

Krylon Camo Khaki, Black, Med. Brown and O.D. Green.
Link Posted: 6/5/2005 10:21:13 PM EDT
Looks great but how well does the krylon hold up to use?
Link Posted: 6/6/2005 9:52:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By inferno715:
Looks great but how well does the krylon hold up to use?



I have used it for years, no issues.

I do put a thin coats of alumahyde matte clear as a top coat.

If you apply it thick it turns out slighty glossy.
Link Posted: 6/6/2005 4:12:54 PM EDT
OOOOOOO! He said the "M" word. I"M Tellin!
Link Posted: 6/6/2005 8:30:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Archer1122:
OOOOOOO! He said the "M" word. I"M Tellin!



WTF?
Link Posted: 6/7/2005 7:59:49 AM EDT
very cool! thank you for the info!

I am about to try something like this... Your pics give me a lot more confidence on the approach.
Link Posted: 6/7/2005 10:12:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:

Damn, 4 hours and 85 looks later and only one response. Does it suck that bad?


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Thanks Dace- that blends well with your marpat, but does your marpat blend well in your surroundings?

To the terrorists in your suburban neighborhood, you'll look like a big blob of baby poo without a rifle instead of a big blob of baby poo with a black rifle!!!
Link Posted: 6/7/2005 12:07:16 PM EDT
Great post and nice work lt557! Maybe I'll work up the courage to try this one day. Did you cut out the tape first, then apply it to the stock or did you cut out the shapes after the tape was on the stock? (I guess this would scratch the stock)

-yj
Link Posted: 6/7/2005 12:53:26 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/7/2005 7:26:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yellowjacket:
Great post and nice work lt557! Maybe I'll work up the courage to try this one day. Did you cut out the tape first, then apply it to the stock or did you cut out the shapes after the tape was on the stock? (I guess this would scratch the stock)

-yj



I used the cutting board that you see in the second picture. Laid out a few strips of tape, and traced the patterns from the stencils. Then applied
Link Posted: 6/13/2005 8:15:03 PM EDT
tag! Very nice write up.

HS1
Link Posted: 6/15/2005 8:26:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:

Damn, 4 hours and 85 looks later and only one response. Does it suck that bad?


209.200.17.142/images/5946739-L.jpg



Cool, your digital camo paint job blends in great on the digital camo print fabric. ;-)

Both of these paint jobs look pretty good. I might have to try it myself. I ain't got the ghetto skillz to freehand spray a good camo paint job, I reckon.
Link Posted: 6/15/2005 8:35:05 PM EDT
That looks very nice.

I wonder if it just wouldn't be easier to buy little square stickers rather than cutting the tape.z
Link Posted: 6/16/2005 7:31:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By zoom:
That looks very nice.

I wonder if it just wouldn't be easier to buy little square stickers rather than cutting the tape.z



BINGO!

individual squares are hard to remove and are not repeatable for rifle after rifle.

you would need to use a pin to remove the squares one by one...

ETA: removal of my super secret ideas on developing the ultimate camo and rule the world...
Link Posted: 6/16/2005 7:06:24 PM EDT
Looks good!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:42:29 AM EDT
Tagged for updated photohosting
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:39:37 PM EDT
I can't see SHIT!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:20:11 PM EDT
Yeah, can't see either.

"Photo Not Available
/Fishy\
cupidfish.com"
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:34:47 AM EDT
Correct.

I was looking for info and IM'ed lt557. At some point in the not so distant future, he'll be uploading the pics to a different web-based photohost.

I don't want to have to keep watching the thread until it happens, hence the "tag" on my part.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 3:28:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:

Damn, 4 hours and 85 looks later and only one response. Does it suck that bad?


209.200.17.142/images/5946739-L.jpg



HOLY CRAP! Thats a pretty good camo job!
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:44:47 PM EDT
Taged also for when the photos come back
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 10:37:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:

Originally Posted By Dace:

Damn, 4 hours and 85 looks later and only one response. Does it suck that bad?


209.200.17.142/images/5946739-L.jpg



HOLY CRAP! Thats a pretty good camo job!



+1... I have seen this thread like 3 times and I just noticed there was a rifle in this pic.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 10:47:49 PM EDT
Looks great!!!!
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:38:10 AM EDT
The one pic I can see looks way better than my ghetto attempt at digicam that I did over a year ago. I'm waiting for the pic of the multicam; I feel that one will be money, once I can see it.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:17:23 AM EDT
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]Pretty neat camo job
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:33:27 PM EDT
Tag.

That rifle Dace posted looks really good.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:09:55 PM EDT
all I see is a "cupidfish" and the phrase Photo nOT available or some such drivle.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:17:51 PM EDT
Tagged for better pictures..All I get is the fish
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:46:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:

Damn, 4 hours and 85 looks later and only one response. Does it suck that bad?


209.200.17.142/images/5946739-L.jpg



That is SWEET! Wanna do mine?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:52:43 PM EDT
Sorry about the pics. Hunt 101 lost them. I will some back up soon.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:07:10 PM EDT
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