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Link Posted: 10/17/2010 8:15:13 PM EDT
[#1]
Originally Posted By Frens:
awsome! looks like a great way to make the Italian camo pattern!


Hummmm....That's interesting! I just may have to try that one out. I need a closer pic. Off to Google.
Link Posted: 10/17/2010 11:19:29 PM EDT
[#2]
Originally Posted By Greg3:
Originally Posted By Frens:
awsome! looks like a great way to make the Italian camo pattern!


Hummmm....That's interesting! I just may have to try that one out. I need a closer pic. Off to Google.


From Kamoflauge.net.  a closeup of the pattern
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 2:20:37 AM EDT
[#3]
that's the old San Marco camo....this is the newer italian camo if you need more pics let me know



Link Posted: 10/18/2010 5:28:07 PM EDT
[#4]
Originally Posted By MTguns:
Originally Posted By Greg3:
Originally Posted By Frens:
awsome! looks like a great way to make the Italian camo pattern!


Hummmm....That's interesting! I just may have to try that one out. I need a closer pic. Off to Google.


From Kamoflauge.net.  a closeup of the pattern


Thanks, I checked them out but couldn't find the same design. I like the newer design like in your 1st post.
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 5:29:06 PM EDT
[#5]
Originally Posted By Frens:
that's the old San Marco camo....this is the newer italian camo if you need more pics let me know

<a href="http://img687.imageshack.us/i/kacras1.jpg/" target="_blank">http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2830/kacras1.th.jpg</a>




Thanks for the pic! I may be able to work with that shot. If I need something better I'll hit you up for another pic.

Link Posted: 10/19/2010 3:23:51 AM EDT
[#6]
Originally Posted By Greg3:
Originally Posted By Frens:
that's the old San Marco camo....this is the newer italian camo if you need more pics let me know

<a href="http://img687.imageshack.us/i/kacras1.jpg/" target="_blank">http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2830/kacras1.th.jpg</a>




Thanks for the pic! I may be able to work with that shot. If I need something better I'll hit you up for another pic.



I have the desert version as well if you need it

Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:17:44 AM EDT
[#7]
Nice "How To" thread indeed!

MING the Merciless
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 10:23:16 AM EDT
[#8]
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 2:12:36 PM EDT
[#9]
Originally Posted By Frens:
that's the old San Marco camo....this is the newer italian camo if you need more pics let me know

<a href="http://img687.imageshack.us/i/kacras1.jpg/" target="_blank">http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2830/kacras1.th.jpg</a>



Let no good deed go unpunished.  It would appear that my internet skills missed the mark on that one.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:32:33 PM EDT
[#10]
Geez.  Beautiful is about the only word to describe it.  Nice job!
Link Posted: 10/31/2010 3:05:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: phrogge] [#11]
Here is my first AR paint job. My first attempt at painting was an old single barrel shotgun. I don't think it came out too bad for a first attempt at sponge pattern painting.





Link Posted: 11/2/2010 5:15:16 PM EDT
[#12]
Originally Posted By phrogge:
Here is my first AR paint job. My first attempt at painting was an old single barrel shotgun. I don't think it came out too bad for a first attempt at sponge pattern painting.

<a href="http://img149.imageshack.us/i/img0155gy.jpg/" target="_blank">http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/8069/img0155gy.th.jpg</a>

<a href="http://img261.imageshack.us/i/img0156ka.jpg/" target="_blank">http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/9549/img0156ka.th.jpg</a>



That looks sick. What colors did you use? I may have to try something like that on my other rifle.
Link Posted: 11/2/2010 8:20:45 PM EDT
[#13]
Base coat is Krylon Camo Kahaki. I then striped it with Camo OD Green and Camo Dark Brown. Randon sponge texture with all 3 and then I used a little primer red and a very little black.
I don't think I want to lay it down in the Virginia woods, I might not find it this time of the year.
Link Posted: 11/4/2010 2:43:16 PM EDT
[#14]
Great info. You guys doing AR's- is there any problem with the paint gumming up the BHO or mag release? Is there any danger of that? Curious since it appears some have taped those off, some haven't. Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/4/2010 4:06:22 PM EDT
[#15]
Only use enough to cover. It does not take 3 cans to paint an AR.
I pulled the FCG from my lower before the basecoat mainly to degrease the surface. Everything else I left installed and have not had any problems with sluggish operation or failure to operate at all.
Try it, You will like it.
Link Posted: 11/6/2010 3:17:55 PM EDT
[#16]
Link Posted: 11/25/2010 7:54:46 PM EDT
[#17]
I gave it a go on my dedicated .22lr AR. It's a Plumcrazy (plastic) lower, so not sure how/if that will effect anything. Used Krylon camo khaki, OD & brown. I think it came out okay, not great. I'll do better next time-planning to do an AK in Urban camo. Thanks for all the info.

Link Posted: 12/5/2010 12:33:05 AM EDT
[#18]
Damn! Finally a method of camouflaging guns that I think even someone of my pathetic level of skill can handle! That digital woodland scheme looks fan-freaking-tastic. I'll have to give that finish a shot on my next build.

BTW, for those who like seeing the process in action, I found a video on the tube showing an air softer using this same method to paint one of his guns. The funny thing is, he learned how to do it from this very thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgACuGtC3ow

This looks like a relatively simple process that delivers fantastic results. I can't wait to give this a try, whereas I wouldn't even attempt many of the other methods out there.
Link Posted: 12/28/2010 1:07:19 PM EDT
[#19]
I gave it another go, on an AK this time.
Link Posted: 12/28/2010 5:25:08 PM EDT
[#20]
Originally Posted By Porcine83:
I gave it another go, on an AK this time.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac211/hardwood83/after.jpg


Looks like a monster has been created. What's next?

The AK looks pretty cool.
Link Posted: 12/30/2010 10:26:04 AM EDT
[#21]
Anyone tried to make a Multicam compatible version? If so, please post pics and a description of the colors you used.
Link Posted: 12/30/2010 2:56:42 PM EDT
[#22]
Here's my hand at it. Took about 2 hours including prep time...

This is the before pic:


These are the after pics:



Link Posted: 12/30/2010 6:36:57 PM EDT
[#23]
These are from an old Japanese WWII rifle that was cosmetically in bad shape. The camo job did worlds of wonder for it. Forgot to take before pics, but trust me, it was well used over 65 years ago!

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/c_olding01/jap1.jpg
http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/c_olding01/jap2.jpg
Link Posted: 12/31/2010 11:25:20 PM EDT
[#24]


The pattern is nice, I think you might want to get some type of clear paint that will reduce your ammount of Gloss. Apply it in the sun and it will take away
all that glare you have on the body, which will show up in natural sunlight and expose your position.

Link Posted: 1/4/2011 10:48:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: battlestick] [#25]
My humble submission.



ETA:

One more.  

Link Posted: 1/4/2011 12:25:37 PM EDT
[#26]


Very good job IMHO.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 6:22:58 PM EDT
[#27]


Looks great! What colors did you use?
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 11:36:39 PM EDT
[#28]
Originally Posted By TheNewGabriel:


Looks great! What colors did you use?


Thank you!

The paint is just the Krylon camo in Green and Tan.  Complete base coat of the green first, then sponge on the tan to your liking.
Link Posted: 1/5/2011 8:44:29 PM EDT
[#29]
Originally Posted By battlestick:
Originally Posted By TheNewGabriel:


Looks great! What colors did you use?


Thank you!

The paint is just the Krylon camo in Green and Tan.  Complete base coat of the green first, then sponge on the tan to your liking.


So you didn't do the striping? Just the base and then a sponge coat?
Link Posted: 1/6/2011 9:38:53 AM EDT
[#30]
Battlestick, You have a slick looking weapon to match your screename now.
Link Posted: 1/6/2011 12:45:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: battlestick] [#31]
Thanks for all the compliments guys, I appreciate it!

TNG- That is correct.  No striping on my rifle.  Where I hunt is mostly in pine trees and pine thickets, so the last year or so I used just all green.  I decided that it was a bit too dark for all year use, so I just lightened it up sponging on the tan.  

I think if you were to use a dull grey base coat and then sponge on some tan, it would look a whole lot more like real ACU.  I may try that when this paint gets all beat up.  

Edited Spelling
Link Posted: 1/6/2011 7:21:16 PM EDT
[#32]
Tag, nice work!
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 6:38:46 PM EDT
[#33]
very cool looking paint jobs
Link Posted: 2/7/2011 2:48:51 AM EDT
[#34]


what colors/brand did you use?
Link Posted: 2/15/2011 11:09:38 AM EDT
[#35]
Originally Posted By fallingwrench:


what colors/brand did you use?


The paint is just the Krylon camo in Green and Tan. Complete base coat of the green first, then sponge on the tan to your liking.

Link Posted: 2/19/2011 1:14:47 PM EDT
[#36]
Done a little more rattlecan camo work to match my new Nikon Prostaff, rails and vfg.

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/c_olding01/IMG_0134.jpg
http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/c_olding01/IMG_0133.jpg
Link Posted: 3/8/2011 7:43:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: tucansam] [#37]
Link Posted: 3/27/2011 10:06:28 PM EDT
[#38]
Really cool looking paint jobs guys, I am thinking of doing up my sar 3 this summer
Link Posted: 4/8/2011 11:59:11 PM EDT
[#40]





dude wtf is that shit? PLAID? are you planning a tactical time travel adventure to a trailer park in 1974?



 
Link Posted: 4/16/2011 10:30:09 PM EDT
[#41]
this sponge camo pattern is the shit. i did up a 1/2 dozen AK mags in "Sponge Analog Marpat"



i varried my colors a bit. I went with satin hunter green for my green and for the tan segment i used nut meg again but i used the black and kahki colors just like the tutorial and I got this:




Link Posted: 4/17/2011 7:07:39 AM EDT
[#42]
Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
this sponge camo pattern is the shit. i did up a 1/2 dozen AK mags in "Sponge Analog Marpat"

i varried my colors a bit. I went with satin hunter green for my green and for the tan segment i used nut meg again but i used the black and kahki colors just like the tutorial and I got this:

http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af221/mr357_photos/0416112218a.jpg



That turned out pretty good on the color match. The kahki is a nice touch.

Link Posted: 4/26/2011 6:31:30 PM EDT
[#43]
Anyone try sponging an A TACS type pattern?
Link Posted: 4/26/2011 11:05:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Bobcape] [#44]
Very inspiring. I decided to give it a try on my Remington 870. I really like Brownell's Teflon-Moly bake-on finishes for the metal parts and Brownell's Aluma-Hyde II for the parts that are not bakeable. I use the liquid in my airbrush. They sell the same stuff in spray cans also. I've done about a dozen firearms and all have come out great and lasted very well. For this project I sprayed the first base coat stripes and hit it with a hair dryer and then the second set of stripes and again hit it with the hair dryer. Then I did the sponge treatment. It started to dry and get tacky on the sponges pretty quickly. So I just pitched the piece of sponge and continued with another piece. Once I was done I let it dry for about 15 minutes and then baked it for an hour. While those parts were baking, I did the non-bakeable parts with the Aluma-Hyde II, the same way. I let them dry for 3 days and then reassembled everything. I like the way it came out. It blends well in our environment out here. The camera flash makes it look shiny but there is no shine at all.











This Merriam Tom thought it blended in pretty well too! 4/21/11 Twelve days after I painted it!







Bob
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 1:15:55 PM EDT
[#45]
Originally Posted By till44:
Nice work guys, I've never seen this done before.  Now lets see someone do the ATACS camo, I think this method may work to get the random paterns and overlapping colors.http://militarygear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/atacs-new-camo-pattern-300x300.jpg


+1

Link Posted: 5/1/2011 6:55:25 PM EDT
[#46]
Hi folks,

First post and thanks for all of the good info here. This inspired me to try to paint one of my rifles. I like the results, and plan on painting some more stuff soon.

I was trying to do a multicam type pattern, but it appears to be closer to ATACs as some have challenged. Let me know what you think.

Apparently I have Frodo feet, for that I dont apologize!!

Before picture


Taping off places I didn't want painted


Painted over using Krylon Camo Khaki


Tiger Stripe with Krylon Camo Olive


Blend in some Krylon Camo Brown


Blend in some Black


Blend some khaki in on the green


Blend some green on the khaki


More brown for the heck of it


Finished product






Link Posted: 5/18/2011 10:11:07 AM EDT
[#47]
is this the kind of natural sponge yall are using?




Link Posted: 5/18/2011 1:07:29 PM EDT
[#48]
Originally Posted By camoman33935:
is this the kind of natural sponge yall are using?

http://www.mywonderjar.com/images/NatYellow%205060-Y.jpg




I was just fixing to ask the same thing. The paint jobs are great, we know the krylon and duracoat work, but talk more about the technique with the sponges.

The sponge pattern on some of those guns looks better to me than digital camo.
Link Posted: 5/18/2011 2:41:51 PM EDT
[#49]
The cheapest sponge to use I found in the Walmart craft section. It looks like small sections of cut up natural sponge like in your photo, I dont know whether its natural or not. A large bag was less than $5.
Link Posted: 5/18/2011 4:47:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: camoman33935] [#50]
Here's my contribution to the thread. Just did it about 30 mins ago. I'm not totally sure if I like it or not...I guess it's a good thing I practiced on an old BB gun first lol. I think I may have went a little to heavy on the khaki spots.

What do yall think? Sorry for the huge pic.

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