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Link Posted: 1/21/2014 10:33:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: ChrisTheNom] [#1]
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Originally Posted By guns762:
Something I discovered after this weekends painting was that the sponges work better if they have dried paint on them, making them stiff.    My used sponges from the morning spotting scope painting, worked much better in the evening on the rifle because they were so stiff.   It creates more intricate detail in the markings, and less blotchyness.  It's easier to get varied amounts of paint, and size of markings.


http://<a href=http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3738/10909797454_00e7fa0856_b.jpg</a> image by guns762, on Flickr" />

http://<a href=http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3698/10909798614_65e77935b6_b.jpg</a> image by guns762, on Flickr" />
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This is sooooooo sick. I'd like to do mine similar to this. Was this coated prior to the sponging? Or is it all spray paint? Also, what colors? It looks black but also like it could be OD green.
Link Posted: 2/7/2014 7:02:18 PM EDT
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ATACS    Duracoat FDE with rattlecan sponge camo
Link Posted: 2/15/2014 3:26:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: DaTrueDave] [#3]
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Nice!

What colors did you use?
Link Posted: 2/21/2014 10:42:55 AM EDT
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Here's my first attempt.  I like.  Turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.

Link Posted: 2/21/2014 12:12:11 PM EDT
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Nice.
Link Posted: 2/21/2014 10:19:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TX_Road_Warrior:
<a href="http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/bmob357/media/Snapbucket/A19BC16A-orig_zpsc2a2d4eb.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc394/bmob357/Snapbucket/A19BC16A-orig_zpsc2a2d4eb.jpg</a>

Here's my first attempt.  I like.  Turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.

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I like it.  Is it me or are those little skulls on there?
Link Posted: 2/22/2014 11:28:13 AM EDT
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Ori. nally Posted By big-Al:



I like it.  Is it me or are those little skulls on there?
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Ori. nally Posted By big-Al:
Originally Posted By TX_Road_Warrior:
<a href="http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/bmob357/media/Snapbucket/A19BC16A-orig_zpsc2a2d4eb.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc394/bmob357/Snapbucket/A19BC16A-orig_zpsc2a2d4eb.jpg</a>

Here's my first attempt.  I like.  Turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.




I like it.  Is it me or are those little skulls on there?

Its you.  No skulls.
Link Posted: 2/22/2014 10:50:04 PM EDT
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 Here's my first attempt. Turned out a little busy, but I like it.
Link Posted: 2/26/2014 1:19:08 PM EDT
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OP or Admin, can we get the original tutorial pics back up? TIA
Link Posted: 3/15/2014 5:49:33 PM EDT
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Has anyone tried the sponging technique with Brownells Aluma-Hyde II ?
Link Posted: 4/12/2014 1:57:15 AM EDT
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That's what I used on mine.  Worked very well.
Link Posted: 4/12/2014 9:59:38 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By SSgt82-02:
Has anyone tried the sponging technique with Brownells Aluma-Hyde II ?
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It's all I've used.   Once cured, it's very durable.
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 4:27:56 PM EDT
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Sponge camo ATACs in Duracoat
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 3:10:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jrn156:
<a href="http://s647.photobucket.com/user/jrn156/media/324ae342-d46d-4744-9062-92390593d8dc.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/jrn156/324ae342-d46d-4744-9062-92390593d8dc.jpg</a>
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<a href="http://s647.photobucket.com/user/jrn156/media/c59b3f7b-168b-4b4b-8cd9-e7962978d0e8.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/jrn156/c59b3f7b-168b-4b4b-8cd9-e7962978d0e8.jpg</a>

ATACS    Duracoat FDE with rattlecan sponge camo
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love it. How did you do this and what colors did you use?
Thanks
Link Posted: 5/8/2014 11:36:40 AM EDT
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Base of Duracoat Magpul FDE, once cured it was followed by Krylon khaki for the light color Krylon dark brown for the dark and a blend of the khaki and dark brown for the intermediate shades. The photos were from my phone looks way better in person.
Link Posted: 5/11/2014 8:14:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: brgator] [#16]
My first attempt.  Rifle was solid black.

Colors used:
Krylon Khaki (base and sponge)
Krylon Olive (second pass and sponge)
Krylon Black (sponge only)



Link Posted: 5/12/2014 4:25:36 AM EDT
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By far my favorite paint job. Do you remember which colors you used?
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 7:44:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By the_fallguy:


By far my favorite paint job. Do you remember which colors you used?
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By far my favorite paint job. Do you remember which colors you used?



Thanks. It really blends in with the fall colors and i think it will blend in ok in the summer.

I used Aervoe paint that i got from DSG Arms.

The base coat is ''Urban Tan 1078''  and i used a sea sponge from Walmart to apply ''Black 1077'' , ''Earth Brown 999'' and ''Olive Drab 987A''.
I used Non-Chlorinated Brakleen and Kleen Srip Prep-All  on all the parts to clean them and on the plastic parts i used Dupli-Color Adhesion Promoter.

My build thread

Link Posted: 5/30/2014 8:51:45 PM EDT
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My 2nd home made sponge job, MUCH better than the first. Just need to do the mags. " />
Link Posted: 6/7/2014 10:23:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: bruh44] [#20]
Just finished this one with Duracoat. Rainier 300 Blackout on a Cav lower.



Link Posted: 6/26/2014 11:55:22 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ChrisTheNom:



This is sooooooo sick. I'd like to do mine similar to this. Was this coated prior to the sponging? Or is it all spray paint? Also, what colors? It looks black but also like it could be OD green.
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Originally Posted By ChrisTheNom:
Originally Posted By guns762:
Something I discovered after this weekends painting was that the sponges work better if they have dried paint on them, making them stiff.    My used sponges from the morning spotting scope painting, worked much better in the evening on the rifle because they were so stiff.   It creates more intricate detail in the markings, and less blotchyness.  It's easier to get varied amounts of paint, and size of markings.


http://<a href=http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3738/10909797454_00e7fa0856_b.jpg</a> image by guns762, on Flickr" />

http://<a href=http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3698/10909798614_65e77935b6_b.jpg</a> image by guns762, on Flickr" />



This is sooooooo sick. I'd like to do mine similar to this. Was this coated prior to the sponging? Or is it all spray paint? Also, what colors? It looks black but also like it could be OD green.

Sorry, I didn't see this six months ago.    
No coating prior to painting.   It's Alumahyde-Hyde II.    Colors are, black, dark earth, coyote, and desert tan.
Link Posted: 6/28/2014 6:44:40 PM EDT
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New paint jobs using the colors I posted above.    These are desert colors, but seem to look good just about everywhere.  




My freshly painted midlength....


My new 20" DMR build.
Link Posted: 6/28/2014 7:02:21 PM EDT
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Well Done!
Link Posted: 7/2/2014 2:26:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: backpacker21] [#24]
Here's my first go of it (Before and after). Thank you Guns762 for patiently answering my questions. Your stuff is what got me interested in the first place. I can't wait to get it into the woods where I normally hunt and see how I did. I'm not brave enough to paint the whole gun yet but will be there with more practice. There are a bunch of camo'd 2x4 now laying around here!



Link Posted: 7/19/2014 8:48:27 PM EDT
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I used cotton balls for mine, but same concept:

Link Posted: 7/19/2014 10:27:23 PM EDT
[#26]
Nice ATACs effect. Looks great!
Link Posted: 7/21/2014 4:25:45 AM EDT
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My first camo paint job. This is before the clearcoat.





My next one will have an OD and Foliage base with brown sponge.

Link Posted: 7/29/2014 3:27:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DontBuryMe:
I don't have any pics of it in use right now, but it does pretty well out here in west Texas.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/flatline_azp/IMG_2048_zps947fe1f2.jpg
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Awesome color scheme. What colors did you use?
Link Posted: 8/1/2014 12:44:45 PM EDT
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My latest project, a 10/22.  
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Link Posted: 9/7/2014 5:37:05 PM EDT
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So easy and so cool!

Link Posted: 9/8/2014 2:17:00 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Kinganuthin:
So easy and so cool!

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Damn. That turned out spectacular.

What paints?

Would love to see a run down on how you did that.
Link Posted: 9/8/2014 10:37:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Kinganuthin] [#32]
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Originally Posted By Will_Power:

Damn. That turned out spectacular.

What paints?

Would love to see a run down on how you did that.
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Originally Posted By Will_Power:

Damn. That turned out spectacular.

What paints?

Would love to see a run down on how you did that.


Base OD.  It was already OD with Brownells Alumahyde II..
I tore my sponge into long, slender pieces for a stripe effect. I had Vietnam tiger stripe in mind.
Did diagonal stripes with Krylon Camo Khaki.  Some stripes are bold, some light.
Then stripes with  Rustoleum Camo brown, overlapping tan some.
Same with flat Black, overlapping both.
Go back and forth between brown and black for some blending effect.
Come back with just a little tan here and there.. speckle effect.
Then just small amount of speckling with Aervoe field Drab.
Link Posted: 9/8/2014 4:09:10 PM EDT
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^ you did fine work ^
Link Posted: 9/28/2014 9:32:37 AM EDT
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Here's my 6.8SPC hunting rig



Khaki base, Earth Brown and "Deep Forest Green" stripes, then sponged with nutmeg, flat black, flat white, and some sort of burgundy red.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 11:35:08 PM EDT
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I've seen some pics in this thread where the sponge camo was applied to rubber slings.  Did it take a few days for the paint to dry?  I'm using Aervoe and after a few days the paint on the rubber brace is still tacky.  I'm assuming it must be completely dry before I apply a clear coat?

Link Posted: 10/7/2014 2:01:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SuperV:
I used cotton balls for mine, but same concept:
<a href="http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/SuperV13/media/IMG_20140719_185237051_zpsd5fa0688.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b481/SuperV13/IMG_20140719_185237051_zpsd5fa0688.jpg</a>
<a href="http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/SuperV13/media/IMG_20140719_185253002_zpsc42e52b2.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b481/SuperV13/IMG_20140719_185253002_zpsc42e52b2.jpg</a>
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Wow, thats a dead ringer for ATACS
Link Posted: 10/8/2014 8:20:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By prcharlie:
Nice ATACs effect. Looks great!
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Originally Posted By prcharlie:
Nice ATACs effect. Looks great!


Originally Posted By marksman121:
Originally Posted By SuperV:
I used cotton balls for mine, but same concept:
<a href="http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/SuperV13/media/IMG_20140719_185237051_zpsd5fa0688.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b481/SuperV13/IMG_20140719_185237051_zpsd5fa0688.jpg</a>
<a href="http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/SuperV13/media/IMG_20140719_185253002_zpsc42e52b2.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b481/SuperV13/IMG_20140719_185253002_zpsc42e52b2.jpg</a>


Wow, thats a dead ringer for ATACS


Thanks! I didn't realize it until you two said something about it.  I guess its a coincidence
Link Posted: 11/2/2014 6:29:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Yezzz] [#38]
Some good looking guns in here!
Link Posted: 11/14/2014 8:10:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Aubie1:
I've seen some pics in this thread where the sponge camo was applied to rubber slings.  Did it take a few days for the paint to dry?  I'm using Aervoe and after a few days the paint on the rubber brace is still tacky.  I'm assuming it must be completely dry before I apply a clear coat?

<a href="http://s2.photobucket.com/user/aubie515/media/camping013_zps6e5cdeaa.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/aubie515/camping013_zps6e5cdeaa.jpg</a>
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I had a similar issue with the caps on my Aimpoint.
The rest of the rifle was dry but the caps remained tacky for quite a while.

They did eventually dry completely but I let it sit in the safe for well over a week before they were 100%.
Link Posted: 11/15/2014 8:37:33 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Kinganuthin:
So easy and so cool!

http://i.imgur.com/XHVVp7V.png
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Need pic of complete rifle.Nice job.
Link Posted: 11/15/2014 10:11:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By cop1211:


Need pic of complete rifle.Nice job.
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Originally Posted By cop1211:
Originally Posted By Kinganuthin:
So easy and so cool!

http://i.imgur.com/XHVVp7V.png


Need pic of complete rifle.Nice job.


Link Posted: 11/22/2014 12:08:39 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/19/2014 1:31:13 AM EDT
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Nice work on these.  I love the transitioning on that last one.  I've got an old bolt-action 20ga that I did my first camo job on, and it'll probably get repaint using this method.
Link Posted: 12/19/2014 4:54:22 PM EDT
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sponged one of my predator calls fallowing this turorial! Turned out nice

Link Posted: 12/21/2014 12:11:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Use_the_2nd] [#46]
My first attempt, all paint was done with Krylon Camoflage paint. The pictures make it appear glossier than it is





Link Posted: 12/23/2014 9:32:48 AM EDT
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How do you post a picture on this board?
Link Posted: 12/28/2014 2:32:04 PM EDT
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Host the image somewhere like http://imgur.com/

Then just put the link to the image inside tags like this:  [img]www.imgur.com/yourimage.jpg[ /img]

The only thing you should do different is not leave a space before the slash in the closing tag.  I did that to "break" the tags so that you could see them.
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That looks amazing. Exactly how I want my shotgun to look
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:02:38 PM EDT
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Thinking about trying this on my new bolt action.

Any info / insight on how to prep the metal? just degrease it? The paint holds up well without primer or any light sanding?
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