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Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:43:30 PM EDT
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Started the camo today. I think it looks pretty decent. Ill do the receiver once I get the WGRS put on.



Link Posted: 2/8/2015 10:24:53 PM EDT
[#2]
My humble addition. Rustoleum camo colors, faux natural sponge, 1 hour or less to paint and pattern. Looks pretty good in person


Link Posted: 2/22/2015 3:07:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: xFatboyx] [#3]
I gave it a shot today. I really like how it came out





Link Posted: 3/5/2015 10:36:27 AM EDT
[#4]
Heres mine

Link Posted: 3/20/2015 7:57:37 PM EDT
[#5]
Did my daughters 22 crickett. They (twins) will be 5 in June one of them can hit a 20oz bottle at 25 yards now that it has a red dot and bipod.  After I painted a couple of my guns with the sponge camo she's been asking me to paint hers so did this a few hours ago today. I like it for what it is

Link Posted: 3/29/2015 1:54:39 AM EDT
[#6]
Thought I would revisit the Sponging Technique on one of my newest builds. This gun was put together to be my work Horse gun for Training Classes.

I recorded the process (Again), and posted it on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v7preGNY2w&feature=gp-n-o&google_comment_id=z130tfh55pfoitgte22yyfnwvuikgrflc



I ended up adding Brown Stripes and then adding more Sponging (Pistured) after the video was done.










Link Posted: 7/15/2015 7:35:36 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/19/2015 5:57:59 PM EDT
[#8]
Looking for an urban camo scheme...what colors?

Saw a post way back that used three shades of grey....need to mix in any other colors to blend in an urban area?

Thinking about a khaki base then use the shades of grey..

any ideas?

Saw one pattern that used a bluish color too...

Thanks, FH
Link Posted: 7/20/2015 3:42:10 PM EDT
[#9]
I have 3 shades of gray primer I'm going to try. Just waiting to decide on what optics to run.
Link Posted: 7/21/2015 1:46:06 PM EDT
[#10]
I'm looking for for the same "urban" type finish as well. I'll be keeping an eye out for what you guys come up with.
Link Posted: 8/7/2015 7:08:34 PM EDT
[#11]
Newly approved SBR.  I tried to get a color palette a bit lighter than multicam.  It turned out pretty well, but I think it may have needed a bit more splotches.



Link Posted: 8/22/2015 7:51:35 PM EDT
[#12]
Soon to be SBR

Link Posted: 8/26/2015 1:15:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: JPShooter] [#13]
Originally Posted By jrn156:
I wanted to share my experience trying out Sponge Camo and found only a few references on some other forums so I thought I would post a how to.
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I just wanted to thank the OP for this post way back in 2010!

I really liked the technique and just used it on my AR15 Grendel.


Link Posted: 8/31/2015 12:34:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: igozumn] [#14]
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I just wanted to thank the OP for this post way back in 2010!
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Agreed.

I built this with the sole intention of painting it.  Mostly rattle can with a little sponge.  Did all the painting this afternoon.

As built....


Colors are all Krylon Camo series: Sand, Flat Brown, Deep Forest Green, Army Green, Khaki

A few pieces of tape for some black spots....


Light coat of Sand.....


Some spotting in of Flat Brown.  Not shown.  Sorry.  Got anxious and forgot to take a pic.

Some tape covering the Sand and Flat Brown.....


Deep Forest Green....


Pull the tape off and add in some sponge of Army Green, smidge of Flat Brown and some Khaki.













I think just a little bit more of some sponged Flat Brown on some of the lighter spots, if not a sponged flat black or something.  But otherwise, I'm happy enough that I don't have to worry about stripping it all off, LOL.

Edit: Here is some pics of the other side.  Didn't think to post them.  You can see how the sand is broken up more and that's the only thing that bugs me about the RH side.

After the sponged army green, but before the sponged Khaki......


After the sponged Khaki.....

Link Posted: 9/11/2015 5:06:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: CuZin] [#15]


" />" />I recently bought a Remington 5R Mil-Spec in 308. It came with the HS Precision dark green stock. I put a KMW Loggerhead cheek rest on it and then tried my hand at sponge painting for the first time. Not great, but I like it better than it was.





















 

 
 
Link Posted: 10/1/2015 9:09:41 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/23/2015 4:13:41 PM EDT
[#17]
I like the pics everyone! I'm wanting to paint my AR so that it will sort of blend in in the forrest of North Idaho and the plains of eastern montana.  Anyone recommend 3 colors that will do this?  I know that I am talking 2 extreme differences.  But I was thinking maybe a OD green ,black ,and some type of tan or brown
Link Posted: 12/21/2015 3:02:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: DMills] [#18]
Everything below was done with Duracoat -

SOCOM II was requested to be modeled after German Ambush - Probably one of my favorite projects I ever did







Accuracy International Stock and Scope were kind of an ATACS style:






ZT and Spyderco in random sponge patterns:





Link Posted: 12/26/2015 9:47:36 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/2/2016 12:13:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: North_42] [#20]
Here's my first attempt at sponge camo. iPhone doesn't quite do it justice...


Link Posted: 1/31/2016 10:57:09 AM 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>
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Really nice job here!
Link Posted: 3/15/2016 8:50:30 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/19/2016 1:41:43 PM EDT
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<a href="http://s60.photobucket.com/user/prcharlie/media/20160315_115741-1_zpsyenlx5wz.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/prcharlie/20160315_115741-1_zpsyenlx5wz.jpg</a>

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<a href="http://s60.photobucket.com/user/prcharlie/media/20160315_154110_zpsh6brz19x.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/prcharlie/20160315_154110_zpsh6brz19x.jpg</a>
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Nice! What colors/paint brand did you use?
Link Posted: 3/19/2016 8:24:22 PM EDT
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Nice! What colors/paint brand did you use?
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Originally Posted By prcharlie:
<a href="http://s60.photobucket.com/user/prcharlie/media/20160315_115741-1_zpsyenlx5wz.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/prcharlie/20160315_115741-1_zpsyenlx5wz.jpg</a>

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<a href="http://s60.photobucket.com/user/prcharlie/media/20160315_154110_zpsh6brz19x.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/prcharlie/20160315_154110_zpsh6brz19x.jpg</a>


Nice! What colors/paint brand did you use?


Thanks, Rusto camo forest base, brown and, Aervo coyote stripes with alternate sponging.
Link Posted: 3/26/2016 2:21:01 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/28/2016 1:14:57 AM EDT
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What kind of texture is left on the rifle after doing this?  It seems like it would have an uneven, crappy feeling texture.
Link Posted: 4/5/2016 11:14:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: backpacker21] [#27]
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 12:18:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: R3L04D] [#28]
I was inspired by this thread...







Used the "Camo" colors offered by Rustoleum; Green, Khaki, Earth Brown, & Black










Started by spraying the entire stock green.  Then used some natural sponge and put down a wide stripes of brown every few inches.  Then khaki overlapping that a bit, but not so wide of strips.  Then black...and so on.  Also added some green in once I started covering up the stock with the other colors.  I kept layering as I went, making my stripes thinner and thinner until I got to the point where I was doing individual 'dabs' here and there where needed.  I wanted to keep the khaki to a minimum and wanted the darker colors more prevalent.  










All in all it probably took an hour or two, plus time to tape the stock.  I'm very happy with it and the pictures don't do it justice.  It's raining today but I'll try to get some pictures in natural light and it should look a lot nicer.























 
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 1:38:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Phong:


What kind of texture is left on the rifle after doing this?  It seems like it would have an uneven, crappy feeling texture.
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There are a few parts that are 'uneven' but nothing to be overly upset about.  I supposed some light sanding may take care of that.  

 
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 3:31:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JoeMal:
I was inspired by this thread...

Used the "Camo" colors offered by Rustoleum; Green, Khaki, Earth Brown, & Black
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Outstanding work!
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 4:06:07 PM EDT
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Outstanding work!

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Originally Posted By JoeMal:

I was inspired by this thread...



Used the "Camo" colors offered by Rustoleum; Green, Khaki, Earth Brown, & Black


Outstanding work!

Thank you. This was foolproof and anyone could do it. The more I layered the better it looked. Decided to stop when I didn't think I was really changing the appearance at all, all I was doing was putting on a new top coat you know?  Quit with black as the top color

 
Link Posted: 4/29/2016 7:59:01 AM EDT
[#32]
Could somebody posts some pictures of the type of sponge they are using? May seem like a silly request, but I bet some types of sponges get better results than others. Picture worth a thousand words and all that.
Link Posted: 4/29/2016 11:48:24 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TacCar:


Could somebody posts some pictures of the type of sponge they are using? May seem like a silly request, but I bet some types of sponges get better results than others. Picture worth a thousand words and all that.
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Bought a pack like this for $5 at my local hobby store

 





Link Posted: 5/6/2016 12:01:07 AM EDT
[#34]
Thanks for the pic. All I can find so far are the synthetic type sponges. I was thinking from looking at them, that they weren't going to give me enough of a broken up effect. If that makes sense. I'm going to hold out for natural sponge or much better faux sponge. It one of those thi n gs you see all over the place until you need it for something.
Link Posted: 5/6/2016 6:32:16 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TacCar:


Thanks for the pic. All I can find so far are the synthetic type sponges. I was thinking from looking at them, that they weren't going to give me enough of a broken up effect. If that makes sense. I'm going to hold out for natural sponge or much better faux sponge. It one of those thi n gs you see all over the place until you need it for something.
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Amazon has a ton of them

 
Link Posted: 5/22/2016 10:01:01 PM EDT
[#36]
What color is used for the multicam almost white color?

Link Posted: 5/23/2016 11:49:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ex0331:


What color is used for the multicam almost white color?



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If you're talking to me I used khaki

 
Link Posted: 5/28/2016 10:20:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JoeMal:
I was inspired by this thread...

Used the "Camo" colors offered by Rustoleum; Green, Khaki, Earth Brown, & Black

 
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When I finally get around to painting my AR I'm going to copy the shit out of this  

Great job  
Link Posted: 5/29/2016 3:33:28 PM EDT
[#39]
Has anyone done this on larger scale surfaces?  I built a plyometric box for my wife, and she would like it painted pink camo.  I was looking to try something like this, but am worried that the pattern may end up looking too small on the box.  Apologies if it has already been addressed in this thread.  I thought I worked my way through the whole thing, but might have skipped a page or two.
Link Posted: 6/1/2016 8:09:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By armstrong001:
Has anyone done this on larger scale surfaces?  I built a plyometric box for my wife, and she would like it painted pink camo.  I was looking to try something like this, but am worried that the pattern may end up looking too small on the box.  Apologies if it has already been addressed in this thread.  I thought I worked my way through the whole thing, but might have skipped a page or two.
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Not sure what a plyometric box is, but if its just a big box, get a sponge roller cover at your local paint store, lowes, home depot....  Pressure determines size of print.
Link Posted: 6/1/2016 11:35:55 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Kinganuthin:


Not sure what a plyometric box is, but if its just a big box, get a sponge roller cover at your local paint store, lowes, home depot....  Pressure determines size of print.
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Originally Posted By armstrong001:
Has anyone done this on larger scale surfaces?  I built a plyometric box for my wife, and she would like it painted pink camo.  I was looking to try something like this, but am worried that the pattern may end up looking too small on the box.  Apologies if it has already been addressed in this thread.  I thought I worked my way through the whole thing, but might have skipped a page or two.


Not sure what a plyometric box is, but if its just a big box, get a sponge roller cover at your local paint store, lowes, home depot....  Pressure determines size of print.


I went ahead and tried it.  She said she likes it, but worst case I can always paint over it and start again.  I'm not completely happy with it, but it's ok for a first try:
White base coat

Light pink 2nd layer

First pass with sponges

Second pass

Adding in a darker pink

Adding in grey.  I also went back and added some more to the other colors, because it looked too much like polka dots


I'm not completely happy with it, so if anyone has any ideas on what I could do to improve, I would appreciate the feedback.  Apologies if this is the wrong place to be discussing something other than painting firearms.  I'll remove it if it doesn't fit here.
Link Posted: 6/3/2016 9:59:12 AM EDT
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^MGS?


Link Posted: 6/3/2016 10:15:32 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By armstrong001:
I went ahead and tried it.  She said she likes it, but worst case I can always paint over it and start again.  I'm not completely happy with it, but it's ok for a first try:

White base coat

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/armstrong001/Mobile%20Uploads/20160529_115735.jpg

Light pink 2nd layer

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/armstrong001/Mobile%20Uploads/20160529_152330.jpg

First pass with sponges

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/armstrong001/Mobile%20Uploads/20160529_153220.jpg

Second pass

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/armstrong001/Mobile%20Uploads/20160529_154002.jpg

Adding in a darker pink

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/armstrong001/Mobile%20Uploads/20160529_154432.jpg

Adding in grey.  I also went back and added some more to the other colors, because it looked too much like polka dots

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/armstrong001/Mobile%20Uploads/20160529_160157.jpg



I'm not completely happy with it, so if anyone has any ideas on what I could do to improve, I would appreciate the feedback.  Apologies if this is the wrong place to be discussing something other than painting firearms.  I'll remove it if it doesn't fit here.

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Originally Posted By Kinganuthin:


Originally Posted By armstrong001:

Has anyone done this on larger scale surfaces?  I built a plyometric box for my wife, and she would like it painted pink camo.  I was looking to try something like this, but am worried that the pattern may end up looking too small on the box.  Apologies if it has already been addressed in this thread.  I thought I worked my way through the whole thing, but might have skipped a page or two.




Not sure what a plyometric box is, but if its just a big box, get a sponge roller cover at your local paint store, lowes, home depot....  Pressure determines size of print.




I went ahead and tried it.  She said she likes it, but worst case I can always paint over it and start again.  I'm not completely happy with it, but it's ok for a first try:

White base coat

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/armstrong001/Mobile%20Uploads/20160529_115735.jpg

Light pink 2nd layer

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/armstrong001/Mobile%20Uploads/20160529_152330.jpg

First pass with sponges

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/armstrong001/Mobile%20Uploads/20160529_153220.jpg

Second pass

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/armstrong001/Mobile%20Uploads/20160529_154002.jpg

Adding in a darker pink

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/armstrong001/Mobile%20Uploads/20160529_154432.jpg

Adding in grey.  I also went back and added some more to the other colors, because it looked too much like polka dots

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/armstrong001/Mobile%20Uploads/20160529_160157.jpg



I'm not completely happy with it, so if anyone has any ideas on what I could do to improve, I would appreciate the feedback.  Apologies if this is the wrong place to be discussing something other than painting firearms.  I'll remove it if it doesn't fit here.

In my case the more I layered the more blended it looked instead of being splotchy. All depends on what kind of look you're going for.

 



I also did my sponging in diagonal lines instead of random
Link Posted: 6/4/2016 1:38:23 PM EDT
[#44]
I just used a car wash sponge from the local farm store.
I just blot some paint on when it starts to wear off.
Link Posted: 6/9/2016 9:17:30 AM EDT
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I tried this on some pmags but when you touch them it scuffs up the paint leaving a white-ish residue. Am I suppose to put a coat of clear over it to stop this? Or is it just the way it is?
I used Rustoleum Camo spray paint
Link Posted: 6/9/2016 1:52:43 PM EDT
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I tried this on some pmags but when you touch them it scuffs up the paint leaving a white-ish residue. Am I suppose to put a coat of clear over it to stop this? Or is it just the way it is?

I used Rustoleum Camo spray paint
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I have not experienced this and did not use clear coat

 
Link Posted: 6/9/2016 10:14:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GTN:
I tried this on some pmags but when you touch them it scuffs up the paint leaving a white-ish residue. Am I suppose to put a coat of clear over it to stop this? Or is it just the way it is?
I used Rustoleum Camo spray paint
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Did you use the spong from te kitchen that has soap in it?
Link Posted: 6/10/2016 10:29:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Kinganuthin:

Did you use the spong from te kitchen that has soap in it?
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Originally Posted By GTN:
I tried this on some pmags but when you touch them it scuffs up the paint leaving a white-ish residue. Am I suppose to put a coat of clear over it to stop this? Or is it just the way it is?
I used Rustoleum Camo spray paint

Did you use the spong from te kitchen that has soap in it?


Ha no. Actually they were sprayed
Link Posted: 6/14/2016 1:08:55 PM EDT
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One of my favorites.   M&P sport with different a parts.
Link Posted: 8/22/2016 2:10:13 PM EDT
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thread inspired me to change up the original paintjob i was working on to this.  Did it all with duracoat so it should last much better than the krylon jobs.



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