A few months ago, my 8 y.o. daughter came to me wanting an iPad. I suggested she start selling paracord survival bracelets and keychains. Took her about 2 months to get the iPad, and then made the mistake of letting her shoot my A2 clone. Now she's no longer happy shooting .22LR, and is saving for her first AR-15 and ammo. We've just ordered the parts to build the lower out of her profits.
Here is the problem: She wants the gun painted blue (she hates pink, and considers Hello Kitty items legitimate for target practice only).
I obviously don't want to paint the entire gun blue (otherwise it will look like a rubber training 'blue gun').
I've suggested she just paint the furniture (that way it is fairly cheap and easy to replace later when she grows out of liking it, which I know she will). Alternatively I've had her looking for a 'cool' paint job that is more likely to stand the test of time, and which a teenager or adult wouldn't be embarrassed to shoot. I've had her looking at various pictures of custom paint jobs on AR-15's, but nothing really jumps out at her.
So really I'm looking for idea's/suggestions/inspiration for a AR-15 paint job for an 8 y.o. girl, that's into shooting and martial arts (she placed 3rd at the State Championships in sparring last year), that she is not likely to 'outgrow'. This being her first gun, I'm hoping it's something she'll want to keep for decades...
They sell them in purple, pink, electric green, orange, yellow, and blue.