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Posted: 2/27/2010 2:59:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2010 1:51:17 PM EDT by David_ESM]
I figured I would give painting ammo cans a go.












Let us call these two pictures a... teaser... I have at least 6 cans I will be painting with different imagery...













So sneak peak, fresh from the paint.





































 
Link Posted: 2/27/2010 3:09:15 PM EDT
That's very creative. How'd you get the effect?
Link Posted: 2/27/2010 3:21:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2010 3:21:59 PM EDT by David_ESM]
Stencil shot in light color, then slide the stencil just a little. Hit with the dark.






Here is what that side looks like now. This side is now 100% done except for maybe a matte clear coat.













The flash is really making the light color pop a lot. It is a little more subdued in normal light. I will turn off the flash for final photos.







I will try and have this can done by tomorrow and give a 4 sides and top shot.

 
Link Posted: 2/27/2010 3:30:26 PM EDT
cool
Link Posted: 2/27/2010 4:08:59 PM EDT
best one i have seen
Link Posted: 2/27/2010 4:31:25 PM EDT
looks great
Link Posted: 2/27/2010 4:40:55 PM EDT
Nicely done..........would you do mine?
Link Posted: 2/27/2010 4:43:22 PM EDT
Nice work.
Link Posted: 2/27/2010 4:58:22 PM EDT
Thats awesome! But you mispelled munitions.
Im kidding, thats a really cool effect using the stencil.
Link Posted: 2/27/2010 5:32:36 PM EDT
I like.  Good job!
Link Posted: 2/27/2010 5:36:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2010 5:38:01 PM EDT by David_ESM]








Originally Posted By cougargnw:

Thats awesome! But you mispelled munitions.
Im kidding, thats a really cool effect using the stencil.




Was about to yell FUCK when you said that. Don't know why... I know I double checked my spellings






Originally Posted By Drsalee:

Nicely done..........would you do mine?


Absolutely... For a cost. If serious send me a IM and I will break it down for ya.








Thanks to everyone for the comments so far. Like I said I got plans for 6 cans. Got some gas mask designs. Large zed designs. Skulls... The whole kit and kaboodle. As for now, on my way out to a Police ride along. So look for updates tomorrow.

 
Link Posted: 2/27/2010 5:54:36 PM EDT
Very nice.
Link Posted: 2/27/2010 7:17:16 PM EDT
Verah nice!
Link Posted: 2/27/2010 8:32:49 PM EDT
Looks damn good! I've got to get some more ammo cans at the next gun show.
Link Posted: 2/28/2010 4:11:14 AM EDT
Where did you get the stencil from?
Link Posted: 2/28/2010 8:59:25 AM EDT
just dont do fake blood  it looks like garbage
Link Posted: 2/28/2010 9:00:33 AM EDT
All mine get powder coated .....
Link Posted: 2/28/2010 10:24:47 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Weber:


Where did you get the stencil from?


Just cut them out. You can find some stencils online. But you can turn almost any normal image into a stencil if you know what you are doing.

 
Link Posted: 2/28/2010 12:15:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2010 12:24:42 PM EDT by David_ESM]
First can pretty much done today. As promised.






The only thing missing is the caliber tag (lost the stencil need to make another tomorrow) which will go on the lids lock handle. So the blank side you see will have the caliber.







Large side 1:











Large side 2:











Small side 1:










Small side 2:











Lid:











Close up of matching paint from lid to body 1:











Close up of matching paint from lid to body 2:





 
Link Posted: 2/28/2010 12:20:50 PM EDT
Looks great, if you have the stencil on a printable file and want to share........Let me know
Link Posted: 2/28/2010 12:32:16 PM EDT
Awesome!
Link Posted: 2/28/2010 2:11:45 PM EDT
Can 2 has begun... Another look into where this one is headed...




Link Posted: 2/28/2010 2:30:19 PM EDT
Wow, that is really cool........great idea.....!
Link Posted: 3/1/2010 11:51:33 AM EDT
That is really cool.  Did you use stencils for the zombie head too?  If so how did you make them?

Again, great work...
Link Posted: 3/1/2010 11:58:39 AM EDT




Originally Posted By greyguy:

That is really cool. Did you use stencils for the zombie head too? If so how did you make them?



Again, great work...




I took a picture of a zombie I found online, then I cut out sections to make the detailed stencil (dark portions) then I cut out a whole background section that was painted first to give you the light back color. For that I just sprayed the detailed stencil on a peice of paper then cut out a outline around it.



So you paint the light background, then put the detail stencil over the top.



Basically all you need is an exacto knife (craft knives) set and a steady hand.
Link Posted: 3/1/2010 6:03:28 PM EDT
You guys should seriously think about trying to make money off this stuff.With all the mainstream zombie interest I think it would be worth it.
Link Posted: 3/1/2010 7:16:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2010 7:17:34 PM EDT by mxsjw]
If I just had the free time for all these ideas I get in my head...
Great work man, thanks a bunch for adding to my "To Do" list.

Edit: I own page 2
Link Posted: 3/1/2010 7:19:49 PM EDT
That looks good.
Link Posted: 3/2/2010 7:09:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By David_ESM:

Originally Posted By greyguy:
That is really cool. Did you use stencils for the zombie head too? If so how did you make them?

Again, great work...

I took a picture of a zombie I found online, then I cut out sections to make the detailed stencil (dark portions) then I cut out a whole background section that was painted first to give you the light back color. For that I just sprayed the detailed stencil on a peice of paper then cut out a outline around it.

So you paint the light background, then put the detail stencil over the top.

Basically all you need is an exacto knife (craft knives) set and a steady hand.


So you are using paper as the stencil, I always thought that you had to use some sort of plastic to keep the paint from bleeding through.

Link Posted: 3/2/2010 7:33:23 AM EDT




Originally Posted By greyguy:



Originally Posted By David_ESM:





Originally Posted By greyguy:

That is really cool. Did you use stencils for the zombie head too? If so how did you make them?



Again, great work...




I took a picture of a zombie I found online, then I cut out sections to make the detailed stencil (dark portions) then I cut out a whole background section that was painted first to give you the light back color. For that I just sprayed the detailed stencil on a peice of paper then cut out a outline around it.



So you paint the light background, then put the detail stencil over the top.



Basically all you need is an exacto knife (craft knives) set and a steady hand.




So you are using paper as the stencil, I always thought that you had to use some sort of plastic to keep the paint from bleeding through.





Plastic would be best and make the stencils last longer. I just used really heavy duty card stock. Seems to be holding up so far.
Link Posted: 3/2/2010 4:14:42 PM EDT
Can 2 done!



Lid:






Side 1:






Side 2:






Side 3:






Side 4 (will have caliber):






For anyone wondering, the symbol used on the large sides is the military's chemical weapon symbol.
Link Posted: 3/2/2010 4:42:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2010 4:58:12 PM EDT by David_ESM]
Here is how the caliber sides will be looking:







And the other:



 
Link Posted: 3/2/2010 4:46:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 11:45:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mxsjw:
If I just had the free time for all these ideas I get in my head...
Great work man, thanks a bunch for adding to my "To Do" list.

Edit: I own page 2


Sorry, you can't own a page with an edit, you are renting this one like the rest of us...

David_ESM, did you disassemble the cans prior to painting them or paint them as a whole?  I really like the way that these are turning out for you and I'll probably attempt my own soon...
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 12:37:16 PM EDT




Originally Posted By greyguy:



Originally Posted By mxsjw:

If I just had the free time for all these ideas I get in my head...

Great work man, thanks a bunch for adding to my "To Do" list.




Edit: I own page 2




Sorry, you can't own a page with an edit, you are renting this one like the rest of us...




David_ESM, did you disassemble the cans prior to painting them or paint them as a whole? I really like the way that these are turning out for you and I'll probably attempt my own soon...


The two shown were only dissasembled in the aspect of the lid removed from the body




The insides of the can and lid were not painted.



I sanded down all surfaces that got paint coverage including sanding a little more on the military lettering to make sure it didn't show through.
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 2:13:00 PM EDT
Those look awesome!!!

Link Posted: 3/3/2010 2:42:14 PM EDT
Sorry if I'm beating a dead horse here but for the latch mechanism did you just spray in from the sides.  It looks so evenly covered that I figured you must have somehow disassembled the latch.  I would be worried about paint building up in the latch and interfering with its function.
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 2:56:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2010 2:58:27 PM EDT by David_ESM]




Originally Posted By greyguy:

Sorry if I'm beating a dead horse here but for the latch mechanism did you just spray in from the sides. It looks so evenly covered that I figured you must have somehow disassembled the latch. I would be worried about paint building up in the latch and interfering with its function.


Well you paint the lid and the case seperately.



If you mean the latch area on the side of the can I just make sure to hit it with paint from the left, right, top and bottom (just paint the ammo can right side up, then flip it upside down and hit everything again, including the bottom)



If you mean the latch mechanism attached to the lid, again I just made sure to spray it from the left, right, top and bottom.



The latch is super simplistic which makes it really easy to paint. You just have a solid metal peice on the lid, and then a curvy solid peice on the can. Both are real easy.



Edit: As far as paint building up and interfering, well the paint isn't that thick. It isn't like an oil paint going on your wall or something.
Just paint it and go with it. The latch might scrape off a little paint from use and who cares... In the end it is an ammo can and it is going to see some use. If you ever feel like fixing it, just spray it again.
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 4:19:36 PM EDT
just a thaught. on the can latch jsut above your caliber designator you could place a biohazard insignia with the botom points being split by the hole where the wire seal is suppose to go... just a thaught
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 4:52:43 PM EDT



Originally Posted By thelms:


just a thaught. on the can latch jsut above your caliber designator you could place a biohazard insignia with the botom points being split by the hole where the wire seal is suppose to go... just a thaught




You don't post much my friend, but when you do it is to the point, and I salute you for it.


 
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 6:33:18 PM EDT
Good stuff man....

but...

We need to get you a woman....you have too much time on your hands!





actually I'm just jealous!   will you make me cans too?????
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 7:21:18 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Madbomber_Mike:


Good stuff man....



but...



We need to get you a woman....you have too much time on your hands!
actually I'm just jealous!  
will you make me cans too?????


I have one... When she came home and saw what I was doing she took her own photos and posted them for her friends...
If you cruise BOTD much you may have seen her.
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 7:23:00 PM EDT
Then you sir, are one lucky guy!


remember...I'm still jealous!
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 7:27:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By David_ESM:

Originally Posted By thelms:
just a thaught. on the can latch jsut above your caliber designator you could place a biohazard insignia with the botom points being split by the hole where the wire seal is suppose to go... just a thaught

You don't post much my friend, but when you do it is to the point, and I salute you for it.  


thank you, you know the old addage, you are born with two ears (eyes) and one mouth so its only common sense to listen (read) twice as much as you talk (post)... i dont know your hobby back ground but you obveously have some art in there. there are some ways to get a really clean/long lasting finnish on a painted steal surface. i did paint and body work for 3 years up till 2008 and have beed doing it as a hobby and a way to feed my weapon habbit. if you are curious about anything i love this kind of stuff. or if you have more experience in this than me... disregard and chalk my post up to being a noob.


*like my section leader use to tell me "shoot back then finnish your joke".*
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 7:55:20 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/3/2010 7:55:52 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/4/2010 5:29:26 AM EDT
I have no such talents.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 6:11:26 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Schlange:


I have no such talents.


Yeah... I have an art background (could easily fill a 10+ page thread with sketches) but you definitely don't need it for this.

 



All you need is a sharp thin blade. A computer + Printer. Ammo can. Paint.




And if you fuck up? Sand and repaint... Or throw the can around the yard to get it scratched up a bit and call it a well used or rugged look
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 6:13:47 AM EDT



Originally Posted By thelms:


heres one for the ladies



http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h244/thelms0305/skulltemplate1.jpg


If my girlfriend ever shot her own ammo then perhaps I would... Since she just shoots my money, that will have to wait.


 



She loves Gizmo from the Gremlin movies. In fact her username for most sites is RamboGizmo. So I went this route last halloween:


Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:23:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2010 12:31:01 PM EDT by Forest]
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