Ghillie Colour Which colours would be right for my environment?
Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:24 PM
This is a colage of my environment:
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:33 PM
Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:26 AM
Good luck with your project:)
"I own a Tippmann and some shot."
Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:46 AM
I'd suggest working the colors into your suit in patch areas. Especially the area you're in and what I see from the photos.
for example: right calf tans, some shade of a brown, but upper right leg, some pale greens with sporadic tan mixed in.
Upper body (shoulders, head) use a lot of rich greens that match up best to the vegetation of the bushes and trees.
I STILL feel it's important to use a little ground color mixed in with head piece/shoulders though, so use a bit here and there.
make your back look like the ground and IF anything on the front, keep it looking like the rich greens of the bushes etc.
Lower legs front I generally like to keep looking like the ground (kneeling shooting position). If you're front is all dark
you become a shape. In the kneeling shooting position you might look like a stump if there's not enough color break up.
Post up some photos when your project is complete.
Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:57 PM
Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:35 PM
yes...now you're thinking. Honestly, I use to mix the colors up, because straight green rite dye has a blueish tint to it.
ADD TAN to that green and you'll get an olive color.
ADD some yellow, tan and that green and you get a foliage light green. (when using beige burlap)
ADD brown to the green and get forest type green.
MIX that up for shades in between
it takes some experimenting to get a feel for the right mixing of colors and the time frame you leave the burlap in.
I use to stir the burlap with a wooden yard stick in 5 gallon buckets.
PLEASE DON'T use the turquoise stripes of burlap on your ghillie. I vomit in my mouth when I see people in ghillies at the field and they shades of blue in their suits.
I didn't say put burlap on your belly. I would cover your arms, shoulders, and portions of your front leg. That suggestion just comes from experience.
Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:25 PM
This post has been edited by EthanB08: 29 May 2008 - 06:27 PM
Posted 30 May 2008 - 05:37 AM
below the knees (shins) and all the around to the back of the legs. keep the material there shorter than other areas on the suit, but far enough down to hang a little over your shoes. You just don't want to be tripping on burlap while you play.
If you plan on crawling a lot, then covering the lower legs only won't cause any problems.
as far turquoise, gag!
If there's a lot of tan in your environment, then by all means use a lot of tan. You know your field of operation best! Just use your judgment to tailor a suit that works best.
trail and error makes it better!
Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:56 PM
good luck with your ghillie making!
if your parents dont buy your gear, put this in your sig.
Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:47 AM
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:24 PM
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:34 PM
you're not going to get very far in this forum with that attitude. Please don't be disrespectful and flame. You will be warned.
Good job with the blending! once you mud-wash* it it will blend so well if you went to take that pic again, you wouldn't be able to find it.
*in case you don't know, you need to take the ghillie, and drag it through a patch of mud to take the slight shine of the burlap out and dull the colors.
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