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#1 User is offline   talampe77 

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:25 PM

Would anyone advise against using rubber bands as stencils to imitate reeds or grass? Thought about painting my MR 1 and I thought rubber bands might do a good job. I realize the lines wouldn't be very crisp, but...


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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:38 AM

View Posttalampe77, on Jul 23 2008, 11:25 PM, said:

Would anyone advise against using rubber bands as stencils to imitate reeds or grass? Thought about painting my MR 1 and I thought rubber bands might do a good job. I realize the lines wouldn't be very crisp, but...


I think it would work fine. A lot of people use those plastic flowers/grass as stencils that you can buy at any craft shop. It works well. Or you can take a stroll outside and pick your stencils :D

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 11:05 PM

View PostStewart, on Jul 24 2008, 02:38 AM, said:

View Posttalampe77, on Jul 23 2008, 11:25 PM, said:

Would anyone advise against using rubber bands as stencils to imitate reeds or grass? Thought about painting my MR 1 and I thought rubber bands might do a good job. I realize the lines wouldn't be very crisp, but...


I think it would work fine. A lot of people use those plastic flowers/grass as stencils that you can buy at any craft shop. It works well. Or you can take a stroll outside and pick your stencils :)


Hey Thanks.

Figured rubber bands would hold themselves on a little better than a blade of grass while hanging from a string so i can paint the entire surface, like on a hopper. Not many flowers and such where I play :D , but plenty of reeds, twigs and grass.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 11:18 PM

rubber bands should work fine as a stencil, but at the end of the day, after all the painting, its going to look like....well...rubber bands.

i would suggest using the actual brush and shrubbery as a stencil because it will yield a much more realistic pattern....but i suppose rubber bands will suffice in a pinch.
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 12:37 AM

Let me know how it goes. :D

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:50 PM

Could have done better ;) but I still think it looks alright for my first time. Didn't sand/prime and didn't let things dry long enough.
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:05 PM

Nice i like that, easy cheap stencil to use to. i like it!
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:13 PM

If you're feeling gutsy, cut some slivers out of the rubber band carefully to make it look like it's rigid, or serrated. Like a fern leave or somethin. Make it look "fuzzier" than just straight up rubber band lines.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:15 PM

Im doin this. ive got so many spare hoppers to choose from :)
i like how it gives it a bit of a tigerstripe :P
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 11:47 AM

It's a unique look :)

Go down to your local craft store, or walmart even, and buy some of those plastic plants. They sell grass, fern leaves, whatever you need. I'm sure they have something that will match your playing location.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 05:35 PM

lol, ended up pretty nice. good work!
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:24 PM

View PostTREE FITTY, on Jul 25 2008, 09:13 PM, said:

If you're feeling gutsy, cut some slivers out of the rubber band carefully to make it look like it's rigid, or serrated. Like a fern leave or somethin. Make it look "fuzzier" than just straight up rubber band lines.


why not just get a leaf then? That's what I did
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 06:48 PM

wow that looks really good
it reminds me of the ryan sheckler plan-b deck
except camo
i think im gonna do this on my a-5
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 08:32 PM

Well it doesn't look like its grass and shrubbery IMO but I do like it. Seems effective and like a piece of artwork at the same time.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 08:36 PM

It does look a lot better than I would have expected. How much did your paint cost?
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