And I won't even debate the art of stealth over Camo. That's a given.
I really would like to get a MC SO broadswoard vest. Even if I have to buy my own material for it. I just want all my gear to match for once.
Barteh, thanks for the photos. I think those give a good representation as to my original goal of this thread. And that is what to "really expect" from MC. I can see the shots were taken from 10 feet and less so we can't judge it's effectiveness is not the same as in a game.
I really liked the proposed idea of a micro and macro sized pattern. For paintball, MC is a little large and Omnipat is too fine of a pattern in my opinion.
I had taken a couple photos of a MC paintjob I did and I noticed that when up close the pattern appears to be too large for the background. When far away, the pattern size is more appropriate for the background. The distortion from the focal length (wide angle vs. telephoto) simulates: size matters in camo patterns. the performance of MC changes drastically the farther away you are. So, I think I would like to see a smaller pattern than MC and larger than OMni. Right between Micro and Macro pattern, just as Flamingo described earlier.
As far as the color being all wrong WW, I don't agree with you on it being overrated. I think it is the best it can be to suit our military. I am just playing this through my mind. Ok, Warden gets in his car and decides to take a little trip down to Crye, he meets with the board of investors, researchers and the designers and claims "listen, the color is all wrong for this guys. These colors and patterns aren't found in nature." Well, you guys can play the rest of it out in your minds as who the investors are going to bank on as the researchers and designers pull out tons of substantial scientific data and studies they have documented. They note the progression of the patterns developement and successfulness as it evolves...then they open the vaults to the real data. 2/3 of the project was spent understanding how the human eye perceives color and patterns in varioius environments...and so on.
Warden's right. The colors don't match. The pattern IS all wrong. But it works. The eye registers that nasty light minty green highlight blob as: just a plain ol' highlight. As with the rest of the colors seem to somehow match. MC would be going to war if our country could afford it. What would really be a surprise and amazing if OmniPat went to war and got the contract to cloak our soldiers. That would be some cool news, wouldn't it?
Aesthetically speaking, I love MC because it is soooo hard to paint it exact. MC is not the best in every situation 'for paintball', but it's still my favorite camo.
The biggest thing I question you guys is:
Do you guys see how distance is a huge factor in how well MC performs?
This post has been edited by Charlie Echo: 01 July 2008 - 06:38 PM