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#1 User is offline   ger 

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 11:32 PM

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Back from the dead! I got around to painting the receiver halves & cyclone back in April so here are the updated pics:
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Definitely not perfect... I see a few spots that could use improvement. The beauty of MC is that I can go in, overlay new paint & the patterns will still look consistent!

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I finally got around to posting some pics - finished it this past winter. It's all rattle can, mostly Krylon Fusion, and one Rustoleum color. This season it's seen three scenario days of play w/ plenty of marker hits, splatter, & scrapes off of trees, buildings, & rocks. With the exception of a few chips & scrapes the paint has held up remarkably. I only used clearcoat on the marker body & none of the accesories.

The first pic is what it looked like when I purchased it in Feb '07. In August '07 I decided I wanted to paint it to match my MC. I decided that w/ a few more days of play left before winter I would just do it all in olive drab, finish the season out, then do it right during the freezing months of Dec & Jan. Well the day after I finished it I managed to "break" my back during a non-paintball activity, lets just say I'm not as young as I used to be. It's not as serious as it sounds (although unbelievably painful), I got a compression fracture of my L1 vertebrae. Just imagine squishing a jumbo puff marshmallow between your fingers, yeah it was like that. Needless to say this ended my paintball play & pretty much any other physically strenuous activity for the next 4 months (i.e. 'til spring). Anyways, as a result I now had the chance to paint it up the way I wanted. Except that I had already taken all the tape off & had it assembled & ready for play. Well, i decided to leave the marker body the OD since those clamshells were too much work to prep. Since I was changing the setup, I decided that all the new accessories would be great candidates for the camo pattern.

In the end I was very pleased w/ it. I know it wasn't perfect, but the colors were close enough for rattle can, and I kinda liked it with just the accents of MultiCam-ish. But then freakin' Charlie Echo went & did an unbelievably nice job w/ his MultiCam paintjob this past year (props to you man). Now here I am, a year later, thinking about following his tips & doing it right this time. Like Mom always said, "If you're gonna do something, do it right, don't do it halfway." I have the patience & ability, I just don't know if I'll have the time... we'll have to wait and see!

Comments & questions are of course welcome / encouraged.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 10:36 AM

looks pretty good
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:17 AM

Wow! Nice paintjob you got there. What paint did you used for your MultiCam?


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Posted 31 August 2008 - 03:35 PM

Krylon Fusion Camoflauge - Ultra Flat Olive
Krylon Fusion Camoflauge - Ultra Flat Brown
Krylon Fusion Camoflauge - Ultra Flat Khaki (medium tan color)
Krylon Fusion - Satin River Rock (light tan color)
Rustoleum - Satin Taupe (dark tan color)

I wish I could have found a match for the dark tan in Krylon - the Rustoleum is very near perfect though. I had a problem w/ it drying when painting over the Krylon. Plus when I painted over it w/ Krylon, it didn't bond as well & I got some very slight (almost not noticable) cracking. In both cases I had to apply extremely light overcoats, 3 or 4 instead of my usual 2 or 3. When I go to redo it I'll search harder so that I keep all the paint from the same family.

Thanks for the comments so far
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 05:12 PM

Dude that's pretty cool how did u do it?
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 05:28 PM

Nice job!!! One of the best i've seen in awhile...wanna paint my TM-7...lol. That really came out great I'm a fan of the Krylon paint thats what I use also. AWESOME WORK!!! :laugh:

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:12 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys -

Ray: I really like the Krylon. Like I said, w/ the exception fo a few scratches it's holding up perfectly. Besides, the scratches add to the effect. Even though I clean off my marker after every day of play, I've had paint that sneakes into those little cracks sit like that for weeks, the Krylon still holds. I haven't had any issues w/ it on the metal or plastic parts. BTW - congrats on picking up a TM-7!

Brendo: A lot of patience! Honestly. It's all done w/ stencils, positive & negative. I hand drew them on painters tape, the wide stuff like 2", cut them out w/ an exacto, then started layering the colors. The green & dark tan as the base where I did most of the fading plus used some stencils - medium tan w/ some fading & stencils - then brown w/ stencils - then light tan w/ stencils. The key to painting MC (based loosely on suggestions from member cap4life here on the forum) is the lightest tan is always on top & in a hard pattern, never fading to another color & never covered by any other color - then brown is immediately below the light tan, also in a hard pattern & never covered by any color other than the light tan - the medium tan, dark tan, & green all appear to be on the same level, fading softly from one to another & w/ the use of hardlines as well. It's hard & easy at the same time, but much easier once you wrap your head around the concept.

It's not the perfect MC paint job, nor do I claim it to be. But, I didn't set out for it to be perfect in the first place, but I do like the result. If I get up the nerves this off season though - it will be as close to perfect as I can possibly make it.

Again, thanks for the comments.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 11:04 PM

Looks good man, you did a nice job!
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:20 AM

Now, that is what I call Multi-Cam! Good job. Everything came out nice and crisp, too. Ger, where did you get the pistol grip attachment? Is that a Lapco on the bottom of your grip? I'm diggin' your stock, too. It looks custom. Is that a machined adapter plate to fit the A-5?

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:05 AM

That looks very very very good! The solid olive color with "splashes" of multicam in different locations on the marker was a great idea, and it turned out awesome.
I'm sorry to hear that you've had some troubles with different types of paint, but it still looks tremendous in those pictures.
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:26 AM

Thanks drummer

Charlie: Yes, it's a Lapco grip bottom. The stock: it's not custom, just a modded Longbow. It's the original all-aluminum version not the new composite type. The whole thing breaks down into 7 pieces total, not including air fittings & screws, which made it easy to mod (w/ a little thinking). I could explain the mod process but pics will be much better - I'll try to take some this weekend. Thanks for the compliments. Like I said, I may be trying your technique this offseason, wish me luck (throw me some insider info too)!

Silent: The two brands did cause me a little heartache at the time but it turned out fine. Like I said there was some checking but it became less once it dried completely. Plus, I strategically (luckily) placed my brown & light tan splotches over some of the "problem" areas so now it's almost completely unoticable. I've been catching a little heat (not really) over on the A5OG for not doing the entire marker, but I think it looks kinda cool fading from camo to solid.
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 12:52 PM

View Postger, on Sep 5 2008, 10:26 AM, said:

I've been catching a little heat (not really) over on the A5OG for not doing the entire marker, but I think it looks kinda cool fading from camo to solid.

Definitely - that's probably my favorite thing about it. It makes it unique, while still using an effective and well-known camo pattern.
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:42 PM

Ger, you definitely got the pattern down. Would really love to see you commit to the Duracoat next go.

And, you did a nice job on modding the stock.

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 04:35 PM

Added a topic to the Tippmann section showing the mod to the stock & mag: LINK
Bonus - you can see the updated paint job to the e-grip
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:39 PM

looks great what colors did you use??
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