Back from the dead! I got around to painting the receiver halves & cyclone back in April so here are the updated pics:
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!
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.
This post has been edited by ger: 26 June 2009 - 06:23 PM