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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:19 PM

i dont get. people take a great looking gun and put a paint job on it like tiger stripes or digi camo and then it looks like crap. why dont people just leave their guns alone . ive never seen a paint job on a tippy that looked better then the stock mil-sim duracoat black. your taking a beautiful and expensive gun and destroying its good looks. but then again its performance that really matters. anyway, i just dont get it.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:24 PM

Bump - you got the answer in your own post.

It's personal preference. what you like isn't neccessarily what others like. ;)

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:24 PM

View Postbumpnrunone, on Nov 9 2007, 08:19 PM, said:

a beautiful and expensive gun

Ahahaha. That might be part of why you don't get it. ;)

Tippmanns are not expensive. They are not exactly beautiful either. The reason people do it is to either A. make their gun stand out from all the other thousands of black Tippmanns or B. to make it blend in better on the field (hence the camouflage patterns). They are cheap and painted which makes it easier to paint and less costly if you screw up.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:40 PM

You like black, Jackson likes Pink (probably not, but work with me here)....

Paintball is all about encouraging individualism and one of the ways we do that is to get away from the "cookie-cutter" things like having a "just-out-of-the-box" marker. Don't get me wrong, leaving something all stock black and slightly modified is cool. A lot of people prefer that look of clean yet simple, while others enjoy the exotic and one of a kind styles.

What you like is not what everybody else will like.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:50 PM

So you don't understand why everybody doesn't have the same taste as you? You're going to have a long stressful life. lol. Some people like to cammo thier markers so they don't stand out in the woods. Also, some markers are available from the manufacturer with Digi-Cammo finishes. I'm with you though, I like a plain black marker. Although I do think BT's Digi-Cammo is sweet................but expensive.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:06 PM

View PostMONITOR, on Nov 9 2007, 08:40 PM, said:

You like black, Jackson likes Pink (probably not, but work with me here)....

Paintball is all about encouraging individualism and one of the ways we do that is to get away from the "cookie-cutter" things like having a "just-out-of-the-box" marker. Don't get me wrong, leaving something all stock black and slightly modified is cool. A lot of people prefer that look of clean yet simple, while others enjoy the exotic and one of a kind styles.

What you like is not what everybody else will like.

Real men wear pink.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:13 PM

im working on the coolest 98c duracoat paint job ever, u all will just have to wait and c
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:17 PM

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:47 PM

View Postslinkyaroo, on Nov 9 2007, 08:24 PM, said:

personal preference.
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 09:55 AM

I understand completely where you come from. 9/10 I don't think a marker needs to be painted. But every once in awhile I see a marker that looks really good with it. Anodizing can be the same way.

Some people just prefer the more personalized look so their a-5 or 98 custom doesn't look the the 5-10 others on the field. Tippmanns are pretty common, especially if your in the woods. For me its pretty rare to play a day of paintball and not see at least one of them.

As for it camouflaging your marker, I don't think it makes a big difference vs. a black marker.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 10:02 AM

View Postbumpnrunone, on Nov 9 2007, 07:19 PM, said:

i dont get. people take a great looking gun and put a paint job on it like tiger stripes or digi camo and then it looks like crap. why dont people just leave their guns alone . ive never seen a paint job on a tippy that looked better then the stock mil-sim duracoat black. your taking a beautiful and expensive gun and destroying its good looks. but then again its performance that really matters. anyway, i just dont get it.

I agree that they are pretty much wrecking a good gun but some players just want to be all comoflauge to improve their game
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:04 AM

Wether or not a cammo paint job on a marker does any good really depends on where you play. Some so called woodsball fields aren't very thick and aren't much more than a speedball field with trees. The woods we paintball in are VERY thick like a jungle so cammo clothes and markers work great to keep you from being seen. The few guys that do have cammo markers along with thier cammo clothing can sit still and be VERY hard to pick out. Just last Sunday I noticed a guy in full cammo clothing sitting in some thick brush just because my eye caught the shape of his plain black marker. Had his marker been cammo too I would have walked right toward him and most likely have gotten lit up. So the woods you play in have alot to do with wether or not cammo works or not.
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:07 AM

View Postpaintedcamo, on Nov 10 2007, 12:02 PM, said:

View Postbumpnrunone, on Nov 9 2007, 07:19 PM, said:

i dont get. people take a great looking gun and put a paint job on it like tiger stripes or digi camo and then it looks like crap. why dont people just leave their guns alone . ive never seen a paint job on a tippy that looked better then the stock mil-sim duracoat black. your taking a beautiful and expensive gun and destroying its good looks. but then again its performance that really matters. anyway, i just dont get it.

I agree that they are pretty much wrecking a good gun but some players just want to be all comoflauge to improve their game



um tippmanns aren't great guns, and you arent wrecking them, it doubles their value and makes the look semi cool.


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Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:12 AM

View PostJackson, on Nov 9 2007, 09:06 PM, said:

View PostMONITOR, on Nov 9 2007, 08:40 PM, said:

You like black, Jackson likes Pink (probably not, but work with me here)....

Paintball is all about encouraging individualism and one of the ways we do that is to get away from the "cookie-cutter" things like having a "just-out-of-the-box" marker. Don't get me wrong, leaving something all stock black and slightly modified is cool. A lot of people prefer that look of clean yet simple, while others enjoy the exotic and one of a kind styles.

What you like is not what everybody else will like.

Real men wear pink.


Yeah, especially in paintball. It helps you blend in to the surrounding scenery. (:P)

Bump, it doesn't have to look bad. As long as you use flat colors so it's not sbhiny and take your time with the design, you can have a very cool loking paintball marker with very effectice camo.
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 01:39 PM

I put some camo patterns on my 98 customs M82 shroud depending on the terrain with some camo sticks. It's crude, but I've picked it up from the Marines and it helps out. A black marker can look out of place in certain environments.

Camo can pay off, but you just have to know what your doing. Otherwise it looks like crap. To each his own, though. As long as I get a good game of paintball in, I'm good. Whatever little bits and pieces I can do to make things better for me, I'll do it.

You just have to know what your doing. Some people out there can do some excellent cami patterns for you. Very professional stuff, and it helps out big time. But if you have a tiger striped monstrosity and have digi's one, it won't really flow to well for you. Flashy paintjobs are more reserved for speedballers, but seriously...few can resist turning their own marker in to a good looker.

I've seen some almost comical camo patterns though. Mainly 'digital' camo.

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