Multicam Effort Painting marker soon, these are the tests so far...
Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:37 PM
I'm in the middle of stripping down receivers at the moment, but figured I'd start experimenting with some multicam patterns.
Ultimately, I plan moving on to Duracoat to finish my higher end markers as well as a few firearms.
I'm using Krylon camo (tan) and Krylon pebble in a satin finish.
So far I've only messed with the browns as I can't find a green color to offset the Krylon Camo Olive Green I already have. I tried Krylons Italian Olive(sounds like a salad dressing) in satin, but it was way too close to the Camo Olive to tell much of a difference. So I'm still shopping for a decent green.
For templates, I made my own using sharpie and painters tape. Next batch, I will not use a sharpie. The ink runs onto the project when the satin finished paint hits it.
This is the base color/finish I hope to use when painting the marker. I was pretty pleased with the results for the most part. I just painted some junk I had laying around to get a feel for the patterns and the rattle cans. I'm actually thinking about leaving the finish as is. I'll have to see how it looks once the green layers are added before I make up my mind...
First Attempt - Ugly Pod I had in the box
Second Attempt - Apache Loader
Third attempt - Decided to swap out the pebble color with Krylon Camo dark brown for grins on this A5 barrel.
This is the template collection I made. I may look for a better medium for the template as some of the colors did run into each other a bit.
More to come once I find some better colors to work with...
Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:00 PM
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:29 PM
Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:33 PM
Ummmm....that's blue painters tape templates on that cutting board. You need to burnish the edges of your masking material to prevent the paint from bleeding under the edges.
This post has been edited by THE Biscuit: 14 January 2009 - 10:35 PM
Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:01 AM
Another thing you could do to get some natural shapes on the marker is to gather blades of grass, or leaves and place them on the marker and dust the marker with black, this can give your camo some natural shapes, a bit more depth and a more solid feel as well as looking neat
I too am going to be painting my A5 soon, just waiting for my CAR extendable stock to come in from Ebay then I'll get to it after I practice on one of my old starter guns, I'm using Krylon Camouflage colours, I have 3 tones, earth tone, dark green and black, I'm thinking of just sticking with a 3 tone camo since I live in a very denseless forested area and not much more is needed to match with the very green and dark backdrop.
P.S. for you Biscuit take what you will and won't from this since if you own and use your own airbrush you obviously know how to paint, if theres something useful for you here I'm glad, it's also for those skimming for advice on painting.
Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:10 AM
That sounds great man! I'll have to give that a try on my next attempts. Hopefully this weekend, but something tells me that i'll be on the job instead...
Thanks for all the input guys!
Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:40 PM