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Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:37 PM

So I decided it was time to repaint the old 98C and figured it was time to jazz it up a little.
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...

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First Attempt - Ugly Pod I had in the box
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Second Attempt - Apache Loader
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Third attempt - Decided to swap out the pebble color with Krylon Camo dark brown for grins on this A5 barrel.
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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.
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More to come once I find some better colors to work with...
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:00 PM

Use something sticky-backed so that you can stick it on. It will reduce the running.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:29 PM

I had some good luck matching colors here:
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:33 PM

View PostI.K.E., on Jan 14 2009, 09:00 PM, said:

Use something sticky-backed so that you can stick it on. It will reduce the running.



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.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:01 AM

One thing I would recommend is this. When it comes to masking theres no guarantees unless you're using vinyls pretty much, with masking tape theres always a slight chance of your paint bleeding over to the last layer (trust me, I've learned this several times over in years of working on models), the best thing is to run a round Bic lighter over the edges of your masking tape over and over and force it down as much as possible. If it does bleed a bit (it won't much if you do this) it's not really a big deal, if it bothers you enough you can do what I used to do with model tanks. Once all my stencils have been removed I would often VERY lightly dust the entire area with the base colour. For example if your base is Olive Drab once the work is done and set keep your can about 3 1/2 feet away from the top of the medium vertically, then very quickly move your can over it two or three times and allow the mist to settle on the medium until you're satisfied. It will make for less defined lines between the different colours and give it more of a solid tone.

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.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:10 AM

View PostSnatch_Patcherson, on Jan 15 2009, 12:01 AM, said:

For example if your base is Olive Drab once the work is done and set keep your can about 3 1/2 feet away from the top of the medium vertically, then very quickly move your can over it two or three times and allow the mist to settle on the medium until you're satisfied. It will make for less defined lines between the different colours and give it more of a solid tone.



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!
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:40 PM

np =) it's kind of nerve racking completely changing the appearance of your baby which in your mind is now almost perfect, but know you could make it quite a bit better, or catastrophically worse....so it's good to learn all you can before taking the plunge.
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:35 PM

Sweet stuff!!!!
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