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18 November 2007 - 01:48 PMWell, any spray PAINT will chip and flake - it's just not that permanant. Spray paint is for metal lawn furniture and mailboxes. Firearms grade stuff isn't paint at all, but more like a rubberized/ epoxy combination.
Duracoat is awesome from what I have heard, and can be done by you from start to finish. It is very permanant, and it won't chip or rust over time. It is definately more pricy than spray paint - but as always you get what you pay for.
09 November 2007 - 07:17 PMNothing in nature is perfectly straight, perfectly round, or perfectly black.
09 November 2007 - 06:59 PMSeems to me if you want something that is more of a 'magazine fed' option, going Q-loader would be more beneficial. Firstly, each Q-pod holds about 5 times the ammo of the stripper clip, and secondly the Q-loader can be rigged onto most any marker...meaning that you don't have to go looking through the 'rare and the beautiful' and could E-bay a M98C+ for the cheep, and be rock steady with your backup. I do hope you find what you are looking for, though,
06 October 2007 - 09:59 AMBy definition, Commander/ Support roles seem to work best for me. My preference is Commander/ Saber, though Commander/ Broadsword would work great as well. Both Saber and Broadsword by their technical definition support the other elements of their team in some way, which means that they will need to have a broader picture of a given situation to be able to rationalize exactly how they can effectively support their more forward units. Being as how the Commander should be thinking along these lines anyway - it just makes sense to 'double dip' the Commander/ Saber/ and or the Commander/ Broadsword roles.
28 September 2007 - 01:06 PMFirstly, sewing is much better in this case than glue. The cloth flexes too much (and you want it to flex) for the glue to be terribly permanant. THis thing will be getting wet, sweaty, muddy, and whatever else. While Gorilla glue might be waterproof - when you are washing this thing you are just asking for things to go south if your netting is glued.
You have your jumpsuit - get 100% nylon netting (as mentioned before, 1" x 1" works great), and when your grandma is tacking this netting onto your jumpsuit in the general shape of your jumpsuit, tell her to use 100% nylon thread (or upholstry thread). The reason you want to use nylon is that it won't change dimensions on you like cotton will. Poly/ cotton is a great all-purpose material and thread, but for these kinds of application - you want nylon. A good rule of thumb to follow is one tack every other cross section - that is - the netting should be pointed on to your jumpsuit once every other '+' joint on your netting.
Next, you want burlap, cotton, and jute in the colors that you can match to your environment to *tie* onto your netting base. People that do this kind of thing for a living have three or four ghille suits matched to their environment for each season during the year. Making a 'one camo fits all' ghille suit doesn't work too well, but it also sounds like you don't have the cash to build four suits, either. If you get really into ghille and what not - you'll have to re-work your suit every two to three months to keep up with the change of the seasons - but done right - no amount of money can by what a good hand-made ghille suit can do fr you.
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