The I Blame Stephen For my Painted Rifle Thread

It looks greener on this monitor than on my other one. That's almost like a greener/darker shade of the HS Paint Marsh Grass color. Neato!

Those of us who know must save those that don't from those that think they do.

"If you count 'three', mister, you'll never hear the man count 'ten'".-John Wayne as Sean Thornton in The Quiet Man

My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.-Exodus 22:24

My only painted AR.

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Mark

Swear allegiance to the flag Whatever flag they offer

Never hint at what you really feel

Teach the children quietly For some day sons and daughters

Will rise up and fight while we stood still

 

Joined:  2/24/2003                          Location:  Nevada, USA

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Originally posted by 1SFGjumpmaster:
Nice Weapons Cowboy. But those paint jobs where the gun looks like a AIG airsoft gun are funny! Would I really care to paint my gun in a color that tomorrow I may be in the jungle with a tan gun? Too many people with FAR TOO MUCH time on their hands! Just thinking out loud. If your not planning on being in a Sniper hide or an LP/OP don't waste your time. We're no longer in the trenches!

So your position is that there is more black in the jungle than tan/yellow/sand? Or that black blends with green better than tan blends with green? Or that since the current conflict is in a tan environment that it would be better to leave the weapon black in case one has to go to a green environment? Or that green over black will work better than green over tan? Or that it would take too long to mist green over a tan rifle to bother with it?

What do trenches have to do with camouflage? I would think that if we were in the trenches, the fact that there was a trench would preclude any real camouflage needs while in the trench? I mean a giant ditch is easier to find than a rifle right? When has 1st Group ever fought from trenches? When was the last time any US unit has or even fought on the defensive for that matter? Trenches are defensive correct? I mean in order to attack (be offensive) wouldn't you have to actually climb out of the trench - in other words not be in the trenches anymore?

Why would one need a camo rifle in a hide or an LP/OP but it would be a waste of time in any other situation?

Does painting the gun in any way effect the gun's performance? IF not, and it might give the soldier an advantage and it makes him feel better and allows him to focus more, why not paint it?

Why does the military wear camouflage at all? Why not wear black uniforms - if it doesn't matter I mean?

What I see is a group of professionals seeking every advantage they can get over a dedicated and determined enemy. And for that I thank them.

And then I see one person criticizing them based on...well...I honestly don't know what? Professionals working on their kit and weapons and seeking advice from peers have "FAR TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS"? Perhaps their time would be better spent criticizing others' efforts and posting "'NUFF SAID!"?

Just thinking out loud.
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My contribution and I must say I thoroughly blame Stephen for this one like 3 days after seeing his post I went out and painted mine..turned out better than I thought it was going to so Im pleased

"There are a great number of people who have guns that shouldn't have them. Or cars. Or children. Or oxygen...." Pat _Rogers

Very nice runner. Can I have it?
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Oooh! I really like that one! Great paint job. Can I have it?
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Originally posted by KevinB:
Needs to do the Glock and get a sling in MC.

Avarice is one of the seven deadlies - I wouldn't want people to think I was greedy...
---------------------------------- THEY ARE NOT WORTHY OF YOUR CONCERN AND TRUTH BE TOLD – IN THE PIT OF THEIR COWARDLY HEARTS – THEY WISH THEY COULD BE LIKE YOU. LTC Randolph C. White Jr Have a very SF day.© ἤ τᾶν ἤ ἐπί τᾶς
Finally Broke down and painted my AR

Here are a couple of pics



"Our Country won't go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There won't be any AMERICA because some foreign soldiery will invade us and take our women and breed a hardier race!" -Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC

Looks good. The neting looks like will create a "dithering" affect similar to MARPAT. I just got my first rifle, I give it a year before I have the balls to paint it.

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first. - Thomas Jefferson

Vet: Lookin good! I've always loved the netting look.

Sneaky: Thanks and no you can't have it but if you need to see a write up on how to do it let me know.

Kevin: I have plans to do the 17 and the 6005 eventually. Right now I'm working on doing more mags.

Also I'm working on shaving down a FSB to a lo-pro gas block....it's a bitch being at school and not having a vice. Bastard heats up so quick after using the dremel for a short time....it's getting there though.
LCPL Grande,

I bought my rifle on mid-tour leave of my last deployment, I just painted so at least a good year if not more between purchase and paint. I love the net camo, it does a great job of breaking up not only the outline of the weapon but also of the pattern keeping it real soft and random.

Fivepointoh,

Dude that paint job is awesome, I cant imagine how long it took. Good work!

Best

"Our Country won't go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There won't be any AMERICA because some foreign soldiery will invade us and take our women and breed a hardier race!" -Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC

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Originally posted by E98T:
My LW SRT 5.56 w18in barrel. Also my first post!


and your second post needs to be here
[color:RED][b]Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair or fucking beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back. Al Swearengen[/b][/color]
I don't blame Stephen for this since it was done about two years ago, but here is my painted blaster. Cool It is coyote brown Duracoat, done in my garage. I've been meaning to order some foliage green or a bit darker brown to break it up some but haven't gotten around to it.

Justin US Army: Killing people and breaking things since 1775

I hate you all. I can't wait to do something like this. We'll see how bad it ends up looking.

"Put it in soft, let it get hard, and listen to her ribs crack."

"I can say from personal experience, that having two ladies at the same time wont end pretty, but the ride down is pretty awesome."
Semper Fi

 

Location: Texas

I don't blame anyone but I finally took the painted rifle plunge! Just needed the right weather and time.

Absolutly nothing fancy. Krylon Camo paint. Tan base, Brown and OD. Only have two questions. I tried to search but I'd rather watch the paint dry!

1) What method to use in getting the finish smooth? Thought of a brush and rag to take off the "dust."

2) Have a can of Krylon Matte Crystal Clear sealer. Should I use it? How much of a difference will it make in protecting the finish?
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OH SHIT! Eek

Thanks for the vote of confidence there Kev! I covered everything I could think of then some and still have two rolls of blue painters tape left. Bought the twin pack, it was cheaper. Big Grin
Just haven't taken any of it off yet. Might dust it with tan one more time to lighten it up a bit. Also still not sure 'bout the clear coat???

Any help?
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Sealant won't do much except make a bigger mess. Just stick with the Krylon paint and you'll be GTG. If the paint wears off, just repaint it! Big Grin

And that dusty residue wears off really fast with use or from just throwing it in a case. Either way, it won't last long.

The paintjob looks great!
Here is mine.
I gotta tell ya. I was shitting like a goose at Christmas when I first put the base coat on...
The paint was Model Masters Spray Enamel in OD, a kind of Foilage, and what they told me was FDE.
I am pleased with it and it seems to be holding somewhat reasonably....

"Tell me I've led a good life, tell me I'm a good man"

Buck, great lookin' Benelli bro!!!!

I have an update on wear and tear of my Krylon covered baby. There's no sealer or clearcoat, just Krylon. After a trip to the range and camp putting 2000rds through her the paint is showing some wear. Most of the wear is on the plastic parts that I handled the most. The VFG, the pistol grip, and some wear on the stock on my cheek weld spot. Last non metal wear is on the rubber stock pad on the LMT SOPMOD stock.

The only metal part that has wear is the charging handle grip. Some of that is from working the action and some is from having lube/cleaner on my hand while doing so.

Really happy with the way it turned out and I'm very glad I pulled the trigger and painted it!
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I forgot to add how much I love the MM/EMDOM KITMAT! MM great freekin' job! I can't tell you how much I love it! I stocked it with what I use and need. All in one nice clean package. Just works great for my anal/OCD tendencies! Thank you for the great product!!

OK nuff smoke.......one more of my girl. Big Grin
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