So we all drool over Stephen awesome paint jobs and cool rifles and sweet nylon. So this is the thread to blame hime for our failed paint jobs, drained bank accounts, and addiction to Multicam. Or maybe it's just me!

We had some nice weather today and I got the balls to paint my rifle. Always wanted to do it. So I took the plunge.

Used Krylon Flat Camo Tan as the base
Then went in with Testors Olive Drab, SAC bomber tan, medium earth, and some krylon dark drown for shadows.

I went light on all coats. I really didn't want the rifle coated head to toe and every nook and cranny. I wanted a misting effect. I also used a few twigs and shit to help breack it up. At the end I went in with the SAC bomber tan and did a few splatters to give it some detail. I am pleased.

Thanks Stephen!




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Nice job is that reddish tan the SAC bomber tan?


Black Rifles Suck

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Came out nice 'troop. Can I have it?
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Thanks guys. The reddish clay color is medium eath. The yellowish tan is the SAC bomber. I like it! I was really nervous about screwing it up, but if you take your time and layer the colors it comes out well.

___________________________ "I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available. If you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body." - Charlie Sheen

Good idea PT to put the all of the painted carbines here for us first timers. I would add ASSBAGS to Stephen as well as AB...uh...gently...uh..."encouraged" me.

Someone wanted to see pics of my first attempt in the outdoor light, so here it is. I just hit it again this afternoon with a lighter tan so I'll post again here when it dries.





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conndcj, your sig line has been making me wonder when I am going to see someone holding up a Pork 38:12 sign at some televised sporting event...?!?

Even better, what if we start seeing graffiti tags of Pork 38:12 in videos/news reports from our overseas conflicts...?!?

But I guess that wouldn't be very 'PC' of us 'Ugly Americans', now would it?

;^p

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Originally posted by flashbang45:
Conncdj, you should contact DJMonkeyboy over in the MWR tent about putting together a "Pork 38:12" morale patch!

And I'll bite, what does 38:12 refer to?


It was actually the score of a high school football game in the paper one day. I don't know why it came into my head. Best guess would be the ruinous effects of ethanol metabolization over the course of the past 30 years, cigar smoke and platlet deposits of pork fat in my coronary artery.

I have new pics of the repainted carbine to post later.

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quote:
Originally posted by WARPEE:
"SAC Bomber Tan"....Does it come with a "Letter of Reprimand?" Big Grin


No but the rifle better be able to pass a regular ORI.

-Tom

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"Remember the movie Old Yeller? Everybody loved him. He brought us our slippers. We gave him cookies. But when Old Yeller gets rabies, you shoot him in the fucking head. It's that simple." - Ted Nugent

 

"I asked if I could feel her tits. She said sure, and I gave them a good slapping. It was awesome. She loved it because she thought I was gay and thus safe, and I loved it because I am straight and she had great tits. Everybody wins." - Tucker Max

by no means I want to hijack this thread BUT i also BLAME Stephen for this sudden rush of inspiration to paint my AR...


Here's the prep for this beauty:

Started out with a new CMMG lower that I painted with Brownell's Alumahide in Cayote




Then I started to paint the stock and the grip using Brownell's Alumahide in Desert Earth (lower reciever in Cayote) to give it a slight contrast and give it that 2 tone effect.










Then I proceeded to work on the upper and started to cover up parts that I don't want to be painted on - this will serve as my secondary highlight.







It turned out to be a little complicated since I don't have a tool to disassemble the Daniel Defense rail, so I went ahead and painted the front part of the barrel with Desert Earth. Once it dried off, I slid a paper over it and started to paint the rest with Cayote.









After baking it a bit and letting it dry under the Southern California sun during WINTER for half a day.. it's slightly ready for assembly (curing time is really about 1 week)



And after all that trouble, here she is...







And for kicks I etched "Snake" in the front part of the FH which I know I'll regret in a couple of days. Haji you're right it looks looks like "SNAK" I regret it already Smile

YOU GUYS ARE KILLING ME!!!

My rifle is crying out to me as I write this, I can hear her from the trunk of the car...."C'mon Doc, paint me...oh please paint me!"

Nice paint job guys.

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".....anybody that wants to slap on a 1911 is already ahead of the rest of the gene pool IMHO" - Mikey

I snapped some better pics showing the other side.









___________________________ "I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available. If you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body." - Charlie Sheen

OK, I think I'm ready. Got three colors of Alumahyde-2 (Desert Tan, Flat Earth, and OD), degreaser, tape, wire, and an AR waiting for decoration... what else do I need? What am I missing? Anyone got any special advice before I dip my dick in it?

"Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms." - Aristotle

Nope, just take your time, practice first on a piece of cardboard or something so you know how it sprays - also start spraying off the rifle, move the can to paint, and stop off the rifle again i.e. spray paint 101. Better to need a couple coats than have it come out thick and drippy.

-Tom

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"Remember the movie Old Yeller? Everybody loved him. He brought us our slippers. We gave him cookies. But when Old Yeller gets rabies, you shoot him in the fucking head. It's that simple." - Ted Nugent

 

"I asked if I could feel her tits. She said sure, and I gave them a good slapping. It was awesome. She loved it because she thought I was gay and thus safe, and I loved it because I am straight and she had great tits. Everybody wins." - Tucker Max

couple of questions:
Snake Eyes: What make is that flash suppressor/muzzle break of yours? what do you think of it?

gazukull: what make is that vertical grip?
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correct me if im wrong, but that break looks like its from PRI to me.

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Well I started a thread about this rifle in the Primary Weapon section which will entail the process I'm going through. Anyways...my balls were feeling a lil brass like tonight and finally took a big gulp and started going.

I know I want to use OD for the misting phase and then touch it off w/ some matte clear Alumahyde II that I have sittin around. Anyways...only if the environment was made of my apartment bathroom tiles my rifle would be perfect. Big Grin

You shoulda seen some of the looks I was getting outside my apartment complex paintin this thing!

Couple guys did walk buy and say "Coooooool" though. Then along w/...."is it real?"


Anyways...here's phase 1!





Here are a few pics of my Rock River M4.
14.5 inch
badger tac latch
Magpul grip
Surefire rail and light
Troy Ind rear sight
EOTech
Daniel Def single point adapter



Next up is an 870 breecher
14.75 inch barrel (including stand off)
Hogue Tamer grip
modified Mamba sling



The M4 has been touched up with Krylon a few times. Personally I think it looks/works the best with the current pattern. The door breecher has the first coat of Krylon. The base is mud brown and then tan with some weeds for a stencil then OD over that. No major frills, just functional for my AO.
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!
After painting my 1st AR cayote, I decided paint my other one with OD. I went with a lighter shade of OD (old Skool)as opposed to the darker one's and try a different brand of paint - Painter's Choice. A big gamble on my part since I dunno if thi paint will hold like the brownell ones... I hope this b*tch sticks...







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Originally posted by was.915:
couple of questions:
Snake Eyes: What make is that flash suppressor/muzzle break of yours? what do you think of it?


Sorry for the very late response. It's a Jerry Miculek Muzzle Break. I love it - itliterally gets rid of muzzle climb (although AR's have very little to begin with) bu what I don't like about it is that it seems to magnifies the blast 3X - which is very annoying to people you're shooting with ut not you.
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.

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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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quote:
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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quote:
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...
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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!

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"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

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


and your second post needs to be here
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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.

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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."
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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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Mags, Glad you like it! Yours is looking nice as well. I think a Krylon job always looks better after it's seen a little wear and tear.

Borebrush, nice rattle can finnish ther bro. What color did you use as your basecoat?
Semper Scrotum- Always on the ball
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Originally posted by Vet Medic:
Finally Broke down and painted my AR

Here are a couple of pics







I know this pic has been up for a while now but what did you eat....... that had the claw its way out the other end?


Asome looking paintjob by the way.
Here is mine from way back. I think this is the fresh coat of paint put on right after I got home in 04.


From the day I built mine in 02 it has been painted. Think I might do my XD today Big Grin

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"I don't need an edge. I fought in two wars...hell I killed people and I'm not saying I didn't enjoy it!" -Red Foreman

I finally gave mine 'the Krylon touch' last week; a little present to myself for passing selection. Total cost was about $10 and took little more than an hour. The other rifles here put it to shame but I like the way it turned out. Ah, and you can see my 'little friend' below the rifle too, a Colt 1991 with a shorter trigger and curved mainspring housing to make it more like a mil-spec 1911A1. My other 1911 (Wilson CQB) is lost somewhere in the house; my mom did such a good job hiding it while I was on deployment she forgot where it is. Roll Eyes

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