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sarduy
March 27, 2008, 08:45 PM
Hello guys.

i just finish my first paint job but i didn't want to do it to one of my guns so i try it on a Paintball gun, let me know if you guys like it.

i like the way it turn out but that just me, let me hear from you guys.

enjoy.

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Magnuumpwr
March 27, 2008, 11:03 PM
Looks good, but the colors don't seem to be very helpful with camo functions. What type paint did you use?

Jackal
March 27, 2008, 11:16 PM
Now you just have to paint all your paintballs to match.:D I am more a fan of drab colors for camo purposes, but it looks like you did a good job.

S&WKING
March 27, 2008, 11:17 PM
pretty nice tippy i had one with alot of goodies but didnt get the clip

GunDoctor
March 27, 2008, 11:22 PM
Great job blending your base colors. I think what Magnuumpwr is trying to get at is...think about what your shooting environment will be and try to match the colors accordingly. Good pattern though. You get a gold star from me.

Eightball
March 27, 2008, 11:24 PM
The black bits actually serve to break up the profile a slight bit on the one flat against the grass in the shade, at least for me. But then again, I'm slightly blind late at night.

GunDoctor
March 27, 2008, 11:33 PM
It does at that, Eightball. The pattern is good and the technique is there. Just need a little color adjustment and it's a professional job.

Robert Hairless
March 27, 2008, 11:35 PM
Someone I know did a perfect camouflage job on his rifle. Unfortunately he set it down somewhere and couldn't ever find it again.

GunDoctor
March 27, 2008, 11:43 PM
Nice one Hairless.

sarduy
March 28, 2008, 01:17 AM
Looks good, but the colors don't seem to be very helpful with camo functions. What type paint did you use?


hahaha, yeah i know, but i wasn't looking for camo functions, i was focus more on pattern than anything alse, plus it's my very first time doin it.

sarduy
March 28, 2008, 01:21 AM
Someone I know did a perfect camouflage job on his rifle. Unfortunately he set it down somewhere and couldn't ever find it again.

HAHAHA GOOD ONE!

By the way... that tippmann is just a show gun, i have others in "black and camo"

ceetee
March 28, 2008, 08:55 AM
Looks really good. I, too, would adjust the white and brown colors so that they don't stand out so much, but I really like the way the black lines break up the outline.

HoosierQ
March 28, 2008, 10:25 AM
Looks really good Sarduy. Very professional.

I come from a family of professional artists...who also grew up on a farm and grew up shooting. My mother, a professor of color theory for 35 years (and the best natural shot in the family) has noticed some things about the Army's new camo pattern.

The Army stayed away from black because of it's boldness. The first time she saw the new uniform she said "that'll blend into anything". The reason is that all of their colors are neither "warm" nor "cool". The rod and cones of the eye are there to find warm and cool colors and the neutral stuff up the middle does not register very well with the human eye.

My suggestion, again I really like what you've done here, would be to research colors that are neither warm nor cool and use them on your next project.

My comments here are strictly in the spirit of offering constructive input.

Very, very nice work.

HoosierQ
March 28, 2008, 10:30 AM
Oh yeah...one more thing and I'll drop off.

Traditionally, camo served 2 purposes:


Break up the outline of an object or person.
Blend into the background.


With color theory in the mix, there is now a third objective:


Make the object hard for the eye to focus on. Thus my comments about the use of colors neither warm nor cool.

scrat
March 28, 2008, 11:06 AM
i like it. not bad. unique

Mr White
March 28, 2008, 11:38 AM
HoosierQ, What are some of the heat-neutral (neither warm nor cool)colors? Do you mean like grays and neutral earth tones?

MudPuppy
March 28, 2008, 11:40 AM
I like the pattern, not the colors (white and black are too stark).

Also looks like it could use a coat of dullcote to reduce the shine?

Walkalong
March 28, 2008, 12:04 PM
Looks great. Don't lay that sucker down in the woods, you'll never find it!

HoosierQ
March 28, 2008, 03:58 PM
Mr White

Indeed. light grays, muted tans, very soft browns, very soft grey-green that sort of thing. They eye doesn't want to focus on them. Even good old GI Olive Drab is pretty bold when it is new. Sure it blends with foliage but the human eye is designed to see foliage...food plants etc. Basically earthy tones mixed with gray are the way to go.

I am going to read up more on this subject and make another post.

I have a Mossberg 590 that I want to "fade out" and I want to do some research. Even a good choice of a single, solid color can go a long way. If you add a well though out camo pattern...you've really got something.

The new digital camos are generated on computers and they minimize the eye impact pattern wise given a set of colors.

I'll find out more.

BigGunsMoreFun
March 28, 2008, 04:42 PM
Hmmm... Pretty darn good job for the first time. I have been thinking about trying this and was wondering what gun I would sacrifice for the cause. :confused:You have given me a great idea.:what:

My grandson has a closet full of old BB guns, pellet guns and even an old paintball gun. He's shooting the real thing nowdays thanks to me so I think maybe he can sacrifice a BB gun for the cause and we will both learn to paint a gun together.:rolleyes:

Molon Labe,
Joe
;)

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