Lets see some home camo jobs...


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bragood
October 13, 2008, 02:03 AM
I want to camo my remington 700. What has everyone else done?
Brandon

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D Boone
October 13, 2008, 10:58 AM
My Mod 60 Krylon Special

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii208/D_Boone1/IMG_9137.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii208/D_Boone1/IMG_9132.jpg

Code3GT
October 13, 2008, 11:14 AM
oh what a beauty! think i'll do some research to do my own Model 60 :D

Fumbler
October 13, 2008, 11:38 AM
Krylon is a wonderful thing.

http://www.thewolfweb.com/photos/00495337.jpg

My Mossberg 500
-shortened barrel to 18.5"
-cut off vent rib
-silver soldered on mossberg ghost ring front sight post, screwed in ghost ring rear
-installed tru-choke thin walls
-Krylon black-khaki-green digital camo

It's not a rifle, but it's an example of a home camo job.
It requires a LOT of time cutting masking tape.

anymanusa
October 13, 2008, 09:48 PM
great pics guys. Lets see some pics of guns so camoflaged that you can't make out the outline of the gun.:evil:

chriso
October 13, 2008, 09:54 PM
Good thread Im going to paint my 700 as well and wanted to see some camo jobs and some tips would help!

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
October 13, 2008, 10:10 PM
Nice going, D. Boone and Fumbler - y'alls actually look professional - mine, OTOH, LOOKS homemade, and I'm embarrassed to put it up. But it WAS done with poison ivy leaves, before I realized what they were - that's a long story involving a rash on the face and a lot of scratching.

TehK1w1
October 13, 2008, 10:37 PM
HAHAHAHA...ouch, dude

Fumbler
October 20, 2008, 02:44 PM
great pics guys. Lets see some pics of guns so camoflaged that you can't make out the outline of the gun.
Believe me, if you set my shotgun down in the woods you'd better remember where you put it.;)

Nice going, D. Boone and Fumbler - y'alls actually look professional - mine, OTOH, LOOKS homemade, and I'm embarrassed to put it up. But it WAS done with poison ivy leaves, before I realized what they were - that's a long story involving a rash on the face and a lot of scratching.
Post yours.
I'm sure it's good.

A few things to remember about camo jobs:

-It's all about breaking up the outline. If the darkness of your colors are too similar then your gun will end up looking like it's one solid color. You need lights and darks to contrast.

-It's all about breaking up the outline (again). If your pattern is too small/too detailed then it still ends up looking like a solid color. Popular camo clothing is a good example. They have tons of details with foliage and bark, but if you see a hunter from just a short distance away they look like they're wearing a brown suit. You can have detail, but you need to keep the overall bigger picture in mind. Ask yourself "how does this look from 10 feet away? 20 ft? 50 ft?"

-Think through the entire process before you get started. Which parts will be painted? Which parts will have fit/function issues if they're painted? Are the parts thoroughly cleaned? What parts need to be masked off and when?

Anyone can make a great camo job, it just takes a little thinking.:)

john44402
October 20, 2008, 02:55 PM
Hey Fumbler, I've seen the sort of "digital" looking camo jobs before.

Is there a reason for it, or is it just a personal preferance over the more traditional camo painiting?

hankdatank1362
October 20, 2008, 03:23 PM
Head over to snipershide.com... there's a wealth of information on the subject.


Oh, and the purpose of camoflaguing something is to beak up the contrast. What looks the best might not always work the best, and what looks "crappy and homemade" might be the best in the field or woods.



But man, Fumbler's Mossy looks awesome!

RockyMtnTactical
October 20, 2008, 03:43 PM
My brother did these.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u87/RMTactical/1111111DSCN1046.jpg

You can see how well it works.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u87/RMTactical/coyotecallin15.jpg

230RN
October 20, 2008, 03:54 PM
I had to lean my Mossberg 500 against a tree to get a decent picture of it.

Reid73
October 20, 2008, 04:10 PM
mine, OTOH, LOOKS homemade, and I'm embarrassed to put it up.Ironic, considering your tag line ("Life is waaay too short to shoot ugly guns!").

But it WAS done with poison ivy leaves, before I realized what they wereWell, perhaps that will prevent others from handling the gun without your permission! ;)

CajunBass
October 20, 2008, 06:48 PM
This is my old Sears/Roebuck 12 ga pump. I did the paint job back about 1978-79 or so. I used some stuff called "Bowdull" which oddly enough was made for painting Bows.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/Sears2.jpg

The gun was pretty ugly as it was. I figured I couldn't hurt it too much.

AK103K
October 20, 2008, 07:25 PM
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d700b3127ccec27ea1e2796400000010O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8d624b3127ccec49fb25824e800000040O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d700b3127ccec27f9bf9592e00000010O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8d707b3127ccec560746461da00000040O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d700b3127ccec27f8d53d8bf00000010O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d700b3127ccec27f2b68d8d700000010O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

gvnwst
October 20, 2008, 09:45 PM
just a question, how does one do the patterns with Krylon? I really want to camo my .22, but i don't know how.:uhoh:

AK103K
October 21, 2008, 06:18 AM
You can slow the solvents eating the paint if you finish with a couple of over coats of clear flat lacquer. It also helps flatten and even out the whole paint job.


For patterns, you can use sheets of notebook paper with patterns cut out and just laid over the gun. What works best for most patterns though, spraying the base with the lightest color in the pattern, then finishing up with a brush.

Fumbler
October 21, 2008, 09:08 PM
Hey Fumbler, I've seen the sort of "digital" looking camo jobs before.

Is there a reason for it, or is it just a personal preferance over the more traditional camo painiting?
I think the idea is camo uses patches of color to break an object up.
Adding pixels to the boundary between patches of colors, and a few here and there within a patch, further break up the patches.
From far away you can't see the small pixels, but the larger patches are effective in hiding an object. Close in the pixels break up the patches so they are less noticable.

The military's spent huge amounts of money testing digital patterns and found them to work better than traditional patterns.

The pics that RockyMtnTactical posted would be good camo too. You have larger colored areas that are further broken down with the light colored netting effect.

just a question, how does one do the patterns with Krylon? I really want to camo my .22, but i don't know how.
Basically:
1 - Clean everything, scuff up if necessary
2 - prime if necessary
3 - put on your base coat (i used black on my Mossberg)
4 - cut out a lot of small patterns out of some masking tape
5 - put the tape wherever you want it to be the base color
6 - spray on the next coat (green for me)
7 - put on more masking tape cutouts wherever you want it to be green. Overlapping and putting in a few very small pixels here and there really makes it look nice.
8 - spray on the next color
9 - keep on doing that for however many colors you want
10 - peel off the tape after the paint has dried

you have to let it dry after each coat of course.
It's a very very time consuming process, but the more time you spend the more detail you'll get.

BTW, Hoppe's #9, Hoppe's Benchrest, and Breakfree CLP hasn't eaten any of my Krylon.

dejr2000
October 21, 2008, 09:43 PM
Not camo but an example of what you can do with the Krylon Texture paints. This is the Krylon Stone texture.
Savage tupperware stock before:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/bwilsie/DSC00071.jpg

After:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/bwilsie/DSC00072.jpg

1858
October 22, 2008, 07:21 AM
I had to lean my Mossberg 500 against a tree to get a decent picture of it.

That is AWESOME!! By far the best camouflage I've EVER not seen!!

:D

Mike2
October 22, 2008, 08:31 AM
Love the bumper sticker.

beastiejeep8
October 22, 2008, 02:47 PM
Did this in an hour in the garage. wal-mart paint, ferns from fake flower bouquet. What do y'all think? The brake is new so it isn't painted.

Browning
October 22, 2008, 03:30 PM
Here's one of mine, it was with alumahyde paint.

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr47/Browning35/CamoSKSNextToBrushandTreeFlipped.jpg

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr47/Browning35/CamoSKSFacingRightOnFlecktarnParka.jpg

I'm doing a beat up Rem .22 LR next.

firesafety3
October 22, 2008, 03:57 PM
A buddy of mine just got a new Remington Supermag for the upcoming duck/goose season and asked if I'd camo it for him. He was pleased with it.

J_L_A
October 22, 2008, 07:38 PM
My little Marlin 60.........



http://www.bright.net/~dpreed/1marlin60.JPG

http://www.bright.net/~dpreed/3marlin60.JPG

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