Camo Patterns Which one makes your mouth water


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Uncle Mike
May 30, 2009, 03:34 PM
I know this is trivial at best but after years of looking at different camo patterns done by our semi skilled and sparsely trained experts in the paint shop, the time has come for moi(or you guys)to choose the next camo pattern for the shops display gun.

It will be a stainless/synthetic rifle, we will be having it 'hydro-film dipped', or water ink transfer(? definition).

So, if you have a second and an opinion... let er' rip!

Please provide links if you can/want to... thanx :D

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TexasRifleman
May 30, 2009, 04:07 PM
Personally I always wanted a Rhodesian colored FAL.....that's the one that makes me drool.

It's not particularly "pretty" but I always liked it. Probably not what you had in mind lol.

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/fal_rhodesia9.jpg

TexasRifleman
May 30, 2009, 04:08 PM
Modern wise, I love the urban digital on this AR on Duracoats web site.

http://www.hardcorpsweaponry.com/resources/_wsb_494x365_AR15Urban.JPG

Uncle Mike
May 30, 2009, 04:15 PM
yea, I like the urban digital also.

There is a Rhodesian camo that a customer had us do... it had blacks and browns in it with a strong hilight of white.

It was pretty.

TexasRifleman
May 30, 2009, 04:16 PM
There is a Rhodesian camo that a customer had us do... it had blacks and brawns in it with a strong hilight of white.

It was pretty.

I'd love to see a picture of that.

AK103K
May 30, 2009, 04:28 PM
Multicam

armoredman
May 30, 2009, 06:21 PM
I love Rhodesian, can't find it anywhere, have a cheap flap hat I used to make this poster a long time ago.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/PICT0076.jpg

Also fond of Brit DPMS. Does me no good in AZ, but I like the pattern!

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/enfieldpic.jpg

I am also a big fan of Natural Gear, another great bush pattern! Can't believe I don't have a decent picture...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/rangebag2.jpg

DRYHUMOR
May 30, 2009, 07:10 PM
I've always been partial to Vietnam tiger stripe for some reason.

sm
May 30, 2009, 07:12 PM
Art Eatman pattern...

*wink*

TexasRifleman
May 30, 2009, 07:15 PM
Art Eatman pattern...

*wink*


Krylon and duct tape? :evil:

Rubber_Duck
May 30, 2009, 07:39 PM
I've always been partial to desert camo, and my favorite has always been the 3-color desert uniform, but my other favorites from around the world are:

(I know these arent guns but the pattern is still pretty cool)

German Flecktarn (although Flecktarn is actually there woodland camo pattern):
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1599/518671341dl.jpg


Canadina CADPAT desert:
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01B8aCn56GgiX/610x.jpg

Australian desert camo is also pretty cool:
http://www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews/editions/1101/images/18CDFJul15.jpg

mljdeckard
May 30, 2009, 07:41 PM
I'm about to embark on doing several objects in ACU Duracoat.

P.B.Walsh
May 30, 2009, 07:49 PM
Hmm.... Uncle Mike, did you get this idea from my thread. :) Anyways I think the Extreme Digital is nice.

AK103K
May 30, 2009, 07:50 PM
German Flecktarn (although Flecktarn is actually there woodland camo pattern):
Thats their desert version. Its called "Tropentarn"


Like I said earlier.....Multicam :)

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9df34b3127ccec64bbc1be55100000040O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Uncle Mike
May 30, 2009, 09:36 PM
Hmm.... Uncle Mike, did you get this idea from my thread. Anyways I think the Extreme Digital is nice

hahaha.... of course I did! :neener:
How's the project coming?

Well, I was talking to the painter about 'your' project and he reminded me that I had the duty this year. :uhoh:

Nobody wants to pick the scheme of the year around here anymore, including me, if the customers like it, well then you get a pat on the back... if they don't, you still get that pat... but it's not on your back. It's all in funnin' around the shop though!

We love this stuff, don't get me wrong! :neener:

Uncle Mike
May 30, 2009, 09:43 PM
The one.. the only.. Rhodesian camo.
Pretty cool, huh...........:D

awwww crap... no picture, let me fool with this a bit... sorry guys.

Cannonball888
May 30, 2009, 09:46 PM
WWII USMC reversible to brown

http://www.made-in-china.com/image/2f0j00YtQTeREsBarAM/USMC-Pacific-HBT-Camo-Suit-ww2-classic-.jpg

P.B.Walsh
May 30, 2009, 09:48 PM
Well Uncle Mike, FYI, I just ordered my practic set (Extreme Digital) for my pellet rifle, so we'll see how it goes. :)

Uncle Mike
May 30, 2009, 09:58 PM
http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww54/captbasset/Rhod_LRG.jpg

How's that!
Rhodesian Camo.... the one... the only...:neener:

Uncle Mike
May 30, 2009, 10:03 PM
Well Uncle Mike, FYI, I just ordered my practic set (Extreme Digital) for my pellet rifle, so we'll see how it goes

Can't wait to see that thing... :D

I have about 9 long guns to do so.... :neener:

P.B.Walsh
May 30, 2009, 10:04 PM
I'll make sure to post a pic. (this week or the next). :)

Roadwild17
May 30, 2009, 10:10 PM
Multicam

tasco 74
May 30, 2009, 10:32 PM
morning wood camo of course.............................................

Uncle Mike
May 30, 2009, 11:20 PM
Its called "Tropentarn"

I like it... showin' this one to the paint dudes.

I mean ....it's different... have not done any of this pattern yet.:rolleyes:

Keep em' comming... and THANX-:D

lvcat2004
May 30, 2009, 11:30 PM
http://www.jimsgunsupply.com/DuraCoat/dc/DuraCoat_Pinkcamo_SW_J_030808.jpg

Uncle Mike
May 30, 2009, 11:43 PM
I was wondering when the 'pink camo' was going to show up.

Belive it or not, we do a LOT of this camo option.... no offense but...:barf:

That is a fine job, and it actually looks good!:scrutiny:

:D :D

mljdeckard
May 30, 2009, 11:51 PM
It looks like sneezed-on Pepto.

Jaws
May 31, 2009, 12:18 AM
I like the Swidish M90 camo::)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/BasicAk5.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Ak5Daimpoint.jpg

HorseSoldier
May 31, 2009, 12:54 AM
Another vote for Rhodesian . . .

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j132/jboschma/RhodieRtSide.jpg?t=1243745629

armoredman
May 31, 2009, 02:32 AM
Where did you find that jacket? I can't locate good Rhodesian anywhere...

Kind of Blued
May 31, 2009, 03:02 AM
For practical purposes, nothing beats a homemade, terrain-specific camo job. They're usually not pretty, but they do the job.

If I were to do one, I would paint the grips "anti-camo", i.e. flourescent orange or red. They'll be covered while stalking with the gun, i.e. when only you know where the gun is because its in your hands. Once you set it down, however, it suddenly becomes really easy to find. It seems like a better alternative to carrying a metal detector to help you find your gun after you set it down in the brush and go about field dressing while the sun goes down. :)

For purely aesthetic, "cool factor" purposes, I have other patterns that I like. Of course, they can be functional as well.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=99097&stc=1&d=1243753061

http://www.tactical-life.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/kimber.gif

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=99098&stc=1&d=1243753061

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=99099&stc=1&d=1243753061

ETA: Those are Zak Smith's ARs. Credit for the photo, and props for the fine taste.

P.B.Walsh
May 31, 2009, 04:03 AM
I like the tan AR ^^^^^. :)

AK103K
May 31, 2009, 06:49 AM
I mean ....it's different... have not done any of this pattern yet.
I've done Flecktarn a couple of times. Its a little more labor intense and really needs a brush for all but the base to get a decent job.

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

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d700b3127ccec27ea1e2796400000010O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

And a version of Tropentarn. I call it bored and laid off Gumbo. :)
This was just a light sand base and I used sheets of notebook paper and a three hole punch to make the patterns. All was sprayed.

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

Aka Zero
May 31, 2009, 07:07 AM
Flecktarn, polka dots for the camo generation.

I am a bigger fan of standard Olive drab though. Most of the pants I where are Czech surplus OD six pocket. Great pants, without that Camo weirdness in public places.

Silverado6x6
May 31, 2009, 07:16 AM
I was thinking of designing a system thats KISS, something like velcro tabs and a person can buy "wraps" of different patterns like Realtree, Woodland, Desert, and Arctic coloring.

Something a lot of people forget is to camo a mag, shiny news mags are easy to spot.

AK103K
May 31, 2009, 07:29 AM
Great pants, without that Camo weirdness in public places.
I know what your saying, but around here, you stick out if your not wearing some sort of cammies, even in town and on Sunday. A lot of that has to do if your a city boy or country boy. We dont see to many baggy shorts and shirts with funny looking ball caps around here. :)

As far as Flecktarn goes, its lineage is really THE first effective mass produced and used camo pattern, and probably has done more to get us where we are these days, than anything else.

PAPACHUCK
May 31, 2009, 08:15 AM
How about "homemade backyard, steal leaves off your wife's plant" camo?

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h11/PAPACHUCK/IMG_0047.jpg

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h11/PAPACHUCK/IMG_0048.jpg

Silverado6x6
May 31, 2009, 08:33 AM
Like the scene in the movie "Shooter", a couple cans of camo Krylon and some ferns or leaves is all you need.

sbarkowski
May 31, 2009, 08:44 AM
Camobooty! lol.. look closely.
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq12/sbarkowski/137.jpg

Roadwild17
May 31, 2009, 09:33 AM
So do you guys paint everything on the rifle? What about suppressors?

AK103K
May 31, 2009, 10:56 AM
I usually paint everything. It makes for a better job. With the right paints, it can be usually be completely removed down the road if you want a change. Some paints are more permanent than others, and you do need to be aware of what your using.

Heat from the barrel and suppressor shouldnt be a problem. I've shot things like my MP5 and AK's to the point you couldnt touch the barrels, and the paint didnt bubble off or discolor.

Roadwild17
May 31, 2009, 11:07 AM
What do you do about serial numbers and other manfacutor markings. I was thinking some white paint in the engraving would look sharp.

AK103K
May 31, 2009, 11:15 AM
I just paint over them. If your worried about them, you can mask them off.

On some guns, like my M1's and M1A's, I used to just fill the lettering and witness marks with white or yellow paint to highlight them.

Uncle Mike
May 31, 2009, 11:27 AM
This was just a light sand base and I used sheets of notebook paper and a three hole punch to make the patterns. All was sprayed.


Shweet-
I'll have to try this method... when the paint crew is gone of course!:D

Medusa
May 31, 2009, 11:38 AM
This one is pretty interesting and actually very good for desert-like conditions.

Uncle Mike
May 31, 2009, 11:55 AM
We haven't seen of any fancy pants, high speed looks like a tree or a pile of grass camo yet.

These have proven to be extremely popular... but were are the pictures and preferences.:scrutiny:

punkndisorderly
May 31, 2009, 12:24 PM
The revolver on page 1, is that San Fransisco or Miami Beach camo?

jobu07
May 31, 2009, 12:45 PM
Another vote for Rhodesian . . .

Hot!

Mmmmm... Show me what I like to see!

txman321
May 31, 2009, 01:03 PM
I love mossyOak Brush camo, im going to buy me a pair for next season, should be perfect for texas

http://www.hunthere.com/Advertisers/MossyOak/1.jpg

P.B.Walsh
May 31, 2009, 01:28 PM
Wow, that rifle sure does sticks out like a sore thumb!!!!

Jacka L Ope
May 31, 2009, 02:23 PM
Multicam and MARPAT digital woodland. http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/lakcaJLOpe/thumbs.gif

P.B.Walsh
May 31, 2009, 02:45 PM
Marine Digital!!!

Float Pilot
May 31, 2009, 02:49 PM
Alaskan Spring

Uncle Mike
May 31, 2009, 02:59 PM
Wow, that rifle sure does sticks out like a sore thumb!!!!


This is why we camo. dip or paint these things, just think, that rifle could be dipped in Mossy Oak Brush camo water film.... it would blend in perfectly.

P.B.Walsh
May 31, 2009, 04:08 PM
Yea, it could! :)

heviarti
May 31, 2009, 04:27 PM
There was a commercial pattern from south africa made by an outfit called Adder. it was a purple-grey with black blotches surrounded with dots of black. It's supposed to be urban of some kind. I have the hat and would love to have more... Hey Mokwepa.. where you at?

Also... english or german ship camo? off white with dark grey lightningbolts?

Jaws
May 31, 2009, 10:00 PM
A bit of photoshop... all i need is ...the SCAR. :D
:uhoh:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/<FA>Jaws/FN_SCAR-L_Swede4.jpg

bigalexe
May 31, 2009, 10:41 PM
Call me crazy i like heavy white arctic camo however i dont know how much its actually used. I like do like snow though and it appears most guys on this forum are tending opposite me towards the jungle patterns useful in heavy heat and humidity.

Uncle Mike
May 31, 2009, 10:57 PM
Call me crazy i like heavy white arctic camo however i dont know how much its actually used.

Actually my favorite also.-

Uncle Mike
May 31, 2009, 10:58 PM
A bit of photoshop... all i need is ...the SCAR.



Got camo.... need gun.....:Dlol


Hey, that camo doesn't look too bad...:D

HorseSoldier
May 31, 2009, 11:15 PM
Where did you find that jacket? I can't locate good Rhodesian anywhere...

I got it from Trident Military (http://www.tridentmilitary.com/rhodesia.html). His website isn't the most shopper friendly -- the couple times I've ordered from him I've had to email first to verify what sizes he had in stock and such, but otherwise a good guy to deal with in my experience.

Uncle Mike
May 31, 2009, 11:23 PM
I got it from Trident Military.

Coolsite... thanx :D

heviarti
June 1, 2009, 12:28 AM
Here it is! the bestest pattern in the whole wide world.

http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss306/heviarti/hat1.jpg

http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss306/heviarti/hat2.jpg

Uncle Mike
June 1, 2009, 12:57 AM
Heviart... pretty cool camo you found there, what is the name of it?

heviarti
June 1, 2009, 01:18 AM
I wish I knew. I used to have the t-shirt too. Bought it in 1992. color used to lean a little more to the purple, but not much. I've been told it could be " south african special ops urban camo" or commercial. The company info on the tag is as follows:

Adder
Box 1 Pofadder 8890
Republic of South Africa

I'm thinking I need to talk to Mokwepa, he can tell me if that is a properly formed address. I'd kill the president of paraguay with a fork for a set of BDUs in that patterned on the Vietnam slant pocket Ripstops.... Or a bolt of fabric to do the interior of my Power Wagon with.

Uncle Mike
June 1, 2009, 01:22 AM
I'd kill the president of paraguay with a fork for a set of BDUs in that patterned on the Vietnam slant pocket Ripstops....

Let me know if you need any help... and we'll get a couple pairs of BDU's lol

Hostile Amish
June 1, 2009, 01:40 AM
http://www.spa-simrad.com/images/equipement_pictures/vendor_pictures/cheytac/m200-c/CHEYTAC%20COMBO-KN203FAB.png

heviarti
June 1, 2009, 01:50 AM
Wisht I had enough of it to have jaws superimpose it on some stuff. It'd look hella cool on my night visioned out AR with the big flashlight. If I wasn't painting my PW back to desert turquoise that's what color it'd be.

ifit
June 1, 2009, 03:37 AM
one of my favorites

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/kadiindo/Feb_08_Martin_Wolf_3_sized.jpg

ZXD9
June 1, 2009, 08:43 AM
A vote for MultiCam here. I wish I had the guts to try it on my rifle.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
June 1, 2009, 10:07 AM
Uncle Mike for the win.

I love mossyOak Brush camo

Yep, that's what I'm talkinbout, as for clothing camo. For a gun, it doesn't matter.

Uncle Mike
June 1, 2009, 10:57 AM
Have you guys SEEN some of the stuff they are putting on firearms as far as finishes?

Check out http://http://hydro-dip.com/index.htm (http://hydro-dip.com/index.htm") go to 'patterns' check out all the different 'camo', or whatever you like essentially, one can have pasted to their firearm. :what:


peace :D

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
June 1, 2009, 11:00 AM
Bad link; should be:

http://hydro-dip.com/index.htm

Uncle Mike
June 1, 2009, 11:03 AM
got it- thanx :D

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