Introduction: Airsoft Paint Job

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WARNING Do Not Take This Gun Outside.
I've had this Airsoft Sniper rifle for about a year now, and got sick of the blue stock.
so I thought I would revamp the gun with a better more authentic look.

Step 1: How Things Used to Be

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Airsoft guns are supplied in two tone, usually  bright orange or blue.
They look pretty cheep and tacky.

Step 2: The Strip

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Remove the Barrel and trigger mech.
Unscrew the strap loops and any other removable parts.
Key the surface with fine sand paper, then clean the stock with and alcohol rub.

Step 3: The Undercoat

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Give the stock an even coat of sand coloured paint.
Allow this to dry, apply another coat if required.
( I did try a matt black coat, but the gun looked as plain as porridge).

Step 4: The Top Coat

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To give the stock a wood effect, I used an exterior wood stain.
Apply this coat with a brush, draw the brush from top to bottom in one smooth stroke,
this should give it a grain effect.
Touch up as required.

Step 5: Reassembly

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Put the gun back together, take care not to scratch the paint job.
It can take a day of so to dry properly.

Step 6: Other Effects

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Other effects can be achieved if you take time to plan the job.
The camouflage was applied with a small sponge and brush.
I used acrylic paint for the jungle effect..


KamKool (author)2016-05-29

Whilst I appreciate the work put into this you need to be careful with regard to the law in the UK for realistic imitation firearms.

Under the Violent crime reduction act (2006) unless you are a member of an approved airsoft club it is illegal to own a realistic imitation firearm.More information can be found here.

thing 2 (author)2014-03-18

The stain and brush use to give it a wooden look is a brilliant idea, nice work. :)

Samuel kos (author)2013-12-02

Where do you live because my Airsoft gun came pre made with black ABS and and orange tip?( I'm in he US)

floppyjoe (author)Samuel kos2013-12-03

I'm in Scotland.
You can buy black Airsoft guns here( No Orange Tip), but you have to be a member of an Airsoft Team.
All other users have to buy 2 tone half and half, blue or orange.

Samuel kos (author)floppyjoe2013-12-03

That makes sense

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