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This is a guide on how to digicamo your airsoft rifle, real rifle, or anything you want.
Find the object you are going to camoflage. I am doing an airsoft sniper rifle.
Get the materials you will need:Matte (not shiny) paint-1 base color, 3 stencil colors(you can use as many as you like, i used 3). I used Rust-oleum p...
Disassemble the rifle and keep the parts you are going to paint. You don't want to paint the compression chamber or the rubber stock cover.
Tape off all areas you don't want paint in with the masking tape. Don't be lazy on this part. You don't want paint in your barrel or on your scope len...
Hang the parts up and paint them with the base coat. My base color was tan. Follow the instructions on the spray paint for number of coats and dry tim...
This is the tedious part. Print out the patterns you desire from http://tacticalcamo.com/MARPAT/digi.php You want large and small cutouts; more blac...
Take a pattern paper and clamp it down on a piece of wood. Then get an exacto knife and cut out the black parts.
Now you paint the first color. Mine was green. You want the stencils of the bottom color to be the biggest. Hold the stencil over the gun, cover the o...
After you are done with green move on to the second color, brown. Then do the black. The stencils should get progressively smaller. Do all the parts o...
This step is optional but i recomend it because the paint scratches off easily. Disassemble and coat the rifle with Minwax Fast drying polyurethane. I...
Remove all the tape and reassemble.
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TIP: Use Duracoat as a base coat color, such as Flat Dark Earth (MEDIUM brown/DARK tan good for general purpose seasons) or Flat Foliage (LIGHT grey color and good for Northern winter forests). You can then apply other colors as layers. When seasons change you can strip off other layers with normal paint remover and it will keep Duracoat base. Think of it as a snake shedding its skin.
Just finish the painting off with normal FLAT CLEAR COAT to have a matte finish without griddy spray paint feeling.
The stencil says "Copyright 2008, TacticalCamo". I would like to know how they copyrighted it considering the military has it. Also the USMC pattern is slightly different then other branches which makes it blend in better on more terrain, desert MARPAT is great as a ghillie base. I have to call B.S. on TacticalCamo copyrighting the design considering the pattern is randomly applied to a surface. The equivalent would be me copyrighting radio wave theory. I should make random combinations of pixels and copyright them saying my research shows my "pixel blend" is more stealthy.
Just print on normal paper, place transparency paper over top with a sacrificial wood surface to cut with exacto knife. Use print to trace with exacto knife to cut transparency sheet. Can pick everything up at Walmart. Just pick and choose which pattern to apply randomly. These took me thirty minutes to create on PowerPoint. I could have gotten more creative but everyone gets the idea. The key here is to randomly select pattern and colors (keeping in mind natural shadow areas).
I tried the link for the camo patterns and for some reason it take you to a Catalyst Conditioning site. No patterns there. LOL
The clear coat is a very nice touch. However, using it in gloss is not. It's not Minwax but you can get a flat poly from Krylon I think. Good instructable though.
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