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This Instructable will tell you one of the many ways to camouflage an M16 assault rifle or M4. It is easy to do, if you have the right things. Sorry about no pictures of the actual process. I had already done it when I made this.
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Step 1: What you need

- 3 or 4 colors of paint
- masking tape
- leaves and long grass.
- An M16 rifle
- Newspaper
- A few small weights such as paperweights

Step 2: Setting up to paint

You are going to need an open area, like an empty space in the garage, or in your backyard. (If you paint in your garage, I recommend opening the door to let air flow.) Lay down newspaper (enough to fit your gun with 3 inches around the side). Then, lay your gun in the middle. If it is windy, use the weights to hold down the paper. Tape over the orange tip on your gun. If it is painted, the police can take it.

Step 3: First color

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Now take your first paint color. This color will overlap all the other colors, so make sure that is what you want. Now, paint LIGHTLY over the gun in small strokes. DO NOT HOLD DOWN THE BUTTON AND PAINT IN ONE SPRAY!!!! This will cause the paint to run and ruin the look of your gun. Paint both sides of your gun with the first color. (I chose black.) Let it dry.

Step 4: Laying tape

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Put tape on any of the parts you want to be the first color (black). This way, it won't be painted by the other colors. (The picture is of a pistol I painted, but it should look like that, or have less stripes. Depending on how many you want.)

Step 5: Second color

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Take your second paint color (I chose green) and paint the whole gun just as before. Once it is dry, tape leaves to the gun in the places you want to be the second color (green). If you are only using three colors, add the grass too and skip step 6.
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Abbath5 years ago
im pretty sure that isnt an M16, its an M4A1, M16s have a longer barrel, and they dont have a retractable stock. Unless its some different one that i havent seen, then id say its an M4A1.
zasxcd Abbath5 years ago
correct you get a high-5 for pointing it out :D
airsoft4ever (author)  zasxcd4 years ago
I know it's not an M16 but what I mean when I say M16 is a rifle of that type. Mine is kind of a cross between different guns that look like that so it can't really be called a specific type.
Abbath-you cant judge that on an airsoft gun. and if it were an m4 it would be a m4a2 because the upper reviever is different. but you were close. airsoft4ever- you used high gloss paint. i can see the shine. just fog it with low gloss paint to correct that.
Hitman2274 years ago
Nice gun what brand?
airsoft4ever (author)  Hitman2274 years ago
Stinger R34 I believe
knexxpro5 years ago
can anyone here tell me how i can stick leaves and grass on my sniper without making the tape noticeable ???
zasxcd knexxpro5 years ago
make a mesh and just throw stuff on, but if not duct tape is the answer
i would try this thing they made recently i think it's called glue but i'm not sure
i have that same airsoft gun it is freakin awsome in long range
sweet airsoft gun how much FPS do you get on that baby
airsoft4ever (author)  albylovesscience5 years ago
340 or so