First rifle I have ever painted. Critics welcome!

First rifle I have ever painted. Critics welcome!

This is a discussion on First rifle I have ever painted. Critics welcome! within the Camouflage forums, part of the Field & Tactical category; 20150829_182515.jpg I want to do a foliage green scem next. Not sure what colors I want. This rifle is multi light green, WWII OD green, ...

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    First rifle I have ever painted. Critics welcome!

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    I want to do a foliage green scem next. Not sure what colors I want. This rifle is multi light green, WWII OD green, multi dark brown and Leopold fde.
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    Nice!
    -I redefined trust between my wife and I. I bought her a gun, taught her to shoot, and made her the beneficiary on my life insurance.

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    Thanks. How do you apply your colors? Light to dark or dark to light or random?

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    Was your objective to camouflage or decorate?
    For camouflage you'll want highly contrasting colors covering patches of the object that are approximately 15% of the total surface area.
    Highlight these constrasting patches with dark shadow marks to provide depth.
    The effect is to break up the recognizable outline of the object as well as to blend it with the anticipated background.
    Fine artistic efforts too often blurr into a "one-color" effect when viewed from a distance.

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    I was going for cammo. Something that will work in a texas winter. I did get carried away with the sea sponge. Then I tried to fix it with shading. What colors would you suggest for a A TACS FG?
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    RSIDEVIEW.jpg
    An example of high contrast disruption camouflage.

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    So the larger patters are better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by combs_425 View Post
    So the larger patters are better?
    Yes.

    Anything can be camoflaged in the shadows from a few feet away. Step back 100yds or more and just about ALL "popular" camo patterns turn into a black blob. The entire idea of camo is to break up the outline. Disrupt the solid outlines that make recognizable shapes.

    Take a look at multicam. That stuff vanishes as you get further away from it. Take a look at Predator Fall camo... not the new crap they have, but the old classic predator camo. Prairie ghost, etc... all good stuff.

    Here's a thread from a while back: https://www.sniperforums.com/forum/ca...-multicam.html

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    I am really trying for A TACS FG. I am thinking multi medium green l, multi dark green, a fde and dark brown. That would be two sets of contrasting colors.
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    I like multicam. I wore it on my 2nd trip to Afghanistan. I actually have a lot of left over uniforms and combat shirts. I was thinking of making a ghillie out of a pair but I really don't have a practical use for it. The only place I can hunt in houston is sam houston national forest. I agree with that thread, that could get me into some trouble.
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