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Unruely
December 7, 2005, 08:07 AM
Well I finally got the nerve up to camo paint of of my Savage rifles. This one is a 10FP-LE2, 308. These are the best pics I could get, everything outside is covered in a layer of ICE. I used Krylon Camo paint and covered that in Aluma-hyde(?) epoxy matte clear. Everything worked great except the clear, it dried a high gloss when it says it is matte. I have be rubbing it down some to get rid of the shine, slowly but surely it is getting duller. I still have to darken up the inside of the extension tube. Some of the shine in these pics is from the flash, it sucks when its 4pm and to dark for decent photos without using a flash..
Before: It is the black one in the foreground.
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After:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Unruely/d6fd0c3d.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Unruely/3c88c16a.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Unruely/8254e85a.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Unruely/717bb92d.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Unruely/9db096d7.jpg

Martin

Ruger4570
December 7, 2005, 09:21 AM
All I can see is a pic of some leaves and grass :D

Twycross
December 7, 2005, 10:37 AM
Excellent! *flames of envy*

DorGunR
December 7, 2005, 10:42 AM
Beautiful rifle.............congrats. :)

FirstFreedom
December 7, 2005, 12:36 PM
I think it's a darn good job; congrats. What kind of glass you got on there?

Ian2005
December 7, 2005, 01:19 PM
Wow That must have been initially a very scary experience - but it came out great- Good Job!

I have a question about your technique - did you use 4-6 colors? Spray can or air brush? How did you accomplish this feat? I have similar idea's for my own but not the method.

tINY
December 7, 2005, 01:52 PM
Nice work.

For next time, I've found the Krylon cammo paints to be fairly durable and completely flat with no overcoat. You can always touch-up an area and feather in a pattern.


-tINY

Unruely
December 7, 2005, 01:54 PM
It was very scary to get started, but once I got rolling it was hard to stop.. I used 4 colors, (black, tan, brown, od green) Krylon Camo spray cans. I used painters tape and masked of random areaas all over the rifle to be used as shadows later. I then wrapped the rifle with "Jute" twine (most of the dark lines you see). I started spraying vertial bars with the brown paint, then sprayed the edges with tan. I then used leaves ,vines, and grasses as masks and started spraying the od green in small spots along with the brown and some tan. I then removed all the tape and twine, then rewrapped it with twine again and continued to spray, mainly with od green over the masks. Keep going until it was looking like I wanted.

Martin

ranger dave
December 7, 2005, 01:58 PM
HOW DID YOU GET THE PATTEREN WHAT DO YOU USE TO CLEAN WITH I USE 7.62 SWEETS AND IT EATS THE PAINT??????:confused:

Unruely
December 7, 2005, 02:03 PM
I just came up with the pattern myself. The epoxy clear is very resistant to the solvents, that is why I used it.

Martin

SavageSniper
December 7, 2005, 05:52 PM
Thats Sexy!! Love it. Great job:)

shureshot0471
December 9, 2005, 12:55 AM
can I buy love it:D :D :D

WhiteFeather93
December 9, 2005, 01:47 AM
:eek: Gorgous! Terribly jealous. I wish my 110 looked like that. I love the stock were did you get it? I still have a stock - Stock. Beautiful you must be very proud.

Unruely
December 9, 2005, 05:53 AM
The stock is a Choate "Ultimate Sniper Stock", I picked it up off of Ebay but it can be found several places online. The camo came out looking much better than I imagined. I am hoping to get some better pictures outside soon as soon as the weather clears some... I have since darkened up the inside of the scope extension and it looks much better now!

Martin

alpineman
December 9, 2005, 07:30 PM
Dang.

I'm not worthy! Excellent work.

I don't have the guts to try anything like that. Black will have to do for me.

Toney
December 9, 2005, 09:35 PM
Cool!!!