Sunday, August 3, 2008

More info about camo painting

I forgot to include some info about the paints that we used in doing the carbines for this last posting.
When I couldn't get the Krylon khaki color paint, I tried some flat beige tri-color stuff that Rustoleum makes. It has little particles in it that add flecks of black and brown to the beige paint, and also add a gritty texture to the surface that further refracts the light that falls on it and breaks it up. It's an interesting effect and it fools the eye even more because we're used to seeing smooth surfaces on firearms, so that when you see this texture it doesn't fit into what we think we should see. Interesting and worth exploring at greater length.

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