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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 19:13 pm 
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sew first with strong linen-type thread from an upholsterer or cobbler, paint afterwards (insert large sheet of cardboard to separate front and back), hessian gets stiffer when painted so might be harder to sew. aerosols sound expensive, i used diy shop matt paint tester pots, the best are from wilkinsons and wickes, thinned 50/50 with water, 4 to 5 pots per colour should be enough. allow 2 days to dry then fix with spray-on tent canvas waterproofer both inside and out. green is hard to obtain, it's either very pastel or nearly bright-yellow, so: darken with black/brown until you get grass, leaf or forest green. here is the latest camo-suit:

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private_sponge wrote:
sew first with strong linen-type thread from an upholsterer or cobbler,

OR SADDLER :lol:
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paint afterwards (insert large sheet of cardboard to separate front and back), hessian gets stiffer when painted so might be harder to sew. aerosols sound expensive, i used diy shop matt paint tester pots, the best are from wilkinsons and wickes, thinned 50/50 with water, 4 to 5 pots per colour should be enough. allow 2 days to dry then fix with spray-on tent canvas waterproofer both inside and out. green is hard to obtain, it's either very pastel or nearly bright-yellow, so: darken with black/brown until you get grass, leaf or forest green. here is the latest camo-suit:

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So I assume that you are using a laytex paint then, as you are thinning it with water?


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Hope you cut out some eyes private_sponge.

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I may need to paint mine up as soon as, but its flipping huge on me! I've got at least another 7/8 inches space in the arms and it's incredibly baggy!!

Is this normal for one of these?

Hood will be made when I have the string :)


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ANDY 202 WR wrote:
Hope you cut out some eyes private_sponge.


that one not tried out by it's user yet, eyes to be done then.


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Midgitman wrote:
...incredibly baggy!!

Is this normal for one of these?


sounds too big, you lucky young slim thing :wink:


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Mr_Shiney wrote:
laytex paint


ordinary water based matt emulsion, hence the clear tent spray


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Comrade private_sponge ,
That is a fine Personal Camouflage Complex, next a Railway Sleeper will give your Sniper a limited A/T Capability.

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Mr_Shiney wrote:
So I assume that you are using a laytex paint then, as you are thinning it with water?


On page 106 'The Homeguard Fieldcraft Manual' says to use a brand of paint called 'Lanoflage' to be had from The Hadrian Varnish Company, Holtswhistle (sic), Northumberland'.

I could not find any details via google :(, has anyone heard of this paint?


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Suspect they may have folded or been bought out by now...


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Midgitman wrote:
Suspect they may have folded or been bought out by now...


So you mean... they've ran out of GREEN? damn....


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...and it's Haltwhistle - no O in it!! ;)


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saddler wrote:
...and it's Haltwhistle - no O in it!! ;)


i did say:

Holtswhistle (sic)

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Midgitman : finished your camo yet? any chance of a piccy?


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Sewed together, but not painted yet :)


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