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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:12 am 
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some ideas for you....


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Danke. I just need to get around to doing it.

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Thanks for that. Now just more decisions to make, or more probably Ghillies to make. So on a side note, would the pants be made the same way?


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Mr_Shiney wrote:
Thanks for that. Now just more decisions to make, or more probably Ghillies to make. So on a side note, would the pants be made the same way?


In these patterns the hessian goes down to just above your anklets: wrap your boots in painted hessain too....


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finally got off my arse and sewn it together! just needs a paint job now.

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Just need to find the paint & manufacture the hood myself :)


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I am having problems finding the right paint i have decided to do a rural camo pattern. Normal house paint is to bright and the only right colour I have found is wood stain and that is no good for painting on a cammo pattern. i will keep looking :D

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I am having problems finding the right paint i have decided to do a rural camo pattern. Normal house paint is to bright and the only right colour I have found is wood stain and that is no good for painting on a cammo pattern. i will keep looking :D



Go to B&Q, all the samples they mix on their machine are in Matt finish. So choose your colour from the cards they provide and then select what you want mixed. You might need 2 sample tins on one colour, but the samples are cheeap as chips.

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"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"


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Homebase do a heritage range called Sanctury. The olive grove is quite good as are some of the sandy colours.

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sjb york wrote:
I am having problems finding the right paint i have decided to do a rural camo pattern. Normal house paint is to bright and the only right colour I have found is wood stain and that is no good for painting on a cammo pattern. i will keep looking :D



Go to B&Q, all the samples they mix on their machine are in Matt finish. So choose your colour from the cards they provide and then select what you want mixed. You might need 2 sample tins on one colour, but the samples are cheeap as chips.

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I did think of going for those mixes, but wanted 3 subtle shades of green, and had fun mixing them myself at home, the parquet flooring needs some cleaning now though....


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Old Guard wrote:
sjb york wrote:
I am having problems finding the right paint i have decided to do a rural camo pattern. Normal house paint is to bright and the only right colour I have found is wood stain and that is no good for painting on a cammo pattern. i will keep looking :D



Go to B&Q, all the samples they mix on their machine are in Matt finish. So choose your colour from the cards they provide and then select what you want mixed. You might need 2 sample tins on one colour, but the samples are cheeap as chips.

Barry


I did think of going for those mixes, but wanted 3 subtle shades of green, and had fun mixing them myself at home, the parquet flooring needs some cleaning now though....



LOL - I used to be the man on the mixing machine, so I know all about spilt paint, finger nails to match usaully.

Be carefull what you use on that flooring, try what ever you are going to use on a piece of floor that's out of sight normally. Sometimes if your carefull (and the paint is thick enough) you can use a thin flexible blade and scrape it off, without damage to floor.

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Need to find an oppourtunity, and some money come to think of it, to grab some, and then I't'll be ready. I might have it in time for show season all going well :)


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Need to find an oppourtunity, and some money come to think of it, to grab some, and then I't'll be ready. I might have it in time for show season all going well :)

Ahhh you SAY you'll be at shows but will we be able to see you ???? :wink:

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Midgitman wrote:
Need to find an oppourtunity, and some money come to think of it, to grab some, and then I't'll be ready. I might have it in time for show season all going well :)

Ahhh you SAY you'll be at shows but will we be able to see you ???? :wink:


Boom Boom :lol: :lol: :lol:

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