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Old December 4th, 2016, 06:45 AM   #16
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Nice job Wes. Can't imagine how long it took to do that stock.

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Old December 4th, 2016, 07:38 AM   #17
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ERDL Camo

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I was hoping for the same thing. I wonder if I could find someone to do ERDL.
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I was expecting to see the ERDL predominantly green camo pattern that was used in Vietnam. It's the pattern on the poncho liner and camo utilities from that era. Your pattern is tiger stripe camo and it was used more by the ARVN's. Looks nice though.
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That is really nice work but not what I would have envisioned as Vietnam camo. But I guess that could be subjective as to what that really is. Nicely done!
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Nice job. Looks like a lot of hours spent.

Thanks Guys - I know a lot of patterns existed from Vietnam and when I was looking I went for the Tiger Stripe as GardenValley indicated. However, as most know I am always up for a challenge. The ERDL will be my next challenge.

More to come - once I can find the lighter green color - I have all the other colors.

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Old December 4th, 2016, 08:15 AM   #18
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Very nice Wes.

That looks like tedious work to me, and requires a steady hand.


How many hours you got in with just painting it?

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Old December 4th, 2016, 11:51 AM   #19
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What an excellent job, love the tiger stripe. Your creativity continues to impress

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Old December 4th, 2016, 04:55 PM   #20
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Looks good how many hours did you put into this stock?
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Nice job Wes. Can't imagine how long it took to do that stock.
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Very nice Wes.

That looks like tedious work to me, and requires a steady hand.

How many hours you got in with just painting it?

How many hours? Answer = a lot less then the first time I did this pattern! You all may have read about my Hardened Big Red Stocks - I have done about 15 Hardened Big Reds in a combination of the Modified Vietnam Tiger Camo and Gap Camo so I have lots of practice.

Here is a link if you want to read about the Hardened Big Reds.

M1Army - "Hardened Big Red Project"

Originally - I traced the Vietnam Camo pattern on to tracing paper then hand cut patterns that I can re-use on my vinyl patterns. However, I still cut the vinyl with exacto Knife as the pattern is very unique. It takes about 2 hours to hand cut and place the templates. The hand painting for the earth brown sections and coyote for the elephant grass takes another 1.5 hours (I paint that free-hand). Filling the full auto cut out is another hour to fill and sand. The carbon fiber strips take another 1 - 1.5 hours. The two base colors of OD Green and Black are just straight painting and does not take long. I guess 5-6 hours plus a few more for stuff I missed!

Like with any stock project - preparation and patience is the key and the good Lord blessed me with patience which is the key to painting and refinishing the USGI Wood.

Here are a few pics of the patterns on the Hardened big reds.

Two of the Gap Camo.

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Gap with different colors



AG composite in Vietnam Tiger



Hardened Big Red in Vietnam Tiger Stripe


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Old December 4th, 2016, 05:04 PM   #21
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how durable is the paint ref cracking and chipping?

jars look like oil/stain or tobacco juice
POLAK - The Aluma Hyde II paint from Brownells is extreamly tough and more importantly resists solvents. Some have trouble painting with the Aluma Hyde II but the key is to shake the paint VERY well before and through your painting process AND use the replacement spray nossles. I believe this paint is excellent for this application.

PS - the Mason jars are some left over stains I custom mixed for several Elite USGI Wood stocks. I do have some Mason jars here with "clear" stain made here in Georgia - wink, wink!

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Way cool man.

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Old December 8th, 2016, 06:56 AM   #23
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Excellent work! I'm a fan of alumahyde as well. But the replacement nozzles when you buy the spray. Ah good ol Georgia shine. Good stuff!

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Old December 8th, 2016, 07:22 AM   #24
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Great thread! I'm shopping for airbrush equipment right now, as I want to get into painting my black rifles as well. Patience and prep seem to be the name of the game with these projects. The actual painting is the quick and easy work...provided you do it correctly.

I'm very interested in cloning the optifade pattern found on Sitka's Big Game clothing line. Why? Because that's what wear hunting. It's simply a cleaver color scheme that's based from digicam. What is different about compared to USGI digicam is the level of detail...it's ridiculous. Since I haven't fooled with painting guns yet, I'll probably work up to that level of detail.


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Old December 8th, 2016, 08:54 AM   #25
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Work of art. Love the color combo, the black hand-guard really makes it look elegant in my view. Camo photo...if I were a deer, I'd prolly walk right up to those guys and not even know.

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