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ServiceRifle
February 23, 2017, 15:43
Bought a couple of the $20 Numrich Arms M14 synthetic stocks and got motivated to try my hand at CAMO painting them.

Here is the result of my first attempt - shown on an early (32XX SN) Fed Ordnance rifle. After the camo paints were dry I over painted the stock with a a couple of coats of clear matte protective finish.

https://s21.postimg.org/df2m9cj7b/IMG_0018.jpg

ArtBanks
February 23, 2017, 16:07
Well done.
Looks like it grew there.

SteelGreyML
February 23, 2017, 23:13
Awesome work. Nice job!

Eyeguy
February 24, 2017, 00:12
Very nice.

yellowhand
February 24, 2017, 00:16
Damn nice work!

HD-Ghost
February 24, 2017, 08:59
Looks almost like a McMillan.

Well done.

ServiceRifle
February 24, 2017, 09:30
Here's the way I did it - and it was the FIRST time I ever attempted to do a camo paint job

I did buy good Woodland camo stencils off Amazon and camo paints from Walmart.

1. Cleaned/degreased the stock
2. Took the metal parts off - taped the front sling swivel and stock ferrule
3. Sprayed the entire stock BLACK - and let it dry (hardest part waiting)
4. Applied the black stencils (the stencils for the black parts)
5. Sprayed the entire stock TAN - and let it dry
6. Applied the tan stencils (the stencils for the tan parts)
7. Sprayed the entire stock BROWN - and let it dry
8. Applied the brown stencils (the stencils for the brown parts)
9. Sprayed the entire stock OD GREEN - and let it dry.
10. Peeled ALL the stencils (helps to have a large needle or dental pick
11. Overpainted the entire stock with a clear MATTE paint - several times - letting it dry good between each coat

The clear coats have the effect of filling in the height differences between the various colors - and gives the stock an overall smooth feeling.

You can always touch it up as it chips and wears - which I guess it would with heavy use

Tuhlmann
February 24, 2017, 10:16
Looks professional. Very nice work. I'm horrible at waiting for stuff to dry....it's painful when you are excited!

Eyeguy
February 24, 2017, 11:40
Here's the way I did it - and it was the FIRST time I ever attempted to do a camo paint job

I did buy good Woodland camo stencils off Amazon and camo paints from Walmart.

1. Cleaned/degreased the stock
2. Took the metal parts off - taped the front sling swivel and stock ferrule
3. Sprayed the entire stock BLACK - and let it dry (hardest part waiting)
4. Applied the black stencils (the stencils for the black parts)
5. Sprayed the entire stock TAN - and let it dry
6. Applied the tan stencils (the stencils for the tan parts)
7. Sprayed the entire stock BROWN - and let it dry
8. Applied the brown stencils (the stencils for the brown parts)
9. Sprayed the entire stock OD GREEN - and let it dry.
10. Peeled ALL the stencils (helps to have a large needle or dental pick
11. Overpainted the entire stock with a clear MATTE paint - several times - letting it dry good between each coat

The clear coats have the effect of filling in the height differences between the various colors - and gives the stock an overall smooth feeling.

You can always touch it up as it chips and wears - which I guess it would with heavy use

Thanks for sharing Russ. I just purchased a NOS walnut stock for my M1A and may try my hand at painting the Archangle stock I took off.

Maybe not for the purists here but I've always like the camo/FAL. Here's a riFAL I purchased from brother Chefbeef. It was built by Rich at Century Gun Works in 2004. Supposedly one of his early efforts at Rhodesian camo.

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b435/MHagin57/FalFiles/STG%20Camo%203_zpszbdddk0t.png (http://s1043.photobucket.com/user/MHagin57/media/FalFiles/STG%20Camo%203_zpszbdddk0t.png.html)

2336
March 03, 2017, 23:49
Thanks for sharing Russ. I just purchased a NOS walnut stock for my M1A and may try my hand at painting the Archangle stock I took off.

Maybe not for the purists here but I've always like the camo/FAL. Here's a riFAL I purchased from brother Chefbeef. It was built by Rich at Century Gun Works in 2004. Supposedly one of his early efforts at Rhodesian camo.

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b435/MHagin57/FalFiles/STG%20Camo%203_zpszbdddk0t.png (http://s1043.photobucket.com/user/MHagin57/media/FalFiles/STG%20Camo%203_zpszbdddk0t.png.html)

Eyeguy, I usually don't care too much for camo'd FALs, other than babypoop but yours definitely has appeal. I've always liked the Rhodesian camo pattern. Nice riFAL, and to ServiceRifle, looks very nice Russ! Thanks for sharing both of you.:wink:

Eyeguy
March 04, 2017, 00:56
Eyeguy, I usually don't care too much for camo'd FALs, other than babypoop but yours definitely has appeal. I've always liked the Rhodesian camo pattern. Nice riFAL, and to ServiceRifle, looks very nice Russ! Thanks for sharing both of you.:wink:

Thanks Rickey. Gotta say Russ has inspired me. Definitely going to camo the Archangel stock and go for something like his M14. Hell, if it turns out as well as his I might even camo the Imbel I got from you last year!:)

In the meantime, more camo'd FAL for the non-traditionalist.....STG on Imbel. Probably my most accurate riFAL.....

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b435/MHagin57/FalFiles/2_zps30o2swbp.jpg (http://s1043.photobucket.com/user/MHagin57/media/FalFiles/2_zps30o2swbp.jpg.html)