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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 03:22 PM UTC
Ok here's the start of my entry in the Quiet Professionals campaign. Using two figures from Dragons 1/35 US sniper team set. The base is a 3" and the wall was made from a piece of plaster and scribed using a aircraft panel scribber. The smaller pieces are also plaster and cut to size using a hobby knife. White glue was spread and I poured baking soda on top, and small gravel was added to top it off.

Question...the sniper's rifle, what color would best fit this vignette. Thanks



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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 03:48 PM UTC
Joe,
Looking good. For the rifle, I have seen many variations. Some are in the standard wood stock and bleud/parkerized metal. Others have the green stock and bleud/parkerized metal pieces. I have also seen them where they have been spray painted overall dark green and brown for camo, or sand and brown for desert environs. Any of the above would be great.
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 04:00 PM UTC
Obviously you used the sitting sniper. What is the scond figure you selected? I used the prone sniper and the kneeling binocular guy in my Hidden Sniper build.
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 04:04 PM UTC
Thanks Gino, I'll go with the sand and brown for desert environs. Quick questions, know would the sniper paint his rifle, and when you say spray paint it, something like from a can and then just stripe it. The base paint for the rifle, use sand then stripe with brown. One more, should I add a rifle strap!

Alan, I also will be using the kneeling binocular guy.
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 04:13 PM UTC

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Thanks Gino, I'll go with the sand and brown for desert environs. Quick questions, know would the sniper paint his rifle, and when you say spray paint it, something like from a can and then just stripe it. The base paint for the rifle, use sand then stripe with brown. One more, should I add a rifle strap!




You got it. The sniper would paint it from a spray can. I have seen it from very sloppy sploches to very neat stripe patterns. Also, there will almost always be a strap. Most snipers actually wrap the strap around their hand when firing to help stablize the weapon.

Check out this site for pics of sniper rifles in all the above patterns, and all have straps.
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 04:30 PM UTC
Ok I'm set now, thanks for the link, very helpful. I urge anyone who's doing a small sniper scene to check this site out.
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 11:22 PM UTC
what color eh? a base color of sand and green stripes would be nice...
after that use a small portion of olive drab painted bandage, cut it small enuff to wrap ard the rifle, there u have it......
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 11:54 PM UTC
The rifle strap is very important, and would often times be used to stablize the rifle while shooting. I have an M21 and I was taught by expert military marksmen to use the sling. They also teach it at the CMP.
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 06:08 PM UTC
Here it is finished. I'm really not a figure painter,especially when it comes to camouflage uniforms. Any how hope you enjoy. Thanks to all the guys who helped with the painting the base.





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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 10:16 PM UTC
Well Joe, i think it looks fantastic.
The figures are great, what do you mean your not a fig painter, that chock chip pattern is brilliant.
As is the woodland camo on the vests, walk me through how you paint that woodland.
Cheers mate, great stuff!
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2005 - 01:11 AM UTC
I was trying to get a better look at the sniper rifle. It sort of looks like you camo'd that stock but I can't get a good view.

Very nice
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2005 - 01:16 AM UTC
wow, that is a nice one....
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2005 - 09:55 AM UTC
Dave, Alan and Dan Thanks Alan as for the sniper rifle yes it's camo'd. Light tan with a soft green strips. Though had to see both rifles also have straps.
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2005 - 11:22 AM UTC

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Quick questions, know would the sniper paint his rifle, and when you say spray paint it, something like from a can and then just stripe it. The base paint for the rifle, use sand then stripe with brown. One more, should I add a rifle strap!




Very nice vignette. I especially like the old Chocolate Chip pattern you've done there.

As for your question-Yes the rifle is sprayed first, then striped. Krylon makes an excellent range for this. The weapon below was painted with Krylon 8148 Sand Dune, then striped with Krylon 8148 Medium Brown. My MICH is painted the same way, as we don't use cammo covers. Krylon Khaki 8141 can be substituted for the Sand Dune.


Another method is to spray colors onto the weapons through a piece of cammo net. We have sprayed entire Tacomas using this technique. As you can see, it's quite effective: