Need help painting a camo patten

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Need help painting a camo patten

Postby PJR » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:31 am

I received my Madcow kit the AGM 33 PIKE. I have stickers coming from STICKER SHOCK 23 and I like the camo colour that Madcow do on the rocket. I haven't painted camo patten before, is there any tips that you can pass on to make the job easier or do i just have to tape up the different shapes?

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Re: Need help painting a camo patten

Postby vk2icj » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:12 pm

I haven't done a lot of camo patterns (because I like to find my rockets lol) but I did do a V2 some years ago. I started by painting the whole bird one color and then using stencils I painted in the patterns. I wasn't overly worried about duplicating what was on the package. Camo painting is very forgiving if you are looking for a realistic look. They were originally all painted by hand anyway so no 2 were identical.

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Re: Need help painting a camo patten

Postby PJR » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:23 pm

vk2icj I just like the colours it wouldn't be the same.

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Re: Need help painting a camo patten

Postby krusty » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:00 pm

The closest I ever got to cammo was this -

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The first layer was a full coat of a light brown/sand type colour.
with the brown & green over the top.

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Re: Need help painting a camo patten

Postby PJR » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:04 pm

Nice rocket krusty. Very interesting paint job

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Re: Need help painting a camo patten

Postby Lamp » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:23 pm

...or you could go with the German V2 straight line camo...(This was my L1 cert flight with a LOC 4" V2 - sorry for the grainy photo)
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Re: Need help painting a camo patten

Postby PJR » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:06 pm

Hello Lamp, The straight line camo would be an easier way but I think I will still try the MadCow design.

Lamp what motor did you use for your L1 it looks like a very big flame out the back

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Re: Need help painting a camo patten

Postby Lamp » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:36 pm

The flame is not that big, the motor was an Aerotech H180W...I was pretty happy with the flight and I achieved my certification. :D
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Re: Need help painting a camo patten

Postby PJR » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:25 am

I have solved my painting problem as the rocket is on the limit for Doonside(with motor). This will be my first unpainted model :(
Thanks to Lamp in 1 of my other post Lamp suggested that I put epoxy on every coner and filled the motor cavity with 2 part expanding foam which I have done.

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