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Commando
04-12-2007, 07:43 PM
Digital Camouflage is the wave of the future. All the Armed Forces are using it now.

This technique can be used for any color of digi camo.

What you need:



Basic airbrush set up
Shelve liner, really cheap at Wal Mart
Masking Tape
Primer, White base color, Transparent Black, Transparent White, Blue, and Clear-Coat



Here's the airbrush colors.

http://www.airbrushtricks.com/worklogimages/Killer%20Camo/killer_camo%20008.jpg

First Step. Prepped the mouse by priming, sanding, then I used White spray paint for the base.

http://www.airbrushtricks.com/worklogimages/Killer%20Camo/killer_camo%20001.jpg

Then I used the free-hand stencil I made from the shelve liner, to start airbrushing. But first let's look at how I made the Stencil.

The stencil is just random patterns cut out of the shelf liner. I took care to keep the cuts at the corners of the squares to keep the pattern looking blocked off on all the edges. Then I filled in most of the area with masking tape, once again taking care not to mess up the blocky pattern.

http://www.airbrushtricks.com/worklogimages/Killer%20Camo/killer_camo%20003.jpg
http://www.airbrushtricks.com/worklogimages/Killer%20Camo/killer_camo%20010%20001.jpg

Then I laid down the first 2 colors, Transparent Black, then Grey (made from mixing the Transparent Black and Transparent White).

http://www.airbrushtricks.com/worklogimages/Killer%20Camo/killer_camo%20006.jpg

Then I did one more layer with a Blue Grey color(made from mixing the Transparent Black, Transparent White, and Candy Blue)

http://www.airbrushtricks.com/worklogimages/Killer%20Camo/killer_camo%20009.jpg

Then I clear coated it and viola. Here's how it came out.

http://www.airbrushtricks.com/worklogimages/Killer%20Camo/killer_camo%20010%20006.jpg
http://www.airbrushtricks.com/worklogimages/Killer%20Camo/killer_camo%20010%20008.jpg
http://www.airbrushtricks.com/worklogimages/Killer%20Camo/killer_camo%20010%20009.jpg

.Maleficus.
04-12-2007, 07:54 PM
Looks pretty damn sweet dude. Great guide, +rep.

SgtM
04-12-2007, 08:56 PM
I was just thinking the other day on how to do the digi camo effect. I guess I'm the dee dee dee for not thinking of if from your carbon fiber effect. Great job, +rep.

Bucko
04-12-2007, 09:05 PM
I like it!
I may do something like this for a small mod I have planned.

Have a +rep on me.

dfigravity
04-12-2007, 10:45 PM
very clever...it looks great man. I may have to try that as well! +rep :banana:

Eclecticos
04-12-2007, 11:59 PM
Good Job!!! Looks just like it to! :up: :up:

Commando
04-15-2007, 04:36 AM
After a little research I found another guy's Technique for Digi Camo. The more the better.

Total Credit to: Steven Craig
Here's a pic:

http://www.airbrushtech.net/AIRBRUSH/camo/IMAG038.JPG

Here's the link: http://www.airbrushtech.net/AIRBRUSH/camo.html

DaveW
04-15-2007, 09:11 AM
Commando, you have been throwing out some great tutorials recently. You are a shining example of what makes a good tutorial: clear, good pictures, good writing, the whole shebang.

Honestly, keep them coming. This one's brilliant.

-Dave

jdbnsn
04-15-2007, 11:24 AM
Hell yeah man, bang up job as usual!

XcOM
04-15-2007, 03:59 PM
+Rep,

Excellent tut mate.