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Old 06-08-2012, 02:04 PM
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I am looking at doing a digital military finish and wanted to see if anyone has tried camo vinyl wraps like these:

Camo4u - www.camo4u.com

If so, how did it work for you?
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:49 PM
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not shure on your ? but there are companies that(( dip ))stuff like guns and hunting gear. this is the way i would go, its going to cover eveything 360' the wraps are a bit thick and hard to get into small detailed areas. maybe that may help.. love to see this!!!!
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:03 AM
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You'd have to have someone take the digital camo and scale it down. Frequeskins over on RCCrawler or maybe in the vendor's section here? He does wraps, but I don't think it would work for say a whole body with all the various contours.
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First post with a commercial link... despite being sure to talk to a spambot...

Moderate planning, paint masking tape and light airbrush work is the best option i see... Vinyl fitting (hair dryer method.) distort patterns. With digital camo it's going to look awefull.

Also 1:1 patterns for 1:10 models is a straight road to huge deception...
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The pattern needs scaling down for starters - as Gaspard de Coligny points out full size patterns on 1:10th models are gonna look terrible.

You could always contact that company to see if they have any ideas - it might pique their interest, especially if it seems like a new market for them. They might ignore or rebuke your ideas though so dont hold your breath.

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Couple sheets of this, http://www.touge.co.uk/micro-wrap-di...zed-1220-p.asp, might do the trick.

or maybe the laptop wraps/skins would work.
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I work on an Army post and to be honest I don't see camo anymore. Everything seems to be solid tan or solid o.d. green. Just a suggestion if you're going military style.
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I work on an Army post and to be honest I don't see camo anymore. Everything seems to be solid tan or solid o.d. green. Just a suggestion if you're going military style.
O/T but with the end if the cold war we no longer have the luxury to calmly wait for a single known enemy to attack the other side in known or expected battlefield. With awesome expensive sophisticated camo paint to match the place. Last time I saw nice camo paint was in the 91 gulf war.
But in Bosnia it started to be a huge mess. First everything had to be UN white (google for the French UN Leclerc MBT... it might be the only examples of genuine white combat ready MBTs) Then overnight it was official war and at first everybody had to do makeshift camo with mud... mud was a plenty thanks to the dreadfull weather, unfortunately so was rain... really nice to get the truck back to a shiny white... After that seems that stuff got painted in the cheapest color available in rattle can... with a seemingly overwhelming preference for sand based colors... as probability of fight in central europe goes really close to zero while desert and sandbox gets more and more popular on a daily basis...
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True, all the stuff I've seen deployed in Iraq/afghanistan tends towards a sandy colour but no patterns. That said they arent really hiding from long range heavy weapons as would be the case in older style battlefields.

getting back on topic - If you(the OP) go the way of plain colours, I know Tamiya do a good acryllic Olive Drab, although it can seem a little bright unless you back it with a black undercoat.

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I too have been trying to find ideas for camo vehicle wraps and I really liked the idea of hunting gear and guns. It seems great and I would surely look for such designs online. I was just wondering if you could help regarding it!
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Went with these DIY Camo Dip Kits instead - www.camodipkit.com . Seems to be a better option for smaller, complex shapes
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I've always wondered why news people blur out license plates. Surely its not something private?

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