It was the first Kryloned Blaster I featured and, amazingly, the first blaster he’d Kryloned.
I’ve lifted the following, with DANTER’s permission, from the Systema PTW forum. It’s a blow by blow account of John’s painting technique and like Painting With Pie, it’s a masterclass.
Over to DANTER…
“Went to Halfords. Got 4 colours from their new flat camo range: green, khaki, brown, sand. I then messed about with templates and textures.”
Net with random scale-like holes cut out:
“You can never tell how this will work out, until you actually test it. So I got a plain white sheet and sprayed one side base sand, one side base green and tried a few things out.
As you can see, I have written down what I have done. Very important if you plan on replicating the effects.”
“Pick a favourite from your efforts and test on an airsoft item of your choice. Suppressor is a good bet, as it’s a simple shape. If you wrote down what you did (the order of painting and what templates you used) replicating the effect should be fairly easy. I liked the bottom left (SPRAY – Sand/Tan snake template then Brown beef netting string template).
Off we go, in an effort to replicate. It is important to remember LIGHT dustings of 0.5 second application are needed in a sweeping movement. We do not want a build up of running paint. Leave each layer to dry, too!!!”
Green base, followed by sand snake template:
“Now to add the beef netting and spray the brown on…”
“Break up the gun. Not needed really, but I prefer it. Also, tape up anywhere you don’t want to cover with paint.”
Green base coat, then the netting template using sand:
“Now add the brown using the second template (beef netting)…”
“A few more dustings with khaki in certain spots that look too solid, viola!”
A few more tweaks:
Sublime! Big thanks to DANTER for words and pics!