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Just…wow!

Martijn PM’d me on the Systema PTW Forum and asked if I’d be interested in covering his newly painted blaster in the blog.

Would I ever? The pics blew me away! This is an amazing paint job, but the build itself is top quality, too; Martijn has an eye for detail and a hand for high art.

Over to Martijn:

“So as much as I love the look of MK18s and Block IIs, I wanted something that still looked a bit different from the other Block IIs with snakeskin paint jobs. Colour-wise, my old paint job was too ‘yellow’ for me, as I used a coyote brown base color on it.

For the new paint job I used Humbrol #29 Dark Brown (thanks to The Reptile House Blog, which pointed me to this!) I also used Fosco Olive Drab and Dark Brown. For the Fosco paint I used the small ‘Sniper’ labeled cans, as these spray really thin which I prefer over a thick layer of paint. I wanted to keep the nice colour of the Humbrol #29 at the fore of the paint job.

Anyway, requirements list for the Kryptek:

Humbrol #29 Dark Brown
Fosco Olive Drab
Fosco Dark Brown
Die-Cut vinyl Kryptek stencils

(I found patterns on google, edited them in Photoshop and took them to a buddy who makes die-cut vinyls.)”

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“1. Start off with a base coat of Humbrol #29. I made mine nice and thick. Have to love the feel and finish of the Humbrol paint…”

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“2. Apply vinyl stencils. This is hard to do nicely. You’ll have to rip the backing paper to get the vinyl wrapped nicely on the curves of the receiver.”

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“For the next steps, I tried on my Eotech 511…”

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“3. Spray all areas covered with vinyl, with the Fosco Dark Brown.”

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“4. Spray some diagonal stripes with the Fosco Olive Drab

5. Remove some of the shapes and spray these too. Let the whole thing dry

6. Remove all vinyl stencils.”

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“7. Be amazed by what you’ve painted :)”

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Ingredients

“Systema PTW 08 MAX CQBR, fully modded by Project PTW
Madbull MK18 9.5 RIS II in FDE
VFC KAC QD Suppressor
Battleaxe PEQ15 (being replaced by G&P DBAL soon)
Replica KAC front BUIS
RS A.R.M.S. rear BUIS
RS CQD sling mounts
RS Magpul AFG2
RS Magpul CTR – comm spec
RS Eotech 511
RS Larue LT-110 riser
RS Surefire M300A
Night Evolution dual push pad for Surefire and PEQ15”

Thanks Martijn!