1 major brain-fart
1 Tanaka M700 AICS
3lbs of pre-dyed camo burlap
1 hour of free time to screw around with all three and what do you get?
im not too worried about the stock section of the gun being covered with camo stuff cause my arms cover most of the area.
hope you like it/gives you ideas.guide to making kick-butt camo burlap:
WARNING! if you suffer from asthma, dnot mess around with burlap.. fibers can play merry hell with your lungs.
get a pile of burlap bags from a feed store, fabric section from dept stores etc..
buy green, brown and black Rit(tm) dye from craft stores, wal-mart etc..
get some form of metal container(i used a 5gal galvanized trashcan) that you can boil water in over a fire, propane burner etc..(NOT YOUR MOM/SPOUSES COOKERY!!! take it from me.. bad idea)
anotehr bucket for cold water(can be plastic)
DO THIS OUTSIDE!!! the dye can really screw up your floor in your kitchen, not to mention your gonna be pulling newly dyed fabric out of simmering water.. take precautions(gloves, long pants, arm protection)
pre-dissolve your dye(if you get the dry, granulated kind) in a couple cups of hot water.
heat up your big metal container over a heat source till the water inside is simmering(but not boiling. boiling water messes up the dye), add the dye syrup to the big container.
mix up your dye solution(remember do not let it boil) evenly.
stuff the burlap bags/fabric into the hot dye solution and stir with a length of 1X2" or a sturdy stick.
make sure the fabric is thourghly saturated with the dye solution for even color(or if you know how to tie-dye stuff, do it that way)
hook out lumps of hot, steaming burlap and let some of the liquid drain out(for ease of moving) and dunk it in the other bucket of cold water to shock the color in place.
when its cooled down a bit, hose it off till water runs clear out of it.
cut it into strips, shread it, whatever you want to achieve the desired texture, congratz, you now know how to make your own camo burlap!