Thursday, June 30, 2011
I found this interesting article about the merits of Dazzle Camouflage used on ships and vehicles. Makes for an interesting read. Not sure it would be very effective as a personal camo but it would be unique,enjoy, Dazzle camo proves weird patterns make combat vehicles safer
Posted by Cobra Imaging at 6:26 AM
Monday, June 27, 2011
In this debate it would seem that MultiCam is a clear winner. Why? well for one the US army has chosen MultiCam for their Afghan mission. The other is that we see more requests for MultiCam to be applied to firearms then any other single Military style camo. Although I do believe that ATACS will find its following. As one who has seem them both used in the field, they both offer excellent concealment properties.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
The truth is that camouflage only works if everything is concealed. It is not good enough to just wear camouflage clothing. Yes it breaks up the large mass of a body but your hands face and weaponry are all spot-able. Think about how you hunt for a minute. When we are spotting for game we are looking for things that will help us identify our game, the white in an ear, the flick of a tail, or the glean off an antler lead our eyes to making out the bigger mass of a body. It is the same way for our game in spotting us. Uncovered faces and hands are a give away, the same with the solid black mass of a rifle or stainless barrel. So if we are truly trying to conceal our entire self it is important to remember to camouflage everything and you will have a far better chance of not being made out.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Named for the Gaelic “lads” who accompanied deer hunts in the Scottish Highlands, the Ghillie suit is a camouflage garment covered in heavy foliage. Temperatures in these portable hunting blinds can reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit in moderate climates. Above are Ghillie-suited snipers of the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (France) in Afghanistan in 2005.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Good question, there are a few reasons why we created this site. The first is to expand the understanding of the process we use to apply camouflage; water transfer printing (WTP). You see, although WTP has been around for some time there are very few people who know about it. It is one of those processes where we see the results from it every day but do not really know what we are looking at. An example besides camouflage on a rifle stock would be the wood grain you find in car interiors. There are countless products manufactured that utilize the process of WTP to enhance their visual value.
Another reason for this site is to showcase the different types of camouflage you can get, whether it is traditional, high tech, or just plain cool. I am also hoping to explore the methods to camouflage a firearm from professional application to the DIY. Ultimately I am hoping that the firearm community will contribute to the content of this site with suggestions and contributions. So let’s get started and see where we can take this.
Posted by Cobra Imaging at 2:22 PM