Digital Desert camouflage the KLR650 step-by-step walk thru

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by klm4755, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

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    What, and your house was built somewhere where there was never a tree or trail or.....

    Seriously?
  2. klm4755

    klm4755 Been here awhile

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    Here are some interesting Urban Camo vehicles:
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    This is known as the Berlin Brigade urban camo, a binary type of camo
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    A British color scheme I believe
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    A block colored emergency vehicle.
    From what I understand the camo looses most of effectiveness when in motion
    Keithm
  3. Rhode trip

    Rhode trip guided by voices

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    They laughed at Picasso, too. And you, Klm4755, are an artist.:clap
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  4. Luke

    Luke GPoET&P

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    I'm sorry sir, but you can't park your vehicle here. It has too much character.



    Seriously, nice work. With the tankbags and the covered seat, it looks more like a strange machine wearing a camo jacket than a painted vehicle. I like it.
  5. klm4755

    klm4755 Been here awhile

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    Here are a few more urban camo shots in action, from a military website:
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    The colors chosen, grey, white, brown and black, resembled the shades found on buildings, windows and doors. Irrespective of the size of vehicle, the blocks of color are approximately eighteen inches square and were not scaled up or down for different vehicles.
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    Certain camouflage patterns are ineffective when close up or the target was in motion, but improve as the distances increase. In this case, 50 to 60 yards was the minimum, as you got further away the target almost disappeared at 100 yards.

    Each vehicle was to be painted to the same pattern; the same size blocks of color and pattern would make it harder to determine the strength of the British Forces because they all looked the same.

    The materials I'm reading seems to suggest a desert type camo pattern, on a moving vehicle, is not all that effective in an urban/traffic environment.
    Keithm
  6. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Is there a point you are trying to make here :dunno
  7. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    I love it!! :thumb

    My kid is REALLY in to airsoft and MILSIM stuff and he thinks that you have created the perfect KLR. :2guns :gun2 :defend :shoot

    Your technique is very interesting and I think I may try it on some stuff I use for hunting.

    Regardless of what others say....it's your bike. Do what you want with it.

    Great stuff! :thumb :thumb
  8. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    Now thats some funny shit right there!!!
  9. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    What detail. I'm thinking if this thing gets anywhere near my line of sight I'm gonna be focusing on it and thinking WTH is that and where did it come from. It is outside the norm therefore I think it will draw more attention. Look how much it got from so many of the inmates in here. Good job dude. great detail.
  10. klm4755

    klm4755 Been here awhile

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    I agree!
    In this environment the Camo Ghillie suit is well suited
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    Same here:
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    Not so much here though:
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    Keithm
  11. dc4stroke

    dc4stroke Been here awhile

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    Um......
    And I was thinking of getting new black skins for the WR and having them dipped in the camo ink transfer stuff. Mossy Oak probably. Of course I hadn't planned to touch any of the rest of the bike. It was going to be a redneck thing ya know.

    You did a fine job on the KLR.
  12. eepeqez

    eepeqez Long timer

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    Stand him in the corner in a pot and it works just fine even in that environment.
  13. plugeye

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    can you read english?
    the title should clue you as to the point
  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I guess you need to go back and read my post and what came immediately above it then eh :rolleyes

    Just for you though....the OP seems to be posting lots of pics of vehicles with urban camo on them - I was just curious as to why ?
  15. plugeye

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    ok, the reason. i'm thinkin... stir up some conversation?
    if so, success
  16. eepeqez

    eepeqez Long timer

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    I think we're all just a little boggled that the love of a clever camouflage colour scheme can completely blind someone to the fact that they've rendered themselves almost invisible in poor conditions.

    Silver/grey cars have become terribly trendy in recent years, yet in poor conditions, rain, overcast, dusk etc, they vanish into the grey surroundings, so much so that I refer to them in car driving company as "motorcycle coloured".

    I buy my cars second hand so I don't get to choose my favourite colour, but I will reject any silver or grey car without bothering to go and look at it; my father once asked me how much cheaper they would have to be to persuade me to buy one - my answer was "cheap enough to resell with a minimum of fuss for a profit".

    You're welcome to ride and drive whatever colour bike or car you want. But please don't delude yourselves that a bike with a camouflage colour scheme is not camouflaged.
  17. mtb_man

    mtb_man Unfettered

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    I can see that you're proud of the job you've done, so for that, well done.

    Just ride safe out there...
  18. Flatulator

    Flatulator Banned

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    So ... why don't you just go ahead and paint the tires anyway too ?

    ...(my curiosity) ...

    I have seen tires that had some overspray on them ... it basically stuck on there about forever anyway ... it really gives the bike a crappy looking appearance (I guess because we are sooo conditioned to see ... BLACK ! ... and if you were going to do all that other work ... why stop and leave the tires black ?

    since they are a consumabe item anyway ... you've lost nothing ?

    I actually WANT you to do this ...

    It woudn't take a lot of time ..

    Some of the paint will fall off quickly .. but random patterns .. (as in nature) ... are the point anyway
  19. kvsoldseca

    kvsoldseca Been here awhile

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    I like the idea, I really do... but IMO it would have looked alot better with an offsetting color to break it up.. as someone said, just be cause you CAN wrap it, doesn't mean you should.
    Maybe leave the fender tan painted, as well as the engine/ pegs, etc.. just wrap the tank and a few other parts.
    Also, the wrinkles in everything bother me and makes it look halfassed.

    I admire the effort and creativity. A solid "C" overall
  20. klm4755

    klm4755 Been here awhile

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    A 12"x2" section of double sided tape measures in at an area density of 6 grams or an area density of 36 grams/ft^2
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    Keithm