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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:43 am

right now i am making a very large piston cannon and was hopping for some advice on colors. i am game for things like fittings one color and pipe anouther and things like that

the canon is a twin 4inch by 5ft chamber and a 4inch piston with 3inch portng

here is the cannon
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cannon is still unfinished
i need a stand a barrel support
PLEASE NO PINK

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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:49 am

Well if you want it simple just color it all black, that always looks good, or give it a cool paint job and amke it camo also works, depends on its use really. but camo is always good. Be creative.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:26 am

It's really hard to paint a cannon with bright colors without it looking like a toy. I usually just go gloss black, 'cause it looks good on anything.

Black with yellow/red/green/blue trimming usually looks good though.
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:29 am

ok so a gloss black cannon and i will put its name on it with stencils in red. do you think that painting the valve a different color would look cool or not?
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:36 am

depends on the cannon but i would go for either one color or one pattern, ussually the valve is obvious eanoth.
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:39 am

what do you guys think about a blue?
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:28 pm

PLEASE NO PINK

How about purple then?
Just pick any color you like. You dont have to ask us for that.
Most people just go for black.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:30 pm

I always go with a dark shade of black myself.
The lighter black just doesn't cut it.
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What do you want your cannon to say?
I mean business?
I'm all fun?
I'm a hunter?
I play wargames?
I like hotrods?
Look at me I'm all American?
I just wanted to cover up the primer stains?
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:36 pm

Try a two-tone scheme using a dark color for pipe and a lighter one on the fittings.
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:54 pm

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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:57 pm

Brian the brain wrote:I always go with a dark shade of black myself.
The lighter black just doesn't cut it.

I always use a whiter shade of pale if I'm doing it.

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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:13 pm

_Fnord wrote:It's really hard to paint a cannon with bright colors without it looking like a toy. I usually just go gloss black, 'cause it looks good on anything.


Ummm.... 99% of the guns on this site ARE toys.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:21 pm

Ok then. Let me shoot you with a 600 fps golfball then, D.
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:37 pm

Or how about a frozen can of dogfood at 500 fps? :P

I wouldnt consider any of the launchers on this site a toy, save for mabye a few of the mini's that shoot a cotton swab 30 feet across the room.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:54 pm

I'm going to have to disagree with you D_Hall - they may be for entertainment, but that does not make them toys.

Toys aren't normally allowed to be more dangerous than the potential of a bruise from dropping it on your foot or you tripping over it.
Spudguns generating as much (if not more) muzzle energy as handguns are far too dangerous to be a toy.

General rule, if you wouldn't trust an average pre-teen with it unsupervised, then odds on, it's probably not a toy.

Suffice to say, there is nothing in my collection I'd trust a unsupervised pre-teen with. Heck, the list of adults I know whom I would trust to use anything but the most basic of my collection unsupervised is pretty short. And even then, I'd be rather cautious about all but one person on that list - who happens to be the one person who knows as well as I do both how these things work and how to use them safely.
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