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Sunday, August 8, 2010

How to make a Ghillie 101

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Now lots of people assume that making a Ghillie suit is challenging and the slightest misstep could put the whole suit in jeopardy. Any way it’s not actually that complicated but it is time consuming, a good Ghillie suit should take anywhere from 30-150 hours. Now that might sound like a lot of time but the finished product will be worth it! Here are the things you will need to get started:

-Burlap, I suggest three sheets

-Fish Netting

-Flight Suit or Jump Suit, if you can’t get this use a long-sleeved T-shirt and long pants

-Dye, for the burlap, waterproof -Light Olive -Brown -Dark Green & Light Green -Black

-Green Hat

-Spray Paint

Watch the videos below for instructions.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ghillie Your Gun

Take off the scope. You hook the netting on your gun cut out some of the top so the scope can go back on. Make shure it's tight and will not fall of if you are moving quickly. The nshray the burlap (seperate into little strings of about 15 then overhand tie it to the netting do this until the gun is mostley coverd in it (2/3). You can cover the scope but. Take the scope ang hang the netting over the top and glue the bottoms to the side leave the bottom of the sight alone. also make shure it is on there tight. The do the same thing you did to the gun. Leave the actual ends of the sight free of burlap aswell. Then attatch the scope to the gun and your good to go.

Cloths For The Ghillies

I suggest a Jump Suit or Flight Suit, but if you don't have access to these things you can use a Turtle Neck and Long Pants. You can get these from your local GoodWill or any second hand store for a small price, of roughly $10.

Dye

You must have dye, it is something you can not make a Ghillie without. You need Light Olive, Brown, Dark & Light Green, and Black. you should also attempt to find waterproof dye. You can get these from your local Michael's or any craft store for under $10.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Spray paint

You can buy BLACK spray paint from a local Home Depot or Home Hardware. You MUST have someone over 18 years of age to buy spray paint legally.

AirSoft, PaintBall, Hunting

Although these three things may seem the same, well they are for the most part but there are some very fine details that would make each of these Ghillies more effective in each of these exercises.

-Paint Ball
While playing Paint Ball only a very good player would not get hit so I recommend getting washable dye for the Burlap. So after a match you can wipe it down with a wet cloth and get the paint out without the dye fading.

-Air Soft
For the most part Air Soft is the easiest to modify because there is no paint involved or anything that can mess up your Ghillie. So for the most part you should make your Ghillie a bit bigger so that you can put extra clothing underneath for protection and heat if you are playing in the Winter. Unfortunately you may encounter the serious players that want to bring their game to the next level and buy Air Soft grenades! The grenades will blow up and either shoot flour or water, again just like in Paint Ball you should use waterproof dye for the Burlap.

-Hunting
Hunting is the most detailed one, if you mess up with one small detail it could give away your position witch could be deadly. Some animals can see and smell soap so if you go with waterproof dye you should not wash it with soap, also if instead of netting you use the army camouflage net that you can purchase on one of the ads, you must and I do mean must clip the metal rings that attach the rubber camo to the netting off. Because they will most defiantly give away your position. You should also invest in getting waterproof dye just incase you happen to be prone in a damp are or a swamp.

If you fallow these pointers correctly you will be the MVP of every match or you will get that deer without anything knowing you where there. Good luck and happy Sniping

Monday, July 5, 2010

Handy Tactics

-Air Soft
The problem with running in a ghillie suit, is that you will be running from heavy fire. When you turn and run from heavy fire, you take rounds to your back. You wil NEVER feel a shot in the back while wearing the suit because of all the burlap. So it will lead to a conversation with the ref about cheating.
Of you are running through the forrest you suit will also get caught on things like trees or bushes, and get your hung up. Hit and run is a good idea, but the running part in a Ghillie Suit will be not so good, and not to mention difficult. I suggest using Gorilla tactics, taking cover in a selected area in brush and bushes then taking a shot. If you use this tactic make sure, one there is no one else on the other team around that can see you and when you are hiding takes the shot, and two when you are relocating stay low move fast and stay out of open areas.
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