Recently I have been working on camoflauging 2 of my guns. About halfway through the process I started developing a new theory about how I would go about painting, or possibly even building a cover, the next time around. I've also spent a lot of time recently looking over old war photos, comparing the camo that was used with the actual environment of the battlefield. If we've spent any significant amount of time in person you already know that I'm very outdoorsy and that I'm at least into hiking, canoeing, and studying wildlife as I am in to soakers. So with that in mind, I've taken a new approach to how I will camo blasters and equipment in the future...
First, before you start camoflauging your guns and equipment it's important identify the area(s) that you are going to be fighting in most often. For this particular guide I'm going to be using Acorn Hill, NY as identified by SEAL in this thread
Next we need to identify what colors are in this area, since that's what we will be using to paint with. I'm going to use Color Thief
to pull the colors out of the image.
Color Thief will give you something like this. We are only going to use 5 or 6 colors in our paintjob, so I'm going to cut this down to 6, and I've included the color palettes from the other photos: