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Old 07-29-2018, 10:12 PM   #1
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Color palate for the North Texas area

I'm looking to make a ghillie suit for the north Texas area, and was looking for advise for the color of strings i should use. Right now i am leaning towards a tan base with mainly dry grass string with some olive and brown thrown in. Also on a side note was considering using twine as filler due to its low cost and accessibility, any suggestions?
 
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:38 PM   #2
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I'm in Dallas and am pretty new. I would use a tan base almost anywhere but especially here. It is really easy to add some green vegetation on top but really hard to make a green base tan or brown for parts of the year when there is less green. Good luck and hopefully I'll bump into you in the field, where do you play?
 
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Dear, thé most effective way to get thé maximal out your suit is to take one environment where Will spend most of time. Take pics off thé nature there and study thé colours used in that environment.. after this try to replicate them on your suit. Also material use for thé suit plays in optimizing your suit to max effectiveness. If there is a lot off grass you can use raphia cause it's more effective in grass, jute is also good but it smells, raphia don't. Jute is heavy, raphia not. Take your time to decide... If you need and help you can send me pm
 
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Spray paint it dude. Go buy a bunch of colors at Walmart. Use natural jute/burlap and you can change it to match end time of year/field.
 
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Spraypaint makes jute very sticky, you can spraypaint raffia but i would advice to dye it cause it gives more natural look and feeling. Fast is not always beautyfull..but everybody has it's own methods.
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You can lightly dust with spray paint to stop the stickiness. I dust my tan raffia with brown or green. Just enough to break the color up a little.

Dyeing is a great option if you can't find pre dyed or want something custom.

Leaf suits are all the rage right now, but I'm unsure of how useful they'd be in a Texas environment. The KMCS suit does have a GREAT base coloration though. He now makes a mesh base that you can craft yourself which may be the ticket for what you want to do. It'll allow you to keep it light and ventilated and only add what you need while leaving space for natural vegetation for wherever you're playing.

I'm personally a less is more crafter with the suits. I feel adding too much crap to them can make them too specific for an area and reduces the versatility. The whole purpose of a ghillie is merely to break up the outline, so once that is done I typically stop adding crap and do the rest with natural vegetation at the field.
 
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Spraypaint makes jute very sticky, you can spraypaint raffia but i would advice to dye it cause it gives more natural look and feeling. Fast is not always beautyfull..but everybody has it's own methods.
True, you have to work if afterwards with your hands and spread/separate pieces. Or go drag it through the mud/field/woods on a wet day. But it allows you to always adapt your ghillie to the environment
 
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Ok you learned me something new ( spraypaint ) but i never used this techniqeu. Mostly my ghillie suits are based on terrains where im around and through thé correct colour choice i don't need to spraypaint or sometimes even not have to use any natural veg. But there are like 20... different ways to build a ghillie. It just comes to thé Point to be creative.

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You all know this thread was from 2018 right?
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You all know this thread was from 2018 right?
no problem, other People who read this topic also can be helped out with information.
 
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Except that it is a problem. 1 the OP is no longer here. 2 IT IS AGAINST FORUM RULES TO NECRO POST.

I honestly do not really care what excuse you make to justify posting in a long dead thread. Do not do it again please. I will not ask again.
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