Custom Paint On Bulgarian and Romanian AK Rifles- Part 2

This is a continuation of a post my friend gave me on the custom paint he did on his AK rifles. On one of them he did a camouflage snakeskin and the other was ghosted skulls. The first post covered preparing the guns for paint and applying the bake on Gun Kote finish.

The next step is to apply my camo jobs. Now I could use more KG Gun Kotes but I have paint job ADD and I seems to repaint them all the time. So I decided to use rattle can so I can easily strip it and repaint another camo job if I want. Brake cleaner will remove the acrylic / enamel paint but not the Gun Kote.

The Romanian gets hot fishnet stocking treatment using camouflage paint colors.

Romanian AK Under Fishnet Ready To Paint
Romanian AK Under Fishnet Ready To Paint

Rattle canned. Use vertical sweeps on a slight angle with the paint.

Painted With Overlapping Sweeps
Painted With Overlapping Sweeps

Apply 2 coats of the paint.

Paint Dried And Stocking Off
Paint Dried And Stocking Off

The fishnet stocking leaves a snake skin looking camouflage pattern.

Closeup Of Camouflage
Closeup Of Camouflage
Snake Skin Camouflage Barrel
Snake Skin Camouflage Barrel

The other side is done just like above.

Finished Snake Skin Camouflage AK
Finished Snake Skin Camouflage AK

The Bulgarian gets the skull treatment, this is inspired by ghost flames from hot rods and I used mini screamin skullz stencils with a tan color that is barely off from the Gun Kote Flat Desert Sand color.

When you do any stencil work just remember you need to work backwards.

First Skull Stencil Application
First Skull Stencil Application
Second Skull Stencil On AK Body
Second Skull Stencil On AK Body
Applying Skull Stencil On Other Side Of Body
Applying Skull Stencil On Other Side Of Body

Couldn’t do it on barrels and other parts because they are too thin, but I was able to put the skull stencils on the muzzle brake.

Skull Stencils On Muzzle Brake
Skull Stencils On Muzzle Brake
Paint Has Dried
Paint Has Dried
Ghost Skulls Close Up
Ghost Skulls Close Up

3 coats of flat clear were applied to both the Romanian and Bulgarian AKs.

Romanian AK Getting Clear Coat
Romanian AK Getting Clear Coat

The end result after both rifles were fully reassembled.

Fully Assembled End Result
Fully Assembled End Result
Fully Assembled - Other Side
Fully Assembled – Other Side
Folded Stocks
Folded Stocks
Muzzle Brake Close Up
Muzzle Brake Close Up
AK Bodies Close Up
AK Bodies Close Up
Romanian AK Body Close Up
Romanian AK Body Close Up
Bulgarian AK Body Close Up
Bulgarian AK Body Close Up

7 thoughts on “Custom Paint On Bulgarian and Romanian AK Rifles- Part 2”

  1. Is the green on the right “Army Green”? And what is the name f the white color you used?

    Fantastic looking paint job btw.

  2. Sorry it took so long for me to answer. Here is the Rustoleum paint that was used.

    • 1918 – Earth Brown
    • 1919 – Deep Forest Green
    • 1917 – Khaki
    • 1920 – Army Green

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