Here's how you turn your farb bucket into an butt kicking monster. What you'll need: Fingernail file Model paint (flat or gloss black) Jar of paint thinner Small paint brush 2 tooth picks
What you do: Stir the paint with one of the tooth picks. Pull back the hammer. Put a generous coat on the hammer until no silver is showing. Make sure not to get any or at least very much, on the places where it could glue the hammer in place. Allow to dry.Paint the white dot on the front sight. Then put a coat on the chamber (the chamber is part of the slide so you won't be disrupting any moving parts) until no silver is showing. Allow to dry. Apply paint to the trigger. You may have to put more than one coat on the trigger to completely cover up any silver, but again be careful not to put so much on it glues the trigger in place. Allow to dry. To test paint, poke it with the other toothpick. On the side where you are facing the chamber, file down the warning (But keep the "Cal.45 ACP") on the slide, and the "KWC", "Made in Taiwan", and the safety warning under the slide. Paint over the filed down area. Allow to dry. Once dry, file the paint until the surface is smooth. Turn to the side where the safety and mag release is. File off the "Tanfoglio" and the 'Witness" on the slide, and the Writing by the serial number (don't file off the serial number thought) and paint over it. Allow to dry. Then again, file over it until the surface is smooth. You might want to change the hand grips though. Now your gun is good to go, and is looking like a real WWII M1911.
uhh.... ok..this is what mine looked like when i did the same concept 4 years ago...used krylon flat black and brown camo paint and it still hasn't worn off......for the most part.
i didn't paint the hammer or the trigger since ,at the time, i didn't know if it would harm it's functioning.and since it mostly sits in a holster i wasn't that concerned with those small details.the logos i just lightly sanded with some fine grit emery paper ..since they arent very deep in the slide.then just painted the gun with the flat black and took off the grips and did them with the flat brown. in the time i've had it it has racked up over 20 notches ,so to speak.usually when i' m out of ammo in my thompson and several of those have been with bb's off the ground...but i will agree with your other post in that the mags can be problematic to load.quite honestly you should have eye protection on when loading them....lol....great gun though and the only spring 1911 type i've seen that works well all the time..
Ok, I tried repainting it, then going over with it with clear coat. To summerize, it messed up my trigger, so I got out my little friend Mr. Dremmel. I'm in the process of drilling off the rear part of the trigger, it was Flaggrantly Wrong anyway. I post after I finish.-Wade
PS: Savoy6, I repainted the Hand grips like yours, it looks much better than what it used to. Great tip!
Ok, I just finnish dremmeling. The trigger runs ALOT smoother. I dremmeled out the part in the mid-trigger section (the funky little cylinder) and from there I dremmeled out about 1/8th of an inch back. It works great!
Post by Tough Ombre on Feb 21, 2007 16:19:43 GMT -5
still is a bit to Flaggrantly Wrong for my taste lol, im just going to buy the UHC Colt, which is a little more taylored to my likings lol. And possibly just add the markings and all on the slide with my dades engraving tool lol -Cary
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