My Custom CMT Texas Bronze Build

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by okdonk, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Been almost 3 months since my last build, the Noveske Tungsten.
    I had been slowly acquiring parts which i wanted for this build and the itch of building had overtaken me.

    Just got back the parts which i sent to be cerakoted. They were cerakoted by a fellow member here, TexasGunner. He did a very outstanding job.. he really did!.
    I told him i wanted something like Burnt Bronze but darker. At first i was leaning to Barret Bronze. That color looks nice and tempting by looking on my screen.
    TexasGunner mailed me few sample plates for comparison. They were Barret Bronze, Burnt Bronze, Texas Bronze and Midnight Bronze.
    Seeing the Barret Bronze in person, i quickly changed my mind. I fell in love to his special blend, Texas Bronze.
    This Texas Bronze has the metallic looks of Burnt Bronze but darker. I love it!
    TexasGunner was so helpful as he promptly updated me the status. Total was about 1-1.5 week from the day i shipped the parts to today.

    Just had the chance to take pictures of them an hour ago. I had to wait till wifey and the kids slept. Well, she doesn't know about this build yet :).
    I didn't tweak any of the images as i try not to change the color. Well as we know, looking at the pics are totally different in person.

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    Hopefully i will be able to build them by tomorrow or monday night the latest. And of course i will take more pictures under different lighting.

    To be continued..
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014
  2. Ez2b

    Ez2b New Member

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    Looks awesome as always Texasgunner does a great job

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  3. TexasGunner

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    Glad you like 'em! And I agree it is hard to capture the color on camera. Depending on the lighting you can get a lot of different looks. Might I add one picture of my own?

    This one is unedited just as yours, only under different lighting. Almost looks like a whole different color!
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  4. BigBizz87

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    Looks amazing, great color!!!!!


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  5. okdonk

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    More pics taken inside my garage and on asphalt outside my garage.

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  6. Ez2b

    Ez2b New Member

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    Alright enough pictures put together already lol

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  7. GonzoLonzo

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    Dude, that color kicks a$$. I can't wait to see it completed.
     
  8. Axxe55

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    now that's going to be one beautiful AR when you get it completed. very nicely done on the color.
     
  9. TexasGunner

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    I can't wait to see the finished product! Then you need to send it back to me for proper testing! :) I like the pics against the white stucco and the ones on the asphalt. I think those give the most accurate representation of the color.


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  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    you did an impressive job again TG! very nicely done on the color. :D
     
  11. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    His blend recipe/ formula is outstanding.
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have to agree. he does some impressive work and builds some good looking AR's.

    i think yours is going to look pretty good when you get it finished as well and you're off to a good start. like the color alot! definately a unique color.
     
  13. okdonk

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    Thank you Axxe55. Some of you here inspired/ infected me into cerakoting. This is my 2nd cerakoted.
    Btw just finished building the lower while my boys were sleeping. Will continue the upper tonight and will post some pics when the rifle is completed.
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    you're welcome. very much looking forward to seein it completed.:D
     
  15. okdonk

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    Upper
    CMT UPUR-1 Billet Upper Receiver
    Spike's Tactical FN 16" CHF Mid-Length 1:7 5.56 w/ Pinned LPGB
    BCM BCG
    BCM GunFighter CH Mod 4 Medium
    Centurion Arms CMR 14" w/ Hand Guards
    EoTech XPS2-0 w/ G&G Accucam QD Mount
    Daniel Defense Front Fixed Sight
    Troy Folding Rear Battle Sight
    KNS 0.52 Round Dot Post Sight
    BattleComp 1.0
    Streamlight TLR-1

    Lower
    CMT UHP15 Billet Lower Receiver
    Geissele SSA-E Trigger
    Spike's Tactical LPK without FC
    Spike's Tactical Buffer Tube w/ ST-T2 Buffer
    BAD CASS - Standard & Short
    Seekins Precision Billet Mag Release
    Magpul K2 Grip
    Noveske QD End Plate
    Tactical Link EBAL
    B5 Enhanced SOPMOD Stock

    Cerakote: Texas Bronze.

    Big THX to:

    Rogtac.com for supplying all the parts except the lower receiver.
    TexasGunner for cerakoting.
    And not to mention, cmttac.com for engraving the Dust Cover:)

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  16. Ez2b

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    looks good great job

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  17. LaiePoi

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    WOWWWWW!!! That thing is sex right there lol. I'd call that the chameleon because you got like 3 different colors in one paint job depending on the lighting! Great work Texas Gunner! Top quality as always from you bro Okdonk. One question, why did you decide to put the dd front sight backwards? Did you just like the flat side facing rearward? I love running the light at 12 o'clock behind the front sight. Makes it ambi. Awesome pics bro. Now only one thing left to do....find a good excuse for the wifey lol


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  18. okdonk

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    Yes, this is my first config of having the light at 12. I was debating whether i should use this Streamlight or the Inforce WML HSP. But this setup seems comfortable to me. If i'm not mistaken, this is kinda like your "go to go config" so let me copycat you this time. :)
    Yes, still haven't found an excuse yet. Haha.
    I totally agree with the chameleon thing, it really does change the color depending on the lighting.
     
  19. TexasGunner

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    Man that thing turned out nice! You just triggered my build itch..... Bought a Noveske N4 lower on gunbroker last night. Gotta plan my next build now. Look what you've done to me!


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  20. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Welcome to Noveske family!! :) I can't wait for your extra ordinary color creation!!