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Paintball Pointillism

Producing Prodigious Paintings Projecting Paintballs from Preposterous Pinnacles
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Picture people projecting paintballs from peaky precipices onto a prepared ponderous plastic pictureboard, parking lot, or pastureland.

Poor placement? Perhaps a programmed pointillism plotting processor points a paintball pistol for perfect precision.

RayfordSteele, Nov 18 2003

Prompted by my posting on http://www.halfbake.../paintball_20planes
Paintball planes [RayfordSteele, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) IR3 from WDP http://www.wdp-pain...uk/ir3/ir3count.htm
I used to own one [Letsbuildafort, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) WDP's website http://www.wdp-paintball.co.uk/html2.htm
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       but purely painful process.
RayfordSteele, Nov 18 2003

       taking the piss?
po, Nov 18 2003

       could you possibly rephrase that po? I'm lost in the UKism.   

       Mr Burns, the concept was to create pointillism artwork using paintballs by dropping them at a very high altitude.   

       [TL]: The processor part was a post-thought. I probably should've prepared more presentation on the point, focusing on the people and pinnacles. Plus the 'p's were preventing proper procedure.
RayfordSteele, Nov 18 2003

       Sorry RayfordSteele, you had me at "Prodigous Paintings Projecting Paintballs"   

       But you lost me at "programmed pointillism plotting processor"   

       Processed Pointillism? What's the point?
Tiger Lily, Nov 18 2003

       Angel IR3 ... [link]
Letsbuildafort, Nov 18 2003

       Pretty pricy picture - perhaps photoshop? Plus pesky pwind pcurrents pthat pwould probably pruin painting.
Worldgineer, Nov 18 2003

Worldgineer, Nov 18 2003

       PLEASE!! pointless photoshopping prohibited! ... perhapse posting prevelant paintball pictures produces pre-pubecent plot plunders
Letsbuildafort, Nov 18 2003

       Proposed Portland paintings pose paintball peppering possibility to persons peering out of post office. Picture postman going postal on painters. +
sartep, Nov 18 2003

       Picture: purposely painting people's posteriors with petite portraits in purple, painful welts. Plus!!
Overpanic, Nov 20 2003

       Is it paintball season ? If so anybody fancy jumping into a bear suit whilst i kit out in the 'Troy J Hurtubise' anti grizzly suit.   

       Anyroad +
skinflaps, Nov 20 2003

       Interesting idea and amusing annotations but the problem with the idea is the resulting painting. Pointillism seeks to replace the physical mixing of paints which produce a variety of colours, with the optical mixing of tiny dots of primary colour to create (in the eye/brain) the impression of the same variety of colour. The paintballs on impact would create large splats rather than small, confined dots and I suspect this would dilute the overall effect. Tiny drops might be dripped from a small height to create a traditional result but this would remove the fun of the impact. Alternatively a giant target could be used and the paintball guns calibrated to prevent the splats from overlapping. The giant painting would then need to be viewed from a great distance. Still gets a + though for entertainment value.
dobtabulous, Nov 20 2003

       The size of the resulting painting and the requirement that it be viewed at a distance produces a solution. Parking lots. Aren't you sick of those plain grey or black asphalt car parks round your tall office or condo building? Why not paint them in splendid colorful array with the [RS] Programmable Paintball Pointillist Projector mounted on the roof of your building? Adds value to the Penthouse, as you get the best picture.   

       A drawback might be that you'd need to color-match the cars, and insist they keep to their designated parking spaces, so as not to spoil the effect when the painting is covered. Added bonus - inconvenient visitors with ill-matched vehicles get encouraged to leave early.
phlogiston, Nov 20 2003

       Or forced into conformity through colors from above.
Worldgineer, Nov 20 2003

       The idea here was that the plotting processor would target the paintball gun, not create a print on a computer.
RayfordSteele, Jul 11 2007


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