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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-07, 05:58 PM
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Just a comment on the marine kicking the ripper, the concept is cool except it looks like its more of a stepping motion like he trying to stomp on the ripper. If he is trying to kick it than he leaning too far back, almost like he slipped on a banana peel and is in the process of falling.

About the camo scheme, I still think its a cool idea. I think camo is almost harder than a normal paint scheme sometimes because if you don't put enough spots, or not enough spots or put them too close or make them too big, etc etc it can look really weird.

But I would really like to see one of those marines completely done up with the camo scheme with all the other details and shading and stuff. I think it will look pretty good.

Here is a picture from a tv show of someone in armour that has a camo pattern, it doesn't look bad. (Rep to the person who can name that tv show too)

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-07, 08:37 PM
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I think camo is fine on marines so long as it is not overdone (after all I have my marines done in camo as well :D). My suggestions to you are:

1) pick a different base colour. The grey looks too much like straight plastic with some white/black dots thrown on.
2) pick out the trim in a slightly different colour. This will help separate the areas of the marine and define the detail a bit more.
3) the green guns do not go with the camo colours you have picked out. I would suggest a gunmetal look or a flat black instead.
4) less is more. When doing camo colours, there is no need to go crazy and 'cover' the model in them. Just a bit here and there will help to break up the natural lines of the body and looks far more effective, paint theme-wise, than having too much.

For a reference, here is one of my marine squads in a camo pattern. Note that even though the armour is a rusty red, the trim is done in brass. While the brass blends a bit with the armour, it also picks out the separate areas of the armour. Also, note how I picked out the black camo sections with a light gray colour. This is a further tip to help define and make the camo and paint stand out a bit more.

Don't get me wrong I am not trying to hack on you or your minis at all (that ripper kicker is awesome btw), I am just presenting an alternate and just as effective way to do camo to you

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-10-07, 08:33 AM
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If I could paint like that
than my Tau army would
already be painted...
I still need practise.

That goes for the message right above me AND the first one on the post.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-28-07, 01:21 AM
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-03-07, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by pathwinder14 View Post
Camo is nice on marines if used the correct way. Normal marines in power armor would not use it. Scouts would. Here's what I mean:

I dunno, the Black Guard specialize in cover operations and stealth and shit, and they use camo on their power armour...
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