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Road-Raging Blood Angel Biker




Australia

Hey guys,

Currently painting up some BA scouts, going for red armor, light brown (ZHandari dust base and then built up) for the clothing and then black for boots and gloves on my scouts.

I am stuck as to what to paint their camo cloaks, I originally thought green...then decided that would look like Christmas. Then I thought dark brown (Rhinox hide with a wash and highlight?) but I am not convinced this will look good.

Is there a way to make Camo cloaks look good without painting Camo, or should I paint camo of some sort, if so, any good guides lying around you can point me at??

   
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I would do a google image search for camouflage and see what comes up. I think a blue cam scheme would look cool, but thats just me. The second edition guard codex had a bunch of camo schemes in it, so maybe look for some old guard models and see if anything stands out. The thing with camo, is you can really pick any color and its more about application of shapes or stripes.

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I think if you went for a more muted green it would match the red very well without being so "Christmas"-looking. I'm thinking like a darker, greyish-green personally.

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Road-Raging Blood Angel Biker




Australia

Alright cheers, Ill see if I can find some tutorials on how to paint something camo and see what I can come up with..

   
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What are you basing with? You might want to match the cloaks to that.

   
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Sydney

Personally, I'd go a 4 colour urban (digital or DPCU) with the dark grey as red.

Like this but less crap;

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/F/Y/P/z/r/e/red-camo-hi.png
   
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Road-Raging Blood Angel Biker




Australia

Basing is brown with grass tufts, nothing special and pretty generic

Hmmm that camo with the red looks cool...i still think painting camo is going to be a challenge to make look good, shall be interesting

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Use adhesive sheet masks to do it, easy
   
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I don't know if you need to bother with all that. I just finished some camo clocks on my IF scouts, and honestly I think the capes would look better from gaming distance if i had been sloppier with them.

I painted their entire cloak caliban green, and then put splotches of rhinos hide and ushanti bone. I outlined many areas that the colors touched with black. and then washed the whole thing with nuln oil.

In hindsight, agrax earth shade might have been better but the cloaks look very authentic. From a distance though, they're not as colorful as I would like.

Anyways, if I were you I might use the same colors but in a different order. Paint the whole cape brown or bone, for example.

I don't think you have to worry about messing this up too badly as long as yo pick colors you'll be happy with.


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sm3g wrote:
Basing is brown with grass tufts, nothing special and pretty generic

Hmmm that camo with the red looks cool...i still think painting camo is going to be a challenge to make look good, shall be interesting

What about brown, with darker brown/black tiger stripes?


Here are some other options too;





 
   
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Yeah, I think that blue camo would look sick on blood angels scouts.

 
   
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Road-Raging Blood Angel Biker




Australia

The blue would contrast nicely with the red armour...not sure if it would be out of place..

ALl the guides i have found seem pretty straight forward. Paint the cloak, do a highlight, then splodge on your colours (light then dark then black) and then you are done...

   
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VanHallan wrote:
I don't know if you need to bother with all that. I just finished some camo clocks on my IF scouts, and honestly I think the capes would look better from gaming distance if i had been sloppier with them.


That is kind-of why I would do it to be honest.

The blue cloak above is great, and probably also looks good table top, but you can oversize the DPCU pattern to make it 3x bigger than it would be to scale and I think it would look good. Of course, doing that on a scout cloak is going to suck.

That does give me another idea though, 3 colour desert would go pretty well with red, and might even match your base.
   
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Yeah, I haven't tried it myself. Just to clarify when I said blue would look sick i mean that in a good way.

 
   
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Road-Raging Blood Angel Biker




Australia

kb_lock wrote:
VanHallan wrote:
I don't know if you need to bother with all that. I just finished some camo clocks on my IF scouts, and honestly I think the capes would look better from gaming distance if i had been sloppier with them.


That is kind-of why I would do it to be honest.

The blue cloak above is great, and probably also looks good table top, but you can oversize the DPCU pattern to make it 3x bigger than it would be to scale and I think it would look good. Of course, doing that on a scout cloak is going to suck.

That does give me another idea though, 3 colour desert would go pretty well with red, and might even match your base.


3 Colour dessert Camo, so something like a Dark Brwon (Rhinox Hide, a Lighter Brown (Zhandari or Bone), and a Greyish Brown(got no idea!)???

   
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You can always do a dark red, black and brown pattern. That should fit your mud basing well, and not clash the BA red.
   
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The blue wrapp previously mentioned is great, and in all probability furthermore appears excellent table.
   
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I... actually don't know. Help?

I have an idea: Base it Castellan Green, wash with Agrax Earthshade, and stipple on Rhinox Hide.

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My question would is: what would the purpose of the red camo be? I mean, what are the troops trying to blend into?

I can't really imagine a red of any sort being useful on an Earth-type planet But if it's a lava sort of planet, or lots of rust in the ground? This would seem to indicate to me that green would be an unreasonable choice, because what environment is red and green?

So, maybe zandri + evil sunz might be workable? Or evil sunz + dawnstone?

Just thinking out loud
   
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Road-Raging Blood Angel Biker




Australia

Getting many good ideas, I think I might have to pull something out of the scrap box to play on first to see if I can't get one I like!

I will test the blue for sure, then probably test a dessert camo and also test one starting with a green base...so many choices OMG!

EDIT: Tried Castellan green with agrax earth shade, rhinox hide and tallarn sand....I think it looks bad...really bad...but I might just be really bad at painting camo..

Will upload a picture in the morning see if someone can tell me where i went wrong, at this stage I am now leaning toward blue (or perhaps full dessert no green).... At least the blue one has a full tutorial!

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In my opinion, the best visually striking options would be the Blue-camo or muted/light green camo.

However, I think "camo" and "visually striking" aren't really supposed to go together. Don't get me wrong...you can paint yellow & purple tiger stripes on a tank and just say "they're deployed on alien world with exotic vegetation". But when you're talking about based-models....the base kinda has to match that claim. In other words, I think you should just match the color(s) of your base. Hell, you can even try to "base" the cloaks like someone above mentioned. The trick would be to keep the basing very light.

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Make a camo pattern using brown, reddish brown, tan, and black. Then throw some similar colors on the base to tie it all together.
   
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Road-Raging Blood Angel Biker




Australia



Well sh**, looking at that photo this is probably one of the wort model ive painted in a while, paints too thick... FML...

The scout isnt finished but I put him next to the cloak for colour reference...less than pleased with everything in this picture!

My only hope is that I do the guns and cloaks well and it draw some attention away from the rest of the model...

I have never been good at painting flesh though, I should stick to power armour

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Australia



I had another attempt...I think it turned out okay, I am rolling with it (Was contemplating putting a brown wash over it. but might ruin it TBH).

Went with these colours as a mate pointed out nearly all my terrain is junglish themed too, and since I go brown bases with grass on them they will kinda match that too

   
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Sydney

I like it.

If you have a jungle themed terrain it would be perfect.

You could also have done tigerstripe or something.

Personally, I would have done this (or in blue for ultra scouts, as opposed to sky camo)


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sm3g wrote:


I had another attempt...I think it turned out okay, I am rolling with it (Was contemplating putting a brown wash over it. but might ruin it TBH).

Went with these colours as a mate pointed out nearly all my terrain is junglish themed too, and since I go brown bases with grass on them they will kinda match that too
If you want you can even throw some reds in there. I think theyd work well with the red armor youve got on them already. I know it seems strange but the Swiss do it, and it blends especially well with fall colors.

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Here's what I did:


   
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I think a digital urban camo would work well, with a red, black and grey.


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