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"Historical" Sci-Fi

Post by Wg Cdr Luddite » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:43 pm

Over the years I've always had a hard time thinking up paint schemes for Science Fiction stuff.
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So this time I though Bugger it and did them in WW2 Schemes.
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If anyone needs a back story they are from RIAT 2119. The toys will be for sale at Battleground along with some other stuff.
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Re: "Historical" Sci-Fi

Post by Etranger » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:59 am

I'm often 'inspired' by real life camouflage patterns for my sci-fi stuff.

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Post by goat major » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:04 pm

Nicely done !
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Re: "Historical" Sci-Fi

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:43 pm

Etranger wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:59 am
I'm often 'inspired' by real life camouflage patterns for my sci-fi stuff.
I don't think gay pride march costumes really count as camouflage now, do they?

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Re: "Historical" Sci-Fi

Post by grizzlymc » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:24 am

He's from Adelaide, if you aren't wearing gay pride costume, you stick out like a sore thumb.

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Re: "Historical" Sci-Fi

Post by Essex Boy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:44 pm

I thought I'd commented on this. I maybe going mad.

Splendid stuff, Wingco. I like both camos, but the blue/red blend has it by a whisker.

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Re: "Historical" Sci-Fi

Post by Paul » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:57 pm

I love the ones in the first two photos but they're all top notch :)

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Re: "Historical" Sci-Fi

Post by Peeler » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:22 pm

I've often thought that Sci fi ish stuff & historical colours, uniform & vehicle colour schemes, work quite well together.

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Re: "Historical" Sci-Fi

Post by grizzlymc » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:03 am

Once you buy the 40k thing that sensors are so good camo is out of fashion, historical colours might be a way of building spirit de corps. British in star wars storm troopers uniforms with red torsos and blue legs, French in blue and white or blue and red. Air forces would go WWII as the Wingco shows.

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Re: "Historical" Sci-Fi

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:38 am

The all-blue US and the German "ground camo" schemes in the last two aircraft pics are very good, but I think my favourite was the "burnt matchstick" effect on the red "Army" aircraft in pic 2 - I don't know why, but it just seems an appropriate scheme, and very well done at that scale. Whilst I agree with the Bear that sensors would show massive improvement in "spotting" capability, I think there would still be occasions where the Eyeball Mk1 would be all that was available and anything that tricked the eye would still be of some value.

Anyway, I bow to your brushmanship on such small items - far beyond my own meagre abilities.

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