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wat r some good ig color schemes, besides the ones on the games workshop site
What colour is the scenery on most of the games tables you use? Establish this then colour your camoflage to match it. Failing that khaki and green. Or maybe Grey.
You can paint them fiery orange and say they come from a world covered with deserts of rust but in the end you will play on a green 'grass' battlefield and they will look like tango-men...
I guess what I am trying to say is that oddball schemes are good but they will look out of place in most cases and to appear at least partially camoflaged in all cases you should really pick blacks and tans and olives and so forth innit...?
Remember not to be too elaborate in the paintscheme though as you will invariably need to paint huge numbers of squaddies and you will regret it if you start of painting anything more than two or maybe three actual camo. colours.
If infact you can get away with just using one colour and highlighting it so it looks like a different colour in different places that is even better
i like with cadians catachan green and dessert yellow are cammo cloak
Dot-Camo Baby! Thats the kinda stuff I like. The toothbrush method is OK, but with a steady hand you can do it. Start with the base, obviously, highlight it, then the darker colors, then the lighters ones (use sparingly). Be sure to leave some base showing.
Brown Base, Black, Dark Green, Light Green, and Khaki spots. (Though you can always limit it to the first three.
Dark/Medium Grey base, Black, Light Grey, White Spots.
White Base, Light Blue, Light Grey Spots, Light Brown. (lose the brown for Ice)
Actually what made me think of this was the idea of having Valhallans have reversable coats. White/Grey on one side, Brown/Green/Black on the inside. (Or outside, that way you can mix color schemes.)
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There are a lot of cool suggestions for Cadian colour schemes in the IG Codex ranging from icy tundra to lava plains... Have a look there..
In my Cadian army my uniform is:
-Dark Angels Green Armour
-Desert Yellow Clothing
It works pretty well. At least i like it.
Or you could just screw the whole camouflage idea, as when it comes to the imperial guard and fighting there's little room for stealth and subtlety.
My army is painted space wolves gray, (meaning light pale blue, really) with shadow gray shoulder pads, helmets and accessories. Codex gray weaponry and boots. Skull white trimmings.
www.godzilla.se/40k/ig.html for examples.
I used A mix of Snot and Catachan for the armour and Graveyard for the cloth
Phreedh has an interesting concept of 'screw the whole camoflague idea' I think that is so much more in keeping with SMs rather than IG.
I still say look at your gaming buddies, look at the table they have and colour they are.
If you and your friends tables are green, then paint your guard green.
remember the IG are just men in the same way as contemporary soldiers are.
Contemporary soldiers are issued camo fatigues as standard to their surroundings (unless you are British in which case you get green whether you like it or not) and gain comfort from that - remember that most of the time they are not involved in the 'big push' with banners flying and titans striding overhead and need all the protection from enemy ordnance that they can get.
Well, I just figured it'd be boring to paint a camouflaged army as I didn't want to match the camouflage with the terrain usually played on (which would be grassish terrain), and I didn't want to do a desert themed camo (what I have at home, for Gorka Morka) so I went with colours I liked instead.
I wouldn't say screwing camo is only for the smurfs. Basically no army in 40k use camouflage, why should the IG? Heck, the armies of Earth didn't use much camouflage before the 1900s either.
And as the bulk of my army is Mordian, camouflage just looks odd.