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    Paint scheme?

    Ok, I was thinking over all the possible paint schemes I could do, and I just found a really easy paint scheme that can get them finished quickly... although, some people would not aggree. Since the I.G. are based off old history, sum dub them the "Germans of the Future", then I hope that you have guess what my color scheme will be. I was thinking more of the S.S. paint scheme of an army. Basically everything is all black and very few decales will be Mithril silver. The basic part of the gun would be wood, since thats what they were for the S.S. sentrys, and the helmets and boots would have a varnish/shiny look to them.

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    (No Swastikas (Spelling) or bands or any Nazi relation would be added to them)

    Thoughts? Comments? Anything?

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    i have a lot of dvds of the second world war as i like all the thinks generals
    have too think about

    as for the german idea i think it would look pretty cool as they did have some good looking unforms

    you sould do the standerd troops gray as that was the clouer that they were and do the harden vets as the ss like you wanted to

    also the germans were the only troops in the war to have modern looking camo so you could do that too

    post some pics as i would like to see how you do it

    good luck

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    If people don't mind I will post up pics I got from the internet of differnet uniforms of the SS force.

    Conscripts I was going to give the basic Troops. The Greyish Green look. For they are the meat sheild of the more important ones.

    Then the Basic Troops I would give them the S.S. Uniform look.

    The Storm troopers would be like this. I might add the capes to make them like this.


    Then the Officers would look like the officers.


    Then the Commissars would look like the Chiefs.


    And finally the commander of the army would look like.... well... you know....




    I like the color scheme.. Its a simplistic Greyscale. I am not sure though if the majority would object to it....
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    the only problem with using real world paint schemes is that if they are too similar to the real thing you can be disqualified from tournaments and it has happened before. years ago i IG player was disqualified for using a paint scheme identical to theat of the UN even though the UN is porbably the most peacefull army on the planet.
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    Just out of curiosity, why would someone be disqualified for painting a realistic color scheme?
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    There's a guy at my club who's done Nazi's, Green Berets and Royal Commandos. I think disqualification on painting is a rather... well.. small minded thing to do.


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    I know that depicting Nazi insignia (pretty sure just the swastika is emphasized) will get you disqualified in large-scale tournaments. They have to make that concession to political sensitivity. Beyond that, I don't think most people or tournaments will care. If you did the above color scheme you should be alright, though the troops will be a bit bland. I like that look for commissars and such though, I might have to consider that. Though for the record I'd probably punch you if you modelled an Adolf Hitler commander (with matching mustache), just on general principle. Though I'd also have to give you props for being able to paint on facial hair, hrmm....
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    I hate to say it, but those uniforms were never intended to see combat.. except the officer one.

    They will have mostly been worn by SS regiments not intended to serve in direct combat, including the guards of prison and concentration camps. Therefore I think you're setting up some bad imagery by using them.

    The Waffen SS, the actual combat branch of the organization which quickly became much larger than the mainstream SS, developed and pioneered the use of camoflage uniforms, and only high ranking officers and vehicle crews will have worn black. I think the standard uniform (pre-camoflage) for Waffen SS is a kind of greyish green colour, while the camoflage uniforms varied.. I remember brown with black dots being used at one point.

    Still, the original black uniforms are, in my opinion, the most striking ever produced, and there's nothing wrong with bending history to squeeze them in.

    On the Nazi imagery, I'm using red armbands in my army (though the inspiration is more halflife than 3rd reich.) I feel it's acceptable to use the uniform style and scheme (steel legionaires are blatantly based on German mechanised infantry of WW2) provided you don't actually use the swastika.. The swastika itself still has a lot of negative imagery, and it's not fair on others to bring that into a game which is meant to be fun and detached from reality.
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    Well I know that most of the uniforms did like no combat, but I thought it would be easy to do. You prime them black. Basically your done. The armbands? I dont know if I can go that far.

    And my Conscripts are going to be my Waffen SS.
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    Although I'am not keen of the idea (besides, it would get me in real trouble as i am german), i'd say go for it if you like the black uniforms. i have to admit that they look good. (and bearing in mind that the majority of german ww2 troops weren't even in the nazi party)

    generals and the like usually had grey uniforms (lighter than the troop's grey) with red collars (and alot of bling bling).
    the troop standart was indeed grey, though that differed, for example in the desert war.

    Manits is quite right, the ss weren't supposed to see combat (the waffen ss was), so there wasn't a black uniform in a battle. ( ... the ss wasn't guarding prisoner camps, they were kind of commissars to spy on the moral of the troops and overviewing the loyalities of the military members, from foot soldier to generals)

    however, the waffen ss sometimes had black colour shemes on some of their tanks (mainly for scare factor when raiding helpless villages .... bastards).


    on the discussion of disqualifying:

    somebody whos IG is bearing the hakenkreuz (swastika) should be disqualified IMO as using the german camo and using the hakenkreuz is a different thing to do as the hakenkreuz does stand for the nazi's believes and the nazi terror.

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