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I've decided to induct Praetorians into my Daemonhunting Army and i want to paint them just as the British army wa of the time...as sen in Zulu....black pants,red jack white pith helmet..but i have no idea what the paint scheme of my Russ should be,any ideas?
well during the Zulu wars tanks were not invented. Neither was camouflage. So if you want to keep the theme then the tanks should be more like temples to the machine god. Paint them in a similar colour to the troops using reds and whites and cover them in inscriptions, prayers and religious ornaments. Think chapel on wheels. Or stick the closest camo that you can think of that links into the bases. The games workshop website has some helpful tutorials for this.
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I think the real answer is: whatever you think looks best
personally id go for a British racing green type colour with brass detailing it would look suitably victorian IMO
failing that the standard inducted guard colours of black and red from the codex would look ok
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There was actually an army in WD many many moons ago that was praetorian, and had tanks. They were a dark blue colour, which looked very good. I'd definately stay away from red (if thats how you painted your troops), and go with either dark blue or grey (or even greyie blue), that would make them look good, stand out, and not look out of place.
For praetorians I feel that any green colour/ camo scheme would look too out of place and so not work. Though stick to urban colours (grey), as that would work.
Someone down my club had a Praetorian army last Tues, and had a Leman Russ being played by a (slightly) converted LotR Mumak. Looked pretty cool, but if you aren't up for the 'primitive' feel, then I would probably go for a similar colour to your actual army.
Black, White and Red are your uniform colours, so use them on the Tanks. Paint it with a black bottom, red top, and white banding... Or something similar.
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I'd always imagine them with desert camoflauge... depends on your basing I'd say. Failing that I think plan colour scheme (like grey) using red/white/black details, like the earliest leman russ paintjobs from 'way back in the day'.
Also, don't forget your tanks don't have to be from the same regiment as your infantry...
Thanks for the thoughts,i've been thinking of a steel type look with some brass,maybe even a small nelson checked look,like a british napoleanic warship, how does that sound?
Once you've found out what colour(s) were used to paint British military ordnance of this time period then that gives you a good historical basis on which to proceed. And I imagine you'll find that any vehicles painted in the realistic colour of the day won't look out of place with the troops, even if they are vehicles that did not exist at that time.
It would also be a nice touch to give your models bayonets too if that is a realistic modelling option since that will add to the distinctive period feel.
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