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Well i am about to make a few Space Marine Plasma gun squads but i have a small decision to make.
Do i go for Blue or Green Plasma effect?
It seems to me that BLUE use to be the main choice for Space marines but now i seem to see that most people favour the GREEN effect?
I know that this is just fluff and down to the individual to go for what he thinks looks best ie: If your painting Ultra marines then Green on Blue background is a very nice contrast and will give more effect. If say painting Blood Angels then blue plasma might have a greater contrast.
I know that Chaos marines to me always look good with Red or purple plasma i kind of relate this to Evil in a similar way Darth vaders light sabre was Red and Yodas was blue. The dual of good and evil. Good being all blue and holy. red being all evil and fearsome.
Is there any relation to some code of conduct that i dont know of in the SM 40k Codex world where BLUE is the natural choice or Green for PLASMA?
I would really like to have your views on this and also poll for what you think is best
I have attached 2 perfect examples of Green and Blue plasma Space marines this should make it easier to compare them both.
PS: I will post some pictures of the finished army which will be 2 squads of 8 plasma marines.
Thank you guys
Last edited by pliss1010; September 10th, 2008 at 10:27.
Thanks Pickle make a choice GREEN or BLUE for SM?
You could go crazy and do orange just to shake people up
Otherwise I'd go blue as green looks like they stole it from a necron
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hmmm fluoresent Orange highlighted to a crisp bright orangy white hue? Might turn out dam fine.
I do blue personally, I have any power weapons, fists and klaws as blue, basically anything that can cut through armour is blue as its powerful.
For most of my armies I am going blue...
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Looks like we are getting some BLUE PLASMA LOVING lol.
Well when i think of plasma and a colour i do think of BLUE i suppose spending the last 3 yrs playing Dawn of War/Winter Assualt/Dark Cursade/SoulStorm and seeing marines shooting blue plasma it makes me think " Would they be blue?"
I also feel green is plasma also and has a strong impact when offset against certain marine colour schemes Ultra marines like i said.
Maybe my 2 x 8 squads split
1 x 8 GREEN PLASMA
1 x 8 BLUE PLASMA
Dam i find this a tough tricky choice. If anyone has some nice pics to show the difference i would love to see them.
PS: If anyone knows any good sites to buy Plasma guns i would love to know thanks?
Last edited by pliss1010; September 9th, 2008 at 08:59.
Green for me. 2 reasons: 1] my favourite colour and 2] it just looks better against my Raven Guard's black armour(IMHO).
For what it's worth though, I'm gonna have to second Dekendo's Orange idea - I've never seen it done, but it sounds awesome!
Yes i agree like i said i think it will depend on your colour scheme with regards to preference to GREEN or BLUE. I do feel Blue was always the orginal plasma gun colour of choice and people have seen GREEN and loved the effect and made it very popular lately.
Now Orange could well be a untested gem and would be lovely to see done to Pro standard. I have done Chaos and used Purple which is great. Will do Red next for Chaos. You can see this in my pics from my thread on Chaos Black Legion below this thread.
Last edited by pliss1010; September 9th, 2008 at 09:25.