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I was just wondering if people like the camoflauge look on Battlesuits depended on their terrain or if people like to see random colour scheme that looks cool but doesnt fit in with terrain?
Was that the boogey man?
i respectfully disagree...
i've painted my battlesuits (rather my whole tau army) in a camoflauged scheme highlighting panels on the battlesuits & vehicles with an army specific colour. in my case i went with a desert scheme, a light khaki with a darker brownish/red colour stippled over. the army specific colour i chose was catachan green, a pretty huge contrast to the desert camo i gave the soldiers. i'm not the best painter by any means, but i get plenty of compliments on the army simply because it keeps a realistic feel with the camouflage, while very easily bring the whole army together with the green.
in the end its really your own opinion that matters, but i definitely don't think one way is better than the other, both can be done effectively
My best advice, look at more pictures until you decide. If you still haven't decided, look at more pictures.
It is all about personal preference. Everyone has their own opinions so i agree with whats been said. Go with whatever makes you happy and that you think looks good. Its your army after all.
There were some neat suits i saw with lots of battle damage, that could be another way of looking at it.
I wanna see a tau battlesuit in the so called Lozenge Paint scheme:
During the First World War, the Germans were looking for a way to effectively camouflage their aircraft. This resulted in the development of the so-called lozenge pattern (Lozengetarnung), made up of irregularly shaped colored polygons (not necessarily actual rhombi). Because painting such a pattern was very time consuming, and the paint added considerably to the weight of the aircraft, it was decided to print the pattern on fabric. This pre-printed fabric was used from 1916 onwards, in various forms and colours. The most notable of these were the day fighter used variations-the five color version, usually nicknamed "Canberra" from its existence on the Australian War Memorial's Albatros D.Va aircraft, and the four color version, nicknamed "Knowlton" from its existence on the Brome County Historical Society's Fokker D.VII aircraft in the Knowlton suburb of Lac-Brome, Quebec, Canada. Both the Canberra and Knowlton patterns had sets of darker shades of their colors for upper surface application, and lighter shades for underside application.
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im not a fan of camo especialy on stealth suits, they have technology to hide them no need for paint, although if done to a good standard it could work. i say no camo because the only camo tau ive seen (and now own) are hideous, they were given to me by a friend.
for me i like the solid colors for suits and even tanks it gives a nice unification to your army that i like. again im pretty anti camo.
In all honesty I prefer solid colours. As has already been said, it's a personal preference regarding what you like, but remember that should you go for a camouflage colour scheme, your models will probably only look 'right' on one tabletop set-up.