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I am thinking about starting IG and doing a Vietnam type theme with greens, browns, and blacks, and I am going to be doing a camo paint scheme.I was thinking of the digital camo look. And I cant really think of any ideas how to paint it, so just seeing maybe if someone else had any ideas??
Why not just use some real camo as a direct reference
The airforce has a digital tiger stripe uniform, it is all in greys, well depending on which "shade" you get its either shades of grey or shades of a grey green. Just google search it!
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Do you mean like how the Tau are camoflauged with the hard seperations?
Digital camo doesn't mean grey. It's a type of camo that looks pixilated. Judging by the OP's description, i think this fits the bill
For painting it, i'd just reccomend making it quite random as to where the colour is. Also, do dots of some colour in other places. i doubt you could pull it off really effectively on small models, but on tanks it'll look ace.
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Really, in Vietnam we were still wearing green. Or just the standard "blobby" camo patterns. Painting digital is almost impossible. All I could think of would be to use an airbrush and a piece of cheesecloth, something fairly sheer. Spray almost directly on the model, not the usual few inches away, just to force paint through the cloth. You'd have to start with a base color (green) then start spraying patches all over the place. The problem is that once you use a cloth, it'll be too saturated to get any more paint through that area and you'll have to quit.
It's just too much work. And don't camo your vehicles. It wasn't done then, it's not done now, they still just tiger-stripe them at most, to break them up in a pack. Vehicles are just too big and too noisy to be worth sticking camo on.
thanks for all the replies I appreciate all the comments, I will post something as soon as I get done painting them thanks guys.... and converting..... so it might be awhile...
tape and spray seems like a good idea...
Digital camo is a really difficult thing to pull off at this scale. Try to limit your pallette to two colors. I would choose a dark green like Olive Drab or Woodland green and stipple on a light brown (Khaki/Desert yellow/USA Tan earth). Shade and highlight the green and then work the brown color on to it.
If you use too many colors, it just ends up looking sloppy. Test your color scheme out on a scrap piece of plastic first.
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