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I'm about to start the second cruiser in my imperial fleet....well I have started it, but I'm stuck on the fleet colours.
Basically the main body of the Agamemnon is a more Space Wolfish grey and to that of the Valiants.
The Valiants prow is blue, but the Agamemnon is part of the Tremainus system fleet, so I want to try and set the smaller system fleets apart from each other...
So other than different prow colours, where else can I paint markings on the ships and what type of markings can I paint on?
Last edited by Toastee; August 16th, 2006 at 13:13.
A couple of ways I set apart my Imperial Ships:
- Prow colours (as you have said). I am assuming you mean you have been changing the flat (lower) area's colour. Try changing the colour of the ribbing (raised parts) as well.
- Prow eagle. That eagle on the prow can be painted different colours (with or seperate to changing the colour of the prow ribbing)
- Running Lights. The tiny storks all along the cruisers hull have tiny domes on top which are meant to be operating lights (like thise flashing ones you see on aircraft). Changing the colour of these can give you a subtle alteration in ship paint scheme without changing the colour of the hull.
- Prow Markings. Stripes can be painted on the flat, recessed area of the prow (or wings - see below) to signify squadron/fleet/insert organisational relationship here.
- Wings. The wings of Imperial Crusiers have flat areas which you can paint different colours to the rest of your ship (similarly to the way you paint the prow armour). Changing the colour of these can help to segment your fleet, as can altering the colour of those little domes atop to bridge. Remeber to include the vertical fin sticking out of the bottom of the cruiser if you consider this option!
- Raised hull detail. There is plenty of raised detail all over the hull of the Imperial cruisers. Many people paint these gold/other metalic to make the ships look a little more fancy. You could do something similar and change the colour for each little bit of the fleet.
- Gun colour. Sounds silly, but painting the guns of different "sections" of the fleet in different colours would add subtle differences that could work. You could paint some ship's guns gold, others chainmail, other bronze etc...
- Windows. Lots of people paint windows onto their ships. Alter the colour of these tiny specks of light for another subtle difference.
I use several of the above for squadron markings in my fleet. There is no reason why you cannot use them to segment your fleet on a larger scale as you have suggested. Some will work well together, like painting different wing colours and changing the running lights between fleet segment.
Good luck mate, hope some of these suggestions helped.
Cheers RP A help as always Just got to decide on Colours now XD
Intressting. Looking forward to see it.:yes: