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Ok, here is the deal. I am trying to find a good color sheme for the forgeworld valkyrie flier that I have got a while ago, but didnt get a chance to paint. Anyway I have no real idea what color would look good on it. I know that in general, the tanks and other vehicles/flier sould mostly folow the army colors but I want something special, even if it doesnt abide the sheme of my army. I was really considering the following colors, this particular set is for a tank but I am planning to use them for the flier... it has to be urban though
P.S I am gonna set up a progress thread in coversions once I actually manage to get some progress going...
Last edited by WraithGuardian; February 23rd, 2007 at 04:02.
i think that could look realy good on a flier. the only thing i would suggest is that you might want to alter the perportions of white to color on it just a bit. make it a little darker otherwise it might just seem a little too bright for that large of a model. good luck to you.
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Look in Imerpial Armour books if you have access to them - they are shoving color samples for those fliers. Also, consider that a camo for a flier must bedifferent than a camo for a tank, due to a fact that one is observed on the backdrop of the sky, versus urban landscape...
Do you mean like the color on the forgeworld website? That flier has only one tone, as much as I like it I really want something that shows camo even if the change in color is very minor.
There's no reason that the top side of a flyer shouldn't be camoflaged- they don't spend their whole life in the air and even if they did anything that makes them trickier to spot from above would be a reasonable addition. Think about it like a shark- the top side is darker and the underside is lighter, making it blend with the background when seen from either side.
Here's what I'd suggest- go with the colours you like but use a more traditional 'ripple' camo rather than the blocks that it seems were on the tank picture (possibly that was only a colour reference anyway). If you need to explain yourself then call it ground/cloud camo for either low or mid level flying. I'd keep the underside dark(er) maybe making the bombs/weapons slightly more obvious.
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What the Paint Monkey said is very true - there is need for camoflague on aircraft, especially ones that will spend most of their flight time close the the ground like the Valkyrie. However, I think keeping the underside of the aircraft lighter that the top would look good. This is how most military aircraft do it as the sky is often quite light, so painting the underside of the aircraft in a whiteish colour (not pure white obviously) would be good. Here are a few pictures to see what I mean
One way to go about this could be (if you want to stick strictly to your colour scheme) to paint the top part of your aircraft in solely the dark colours of the camo scheme. As you move down the sides you could introduce the white, and make it more prominent as you come to the bottom of the aircraft. By the time you reach the underside of the craft the darker coloured sections could be completely phased out - giving you a nice progression from dark to light and providing you with a (fairly) realsitic looking camo scheme. You could do a simlar thing on the bombs/fuel tanks etc but it might be a better idea to paint them a darker colour in order to make them stad out, or a contrasting colour to give the scheme a little more 'pop'. It is up to whether you use a block or more conventional camo scheme, I think either could look good.
Did you paint that tank in the picture? Its very good.
I am also considering colors like dark and light gray like these infantry colors shown on the picture.
Lastly I am considering dark dark blue, with lighter blue and light gray. This sheme will match the second picture...
So in the end I am desperately trying to figure out which of the 3 will look the greatest, any opinions?
I think they all have potential to look very good. My advice would be to take each scheme you are serious about using and test it on a cheap model (or even just a sheet of platicard). This would have two advantages. Firstly, it would allow you to see the results first hand, giving you a much better idea than pictures or words can. Secondly, it would provide you with a bit of practice with the scheme you end up choosing - never a bad thing.
I've had a quick look at some aircraft camo schemes and I think these pictures represent rougly what you mean. Take a look and see what you think:
If you don't like any of these then google "aircraft camouflage" and you'll find plenty of sites dedicated to it. Good luck buddy.