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This is more of a fluffy question and relates to how I intend to paint my Striking Scorpions.
Now the fluff says, "...the ability to stalk the shadows creeping ever closer to their prey". And later under Shadowstrike, "...becomes one with the Shadows".
And what I have to say about this is, "Really? They're bloody bright green and yellow!!" They aren't hiding from anybody in the shadows. Even the visually impaired are going to see them skulking in the corner of a ruin. Hell, the only place they could hide is a rain forest.
Don't get me wrong, I'm McLovin the Scorps but something just don't fit with their fluff. If it said something about them having some kind of psychic power that hides them like Harlies I could buy that - but it don't. If it said that they had stealth suits like Tau I could buy that - but it don't.
How do they do it?
I'm thinking of painting mine blended into their base (cityfight grey) with the traditional Scorp colours painted in from about mid-thigh. I saw some pics of someone doing this with Tau stealth suits and it looked really effective.
I'm sure that GW meant to say this which is why the latest models have a kind of Predator look about them - I bet they thought of the whole Predator stealth suit connection.
Am I alone in the wilderness here or has this bugged anyone else?
Last edited by Daziel; January 20th, 2009 at 20:30.
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Considering that space marine scouts can manage to hide while wearing chapter colors I think the fact that scorpions atleast have a green color that might help them hide in most vegitation makes it fine. I think a small fluff piece about the armor blending in with surrounding would be nice but I don't feel its a big deal.
I painted my scorpions in darker greens and brass instead of yellow, for a older scorpion model they dont look too bad, lovely with the highlights.
well, i had a big problem with it, and that is why i chose to paint mine the way i did. sticking with the flip color paint, i used a green-to-gold color and let me tell you, it worked out awesome!! they really look like predators with that paint job. i will get some fully done and post them up for you. its hard to get a good picture with the flip paint tho. i need to do some finishing touches of gold trimwork, and will get them up here. i must say that i think it worked out better than i thought it would! however, your idea with actually molding them into the base with terrain like features is way cool too. i would make sure to cover their legs in the longer type of static grass, this would give them a ghillie suit effect. well, i will try and do some of this tonight, and maybe even get it posted up tonight.
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Eh, i always figured that they're just that good. I mean, they have devoted their lives to learning this craft after all. You gotta give them some credit for that
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i thought eldar armour like their tanks made use of rather advanced holographic and energy fields?
Mine are very slightly modified off the traditional color scheme, I use Dark Angels Green for the main color and snot green for the highlight as I, like most of you thought how in the heck are you going to hide in neon green and yellow.
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Yeh same here, i just used black for the jump suits, Dark angel green for the armor and the yellow were it normally is on the ridges. I have the scorpion green on the face mask and some gold also for the highlights. They are still an obvious scorpion colors but look like they could hid too. And don't Space marine scouts were cloaks to hide?
yeah, im pretty sure that they do have cloaks. you might be able to purchase them with or without, but im not sure as i abhor space marines.
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