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So I saw a really cool picture of a stealth suit on google the other day, it was painted as if it was phasing from being invisible to visible. The model was painted mostly black with the sept highlights as per the fluff but the bottom part of the model was painted like desert stone to match with the base. It was really amazing if you search for stealth suits in google images i'm sure you'll find it.
My challenge is this. I would love to do something similar for my suits but my fluff puts my army in a very swamp and forest covered world. My sept colours are dark army green armour with khaki cloth and I do my bases with dark green swamp water with a double layer of sand and static grass to make the swamps stand out. I have no idea how to paint my suits to look as if they're invisible in this manner... so any ideas would be great!
I just finished painting up my stealth team with stealth generator effects. While my color scheme is different, I believe you should be able to use it with a slight addendum.
My stealth suits are classic dark purple (white for the ui') for the armor with black undercoating.
For the bases, I cut up the sprue and used it as dry/cracked earth. I basically used a brown base coat and a three layer drybrushing to get the stone effect I liked.
If you wanted to take some plasticard and make your suits standing on a "sunken temple," you could get by with a similar scene. I will post pics later to show my paint scheme. Feel free to use/not use whatever you would like.
As a special note:
Whatever color you are planning to "phase to" I found a 3 color phase line helped me out greatly. Between the phasing and the general color of your model, paint a wide stripe of moradin blue, a thinner stripe of ice blue over that, and an even thinner stripe of skull white over that. Worked wonders for me.
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I know the picture of which you speak - I believe I saw it in a White Dwarf at some point in the past... And I think that scheme worked so well there because of the contrast between light and dark.
But anyway, I've thought of a way that might work for your scheme.
1 - Paint the suit as you normally would, completely un-camouflaged.
2 - Paint on your 'field transition' lines, the crackly blue line or whatever colour you feel works best.
3 - Use various swamp-coloured washes (browns, greens, blacks) to fade the colours where you want the camouflage to be. Maybe swirl them together a bit, if possible?
I have no idea how well this would work, but it might be something you could try?
Both great suggestions. I was planning to try a few of the ideas out on some spare parts and such.
I've already stuck my suits to their bases but I could pull them up and put something under them, piece of stone or something. For my Shas'o I've put him on a big piece of stone that will be partially submerged in water so it will look kool, i can have my stealth teams on a rock too i spose but I'd love to try out the blending of the colours too so will keep you all posted.
As a small aside can anyone tell me the way to make reeds? I really wanna do them for a few models (tank flying bases and the shas'o I just mentioned.)
Thanks heaps, esp for the speedy replies!
Here are some pics of the phasing I did. I decided to do a little experimenting and see if I could make the entire model/basing using a single sprue.
First, the front, back, and sides of the Shas'ui:
I started wanting to stealth just the feet and tips of the fusion blaster. It did not work out very well. I recommend going up to the crotch with stealthing at a minimum. On a side note, I still am not sure about the stealthing on the back.
The base is chopped up and painted pieces of the sprue. I think it came out well enough:
I have zoomed in very close so that the details (and lack thereof) can be seen.
The biggest thing I would do differently:
I would drybrush the base and stealthed parts at the same time for coherency. Also, if anyone has some advise on how to make the pure black portions of the jetback look better without lining, I am more than open to opinions. Possibly a grey or dark blue drybrush?
Also, the current team photo:
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Looks awesome mate. Great job!