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Offline Doompup

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Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« on: January 13, 2011, 12:45:46 PM »
I am currently working on my Capitol LI (Smokey-the-bear-hat style) and was thinking of doing something in Martian Camo. I checked out some patterns online, as well as at the local outdoor store. I tried one, but the black/grey blended in too much, and the white-ish color stands out too much. Has anyone had any success with painting Martian camo, and if so, what patterns and colors did you use? Thanks.
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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 08:31:05 PM »
I did a squad of trenchers in Martian Camo based off a photo in one of the old Chronicles from first ed. I used dark red , rust red-brown , tan. and shiny silver on the helmets.
Camo was the reds on tan background on the guns and heavy red for the long coats.

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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 06:28:12 AM »
Thanks for the idea.

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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 06:52:57 AM »
I did a squad of trenchers in Martian Camo based off a photo in one of the old Chronicles from first ed. I used dark red , rust red-brown , tan. and shiny silver on the helmets.
Camo was the reds on tan background on the guns and heavy red for the long coats.


Can you show us some pictures? :)

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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 10:25:06 AM »
Did a squad of Hussars in a red and black Tiger Camo thought as martian.
Nothing really outrageous or new, but I like it.
Doing it again I would choose a deeper red and rust color for the foundation to camo it with a lighter brown scheme.

I can up you some pics, but it would take a while since I havenīt my minis in my reach...
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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 12:22:13 PM »
I painted up my Desert Scorpions using a US Forest pattern but substituted the colors for rust red or burnt sienna rather than green.  These were pretty much what I picked up on the cover of the Capital sourcebook for the Mutant Chronicles RPG.





If you have a copy of the Warzone 2nd Edition Mars Sourcebook, there's a unit call Desert Infanty which are basically Light Infantry painted in desert camouflage colors.
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Back in my day we didn't have that fancy non-toxic pewter stuff.  We played with lead, LEAD I TELL YA! and we liked it.

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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 01:19:43 PM »
Thank you for your pictures!

I was thinking about buying a red tablecloth to use it as a base for a martian village

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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 02:10:55 PM »
Thanks for the pics and tips. Nice work. I do have that book; I'll have to take a look and maybe modify that color scheme.

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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011, 08:34:33 AM »
I bought a dark orange sheet of felt at Jo Anne Etc (using a 40% off coupon).  I then hung it up in the garage and sprayed various brands of auto primer red and some other earthy red brown color spray paints I had over it in some random patterns.  These were the same colors I used for some of my other terrain, like my craters, so they blended in well.

Back in my day we didn't have that fancy non-toxic pewter stuff.  We played with lead, LEAD I TELL YA! and we liked it.

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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2011, 08:40:10 AM »
Here's a pic of the Capital Desert Infantry and Desert Scorpion.



Back in my day we didn't have that fancy non-toxic pewter stuff.  We played with lead, LEAD I TELL YA! and we liked it.

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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2011, 11:03:09 AM »
For more martian terrain reference.  Here's a project I worked on some time back just for Warzone.  However I've used it for other games as well.

MacCragge Line Modular Martian Trench Battlefield

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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2011, 04:10:02 PM »
"Bugs Mr. Rico, zillions of 'em!!!!" 

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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2011, 05:44:01 PM »
WOW! Awesome board! It looks modular too. The terrain is a pretty good match for Mars. Thanks for the photos and reference material. Have some karma.

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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2011, 06:27:54 AM »
Thanks!

Check the link above the pic, there's more material on how I made that modular terrain.

BTW, I've got a lot more bugs since that picture was taken.
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Re: Any good Martian Camo patterns?
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2011, 08:55:25 AM »
R2D2!

That's some very nice terrain and I love the paintjob on those scorpions.

I wish I still had my Capitol and Imperial troops, the camo patterns were fun to paint.
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