My Pathfinder Quandry

Discuss Mongoose miniatures game here, including Mighty Armies, Gangs of Mega-City One, and Battlefield Evolution.

Which Paint Job

WW2 Ambush Scheme (Right)
Black OP Scheme (Left)
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My Pathfinder Quandry

Postby combatdroid113 » Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:30 am

OK i have my pathfinders all put together, but now i have a prob, how to paint them???

so i have done two in the colours i'd like to do and i'll put it up as a vote to see how they go.

WW2 Ambush on the right
Black OP on the left (i like this one tis easy to paint)


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Postby awesomeshotdude » Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:49 am

I voted black, I think it looks cooler.

I think you have got your left and right mixed up mate.. :lol: :lol:
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Postby Voracioustigger » Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:02 am

I definitely like the black better, but all Pathfinder armies look like that, so either would be ok.
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Postby combatdroid113 » Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:17 am

awesomeshotdude wrote:I think you have got your left and right mixed up mate.. :lol: :lol:
DOH! :oops:
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Postby Oldbury » Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:39 am

I think the black looks really good and that you should go for that colour.

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Postby Kristovich » Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:28 am

since everyone's saying black I'll say WWII ambush sceme or whatever you called it. It just looks cool. Though there's nothing wrong with black either.
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Postby Rob_A » Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:20 pm

I'd say black, you have pulled it off better. The black has highlights whereas the WW2 camo style really doesnt. The WW2 camo looks less good, and is harder to do, fancy that :) . Do whatever you wish, but personally, the black looks better.
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Postby Conan » Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:31 pm

Go with the black.
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Postby Y3 » Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:31 pm

Back in Black! :P
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Postby Carloss » Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:20 pm

The green is too thick, you cant see any detail.
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Postby Andrew » Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:07 pm

black, no question about is good.
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Postby Michka » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:47 am

I picked the WWII scheme but that's because I think it will look better if you hit them with a drybrush of light tan. The pattern is too specific at the moment but with the lighter drybrush effect on top of it the camo will really pop. I like the black but everyone is doing the black. Just my thoughts.
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Postby Tim » Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:46 pm

o with the camo, its different, and when painted well camo looks good on the board. Black is just to common.
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Postby Games&Theory » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:50 pm

I'll always vote for the "different" option so I say go for the camo!

Just note thatcamo takes FOREVER to paint up if you are aiming for show/display quaity since you have to highlight and shade based on the patch of color you happen to be working on at the moment...and all those patches of color change an awful lot in most schemes. I honestly think a display or competition quality camo scheme is one of the toughest feats for a mini painter to undertake.

If you get worked up and try to do one really good display model in camo (not that there's anything worng with tabletop quality, mind), for sake of sanity I recommend keeping you big patches of color fairly large, shading them, highlighting them, and then go over everything with your lines and dots that are intended to break up a soldier's outline. Even if you want to do more big patches of color over your initial pass, having a "basecoat" of shaded/highlighted patches helps with the look tremendously.


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