|Renumbered because I'm using a different conversion for Sgt Tachikoma's CASE-2X. And yes I did repaint around all the other original decals. Not recommended as a high fun activity. Comparison with original paint.|
I decided to repaint my first two CASE-2X suits, which can be seen here, because of negative feedback about the way the green looked. I figured this was down to the dominant colour being lime green rather than olive green, which affected how the olive green I'd used looked. Of course this is all highly theoretical given that you all are seeing the images on a monitor that will not necessarily reproduce the colours of the original. Not only but also the size you can see these on your screen will also vary. On mine they're humungous.
Still after playing around with them for a while I realized that I had to replicate the colours on the next batch, so I bit the bullet and bought a different shade of green that I liked the look of from the Army Painter range.
|You can see the original paint here.|
The big thing is that this camo scheme is not how the suits are described in the novel. I describe something called ChameleonFlage, which does what it say on the tin. This allows the suits to blend into the background, as long as they're not moving. Moving will give their presence away. I toyed with ways to fake this, but while I could probably do one model in something that looked pretty awesome as an interpretation of ChameleonFlage, I doubt I would have the will to replicate it across two squads of suits (ten plus models). I say this because I've already experienced this feeling with a couple of VOTOMS that I painted, which can be seen here.
|Another change to the scheme was making the whole of the lower abdomen armour orange; originally I'd split it in half, but I wanted to make replicating the scheme across the squad easier.|
Well another little packet on miniature stompy robot goodness arrived from Dream Pod 9, who are managing to rival GZG for fast service. So more conversions to come.