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20 May 2019 5:36 p.m. PST
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VCarter Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2017 5:08 p.m. PST

I'm currently painting up some Eureka Rhodesian Light Infantry figures, but this could include any modern troops.

How do you feel about painting the weapons as camouflaged?



Witchsmeller22 Jan 2017 5:43 p.m. PST

I paint all my spec ops guys with camo weapons. I say go for it.

Oberlindes Sol LIC22 Jan 2017 8:16 p.m. PST

I usually camouflage small arms, but the dominant color identifies the weapon type, making it easier to count the number of each type when resolving direct fire in StarGrunt. So gauss weapons are mostly blue, rocket launchers mostly brown, lasers mostly gray, plasma and fusion guns mostly red or red-brown, and ACRs … I think they're green. I'll have to go look.

foxweasel23 Jan 2017 12:58 a.m. PST

Some troops have always done it, standard practice for later Rhodesia and Afghanistan. We (British) used to wrap old camouflage clothing round our rifles in the 80s, then the SA80 came in which was green and black and we stopped. But the occasional keen type still sprayed (or used tape) their rifle for the desert. Then in 2012 our weapons were all sprayed coyote brown. SF have always done it for Iraq and Afghanistan.

gunnerphil23 Jan 2017 12:58 a.m. PST

Most photos seem to show RLI and Sealous Scouts with camouflaged weapons. So if you want accuracy then do it. Of course if the rules you intend to use have "leaders" of some sort you could just use it to mark them.

Martin Rapier23 Jan 2017 4:56 a.m. PST

I don't bother, it is usually hard enough to make out what figures are armed with any without camouflaging them.

Exceptions being the green bits on L85s, wood furniture (no nasty plastic SLRs for my boys!), possibly sniper rifles with a bit of scrim and the water jackets on water cooled MGs (Vickers, Maxims etc). Snipers are usually easy enough to identify anyway as I single base them.

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2017 7:59 a.m. PST

The more active the unit the more probable the chance of camming up their rifles.

So, RLI and RAR for sure.
Rhodesia Regiment or Police Companies probably not.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

First, thanks for all the input.

When I started this thread, I had intended to go without the camouflaging the rifles and now I plan to.


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