18 March 2011

Color Scheme Test for Old Crow Vehicles

Okay, folks, I'm back from my little hiatus.  Sorry for the absence.. I was overseas for some military training and I don't like announcing what I'm doing or where I'm going until after I'm back. :)

I returned home to find a large order of Old Crow grav vehicles waiting for me, and some fantastic weather to get them assembled and spray them with some primer.  And then I found that I had a major choice to make, so I will now share it with you!

This was the test tank I painted a few months ago.  It matched my Conquest Development Center Stormtroopers (Rebel Minis Titan Marines) color scheme, and I was pretty pleased with it.  So I continued the paint scheme onto my new vehicles.  Here is an Outrider scout vehicle, which I'm going to use as a four-man transport for sniper and command teams.

The former Space Marine player in me has no problem fielding an army like this.  But something still feels missing, especially after ogling Jeff Racel's galleries and the Hammer's Slammers Crucible website the past few weeks.  While I was away I came up with a possible camo scheme for this army.  I don't want to use camo on the infantry, but I thought it might work on the tanks and APCs...

So after finishing the solid-colored Outrider, I decided to give the second one a full camo treatment.  Here's the result:

And a comparison of the two:

I think I'm going to keep going with the camo scheme.  What do you guys think?



  1. The camo pattern looks more 'military' where the one on the left looks more like pulp era to 80's sci-fi. They both look good, just depends what style direction you want to go with them.

    The one on the left makes me think of an original Battlestar Galactica episode, the one where they come into the territory of 'the eastern alliance'. The rebel minis infantry only adds to the effect. If it was me, that's what I'd go with, but I'm partial to pulpy retro feel sci-fi.

  2. Love the Titan Marines. Best paint job I've seen so far. Jeff's 'desert' ones are prettier but these 'speak to me' and make me want to buy the Titans.

    The jagged black and red cam is really good. Don't like the solid scheme at all.

    Hope that helps.


  3. Heya

    Late to the debate and you're probably painted up by now but meh...

    Camo one looks ready to game, but with a little weathering the block colour scheme would look fine too.