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Old 23 Jun 2009, 20:27   #1 (permalink)
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Quick questions here. For the weapons, the pattern of the weapon, does it affect casing colouration? I heard today at GW that, for example, a red Lasgun casing indicates a Mars-Pattern Lasgun? This wasn't from a staff member so I wanted to check first. If it is, Triplex pattern Lasgun casing colour if you please. (Hurrah for 3 setting Lasgun of doom)
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Old 23 Jun 2009, 22:20   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think there's any relevance. Quartermasters would probably order the lasguns in the colour that matches the armour/fatigues, or just have them repainted as appropriate.

You have such a free range when writing fluff that you can justify your lasguns to be any colour you wish, regardless the pattern.
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Old 23 Jun 2009, 23:20   #3 (permalink)
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I concur with AC's assessment. The difference between lasgun patterns is based in the actual shape of it on the model. Individual regiments will repaint the casing based on regimental colour and/or the environment they're fighting in.
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The colour of the weapon usually changes with the fatigue colour. Think about it. It's not very smart to wave around a bright purple lasgun while camouflaged...

It's true the lascarbines from the Death Core and Steel Legion are mostly displayed black, but this has nothing to do with the pattern.

Paint your lasguns any colour you want!

Like bright purple...
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Old 24 Jun 2009, 11:30   #5 (permalink)
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Ah, awesome. Hurrah for Guard sensibility. Now to break with my tradition of always painting Imperial weapon casings Blood Red... And I don't mean Mechrite Red. I think that's the colour anyway. Hmm. Upon consultation with my mother (An amazing painter before her eye screwed up), Dark Angels Green with a wash of Asurmen Blue, going with Necron Abyss carapace and Hawk Turquoise fatigues, again washed with Asurmen Blue, and Chainmail fixings, washed with guess what. If you haven't noticed, I like Asurmen Blue.
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