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What color to paint Sunny Bounder's underside?

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There are other more colorful ways to phrase the question but I'll go with that.  Setting aside the silliness of jungle camo in a space combat game, what color for the underside of Sunny's Scyk?

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Can't see the bottom of the ship on the card.  So?  Light gray?  Grey?  Sky Blue?  Green?  Camo?  What say you?

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You shouldn't really be looking at her bottom anyway, unless you have her permission that is.

 

Go with the light colored underside. I don't think it ever looks bad.

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3 hours ago, gamblertuba said:

Might try to get a pic later but I went with sky blue.  Grey is too boring.  Even if it makes more sense.

She'll stick out like a sore thumb on Bespin...

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On 7/12/2017 at 5:25 PM, E Chu Ta said:

She'll stick out like a sore thumb on Bespin...

As she will do on a desert planet. But the off-white of the rebels sticks out like hell as well.

In deep space the deep green is more advantageous than white from a camo point of view. Actually, though, in space combat electronic camo is the important thing, the flown speed and distances would mostly be too high/far for the colour to matter.

I see Sunny's camo as a parking camo, used by smugglers mostly operating on routes where they are over foliage when landing/starting in low speed, and park in foliage when not flying.

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There are plenty of instances of ships moving between space and atmospheric combat in Star Wars. A camo pattern on a pirate/freelancer ship that spends a good amount of time in atmo would be reasonable to see.

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On 7/15/2017 at 11:09 PM, kris40k said:

There are plenty of instances of ships moving between space and atmospheric combat in Star Wars. A camo pattern on a pirate/freelancer ship that spends a good amount of time in atmo would be reasonable to see.

But camo patterns on planes only exist to hide the planes while they are parked at an airfield.  When you're in combat, no one is visually sighting you these days anyways, so the camo is moot from a combat perspective.  That's why you don't see jungle camo planes on aircraft carriers, for instance, as there'd be no point, even if the planes were flying over jungles for combat.  When you're parking on a giant floating airlfield, there's no point to have camo.

And in Star Wars jungle camo is only good on some planets, but would be liabilities on Hoth or Tatooine, for instance.  Star Wars planets tend to have universal habitats (all forest, all desert, all ice) and lack the various climatic zones we see on Earth.  So any camo-pattern would be pretty exclusive to the world you were parking your fighter.  If visual camo was useful in Star Wars combat (ie, you used your eyes and not your sensors and tracking computers), then every single star-fighter would be painted a deep matte black.

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27 minutes ago, AllWingsStandyingBy said:

But camo patterns on planes only exist to hide the planes while they are parked at an airfield.  When you're in combat, no one is visually sighting you these days anyways, so the camo is moot from a combat perspective.  That's why you don't see jungle camo planes on aircraft carriers, for instance, as there'd be no point, even if the planes were flying over jungles for combat.  When you're parking on a giant floating airlfield, there's no point to have camo.

And in Star Wars jungle camo is only good on some planets, but would be liabilities on Hoth or Tatooine, for instance.  Star Wars planets tend to have universal habitats (all forest, all desert, all ice) and lack the various climatic zones we see on Earth.  So any camo-pattern would be pretty exclusive to the world you were parking your fighter.  If visual camo was useful in Star Wars combat (ie, you used your eyes and not your sensors and tracking computers), then every single star-fighter would be painted a deep matte black.

All very true! Yet still, you have reason for camo paint to exist in Star Wars. For instance, the Binayre Pirates of the Corellian sector held bases on Talus and Tralus. Now, the Binayre used their own unique color and pattern scheme, but climate appropriate camouflage would do well to help conceal ships on those planets that they were based out of; other freelancer or pirate groups may likely used camouflage. 

Did a little more digging into Sunny Bounder, and she and her gang operated out of Coronet and Tyrena on Corellia. From what I remember of there from my days in SWG, a camouflage pattern like that would work fine on that world which was a green world with forests, jungles, etc. to hide out in, in addition to the plains and major metropolis areas. 

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