For the MMC (Martian Marine Corps), I wanted red. After much pondering and discussion on the 15mm SF Wargaming Facebook Group I decided that in low light in deep space coloured suits wouldn't matter, and red is cool and very Martian. Doing dirty grey or khaki camouflage was just kinda boring, and I had to consciously make an effort to keep this project different from becoming Afghanistan with rayguns.
Initially I outlined all the detail on the suits with black and then painted the panels a dark red. But I decided something had to be easier or it would take forever to get the figures done. So bright primary red suits, black boots, pouches and weapons. Thinned black ink wash and then grey dry brush on black bits. Yellow visors. Came out the same with less effort.
|MMC Rifles advance with Support Gunbot|
|MMC Fireteam in light armour|
|MMC Fireteam in heavy powered armour|
For the UNMC I used some Tamiya NATO Green. It went on thin enough that it acted as a wash and formed natural highlights. So I just went over the bigger panels on the power armour, weapons and back packs with an olive drab to give some contrast.
|UNMC Power armour|
|UNMC Rifles advancing with APC (from RAFM)|
I also tried the terrain out for looks too. The ground sheet is some grey fabric I got on sale and then sprayed liberally with all the spray paints I had to give it a mottled effect.
|GZG worker with cargo handling claws|
And rules... need rules...