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Painting SDS Drones
« on: 16 May 2024, 16:41:55 »

I was thinking about painting up some DropShips and Warships as SDS Drones, but......

Which camo did those drones use?
Any specific lettering or way of noting hull numbers?
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Re: Painting SDS Drones
« Reply #1 on: 16 May 2024, 16:59:17 »
The canon artwork we have for them doesn't show much in the way of markings other than a hull number:



I checked Iron Wind Metals, but whoever painted that one up for Camospecs chose to go with Word of Blake colors, which isn't terribly helpful:





What Camospecs does have, though, is a page for SLDF Fleet Asset paint schemes, which gives the verbal description and several examples, including this Vincent Mk 39:



That "light grey, dark grey and one other color" gave me enough leeway to go with something vaguely orca-like when I did my own M-5 Caspar:

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Re: Painting SDS Drones
« Reply #2 on: 16 May 2024, 17:28:23 »

Just keeping it to two types of grey will be easy to follow, very helpful thanks.  azn

Any idea of the system behind that hull number? It [example: 90114638711] is very long, I think it has enough room for any type of platform in use by the SL. I guess that other SDS drones will likely vary in the last five digits..
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Re: Painting SDS Drones
« Reply #3 on: 16 May 2024, 18:11:59 »
Just keeping it to two types of grey will be easy to follow, very helpful thanks.  azn

Any idea of the system behind that hull number? It [example: 90114638711] is very long, I think it has enough room for any type of platform in use by the SL. I guess that other SDS drones will likely vary in the last five digits..

Not that I can think of.  That's the only example I remember seeing, and it's so out there compared to what you'd expect I'm not sure how to reconcile it compared to other hull numbering systems.

And, yeah, the numbers are so small that I didn't actually even see that they were there until I was looking at the image to post it today.
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Re: Painting SDS Drones
« Reply #4 on: 16 May 2024, 23:50:31 »
I tried to ask about the tertiary color indication of the shipyard the ship would have been from, but TPTB declined to elaborate at the time I asked.  Probably won't ever be resolved.

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Re: Painting SDS Drones
« Reply #5 on: 16 May 2024, 23:55:47 »
I tend to take the approach that SDS Drones are not properly part of the Star League Navy, and thus do not use the same paint scheme. I go for a basic gray all over for mine.
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Re: Painting SDS Drones
« Reply #6 on: 17 May 2024, 10:17:28 »
As we have some hints what drone could be produced in what system i will try to keep that third color consistent within my own drone project. ;)
But as always it is just one of so many projects in the pipeline.

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Re: Painting SDS Drones
« Reply #7 on: 17 May 2024, 10:28:26 »
As we have some hints what drone could be produced in what system i will try to keep that third color consistent within my own drone project. ;)
But as always it is just one of so many projects in the pipeline.

Okay, those are amazing.
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Re: Painting SDS Drones
« Reply #8 on: 17 May 2024, 11:03:15 »
Could white be a good third color for SDS drones?
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Re: Painting SDS Drones
« Reply #9 on: 17 May 2024, 17:45:57 »
If they're supposed to draw fire, sure! ;D

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« Reply #10 on: 18 May 2024, 17:54:05 »
If they're supposed to draw fire, sure! ;D
Sorry I do not recognize the reference.
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Re: Painting SDS Drones
« Reply #11 on: 18 May 2024, 18:23:09 »
White is the opposite of stealth in space... ;)

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Re: Painting SDS Drones
« Reply #12 on: 18 May 2024, 21:56:31 »
I was thinking about painting up some DropShips and Warships as SDS Drones, but......

Which camo did those drones use?
Any specific lettering or way of noting hull numbers?

I'd be tempted to use a circuitry pattern on their hulls, to reflect that they are drones.

For hull numbers, a variant of QR codes might be appropriate.