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PostSubject: Black and blue snake reference photos?   Black and blue snake reference photos? I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 05 2012, 03:02

Putting together some ideas for painting Sslyth. I'm thinking of going with a bluish or pale underbelly with black scales on top, preferably with some sort of a blue design within the black scales. I found this photo of a Malaysian coral snake that looked promising:
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I might even be keen to try out the orange-ish face color to add some contrast to the purple and teal that I use.
Any other suggestions that you guys can point me towards?

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PostSubject: Re: Black and blue snake reference photos?   Black and blue snake reference photos? I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 05 2012, 04:14

That is crazy how creatures have evolved to display those colorations. I just picked up a Sslyth today and was going to go with the normal color but if yours comes out good I might go with this instead.

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PostSubject: Re: Black and blue snake reference photos?   Black and blue snake reference photos? I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 05 2012, 04:46

@Kieran Venoxis wrote:
That is crazy how creatures have evolved to display those colorations. I just picked up a Sslyth today and was going to go with the normal color but if yours comes out good I might go with this instead.
It will be a little while before mine see any paint, but I'll post them in my painting log when I do(I'll try to post them here too, but it will be a ways off) Evil or Very Mad I'm thinking about painting the topside scales black, and then applying Tamiya clear in blue and a little iridescent medium for that reptilian shimmer Rolling Eyes I'm basically in the research stage, which usually consists of staring at a cool model and reference photos until I finally decide that I'll never come up with a cooler idea...

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PostSubject: Re: Black and blue snake reference photos?   Black and blue snake reference photos? I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 05 2012, 06:09

How about sea snake?
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Also Gaboon Viper have interesting pattern, yet it's brown... unless You paint it!
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PostSubject: Re: Black and blue snake reference photos?   Black and blue snake reference photos? I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 05 2012, 06:35

Black and blue snake reference photos? Snake210
That might take a little more effort than I'm willing to shell out.... Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Black and blue snake reference photos?   Black and blue snake reference photos? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 06 2012, 01:43

It's one model, take the time to something really cool and different, I haven't seen any Sslyth painted to a high standard, let alone interesting schemes and patterns.

Do it.

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PostSubject: Re: Black and blue snake reference photos?   Black and blue snake reference photos? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 06 2012, 02:01

I was going to suggest any of the Viper species would look great for Ssyth. When I was younger I went to a reptile expo and saw a Rhinocerous Viper mixed with a Gaboon Viper and it came out looking like a candy cane. Many viper species haver very vibrant colors and patters and have that fave similiar to what the Ssylth have.
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PostSubject: Re: Black and blue snake reference photos?   Black and blue snake reference photos? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 06 2012, 04:07

@Sky Serpent wrote:
It's one model, take the time to something really cool and different, I haven't seen any Sslyth painted to a high standard, let alone interesting schemes and patterns.

Do it.
I have two, eying a third....but I guess that I would only have to repeat it three times at most...Yikes Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Black and blue snake reference photos?   Black and blue snake reference photos? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 06 2012, 04:09

I'd say go for it. Bet they would look awesome. I know its not a snake, but also check of the Gila Monster for a cool scaley color / pattern if your interested. Its an orange and black lizard
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PostSubject: Re: Black and blue snake reference photos?   Black and blue snake reference photos? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 06 2012, 04:11

@Ciirian wrote:
I'd say go for it. Bet they would look awesome. I know its not a snake, but also check of the Gila Monster for a cool scaley color / pattern if your interested. Its an orange and black lizard
I'll check that out. The orange would contrast well with the purple and teal that I use.
(EDIT) just did a search for the Rhino Viper pattern and found this page:
http://www.bukisa.com/articles/253035_brightly-colored-snakes-with-unique-geometrical-patterns

Oh this will be fun Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Black and blue snake reference photos?   Black and blue snake reference photos? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 20 2012, 11:40

@Evil Space Elves wrote:

(EDIT) just did a search for the Rhino Viper pattern and found this page:
http://www.bukisa.com/articles/253035_brightly-colored-snakes-with-unique-geometrical-patterns

Oh this will be fun Twisted Evil

You've just saved me a lot of trawling through snake pictures, though I suspect like you this is not going to be easy affraid . Did see one in there that uses all three of my spot colours though, could be interesting to try... I'll let you know how i get on.

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