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Paint your tank - does it give camo value?

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Mr_Burrows #1 Posted 01 February 2018 - 08:42 AM

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Simple question: If I choose not to apply a camo scheme but instead paint my tank in whatever color I fancy (red? yellow? bright orange with pink dots?), does that still give "camo" to the tank just like a camo pattern would? 

I saw an extremely ugly, but very cool, tank the other day. Just tickled my fancy a bit. 



jack_timber #2 Posted 01 February 2018 - 08:47 AM

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Yes...

I still can "see" all these paint jobs and yes there are some cool ones about, brightens up the battlefield. Mind you not to everyone's taste but I like them.



Mr_Burrows #3 Posted 01 February 2018 - 08:54 AM

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Yeah, I was thinking about uglifying a tank. It would still have camo bonus as long as the hull is in proper camo, right?

Aikl #4 Posted 01 February 2018 - 08:54 AM

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As long as the hull is painted with a camo pattern, yes. You can still make some rather ugly ones with certain nations. E.g. France less so - they lack transparent patterns for e.g. summer.

 

Bit annoying that there isn't simply a transparent camo that you can apply to still get the camo bonus with only paint colours showing.


Edited by Aikl, 01 February 2018 - 08:56 AM.


Mr_Burrows #5 Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:02 AM

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THAT would have been extremely cool! 

Aikl #6 Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:31 AM

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View PostMr_Burrows, on 01 February 2018 - 08:02 AM, said:

THAT would have been extremely cool! 

 

Come to think about it, client-side it should be possible to simply redefine a pattern to be entirely transparent. There is a mod that does that for all tanks and camos; the idea would be to limit it to one pattern per season per nation - if at all possible.

 

I'm guessing that the idea is a multicoloured ELC EVEN? :D



badabum #7 Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:42 AM

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If you have that Holiday ops camo which is un-historical, you can pair it with paints that are historical and disable un-historical elements in game settings. This way you only see the paint but retain the concealment bonus from the camouflage. Hopefully there would be more options for this in the future.

badream #8 Posted 01 February 2018 - 10:52 AM

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I'd like to have that lava camo i saw somedays ago... That was really cool! :D

eldrak #9 Posted 01 February 2018 - 11:48 AM

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View Postbadream, on 01 February 2018 - 09:52 AM, said:

I'd like to have that lava camo i saw somedays ago... That was really cool! :D

 

That one is special from the WGFest or whatever and will cost you some £$€ if they sell it again.

Mr_Burrows #10 Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:39 PM

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View PostAikl, on 01 February 2018 - 09:31 AM, said:

I'm guessing that the idea is a multicoloured ELC EVEN? :D

 

 

I have no idea what u on about ;)

DracheimFlug #11 Posted 01 February 2018 - 03:07 PM

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View PostAikl, on 01 February 2018 - 09:31 AM, said:

 

Come to think about it, client-side it should be possible to simply redefine a pattern to be entirely transparent. There is a mod that does that for all tanks and camos; the idea would be to limit it to one pattern per season per nation - if at all possible.

 

I'm guessing that the idea is a multicoloured ELC EVEN? :D

 

Aren't all normal camos multi coloured? :D

Browarszky #12 Posted 01 February 2018 - 04:08 PM

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View PostDracheimFlug, on 01 February 2018 - 02:07 PM, said:

 

Aren't all normal camos multi coloured? :D

 

But the choices are a bit drab. No flashy pink there.

Mr_Burrows #13 Posted 02 February 2018 - 03:08 PM

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shot_001.jpg

 

I do not know how to add full size pics, but you get the idea if you klick it. Desert camo with an underpaint of blue... Well, it was so worth it. :)



monthey_ #14 Posted 02 February 2018 - 03:11 PM

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As long as you paint the hull, your tank increases its camo value.

Simeon85 #15 Posted 02 February 2018 - 03:26 PM

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Annoyingly not every nation has semi-transparent camos, and then there are only a limited selection available. They should make it so you can make all camo patterns semi-transparent, giving you the option to turn off one of the colours to have the base coat shine through.

 

The transparent digital winter camo plus a base coat looks really cool, but you can't really replicate this with many summer and desert camos. 



Kandly #16 Posted 02 February 2018 - 04:25 PM

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View PostSimeon85, on 02 February 2018 - 02:26 PM, said:

Annoyingly not every nation has semi-transparent camos, and then there are only a limited selection available. They should make it so you can make all camo patterns semi-transparent, giving you the option to turn off one of the colours to have the base coat shine through.

 

The transparent digital winter camo plus a base coat looks really cool, but you can't really replicate this with many summer and desert camos. 

 

Suggestion noted! ;)

DragonSenpai_ #17 Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:16 PM

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View PostSimeon85, on 02 February 2018 - 03:26 PM, said:

Annoyingly not every nation has semi-transparent camos, and then there are only a limited selection available. They should make it so you can make all camo patterns semi-transparent, giving you the option to turn off one of the colours to have the base coat shine through.

 

The transparent digital winter camo plus a base coat looks really cool, but you can't really replicate this with many summer and desert camos. 

 

Maybe a minor change to this idea would something like an opacity slider, so you can set how transparent you want it to be, which could make for some awesome looking paintjobs




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