Cygnar Rangers - Da Cunnin' Plan
Okay, so the Cygnar Rangers are pretty cool looking models. I have used a technique to provide snipers with ghillie suits in the past, and have a plan to do the same here.
A ghillie suit is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage. Typically, it is a net or cloth garment covered in loose strips of cloth or twine, sometimes even made to look like leaves and twigs. Snipers may wear a ghillie suit to blend into their surroundings when they feel it is important for them to camouflage and hide themselves from enemies or their targets.
So, pre primer, I will glue some minor amounts of modelling sand to the outside of the cloaks the rangers are wearing. I'll use a paperclip to basically draw "lines" on the cloack and then apply the sand. Key here is to not over do it. 1 or 2 short lengths of sand. Snot Green will be used for the cloak base, washed with Thraka Green and the sand will be tan (snakebite) then washed with the brown (sepia) wash. After the entire model is dry, I will apply a few small patches of static grass to the cloak, giving the whole model a very "earthy" feel. Couple that with the basing, and Shane just may loose these guys on a table somewhere!