Hi all- I figured I'd make a separate topic for this, so I don't clog up the other great custom/painting topics with me getting sidetracked. Largely because it's just me spitballing ideas and such.
I'm trying to think of other potentially cool color schemes for the Beasts (of both Battle and Laser variety, though BBs are much cheaper a choice). Either I can commission 'em (I love the Green Mountain stuff!) or paint some myself (like I did that zebra).
Some ideas I had:
Lion- black body with Golden armor. Only later did I realize this was basically Goldar from the Power Rangers. But it'd probably look cool. Maybe red hair?
Octopus- Blue-Ringed Octopus. Look at these little guys!: https://en.wikipedia...-ringed_octopus
Snake- Coral Snake: https://en.wikipedia...iki/Coral_snake
Weasel- Spotted Skunk, a very cool, rarely-seen species: https://en.wikipedia...i/Spotted_skunk (I find the Weasel would be better for this than the actual Skunk, who lacks the "facial space" necessary to make this work)
Albino/White Animals- This is uncommon but still seen in nature, producing some great examples. Almost every Beast looks incredible in a stark white, as I've noticed. Potential animals include the Bison, Moose, Bat, Elephant & Kangaroo. Naturally there's a ton of "White Tigers" out there. Green Mountain David has sold some great "Snow Leopards".
Stuff I'm trying to think of:
The Reptiles: The Chameleon, Iguana & Leaping Lizard all have such great details on them, and can fit just about any color scheme. But there are so many potential ones I can't rest on any. The Chameleon in particular can have just about anything, in a variety of stripes or spots.
The Kraken: Either the Octopus or Cuttlefish might work. But... what kind of colors? See-through pink with splotches of a darker color? Standard pink? Octopus w/ Cuttlefish arms?
Rhino: One of my favorites as a kid- I used him and the Lion as my "Faction Commanders". Since the Lion gets an "upgraded" form above, I figured the Rhino should, too. But what color scheme? Maybe silver armor to contrast the lion's gold, but what colors look best with silver?
In fact, I'm thinking of various combinations of "metallic" colors with some Beasts, as if they all have some "metallic" upgrade form. So Jade, Ruby, Quartz, etc.