thanks for your feedback and suggestions - lots of color-theories on the lasers :)
Unfortunately I couldn't get much done over the last few days, as real live (TM) kept me quite busy.
Nevertheless I began to experiment with the lasers. So I selected these 5 possible laser colors:
Red, blue, green, purple, and yellow and painted the first beams.
It was a quick and dirty job (being half drunken too).
And there were some lessons learned:
- Don't PUI (paint under influence)
- the light bubbles at the root of the beam are too big
- The colors actually don't really matter, as the white will flush most of it
So with lesson 2 in mind I created new beams, with a smaller root bubble.
Quite a difference already.
This used pretty much the same technique as the Bolter flashes, just on a smaller scale and on a longer rod.
To see how this works out I painted one of each version and both in the red colors.
Actually not bad, and I think I will go with the "burst" version and a red beam. But I think I will leave the light transitional color mix of white and red (actually creating a pale pink) and go straight from red to white.
What do you think?
Thanks for your suggestions and feedback - I look forward to it.