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Old 03 Dec 2006, 21:25   #1 (permalink)
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for support systems that can alos be hard-wired the model comes with a representation. Is it good to use that representation if you are using hard wired, like the multi-tracker. like the one on this guy critisize the paint job if you lke just be gentile i havn't painted many tau and as a side note due to poor lighting plus crappy camera it shows the color as being off its actualy a Sa'cea sept the color is a bit darket than most though

its a sucky paint job in this picture but it doesn't look that bad i hope.
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Old 03 Dec 2006, 21:28   #2 (permalink)
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1: Pleas please use punctiation.... I had to read that twice to get what you were asking.


2: You do not have to show hardwired devices on the model.
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Old 03 Dec 2006, 22:03   #3 (permalink)
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I personally have a fairly easygoing attitude towards WYSIWYG - so that there is perfect with me...

my commander sports all of the following: cyclic ion cannon, plasma-whammy, missiles, shield, MT and a posish-relay - if anyone asks I'll simply show my army list and say "he's only using this and this"

I dont like pining stuff this small - so I simply stuck everything I wanted on him, then choose which I wanna use when I make my army list. Atm I favor the missile/plasma/posish relay mix, with a hardwired MT.

Besides... the way I made it all fit together, it looks cool
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Pinning nahhhh go with magnets as for your painting thin out your paints with some water or a mix of water and future floor wax and take your time
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Old 04 Dec 2006, 23:26   #5 (permalink)
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i'd say your paint is too thick. also try highlighting.
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Old 05 Dec 2006, 05:30   #6 (permalink)
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GREAT scheme. ;D

Just thin your paints a little. Nice work.
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Not bad. Water your paints at abput a 1:2 to a 1:3 Water:Paint ratio at max. This way, you will get a flat, viscous paint that allows you to create simple effects with little effort.
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Old 08 Dec 2006, 03:32   #8 (permalink)
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I like the colors. And agree with the others. GW paint is way to thick. use an old dish or something and dab some paint on it. Then add half as much water and mix it up with your brush. the paint will go on smooth in lght coats. a couple of thin coats will look much better than one heavy one. The thin coats also allow your base color to show through. A white undercoat will make your brights brighter, while a black undercoat will add depth to your shadows.
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Old 28 Dec 2006, 14:44   #9 (permalink)
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nice job, just the paint is a little to thick try a 2:1. 2 parts paint and 1 part water as you dont want the paint to be like water, you really need it like viscious water
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Old 28 Dec 2006, 16:52   #10 (permalink)
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Sorry, you're new to the site, but what you did is called thread necromancy. It's not a big deal, but try not to post in topics that are dated and haven't had posts in a while (this ones almost a month old)


But you did give some good advice, so it's not a big deal. Just a warning for the future (I don't really care, but some people here do)
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