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Old 27 Jan 2007, 23:55   #1 (permalink)
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So here is an idea. I am gonna start this thread as not a tut, or WIP but as a play by play of how i am going about painting this mini. The title is implying that i'll scratch yor back if you scratch mine meaning that somewhere along the road this thread does help you out in one way another, the second is that maybe you think i made an error in the process and would like to help me out by sayin so.

So first ive taken the model and paint the most recessed areas, namely the uniform of the FW.


Now im not taking a mad amount of time filling in around the edges or really defining the caot of paint yet as i still need to sink areas in creases with black, and the model will still get another coat with the grey.



The areas i did pay more attention to were the very small recessed areas, around the plates on the legs on the front middle of the waist, around the neck. These areas will most likely get a spot of paint during the black sinks and the need to be defined so they get a little more attn.

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Old 28 Jan 2007, 04:17   #2 (permalink)
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Lookin bueno so far. I'm likin the dual action ;D

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Old 28 Jan 2007, 15:28   #3 (permalink)
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So in these shots i have refined the black and done the second coat of grey. i paid special attn. to the straps holding armor plates. now i will start doing the preliminary coloring and detailing of the armor, my scheme is pretty complex so this may take a while. well that and i just got a new wraithlord and a venerable dread!

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Old 28 Jan 2007, 20:14   #4 (permalink)
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Nice! What colors did you use and how did you go about applying them? That is the perfect grey/white!
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Old 28 Jan 2007, 22:30   #5 (permalink)
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prepare to be apalled! Because of my remote location in the southwestern boondocks of colorado my hobby materials are very limited, so the primer is actualy Krylon camoflage base coat, the paint is a flat black and international grey by ,DUn, Dun .. Dun -TESTORS! Yes the only paint i can get my hands on is testors, however i like the paint, and the colors all come in acryillic and enamels(i use both on models) so i can keep color schemes and still make a metal and plastic or cloth transition. Also the metalics are great for metal or lens effects. However as a side note here is what i have stalled work on the gunslinger for, my question is does the green fit in with the dark angels chapter or not?.!
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Old 28 Jan 2007, 22:32   #6 (permalink)
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looking good. How did you do the duall action thing with the fire warrior.
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Old 28 Jan 2007, 22:39   #7 (permalink)
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that dread is beautiful but i see no green to look at
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Old 29 Jan 2007, 00:20   #8 (permalink)
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The tut for the tau hand mod can be found on thw games workshop site under the crisis pilot conversion. I assure you the green is there in fact it is in a jar right behind the model lol. :P
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Old 29 Jan 2007, 02:15   #9 (permalink)
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heres another pic of the dread i am following basically the same process to paint it as the stealth so ill go ahead and post it here as well. So far i have gotten the first coat of the base color pretty much done and did a bit of metal, all in one day! that includes the priming and assembly of the model as well as paint progress. dont wig yet the limbs and plates are merely blu tac'd on at this point, they wont be glued until i am satisfied with the detail on them.
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Old 29 Jan 2007, 14:02   #10 (permalink)
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It's looking very very nice. Not really the rigt color green for dark angels though
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