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Old 04 Oct 2008, 01:54   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do YOU paint your Fire Warrior's shoulder-pad's Tau Empire badge?

Today, I was painting another of my Fire Warriors (Yes, I now have TWO fully painted) and prepared to paint the badge last. I first used some black ink into make the whole thing black (After all, the spray is quite old). Letting it dry a bit, I started wondering how I could do this faster. "Ah! If you just had a tiny, tiny brush, you'd be able to just do the white over the black and be done with it!"

Yes. Unfortunately, I don't have one of those tiny brushes. So, I unpacked one of my tank brushes that tapers down to a tiny point. "This is ridiculous! One slip and everything is ruined!".

I eyed some toothpicks. Dipping them in skull white, I was done in about two minutes.

Worked really well for me. The whole thing got me thinking - how do you guys do it?
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Old 04 Oct 2008, 04:39   #2 (permalink)
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I do that all the time it's really easy to.
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Old 04 Oct 2008, 08:51   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: How do YOU paint your Fire Warrior's shoulder-pad's Tau Empire badge?

Really, there is 2 ways of actually painting them...

Black with white sticking-up-bits,

or white with black sticking-up-bits...

My shoulder pads are black, so I use the first option... I use a detail brush though... :P
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Old 04 Oct 2008, 14:41   #4 (permalink)
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I paint mine white-on-black, using an 18/0 detail brush.
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Old 04 Oct 2008, 14:47   #5 (permalink)
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For me its easy really. I just paint the entire thing in the color i want the receding cracks and nooks to be and then just go over the larger areas without touching the cracks. Its really a norm of painting; you start at lower places and work your way up.
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Old 04 Oct 2008, 15:15   #6 (permalink)
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i havnt sucessfully finished any, they arnt on my fire warriors. i am useing some as backpacks for my converted pathfinders and i will probably try to keep the black in the edges and paint the top white
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