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Old 10 Jul 2009, 18:52   #1 (permalink)
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Default Novice painter taking on Eldar Jetbikes.

So, i'm going to be starting on Eldar Jetbikes. The bikes i'd like to be red and black with green gems. The pilots wearring black armor with white and red helmets. I'm not sure which colors to use for the primers, base coats, highlights, and washes (if any). I'd also like to try my hand at freehanding some of the bike markings and banners. What would be the best way to go about that?

If anyone would like to offer some advice i'd greatly appreciate it.
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Old 10 Jul 2009, 19:06   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Novice painter taking on Eldar Jetbikes.

It sounds like Saim Hann stuff.

Luckily we have a recent thread with guys suggesting how to paint the red(s) involved.

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.ph...c,85993.0.html
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Old 10 Jul 2009, 19:12   #3 (permalink)
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It sounds like Saim Hann stuff.

Luckily we have a recent thread with guys suggesting how to paint the red(s) involved.

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.ph...c,85993.0.html
Yea, i noticed that after i posted this. What are the odds huh? Any suggestions on how to do the black and white parts? and the free-handing?
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Old 10 Jul 2009, 19:15   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Novice painter taking on Eldar Jetbikes.

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No...

I don't do either of those really. I've undercoated in black but that's the extent of it.

I like clean, crisp colors for my stuff with very straight lines. :P

I imagine there's no guide for free hand work other than just getting better/experience doing so. :-\
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Default Re: Novice painter taking on Eldar Jetbikes.

By 'freehanding' I assume you mean the black striping customary of Saim-Hann bikes; I've always thought that creative application of scotch tape (to set your pattern) would allow you to make 'perfect' bold lines, but I haven't tried it myself.
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Old 10 Jul 2009, 19:19   #6 (permalink)
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By 'freehanding' I assume you mean the black striping customary of Saim-Hann bikes; I've always thought that creative application of scotch tape (to set your pattern) would allow you to make 'perfect' bold lines, but I haven't tried it myself.
Actually painting tape might work also... hmm i'll have to search for any tutorials. but i was also refering to the white markings on the "hood" of most bikes.
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