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Old 22 Oct 2004, 07:49   #1 (permalink)
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Default My Tau (opinions?)(new stuff!!)

no real reason for doing this just to get critiques.

http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591...1/70472065.jpg

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I'm not really feeling happy with my current scheme, considering changing to matt black with gloss on the armour to make it look spangly with dark grey fatigues but I'm having trouble finding a colour for the lights.....black seems to go with everything but nothing goes with black* ;D

:Pall suggestions and comments welcome :P
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I like it. It looks really good on the tank.
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i agree. i also like the bases, how'd you do them?
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Old 22 Oct 2004, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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The bases look like they were flocked, painted black, then drybrushed with Shadow Grey... I only know because I bought some miniatures from GW at an auction and they were done the same way, only not drybrushed.

Any way, the models look great! I would never have thought about those colors... I especially like the tank, the colors just seem to compliment the sleekness of it, BTW wheres the turret? Is it not painted yet?

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Old 22 Oct 2004, 23:05   #5 (permalink)
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Looking really good I think the color is great.

Looks very good and the bases and figs look really well together.

Nice job.

You asked for input?
The only input I can give is to add a little highlight to them.
That would be my only advice.

Looking really good.
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Old 22 Oct 2004, 23:47   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the props ;D.....everyone likes props ;D

the bases are just sand painted black and drybrushed grey.

yeah the turret is MIA I just cant seem to find it.

yeah, I would like to highlight but I'm having trouble figuring out which colour to highlight as the green is quite an odd colour.

I'm just not quite happy with how the scheme looks on the crisis suit, it just looks to blocky and bright.

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Old 23 Oct 2004, 03:10   #7 (permalink)
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Usually with highlighting you can do somethinga s simple as add some white to the same color to town it down and add that?

I dont mean to insult you I am shure you know this and want something better than that.
But alot of time thats jsut it.

Like black thin it down with grey and add it until you get to an almost grey highlite.

That works the best on black that I know?

Anyways good stuff and I like it.
Its very clean and I can tell you paint very well.

Keep it up.

And show more when you can.
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thanks ....... I hate to admit it but I seem to quite often be remiss with my highlighting as im often just too keen to move on to the next model, ill try to move the provuction line on but its getting close to finals time and study seems to be akin to the black plague...*cough*....oh no....... ;D
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Old 23 Oct 2004, 04:34   #9 (permalink)
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Heres another tip I learned in art class that I have modified some what:

Art method: To get a darker color, rather then add black, add the color that would be on the opposite side of the color wheel, it will look alot more natural.

Modified: Start with deciding what color you want. Then make that color darker with method above, and work your way up to the color you want, giving the model more depth.

Example: When I would paint my khorne models, rather then start with a blood red mixed with black, I would use blood red mixed with snot green, the slowly work my way up to blood red again, createing highlights as I go.

Here is the basic colors and the colors you would use to darken them:

Red= Green
Blue= Orange
Yellow=Purple

I know it sounds strange, but if you have the patience, give it a try, I'll bet you'll be suprised and aske yourself "Did I really paint that?"

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Old 24 Oct 2004, 07:33   #10 (permalink)
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Converted multi trackers (i dont like the standard ones)
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591...1/70681406.jpg

Crisis suit 1
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591...1/70681336.jpg

Crisis suit 2
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591...1/70681344.jpg

Stealth team
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591...1/70681323.jpg

and the hatch on the fish (i finally found it, hacked the mount away b/c it bulked it up too much)
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591...1/70681295.jpg


any opinions? just about finished the patrol, damn firewarriors, theres only 9 left but they suck so much.

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