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Old 29 Jan 2007, 14:56   #1 (permalink)
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Here's a falcon that I painted specifically as transport for my harlies.






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Old 29 Jan 2007, 14:58   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, all those colours...

Great work! Can you tell us how you did paint all those squares? Did you tape it off or...
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Old 29 Jan 2007, 15:00   #3 (permalink)
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I want to hug you...
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Holy Feth that must have taken some time. Looks gorgeous, to die for, which is what your opponents will be doing..... heh
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very nice

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Old 29 Jan 2007, 15:22   #6 (permalink)
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How to:

Prime black
Airbrush top white
Take thin strips of masking tape, and make lines in one direction, leaving small gaps between the pieces of tape. Spray black.
Remove tape.
Take thin strips of masking tape, in a diagonal to the first set of lines, again, leaving small gaps between the tape.
Spray black.
Remove tape.

At this point, you have a white tank with thin white lines making identically sized diamonds. Because the width of the tape is constant, the width of the white spaces is kept constant and the diamonds look perfect. But, because the tank has contours, there are places where the lines between the diamonds must necessarily get wider - this is most notable just outside of the air intakes.

Touch up the any black that has bled into the white diamonds - there are some places that, due to the contours of the tank's body, a little black can bleed under the tape, and you want a smooth white underlayer when you get to the colours.

Pick your colours carefully. There are some combinations that will not look good - white next to yellow, orange next to red - they're just too close. Fill in the diamonds.

Take coloured inks, and apply the inks into the recessed lines to provide shading. It's subtle, but it makes the end result much better.

Finish up the rest of the tank.
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Old 29 Jan 2007, 15:29   #7 (permalink)
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That's amazing I love it!
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Old 29 Jan 2007, 15:32   #8 (permalink)
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Incredible, a great ideal, did you have any doubts it may not turn out this nice??
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Old 29 Jan 2007, 16:21   #9 (permalink)
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Awesome! I certainly hope that it's equipped with Holo Fields.

It looks stellar, excellent work.
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a work of art
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