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Old 25 Feb 2007, 08:40   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first time painting, and painting camo at that. It's a Devilfish APC, no frills or mods. It's made for a pirate Tau army.

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C&C please. Thanks!
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Old 25 Feb 2007, 08:59   #2 (permalink)
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This actually looks very nice, though the paint job seems somewhat flat.
Perhaps if you go back and highlight around/fill in the armour seams and pick out the details (thrusters, vents, windows etc), this model would have a lot more 'wow' factor. It might also help to paint the carbines on the drones.

As is its pretty good, 75/100
With a little more detail 85-90/100
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Old 25 Feb 2007, 09:04   #3 (permalink)
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Guess you can't tell. The carbines are painted mytril silver. All the weapons have been "chromed" with this army.
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Old 25 Feb 2007, 09:37   #4 (permalink)
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I had thought it might be silver, but in the second pic it just looks like bare plastic. If the flash was on, it would explain the flat look of that carbine.
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Old 25 Feb 2007, 09:46   #5 (permalink)
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When i get a chance (and the money) I'm going to paint the inside of the engines ice blue, paint the engine exhaust ports a darker grey, then put grills on the instrument recesses behind the hatch. besides that, I think it's good.
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Old 25 Feb 2007, 12:45   #6 (permalink)
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Typically, you should use about three colors for camoflage. It usually defeats the "flat" look you get.
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Old 25 Feb 2007, 18:16   #7 (permalink)
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well the red and green looks a little funky. the green isn't exactly going to hide that thing due to the bright red!
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Old 25 Feb 2007, 19:34   #8 (permalink)
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Where exactly is this thing supposed to be hiding?

Good job on the patter, the paint is nice and uniform throughout, but it could due with some highlights....
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Pretty good for your first camo I would say add another color to your camo and you may be set and pick out some details on the fish itself and you should be set
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Old 26 Feb 2007, 02:36   #10 (permalink)
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Looks like something from chrome hounds, nice job.

I love original paint schemes, rather than just using the t'au colours.
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I believe so, I get mine at Walgreen's for around $7. Brake Fluid works too (Pine Sol Works on metals, not so well on plastics), but I prefer the spraycanniness of the Easy Off. Spray it (Wear gloves, it's important), let it sit, and take a toothbrush to it later.
so what your saying is that oven cleaner can remove paint from plastic models? and after that, you take a toothbrush to your plastic model, and the paint just comes off?
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