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Old 06 Feb 2005, 08:27   #1 (permalink)
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took me about 4-5 hours of almsot non-stop painting, its undercoated chaos black and painted scab red, boltgun metal and skull white (the colours for the rest of my army)



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Old 06 Feb 2005, 09:35   #2 (permalink)
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ok, just quick suggestion or 2: when you're painting red or white (or yellow, for that matter) over a black undercoat, put down a coat of fortress grey first, covering th black. its much easier for white and red to cover grey than black.

and next, can i suggest not using such an alternating colour scheme. do your scheme based on either red or white, rather than alternating section from section...it'll just give the mini as a whole more coherency
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No offence, but he looks like he is dancing. Mind you, My warboss appears to be receiting Shakespeare
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I agree with bloddied fangs, I put down a layer of codex grey befor i start painting with my red. That ensures that the color will come out bright.

ALso you might want to go over it with a small paintbrush and fix some slops.
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what about undercoating with white instead?

Yeh some slops do need fixing...to be honest i could do with a slightly thinner brush (dont use gw oens so i cant quote thickness i use)

Bloodied fangs, you say you don't like my colour scheme, lol, i can love with that, its only my commander who is painted with such a colour contrast but to be honest as a commander i like him to stand out and to me it looks striking, theres more chaos black and less white on my fire warriors. Cou.d you explain what you said
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and next, can i suggest not using such an alternating colour scheme. do your scheme based on either red or white, rather than alternating section from section...it'll just give the mini as a whole more coherency
i don't enitrely get what you mean by that although im defionatley keeping his colours, ideas on how to paint my other crisis suits and stealths would be great though!
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I like the alternating color way of painting, makes models look better (IMO).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...xWarrior-1.jpg

Except I used yellow/red to represent fire.

in future, please keep the size of your pics down a bit, so it doesn't break the margins. no-one likes a horizontal scroll-bar
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ok, basically what i'm saying is the different panels tend to all be in alternating colours (red for one, white for the next, then back to red). and this really breaks the model up. instead, do larger sections in one colour, possibly with a little trim of the secondary colour, the do smaller sections in the secondary colour (and can i suggest doing the chest in red rather than white??)

as for undercoatinf it white: then you have to put down a coat of black before the boltgun metal, and the red has the potential to go kinda pink...it doesn't really make it any easier to switch undercoat
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ahh, cheers for that, i get what you mean now, i think i may well do that for my normal shas'ui crisis suits but next i need to find a scheme for my stealths....whcih do you think i should make the main colour out of the two, skull white/scab red?
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it might be a good idea to possibly even have the stealth suits in a completely different colour altogether...maybe midnight blue
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No offence, but he looks like he is dancing. Mind you, My warboss appears to be receiting Shakespeare
really? now i wanna see him


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