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Old 11 Jun 2007, 23:41   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,
I just got a new camera the other day, and decided to take some pictures of my tau, as well as some other stuff.
I'm not exactly sure if this is the right board, or if it should be in showcase, I'll let the moderators decide. (Edit- I guess they found the right board after all. I'll post here next time. Thanks.)
Anyways, I tried out a new painting technique on my devilfish a couple months ago, see what you think

The 1st devilfish (for my fire warriors):

(Can't see it too well, but its mostly plain blue/grey drybrushed with an ink wash)

And the 2nd (pathfinders):





I cut up some masking tape into sharp angles and put that down after I had a black basecoat. Then I just drybrushed the same as the other one. After that, I stippled some lighter blue/grey to add more contrast when I took off the tape. Then of couse I painted the details seperate and did the transfers.
All comments welcome.
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Old 11 Jun 2007, 23:45   #2 (permalink)
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dude there awsome,love the 2nd devil fish
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Old 12 Jun 2007, 01:36   #3 (permalink)
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Nice, im probably gonna use the masking tape idea for some of my fishes
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Old 12 Jun 2007, 02:13   #4 (permalink)
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Nice, im probably gonna use the masking tape idea for some of my fishes
Glad I could be of assistance. If you want any more details just PM me.*
I'm gonna put up some more pictures of my army later, I just don't want to clog the board with all my stuff, so I'm distributing it over time.
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Old 12 Jun 2007, 02:49   #5 (permalink)
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It looks pretty good, but if you ask me, for your next one I'd either make less of the black shapes, or make them smaller. It looks great and was really well executed, but it's a little much.
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Old 12 Jun 2007, 03:05   #6 (permalink)
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Exelent work. You did on a larger scale what I did on one of my XV8 as a test.

I difenetly want my next squads to look like this, with patern camo.
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Old 12 Jun 2007, 12:33   #7 (permalink)
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I love the second Devilfish, it looks excellent: Nice camo pattern and looks a bit dirty ;D
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Old 12 Jun 2007, 18:35   #8 (permalink)
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Outstanding, I really love this effect. ^-^
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Old 13 Jun 2007, 08:06   #9 (permalink)
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The two Fish look very good!
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Incredible work on those 'fish. I actually just finished the camo on my vehicles last night, but I hadn't thought of incorporating the black basecoat into the paint job. I'll have to give the masking tape idea a try on my next one.
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