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First Crisis Suit - Koyaan Ki'vak
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 18:48   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Crisis Suit - Koyaan Ki'vak

This is the first battlesuit I have painted. I am not too good at painting so I mainly used drybrushing to paint this model. It is also worth mentioning that he is Shas'vre Koyaan Ki'vak, the character my account is named after.

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Old 06 Sep 2007, 19:02   #2 (permalink)
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I like it.. Most people slap a drone on the base and dont bother with much else but you made it look realy good =]

The paint job it very good.

7/10 =]

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Old 06 Sep 2007, 19:10   #3 (permalink)
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Hehe, thankee

Mmm, I'm not sure about the drone on the base, I think I need to give it more battle damage, the only bit I did give it was poor anyway... :huh:
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I like the paint scheme, not one I've seen (although green seems especially popular now) before.
I don't care for the drone but it works I suppose.
I think it looks 2-3 points higher (on a 1-10 scale) without the flash. Under naturalish light it looks loads better.
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Yeah, models always look worse under flash, the black undercoat shows through more, especially on drybrushed models. But this is pretty darn good really. One thing - the sept symbol on the back looks a bit messy, I'd redo that.
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 20:57   #6 (permalink)
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enderwiggin: I'm not sure about the drone, I think I will use something else on bases in the future.. Preferably a fallen enemy! ;D

Commissar_Will: I'm not very good at freehand... I've redone it about 4 times already Any tips?
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Well, you could try designing your own transfers. You can buy transfer paper from some model shops and fairs for about 1 per sheet, then simply create the transfers on Paint or something then print them off. Other than that, I can only suggest practising on scrap plastic until you perfect your technique, or else draw on the shape in fineliner first, then go over that - some people find they can get more precision that way.
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Very nicely painted. Highlights are well done, and the base is a nice touch. This is a fantastic Tabletop-quality model.

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I like the paint scheme, not one I've seen (although green seems especially popular now) before.
Yes, the green is extremely prominent, at least on these boards. My first Tau were green, though I painted them long before I joined TO so I can't blame it on them :P

Probably because the codex doesn't feature any green Tau that I can recall. People like to be different.
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 18:53   #9 (permalink)
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Looks pretty good. It looks better without the flash, which is natural for drybrushed models.

Better then my painting, at any rate. :P
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Thankee for all the nice comments ;D

Well, my Tau come form a forest world, so they have primarily green camouflage, the secondary colour being light brown, used on cloth and the occasional armour plate.

I think what I need to do for the sept symbol is actually draw it first, I've done Maltese Crosses on Epic scale shoulder pads, I should be able to do something much bigger!
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