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Old 24 May 2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
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Default Scheme, take duo.

Hey all.


It's a link because the picture would look really dark on the white background on the forum.

I was shooting for a really realistic looking model, while still being relatively easy to paint. The armour is based with scorched brown, and blended up to Snakebite for the final highlight. It was then stipplied finely with black and snakebite. The damage is painted on, with the black being highlighted with a single fortress grey highlight (shineh). Green is just camo with a bit of a highlight done in white (only on the shoulderpad). Oh, and i buggered up the eye, woops :-[ lol.

I was shooting for a more realistic, detailed look to the model. I'm now debating whether or not to go with a similar colour scheme, but done mroe like Tael's stuff - flat and smoothe.

Oh, and the model was thrown together from old painted models, so its a tad chunky in places


edit 47: The fatigues are done in Vallejo Khaki, with a bit of white added in for highlights. The camo pattern is done with spots in black, with smaller spots on the black in white. Then it was dabbed here and there with Camo green (you can see this on his left leg on the rearview). Its a favourite look of mine Plus, if anyone would utilize the advantages of camo, it'd be the Tau.

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Old 24 May 2005, 19:13   #2 (permalink)
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I like the color scheme, though I'd not reccomend going the 'flat and smooth' route...especially for a camouflage themed army...

Somehow that GW Brand of ultra-clean, smooth and pristine looking armor doesn't seem to fit with what you have going here.

It's got more of a military model look, which is refreshing, and I'd keep it as is...

The only comment I'd make is to maybe wash some bubonic brown over that eye...the pure white eyeball pops out way too much...and could use a little toning down...

Good job!

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its good i like it don't see really anything that needs to be touched up like that you painted eyes on him no one has done that really
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Old 24 May 2005, 21:51   #4 (permalink)
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Looks good, though the camo on the cloth has just too many colors, and looks theirfore kinda "sloppy". And some brown ink(or thinned scorched brown) would bring out the details on the armour and clothing.
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Old 25 May 2005, 02:22   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Scheme, take duo.

I was trying to avoid using inks, because i wanted the dry matte look you get from the stipple/drybrush technique (as much as i'm against drybrushing, used sparingly it can work), but i'll give it a go.

Might tone the cloth down a bit, maybe dark brown slashes and a lighter brown at a different angle?

Any thoughts on the base?

Cheers for the comments

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notice the bit in "new posters read this" that says ALL finished minis go in showcase?? based or not, that's finished. try again
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