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Old 25 May 2005, 23:20   #1 (permalink)
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All right, here's some of my Tau for you guys to complain about* 8)
What do you think?

Broadside view 1

Broadside View 2

Devilfish View 1

Devilfish view 2

Well?
EDIT: Oh, sorry bout the blurriness but my camera sucks.
And sorry bout the paint job but I suck...
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Old 26 May 2005, 00:12   #2 (permalink)
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chill, you don't suck...hell, i could show you my early painted minis, but i won't, cos that'll spoil the image that i was born a decent painter :P (hell, it'll spoil the idea that i was born capable of holding a paintbrush)

anyway, i think your biggest problem is that you've gone about edging the wrong way...if you're gonna do edging, load hte brush with paint, but not too much and run it at an angle along the edge, rather than just trying to paint it straight on and rely on the steadiness of your hands
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Old 26 May 2005, 00:52   #3 (permalink)
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Heh... that's what I've BEEN doing!
Told you I suck!
How can I get an even look on the silvery bitz?
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Old 26 May 2005, 02:07   #4 (permalink)
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in that case, do it more lightly
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Old 26 May 2005, 04:20   #5 (permalink)
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very nice suit. I think the DF was a bit rushed and is very (sorry to say) poor in the undercoating and highlighting. It is obvious that the DF was a rush job.
But like BF said try to be steady and patient.
Also i get the feeling that youve got a little too much silver metallic on the DF. Tone it down a little and use shading in some of the blue area, maybe drybrush a small amout of dark blue over the larger areas or do an inkwash.

But over all nice job altogether on the Suit. I love that look for it.


ps: the pics are a bit dodgy so it could be that.
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Old 26 May 2005, 14:05   #6 (permalink)
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Actually the DF was not a rush job, but I suck at painting... my little mistakes tend to build up over a large model. And also it gets really banged up because I don't have a proper figure case and they're all to expensive...
And yes, the camera is "a bit" dodgy...
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Old 27 May 2005, 03:34   #7 (permalink)
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looks alright man. keep it up. i love the suit and the DF is meh but that is a time thing. vehicles are a pain IMO.
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Old 27 May 2005, 04:22   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah they are. I use this HUGE brush that I got with a Testors set I don't use
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Old 27 May 2005, 13:36   #9 (permalink)
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The only thing (other then what Bloodied Fangs has said) is that you havenít been over it and fixed your mistakes. Areas that I can see you need to look at are the engine intakes, The engine detail (on the hull) and the Drone ports. This is a vital stage that every painter decent painter goes through on every mini they paint. Even Golden Demon winners.

I think all you need to do is spend more time on your minis, and the rest will come.
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Old 27 May 2005, 14:02   #10 (permalink)
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Ya. I've only been painting for like 6 months now... you should have seen my first color scheme! ::is sick:: ;D
Im much better now. I'll ger some pix up of my Thousand Sons for you to heckle soon... ;D
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