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Hey guys. What do you think. Do tou have any tips for halved schemes-how to get them neat.
Like it. As for halving it, try using masking tape down the middle of the mini, and up over the top. Paint in strokes from tape to plastic to avoid it seeping under the tape too much. After the basecoat it should all be fine.
I am, of course, assuming it will be sprayed black first.
After the first base colour is on, you can take the tape off and start highlighting.
Tape will not work, as it will damage any paint it is put over of.
As for "neatness", try this....
1. Prime the model white ( I assume, from your picture, you want quite a bright green and purple ).
2. Take a pencil, and draw a line down the center of the model ( or where ever you need it ).
3. Paint the side, whcih is to be green, first. You should go as close, as you can, to the pencil line.
4. Now paint the half, which is to be black. If you painted any green, over the line, the black will cover that up easily.
Likewise, there is a "How to paint Space Marines" or similar book, which will show you how to paint the "half" and "quarter" schemes.
As for me, I just draw the designs in pencil. I am a "stickler", when it comes to such things, spending hours on one model....
Eh, forgive my ramblings, and I hope I was helpful.
MISKIN MODELS - MASKING TAPE
Sorry, I didn't explain that too great, The tape only goes on the black half after the basecoat before the green is painted on. Use as little tapa as possible and DON'T press it down hard. It should leave most of the paint still on the fig. and any that does come off can be touched up later.
However, I haven't read HTPSM, so there may be some stuff in there for you.
Maybe holding a strip of paper in place as a stencil might work like the tape without the problems with adhesive backing. Otherwise, my only advice is not to go too slowly when you need a straight line of paint. Often, it's much easier to do it more quickly even though our first inclination is to be cautious.
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Thanks for all the help guys. Do you think this theme will look any good on a bike?
It'll look stunning, especially if you paint flames around the rim in the opposite colour (green flames in black halves, black flames in green).
Thanks. I'll paint up a test mini and post it. Along with a test bike.
I play a halved scheme (as you can tell from the avatar), and personally I find that it's not really too much trouble to half them manually, at least on tactical marines and other small surfaces. I just find it too much of a pain to rip up such tiny pieces of tape (because Marines usually don't stand symmetrically (tilted heads torsos, etc).
You can use a long thin brush to paint a straight line easily enough just by pressing it in a way that's straight and pulling it down gently but not too slowly and then just touch up with little tiny dabs, or you can hold the brush sideways so that you pull the point across to create the line.
I let the colour darken to the base colour where the two colours meet so if it's not entirely perfect it doesn't stand out too badly and is easy to touch up in one or two coats.
The only thing where taping or stenciling the halves might be necessary for a good clean line would be tanks. There are a lot of tapes you can get specifically for stuff like this at your local hardware store.
Just do whatever feels comfortable. Taping might be the best option just because half of your scheme is black, just wanted to throw my 2 cents in. Absolutely love the colours by the way! Good to see more halfies out there.