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UPDATE July 20, 2008
Finally finished all four of my tanks. Pictures are below, please reply/comment/criticize/ so forth.
Please keep images down to a maximum of 700 pixels wide. - Kuffy
-Thanks Kuffy for correcting my post. I will keep images down in the future!
I am finally ready to begin painting my Imperial Guard tanks. I have 3 Leman Russes and one Chimera. My infantries color scheme is Desert Yellow cloth and Cathatchen Green armor with strong Camo Green edging/highlighting.
I already have completed three Sentinals and they were terrible. I use the Cathatchen Green basecoat and edged the whole model in Camo Green. Looked pretty bad. I want to finish my tanks but I can't really think of a good color scheme or how to paint them because this will be my first time doing tanks. I have looked around on the interenet a little bit and found this tank:Games Workshop
but I don't know how he painted it.
Thanks for all of the help!
Last edited by Burke888; July 21st, 2008 at 23:18. Reason: ADDING UPDATE
If its your first tank i dont think you should get your hopes up. You probably wont be able to paint one like that.
But you know practice does make perfect
I used to be superbock, if anyone cares.
Hmmm... I'm going to say right now that he airbrushed that Russ. I'll guarantee it.
You won't really be able to duplicate the effect with brushes, though if you're patient, appropriately coloured spraycans and cardboard cutout masks can yield nice, if time consuming, results.
Look to real tanks for colour schemes, particularly WWII German stuff - they had some really nice camo schemes with desert sand for a base.
If you don't mind a slightly less controlled finish, I would go with the spray can option. Tamiya make a great range of small'ish cans with good nozels.
Shake well, then shake well again!
You need to get quite close to the model to avoid your second colour from 'misting' over the first. I practise on the box the tank comes in.
Here a link to some that I basecoated with cans.
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ad.php?t=90964 (Re-painted Tanks)
I painted my first tanks a month ago, and they turned out really well.
The way I did mine, with the same scheme as yours, is I primed it black and applied 4 or 5 coats of desert yellow with a tank brush, then used thinned down chestnut wash, followed by drybrushing and touch ups.
I think to get that very dull, beat up scheme that the russ on GW's site has you're probably going to have to mix the desert yellow with something else to darken the shade.
i have a few rules:
1. think about your paint scheme before you start (having to repaint it makes it smudgy)
2. always dilute your paint
3. drybrush, then highlight
4. add dirt and grime on spots where it would accumulate
5. research before you start
Got a "good" rumour from a GW staffer? Forget about it, LO'ers know more than any random GW shop staffer.
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Bumping for an update. See update in original post.