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I need some comments on how these are doing, and advice on how to improve them, mostly in the area of the 'construction stripes.' I've tried a few methods, but they never seem to come out right. In order to get the yellow pliant enough I usually end up having
to thin it down to the point where it runs and I lose the line integrity.
Here's a few pics below. A trio of chaos dreads...
And a few of the marines themselves, in progress.
Comments and critcism appreciated.
As for the iron warriors themselves...my personal recipe is...
Drybrush - Boltgun Metal.
Drybrush - Chainmail
Badab black wash.
Its the same on the dreads as on the marines.
Spook, they look good! But the yellow lines do need work...
I made a renegade tank company that had the same 'construction line' theme to it. The yellow lines went diagonally down the sides of all the tanks.
I achieved it by using masking tape over my normal colour basecoat, and fully painting the visible parts yellow (the yellow GW foundation). i did not remove the masking tape untill the yellow was an even flat colour. The normal yellow colour that is infamously thin can be used for highlights, but Darksun should be fine for the base yellow colour.
When you take the masking tape off, there was some yellow on the black stripes, but touching up with black is a hell of alot easier then touching up yellow.
Another plus to this method is all the lines end up the same width too.
Yours are on alot smaller scale, so you'll have to use smaller strips of tape. I appear to have written a bit of an essay, for which i apologise, but i hope what ive said helps.
They are looking very fine so far I must say
Firstly 'chevrons' (proper name for the stripes ) is an area of great expertise belonging to a Mr Danjones87. In fact, any Iron Warrior quibble and he's ya man.
Nonetheless your warriors are looking very good and I think once you feel you've managed to do the chevrons how you want, you'll have an awesome looking army.
Just remember, every warrior must have chevrons somewhere, anywhere... hehe
*Holds nose to the air*
SNIFF SNIFF SNIFF
Lovely. Another Son of Olymia back to put the boot to the Imperial Dogs.
I personnaly use Tau Sept Oche for my first layer, then multiple coats of sundburst yellow for the subsequent. I find its easier if you go for a slightly thicker than normal coat for the first sunburst, then go for several thin coats to follow until you have a smooth coverage. I usually wash my yellow with a mix of Black ink, Flesh wash (Badab black and ogre flesh? in the new washes?) and plenty of water, this gives a nice dirty oily effect. You can also highlight each stripe, one brush width wide with a tad of lighter yellow. Its not essential on the yellow, but improves the look of the black ten fold. Charadon granite and chaos black 60:40.
Are a serious pain to start with. Getting them straignt can be difficult and all the same thickness is another. Then, if you go overcurved surfaces, it gets REALLY tricky. I suggest starting off by painting the foundation paint on first, mark out the yellow lines in this, then neaten up with black. Its much easier if you plan in your mind how many stripes you wish to finish with. I would say less than two of each is too few and more than four of each is too many unless its a long thin surface.
Other than the above a pointed brush and a steady hand is what you require. I suggest planting your elbows on your desk and pressing your wrists together to get some serious stability.
Once your confident you can do normal hazard stripes, you will probabley want to advance onto chevrons. These are a bit harder. I usually try and mark them up by referencing the mirrored parts. Examples 1 and an older one 2
If you make any slight mistakes you can always go over them with chipping effects (Real sneaky!), by first painting on some tin bits in a jagged effect, then boltgun metal, leaving some of the tin bitz showing, then some chainmail or mithril if you want to continue the effect to show fresh cut metal.
Ive tried to include pictures of my own work to show different stages of painting for your reference but I have never really written a proper guide on this.
There was a guide in an old WD (will of iron), but I unfortunately had a bowt of nurglitus (Paraletic!) and I threw up all over them.
Anyhow. Hope this helps. PM me if you have any queries and feel free to browse my photobucket albums in my sig below.
Very nice sir, good job ^^
Thanks for the feedback guys, I'll try to make some use of it.