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Hi, I'm building a csm army around The Purge renegade chapter. Their icon is a set of 3 flies all pointing inward. see here The Purge - Lexicanum if you want to see exactly what I'm talking about.
My problem is that I'm not a great painter, especially not on the size shoulderpads the regular csms have. What would be the easiest way to get that icon on those shoulderpads? I was thinking maybe a stamp of some kind would work, carve it out of stamp rubber, load it with paint, and stamp it on and clean it up with green maybe.
I know there was a post about how to make shoulderpad icons out of green stuff, and that might work, but I dont necessarily want it to stick out like that.
Maybe going online, making one in paint or printing it straight off lexi at the correct size for the shoulderpads, glue it on and lacquer over it ?
Any suggestions or other ideas about how to go about this ?
I'd personally just free hand it, it doesn't seem too hard to do, just use a small brush and you should be fine, doesn't matter if your rough to begin with, can even it out with the shoulder pad colour to get the nice lines.
Well I sold all of my painting supplies about a year ago, and I'm currently stuck with a small but still not fine-tipped brush and craft paints until I get some money to buy a new set of brushes and some better paints (there arent any stores nearby that sell those things so I have to order most of it).
I really don't think I'll do the icon justice and end up making my marines look terrible. I'd rather leave it off than try to free hand it.
I might try to find some of those painting pens that have fine tips, I think I'd have better luck with one of those if I was really going to try free hand. I was just thinking about making a stencil as well.
I'd paint them too free hand. you may need some practise first and buy a couple of small brushes and see how you go but it can be done. If I can anyone can.
If a brush isnt your thing, grab a pigment pen, it gets the job done.
Marines - All built, 4/5 painted. Tau - 3/4 built, 0 painted. 'crons - 1/2 built, 1/2 painted.
I suck at staying on task.
Buy a blank stamp pad and carve out the flies in the rubber and then you have a quick and easy 3 fly stamp.
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