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Has anyone here used sharpies to "paint there models" I know some people on other boards have and have achieved very desirable results, I think sharpies are a superior choice over paint, theoretically u could get into much better detail, and paint with much better accuracy.
So has anyone tried it, please post pics of your results if posibble(btw im talking about using sharpies for over 50% of the poaint job....)
Artist pigma pens are much better. You have a much much finer point than what you would get on a sharpie.
I personally like the Micron Pigma pen. I use the .005 pens.
where can u find these pigma pens??? im thinkin about using the ultrafine sharpies to get in between "armour segments" like on the tau, and normal fine points to do the normal coloring, is this a good idea??
wow that looks really cool, i seriousl doubt u have better control with a brush, especially me, i have tried markers on larger models and find them superior to paint, but i havent tried them on anything as small as a 40k figure....
The problem you will find with using the pens on miniatures this size is the pen is rigid. It will work good on open areas but trying to get it into the crevises to do the areas in between the armor segments you may find it difficult. Also if you have areas that are blocking parts of the figure you will run into a similar situation. That is where the brush becomes more useful. The bristles will contour to the area you are painting.
the areas that are blocking parts of the figures generally wont occur to me, none of the tau models i have have this drawback(thenagain i generally dont completely assemble until all the different parts have been painted seperately(especially if it'll block an area)) I agree however that this is a drawback, but for painting say a Tau fire warrior helmet for example or some small area with medium-high detail required such as and eye lens(tau firewarrior) wouldnt this be a better way as compared to paint that gets all over the place??
I am not saying that the pigma pens don't have their uses. I use them myself. I am just saying that you would be surprised that a brush is better for some things that you would think that the pen would be good for.
One thing that I have noticed as well is the pen tip is rigid and sometimes when coming in contact with a contour on the figure it will want to skip. This can be remedied with practice.
bottom line is the more you pratice with anything be it brush or pen the better and easier it will get doing things. Good luck with your painting/drawing. Post pics when you are done!
thanx, i just wanted to post some pics of stuff done with sharpies(you can check it out at the c'tan support group under painting look for eastern fringe crons or sumthing like that on the second page(the red parts in the pics were done with sharpie.....)):
Last edited by chaos0xomega; March 31st, 2005 at 22:39.
wow, those necrons look surprisingly good with sharpie! I was always skeptical at how good sharpies could look on minis. I guess I was wrong.