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Before I go to sleep - this is a quick comission job that I did for a friend - as a payment I will get same model for my army. This is my first attempt at tank model with battle damage/weathering so obviously it is not great Any comments are welcomed, but keep in mind that I still have waaaaaaaay too much to learn before you guys start throwing some advanced techniques at me Drybrush, ink, steady hand - all I got.
The best part for me personally is the lettering - first time all done by hand
Ah - his army is based on gray color, with gold-blue trims - there is no blue here, but I think the colors will work for him...
Thank you for looking
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Last edited by SmokWawelski; June 17th, 2006 at 20:46.
I like it man! The colour scheme is exactly what I would expect Arbites armour to look like, its very cleanly painted. The lettering is great and I love the yellow harzard signs around the hatches.
The only thing I would suggest is to drybrush on the dirt around the tracks and not use ink. The ink gives the dirt a very fluid look, while drybrushing on some brown gives a grainy look. Its a disadvantage of drybrushing but in this case looks quite well.
Keep up the good work.
Paint a repressor and get a repressor to paint?! Lucky you.
I have to agree that I like the painting overall, the thing I don't like is the mud/dirt. Maybe some textured paint is needed, or perhaps just the dry brushing. The freehand is very good for a first time, and I like the way Dozer is painted.
Congrats, and I look forward to seeing your one painted up.
Cervantes: In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
I'm repeating what the others have said, but here is my 2 cents...
Overall the paint job is very nice - clean lines, some nice touches and well highlighted. The main problem is the dirt on the tracks and the lower portion of the vehicle. As it is it just looks too liquid, not quite "dirty" enough. May I suggest you use a little bit of textured paint followed by some careful drybrushing to make it look a bit more gritty. When using textured paint to represent dirt, try to put a bit extra in areas like the recesses on the dozer blade - this represents dirt accumulating in these areas and usually looks really good.
Good luck with the model mate, very good sofar!
Hope this helps.
OK, I think that I am done.
Thanks for the tips about the weathering - I took some white glue and sand for a spin and I think it looks better now. Anyhow, any lessons will work for me in the future - This model is sealed and ready for delivery now. The only thing to do is possibly cut up the guy that is standing on top of the Repressor and put him inside the flamer hatch - but I am not sure if my friend will want to sacrifice one model. I think it would look cool and leave no doubt who's transport it is
Cool, the dirt is looking a lot better now man. Good work!