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hey guys. well ive gotten most of my iron warriors assimbled and basecoated, ink washed and some details done. and now im moving on to the shoulder pads. I love the iron warriors hazard stripes...
problem is i cant seem to get the damn things to look good.
now im not expert painter by any means. im decent at best. but i just cant seem to get them to turn out ok. i cant paint the stripes perfectly strait. they seem muddled or have blobs. also the yellow comes out specky. i have done white undercoats, brown undercoats. 3 or 4 thinned down coats of yellow. all the same, it doesnt look right.
and as far as getting the line strait, i have also tried using painters tape and cuting it to make the stripes. but it seems to cause more problems then help.
can anyone hlep me?
Last edited by Silvanest; October 1st, 2006 at 03:06. Reason: typo
If you are keen to paint them the way I have done it is to paint the area black first, then using a watered down bleached bone (not to the consistancy of ink but halfway between normal paint and ink) to paint the strip, obivously there will be areas that arent straight so fix the black back up and when you have a solid bleached bone color and they lines are straight use sunburst yellow over the bleached bone until you have a nice bright yellow. here is an example of how it comes up.
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thanks for the replys guys.
i guess the main problem is the spacing and getting the line straight on the curve of a shoulder pad. it always seems to look like just virticural lines.
is there any suggestions for painting of a shoulder pad for a hazard stripe?
Macewind that isn't a bad idea especial on large surface.
As for shoulder pads Silvanest, that is hard. Paint yellow then apply Bback Stripes, that is my best advice.
That is good advice to paint yellow then add the black last. If you are worried about straight lines you could draw the lines in pencil first beforehand using them as guidelines for the black.
I have found that it is fairly easy to get a relative straight line by simply dragging the paint brush slowly in the direction you want to go in. Takes a bit of practice but you should be able to accomplish it. On a curved surface you may want to do the line in 2 strokes - one on the top curve of the shoulderpad and one on the lower curve.
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