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i recently started looking at Lamenters. i decided to paint up a few models, or one like i usually do with anything i paint. so, i remember bobahat painting the checker pattern on knee pads. if he shows up, i will be happy. i need to know how to do this!
oh, and no one will receive rep for the normal response of 'practice' or 'just stick it out'. i am looking for any fairly OK methods.
You can either mask it , with masking fluid or masking tape or just do free hand.
1 undercoat black
2 carefully start to checker with space wolf
3 and then paint white over the space wolf grey (may take more than one watered down coats )
4 paint black over any mistakes
Hope i helped
Try sketching the tiles lightly with a mechanical pencil, and then use that as a guide to paint them on.
I was going to suggest using a .005 magma pen. Works great for small details.
"Space Marines usually display their Chapter symbol on their left shoulder guard and a symbol denoting their squad type on their right shoulder guard." -pg. 69
This is, of course, assuming that the Lamenters are a by-the-book chapter, as I'm sure some of the more 'unusual' chapters deviate from this. :yes:
For doing a check pattern make sure you paint the lightest color first. Next go back and draw/paint very fine black (or whatever the darker color is)lines in a grid pattern. If you want a diamond patter you would simply draw the grid on the diagonal.
Next you would go back and fill in every other one. Unfortunately practice would be the method to get straighter more even looking patterns but otherwise that is the basic method. Holding your breath while keeping your elbows on the table will help you get straighter lines.
If you mess one up you can always touch it up - however be prepared for it being more difficult to fill in the lighter color.
Hope this helps some.
Oh by the way - I am not entirely convinced the pigma pen is easier than the brush to draw on the grid. Though it can be easier to fill the pattern in with.
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