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Well since I'm running Mechanized Imperial Guard, I thought it'd be appropriate to get around to painting a tank. This took WAY too long, but now I know some tricks to cut down on time for the next one.
I'm really proud of it for being my first try since drybrushing Ultramarine tanks and I hope you like it!
Thanks for looking!
I Wub the paint job :wub:
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Mate, looks awesome!
I like the guardsmen too - look great. Even the plasmagun thing - or whatever that is :p
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I like it. Nice work.
Actually if you want to share your tricks I would be very grateful. I have a few tanks but I haven't tackled them yet so any tips before I get cracking on them would be great.
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This was absolutely my favorite part of the project.
Since the last time I painted a tank was when I was a newbie for my Ultramarines, I really wanted to do my best so I did a little research and found this:
By far the biggest help to me was that tutorial. I did it differently than he did, but it was the same idea: Apply transfer, shoot dull cote, and then weather to your heart's content before hitting it with dull cote again. In order to make it look a little more like freehand, I painted on top of the transfers with Codex/Fortress grey and then did the weathering. GW's transfers are just too WHITE to use right off the sheet.
Thanks for taking a look at my pics!
This is a great piece of work, I love the weathering and over the icons (of which I thought were freehand - crafty!) is great and looks quite realistic. Only think I have to say is, the armour plates look like they could have done with an extra highlight on the edges. Otherwise, a great piece!
The highlights are there, but I didn't go quite as high with them as I do normally on my guys. It's meant to be dirty and grimy so I thought more extreme highlights would have been counterproductive. I may tweak it a little more later especially on the top of the model using a light drybrush followed by a wash to bring it back down a tad. The large, flat panels always confuse me as to which part should get the highlight. By the end of this army I should have a pretty good idea as to how the hell to paint a tank!
This looks great man. Can't wait to see the whole army!
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