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I'm getting ready to start painting my Eldar army, and I would like to tint (not paint over) the clear canopies (colored, but still transparent - at least to a degree).
Any help would be vastly appreciated.
Without some kind of primer it will be almost impossible to get a paint medium to stick evenly over the entire surface. I am guessing most likely you won't get results that you want...
If you were to try it this is how I would most likely approach it:
I would brush on Folk Art Glass and Tile medium - it works like a primer, dries clear and works great as a primer.
Next I would dillute ink in a glaze medium and probably some future floor wax (to cut down surface tension. I would dillute it quite a bit and brush it on. Better to do a few coats and get it the way you want rather than 1 coat that is too dark for you. Try not to pool the ink on the surface but build it up little by little.
This method may work well but I must preface to say that I have not tried this...
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I haven't tried this myself, but this is what I would suggest.
Get some clear resin, or watter effects, put some colour of tinting choice and paint the INSIDE of the canopy. This should color it. And when you go back and fill in the moulding of the canopy it should(at least in my immagination)look like a tinted glass.
Good LUCK! Please post pictures of results, I'm curious to see how it would work.
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Here's 2 links that I found for spray on window tint. It may do the trick.
3 oz. Tran Black Window Tint Spray (tes2949) Testors Plastic Model Paint Enamel
AUTOTOYS - - VHT SPRAY TINT SP171
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Hey mate, I use Tamiya smoke. It does a real good job and I have tinted a lot of car model windows with it. Highly reccomend that you try it.
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I probably should have mentioned - I want to tint them Red, so the typical glass tinting spray cans don't work.
I think I will do a test run with the glass primer then future floor wax & red ink. I may still have some Immolator canopies that I can test it out on.
Well, slorak's glass primer gave me another idea. Why dont you try the paints especially made for making fake stained glass effects on windows. One bottle of red should cost very little and can be found at any craft store. I have used these on windows and they look quite good. I would suggest painting the insides of the canopies rather than the out though to avoid any thickness.
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