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After many tries, I can't get these things right. I am sticking with the tan scheme, but even as careful as I try to be I can't stop painting over the crevaces with tan..thus no black...and when I try to put it back on it looks terribly ugly...
Same with the chest/abdomen area...
Any suggestions? How do you guys do it?
I plan to feild quite a few FW's, but I'd prefer the ones I have don't look so ugly. Picture pending.
Pics pending, currently sorting through the junk closet to find my camera.
Basically it involves the "ribbing" (or the pits) ending up the same colour as the plates. Normally I'd just dry brush, but even that seems to be not working.
it ends up not being a division at all, just forming one solid mass.
I'd say just line some watered down paint or ink into the crevices after painting the whole thing the tan color. Add a little soapy water to the paint or ink and the color should settle down in the crack decently.
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Ok, few questions, are you taking the paint right out of the
pot with the brush then painting it ? if not, I'll introduce you
to a cool painting technique, its called DryBrushing.
Drybrushing works splendedly swell on armour and you'll
need black for your undercoat, and tan or whatever you'll
be using, preferably I like to use terracotta as a base, then
I ink it with chestnut ink, (dont forget to let paint dry
inbetween each layer), you'll want to step up with that
to Vomit brown and drybrush it.
DRYBRUSHING: Grab a dab of paint with your brush
fold some klenex over it and wipe it off so you just
have the paint residue on the brush. Its fast and
its easy to get layering done. You'll want consecutive
colours though, for better blending mix the colours
together as you drybrush, but remember mix them
This advice can be found on pages 39, and 40 of
the Tau Codex
-HONORABLE MENTIONS IN BLITZKRIEG PAINTING COMP-
"THAT I.G. GUY WITH THAT OVERDEVELOPED TRIGGER FINGER"
Get something flat to paint with and make sure there isne so much paint that it drips into the crevice. I would use a paper towel or the side of ur brush
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Paint along the 'ribs' of the thigh guard, instead if up and down. Tis fiddely, but not impossible.
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look at the "fun with a bendy brush" article. but some very watered down black paint might work.
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Fill and Wipe- I use it for my airsoft gun TM's to fill them with white. Take a VERY SLIGHTLY watered down black paint and paint all over the pad but try to aim for the cracks. Take a paper towel and wipe off the top of it. Make sure you dont wipe up the paint in the crevice.