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I decided months ago that my army colour scheme was a medium green with bright yellow sept markings. And I've barely painted any models since because I've hit a huge hiccup.

I can't paint my sept markings!!!

I'm using Bad Moon Yellow, and I have to paint two lines parallel 1mm wide by 5mm long, ish.
My freehand isn't skilled enough, and blue tac or tape just lifts off the paint when removed.
The paint seems to cover unevenly, even covering a large surface doesn't work well it turns into a bumpy 3d mess after numerous coats. Adding water didn't help.

I really want this scheme to come out.

Any tips?
 

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What I suggest is some masking tape. Now, I don't know if you're able to obtain this wherever you live, but anything similar will do the job equally as fine:

Cammett Limited - Modeling Supplies, Specialising in Finishing Products

Go to 'Choose a category'. Then look down the list for 'Masking Materials' There you will find Micro Masking Tape. Masking tape is good because it has a low tack, which means it doesn't stick to the paint causing it to peel off with it. Out of interest though, what type of tape are you using at the moment?

I hope this has helped in some way and good luck with your Tau!

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I say you need to... just get your freehand up a bit :p It is not that hard! With yellow, I'd actually start with white markings, and then put yellow on top of those white lines. It is much easier that way. Fidling around with masking tape for those will be a problem on its own...
 

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I used the regular green masking tape for painters. It is pretty thick though, and the paint seems to gather in the corners and bond with the tape more then the model.
 

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A thin brush, that yellow foundation paint and a bit of time; that's all I can say. It doesn't have to be perfect, keep the brush and paint thin and it should do fine.
 

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I've had the idea of using a small piece of something to act as a guide. When I had the idea, I thought of overhead transparency sheets; perhaps you can cut them down to a small square, hold this over the bit you want to paint the marking on, and just run your brush along the edge.

Theoretically, you can bend the overhead sheet to fit around curves, and can wipe paint off it so you don't leave marks on your models.

But I haven't tried this idea, so I don't know whether it would work.
 
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