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Consadine
09-11-2009, 10:48 PM
In an effort to help shore up the collective knowledge here at Astro, I've got an idea to help people paint certain colors.

Everyone has their own painting style, paint "recipes" and the like. What may work some one person won't work for another, but two methods may be very similar, or one may be out of reach skill-wise while another falls under the "I can do that, 'tis easy!" category.

This is also a not so subtle way to help pull some of the How-To's out of my WIP. They seem to be going over well and I'd like to share what I know with you all.

Here is how this mini-project will work:

-Use this thread as a request thread of sorts. If you want to know how I paint and highlight black, post up your request. If you want to know how Nomad paints... actually, nevermind, he's ahead of the curve :p [Painting Yellow and Red (http://www.astronomican.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15321), Mixing Colours for Best Effect (http://www.astronomican.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13931), Some Random Nomad Stuff (http://www.astronomican.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12922)]

-Every so often I'll look through this thread and see what the "To Do" list is and get on to making a tutorial for it. Once the tutorial is posted, I'll link it in the Tutorial Database (http://www.astronomican.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9171) and make a mention here of its existence.

-Not every tutorial will just be myself painting. There will, ideally, be several members contributing to the tutorial, each adding their method (with pictures, of course!). You'll be able to see different methods of painting the same general color in one thread. I say "general color" because I prefer my reds to be darker than, say, Nomad's reds yet both methods will be in the same "How To Paint Red" thread.

-This project also extends to things such as "How To Paint Powerweapons" and other techniques. If it isn't in the Tutorial database and you want to know how it's done, ask away! Surely someone around here does.


I hope that explains it all. If you have any questions, post them here! :grin:

Silent_P
10-11-2009, 04:11 AM
How does one go about weathering tanks? I've tried thinning down black paint and washing the model, but I come up with a green tank that looks like it has had black paint wiped all over it.

Consadine
10-11-2009, 04:15 AM
I'm fairly certain it involves drybrushing browns; I'll see how it works tomorrow on one of the tanks that is already sentenced to some time in a bath of Simple Green.

Silent_P
10-11-2009, 04:19 AM
Speaking of which, I threw my demolisher into a tank of simple green two weeks ago, and it still has splotches of paint stuck to it. Any suggestions?

Consadine
10-11-2009, 04:24 AM
Are these splotches of paint in the crevasses/corners/detail? If so, you'll need to get a pin and jerry-rig it so you have a pick of sorts. It's tedious and hateful, but it's better than buying a new tank.

If it's patches of paint on flat surfaces... I am not sure how you'd go about this.

Arkaedin
10-11-2009, 04:40 AM
How does one go about weathering tanks? I've tried thinning down black paint and washing the model, but I come up with a green tank that looks like it has had black paint wiped all over it.
Here's a great tutorial because it's simple. LINK (http://thepaintingcorps.blogspot.com/2009/10/friday-quick-tip-weathering-washes.html).
Another thing you can do is use pigments. Youtube is filled with techniques on that.

Another way to weather is to take different colors of oil paints and dot them on your tank streak them down. It creates a very cool effect (I just need to find the link for you).

Honsou
10-11-2009, 11:48 AM
Good idea mate, we need more collections.