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 Post subject: starting wip
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:30 pm 
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hey guys starting a wip of my tau could you guys help me i dont know how to post pics.

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 Post subject: Re: starting wip
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:36 pm 
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http://www.miniwargaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15454
Here's a helpful guide by asrodig, can't wait to see your stuff :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:40 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: starting wip
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:21 pm 
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i'm not getting much replies i want someones opinion on what they would think of them.

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 Post subject: Re: starting wip
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:50 pm 
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I think you should work on the details a bit more, It looks like you used a base colour and then used a heavy wash and that's it.

My suggestion would be to thin down your paints a little bit (this includes your washes too, too much wash makes models look odd, remember washes help you to give depth, but I think you are using too much of it).
The paint looks kind of thick on the models, I would try to apply at least one level of highlights to bring up the details.

You've done a lot so far mate, keep up the good work and let us know of any updates =)


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 Post subject: Re: starting wip
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:55 pm 
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you have any techniques for highlighting? because ive never really highlighted before so yeah... :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: starting wip
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:32 pm 
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Well there's different techniques... one of them is "Drybrushing", simple yet very effective, another one is "blending" (this one is a bit trickier and suited for more advanced painters).

You could also just try to paint all the armour edges with lighter tones, just the small details..
Here's a simple tutorial (although not very descriptive you could find it useful, just to get the general idea)
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/conte ... ue&start=2
You are probably between the 2nd and 3rd stage.
Also, try searching on the internet for painting tutorials, it really helps.
Hope this is of any help mate.


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 Post subject: Re: starting wip
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:39 pm 
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Also check these out:

Great resources for tau:
http://warhammer-tau-army.blogspot.com/ ... l/painting
http://www.advancedtautactica.com/academy/
http://masterdarksol.blogspot.com/2009/ ... rrior.html
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/conte ... ue&start=5
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/conte ... ue&start=6
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/conte ... ue&start=7


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 Post subject: Re: starting wip
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:01 pm 
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Tried highlighting, don't know if my camera caught the highlights... (its dark out)

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 Post subject: Re: starting wip
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:02 pm 
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Tried highlighting...

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 Post subject: Re: starting wip
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:06 pm 
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oh wow didnt notice it posted twice :3 :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: starting wip
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:19 pm 
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Much better (though the pictures a too blury now, I can barely see details now) but progress is progress mate =), now try with a finer brush, like with a very very sharp one and you'll be good to go!
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 Post subject: Re: starting wip
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:21 pm 
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Please don't take offence here I'm being nitpicky lol
some paints are blotchy and require two or three more layer
You need to practice Highlights so they are thinner
Practice your white sept lines (is that what they are called?) try using masking tape/post it notes for straighter lines.
lens's look good, could be better but are still pretty awesome :)
Nice basing
So those are some good and bad points but overall pretty awesome.
How long have you been painting?
And like what pirexian said if you don't have a fine brush yet is would recommend getting one they help a lot

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 Post subject: Re: starting wip
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:23 pm 
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the smallest brush i have is the detail brush and im not getting allowance until after christmas, i have been painting for a couple of years though i havent painted until like the end of summer is when i started but as they say, practice makes perfect so ill just keep practicing.

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 Post subject: Re: starting wip
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:29 pm 
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gamerrjw wrote:
the smallest brush i have is the detail brush and im not getting allowance until after christmas, i have been painting for a couple of years though i havent painted until like the end of summer is when i started but as they say, practice makes perfect so ill just keep practicing.

Yeah that's always a good idea. I've been in the hobby for a year and a half now and I have painted like 24 models XD so yeah keep practising can't wait to see more

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