Tau101 - Tau Pirahna Entry

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Tau101
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Tau101 - Tau Pirahna Entry

Post by Tau101 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:10 pm

This is my first 40k vehicle that I've painted I just started painting these 40k anfd other characters in the last year and a half, i spent more time reading and learning technique before i put brush to character..

Painting details at the end of the photos

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Piranha Paint Scheme

Pilots
Chaos Black Primer
Cloth Areas - Dry brush Graveyard Earth, Then Desert Yellow
Wash with Baddab Black Ink , Gryphonne Sepia
Armor - Dry brush Dark Angels Green, then with Catachan Green
Wash with Baddab Black Ink, Tharak Green
Detail Backpack; and Blood Red the eye pieces

Vehicle and Drones
Chaos Black Primer
Cockpit Painting – Chaos Black with colorful instruments, Gun Bolt Metal Dry Brushing, maybe some Fortress Gray dry brushing (very lightly)

Masking tape the drones to the underside of the fighter to hold them in place for topside painting
Basecoat fighter - Dry Brush entire body and Drones Etc…. Graveyard Earth, Dry Brush select panels Catchan Green Dry Brush the Rest Desert Yellow

Then Wash the entire thing with 50/50 Devlan Mud and Baddab Black
Dry Brush underside Fortress Grey then Skull White
Baddab Balk Wash any over coating
Dry Brush Vent, And Parts of Drone Saddles and Engines (Black Sections)
With Tin Bitz and then with Gun Bolt Metal
Touch up and Highlight various Spots with Scab Red Blood Red Blazing Orange, And Yellow
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Re: Tau101 - Tau Pirahna Entry

Post by DeathOnToast5 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:13 pm

wow that base is ace
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Re: Tau101 - Tau Pirahna Entry

Post by demarcosg » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:48 pm

nice base.

not sure if i like the idea of drybrushing the large plates of the model. always thought though was great to paint because their large plates leave a lot of room to do a nice flt paint job. i think in any event, u still need a strong base colour to drybrush over to build a texture, and in this case that base colour seems a bit too dark to match the drybrush colour. the difference makes it look like a sloppy job.

but great work man.

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Re: Tau101 - Tau Pirahna Entry

Post by Tau101 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:03 pm

I find the pictures don't reflect the true texture of the paint looks more blended and like a dark camo

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Re: Tau101 - Tau Pirahna Entry

Post by Tianos » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:30 am

Awesome Piranha! Good to see another tau player in the contest! Very organic look and matches your base very well.

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Re: Tau101 - Tau Pirahna Entry

Post by muramasima » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:18 am

Nice colour scheme... :mrgreen:
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