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Re: Some Sisters of Battle I've been working on

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:31 am
by teddet
I'm a little closer to finishing the tanks, I'll add better pics once I complete them:

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Re: Some Sisters of Battle I've been working on

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:56 pm
by Anger Worm
I quite like the purple accents. I would paint all the tank symbols like that. I think painting the headlight enclosures a solid color would break up the track enclosures and be less garish than the yellow striping (again, just my personal dislike of that used en masse).

All in all this is looking quite good. And you're really churning this army out.

Re: Some Sisters of Battle I've been working on

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:13 pm
by teddet
What solid colour would you do for the headlight enclosures? I tried to do the hazard stripes as a unifying factor on the tanks -- i got them second-hand and pre-assembled, so they vary pretty widely when you look at them closely. I figured the hazard stripes emphasize the similarities, while painting the headlight enclosures a different colour would show that they're at different spots on each tank (and non-existent on some of the tanks).

I do agree on painting the other details purple though -- I'm going to redo the freehand fleurs-de-lys on the rhino to match the embossed ones.

Re: Some Sisters of Battle I've been working on

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:54 pm
by Anger Worm
In place of the hazards I would consider a smaller freehand fleur-de-lys on both sides (or you can get an appropriate shield/bit and place it there). You could do the headlamps solid black or purple. The Yellow/Purple with fleurs is unifying enough -- I think the hazards stripes detract from the impact of the bold scheme. This might not be the case if they ran down the length of the tanks, but that's more work than it's worth.

Re: Some Sisters of Battle I've been working on

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:59 pm
by Anger Worm
There are also some tiny shields/symbols (non fleur) that come with Bret models which could be used on those track guards. Or something like terminator shoulder shields, or civic crowns (the empire bits) painted green which goes great alongside yellow/purple.

Re: Some Sisters of Battle I've been working on

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:54 pm
by teddet
Lol -- i have a ton of those from the bret project, and was planning to paint them up and add to those guys. Will make sure I do some for the sisters as well. (I think that Celestine's arm needs something as well to cover it up - it had a bad glue job by the prior owner, and I couldn't undo all the damage).

Re: Some Sisters of Battle I've been working on

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:00 am
by teddet
I think i got things almost completely finished (other than basing and adding those shields/icons). Here's a few more pics:

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Re: Some Sisters of Battle I've been working on

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:12 am
by deFl0
Wow I really like these. Very original. My only suggestion would be to add some shading to the caution stripes on the black.

Re: Some Sisters of Battle I've been working on

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:50 pm
by teddet
That's something i've thought about, but wasn't sure how to go about. I'm guessing it would be better to do highlights on the black, right? Any suggestions on good how-to articles?

Re: Some Sisters of Battle I've been working on

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:59 am
by teddet
So, I spent a bit of time chopping up some leftover cork and balsa and came up with at little scene that I think could fit over my new Bret display board. Any thoughts? (the idea would be to paint the balsa wood bits to look like a metal deck -- I have some "diamond" plate that I can put over it (and may use that for the bases too).

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