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PostSubject: tips on painting vehicle tribal designs?   Sun Mar 25 2012, 16:35

Hello there guys, just wondering whether any of you dark eldar painting sages knew of any good techniques for painting tribal designs on dark eldar vehicles? i searched but only came up with a dark elves link. it would be cool if there is some sort of tutorial on it somewhere or whether one of you guys have your own techniques you might liekt o share?

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PostSubject: Re: tips on painting vehicle tribal designs?   Sun Mar 25 2012, 16:59

I posted mine a while back:
http://www.thedarkcity.net/t1538p40-an-evil-project-log
Hope it helps!

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PostSubject: Re: tips on painting vehicle tribal designs?   Sun Mar 25 2012, 17:06

thanks! it's good to see the design being practiced on vehicles, luckily i have a micron pen too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: tips on painting vehicle tribal designs?   Sun Mar 25 2012, 17:16

I've also heard of people masking off the design on the hull and airbrushing them on, but this seems like a bit more work than I am interested in for smaller runes like I have done Twisted Evil I might try it on my Incubi and Archon's Raider where I plan to do much larger designs.

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PostSubject: Re: tips on painting vehicle tribal designs?   Sun Mar 25 2012, 23:49

I have some outlines of the vehicles i traced from pictures of the sprues, i plan the designs out on those then draw them onto the undercoat with a very fine propelling pencil. Then just fill them in and highlight them.

If you're struggling for designs, all mine come from tattoo pictures I found on the net that i've chopped around to get something i'm happy with.

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PostSubject: Re: tips on painting vehicle tribal designs?   Tue Mar 27 2012, 01:32

I like to do pencil sketches on black primed vehicles. The pencil erases easily so I can experiment with different designs. I found that sketching on paper was not so useful because of how curved the Raider's surfaces are.

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PostSubject: Re: tips on painting vehicle tribal designs?   Thu Jun 28 2012, 12:33

This one is really helpful. I hope it helped you.
http://www.thedarkcity.net/t1538p40-an-evil-project-log
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PostSubject: Re: tips on painting vehicle tribal designs?   Thu Jun 28 2012, 14:36

I have done the masking thing and it looks alright. ESE is also right about it being a lot of work though, but for such large runes as I have done it's still 100 times faster than painting it on with a paintbrush. Here some pictures for reference: First done with a paintbrush all others done with an airbrush:





Those are still WIP of course

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PostSubject: Re: tips on painting vehicle tribal designs?   Sun Jul 01 2012, 04:53

^Those may be WIP, but they look AWESOME! Post some pics when you get some work in on them! Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: tips on painting vehicle tribal designs?   Sun Jul 01 2012, 13:58

Howdy, because our areas are so large, masking off is a great way to do tribal patterns.

While I did not use an air brush for the patterns, I used a template to help me with the freehand and get the circles to look right.





anyhoo, there area number of ways to do it.

I would say if it what you are looking for is large irregular patterns, then masking and airbrush work would be the best course forward.

If you want more symmetrical patterns like mine, then a template or two is a great way to do it so you can line things up, then trace the pattern with a pencil and follow it with a brush.

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