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#1 Bullet Sponge

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:59 PM

For this I used 1/4" artist tape from the local hobby store. You can use any size you think looks good.
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I base coated my drop pod black because that is the color I wanted, and it just so happens to be one of the two colors we are working with today. If it were going to be a different color we would first do the hazard strip area in black only for now. Then start taping up. 2 things I do here you may be questioning. First one is I don't put only where the black strips are going to be, I do it all for spacing and then come back and remove every other one. Second thing I do is I have one strip go all the way across the flap to line up the other side's strips.
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I do this to all five sides.
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Then I go back and start removing every other one.
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Until I have only the ones I want left.
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Paint, and when you have a side, a flap, or the entire thing done (your' choice), remove the rest of the tape.
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Congrats! You have hazard stripes on your drop pod.
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:26 PM

Having gotten a bit familiar with using the tape method, this is a very good way of doing hazard marks or anything if you want to keep colors separated. I've primarily used it with my airbrush though and not really a brush method but the application would still be the same.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:33 PM

Great how to article! I've never used tape on a model before. Or if I have it was so long ago that I don't remember.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:41 PM

nicely done sir. taping off is always fun, let me put racing stripes on my rhinos. it is definitely worth a try for anybody that hasn't done it.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:12 PM

That's too simple & effective. Can you over-complicate that before Screech gives it a try?
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:33 PM

That's too simple & effective. Can you over-complicate that before Screech gives it a try?


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#7 Bullet Sponge

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:40 PM

nicely done sir. taping off is always fun, let me put racing stripes on my rhinos. it is definitely worth a try for anybody that hasn't done it.

Hay, why not Nascar sponsors on your rhino, too :)

Thank you all for the kind words... and Cheef. :) Some times it's the simple techniques that yield the best results. Hopefully more How-Tos to come. Anybody feeling pretty confident with weathering or battle damage?
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:42 PM

I've actually just done this same thing with a drop pod I am working on. Though using more tape, I made a stencil that I can just peal off and put onto each edge and on other drop pods I will be doing. I'll try to get a pic later and post what I'm talking about.
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#9 Bullet Sponge

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:50 PM

I've actually just done this same thing with a drop pod I am working on. Though using more tape, I made a stencil that I can just peal off and put onto each edge and on other drop pods I will be doing. I'll try to get a pic later and post what I'm talking about.

What did you use for the stencil? I kept tearing the ones I made... that's why I used the tape. :D
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:08 PM

Forgeworld sells some weathering powders. I have had some luck with battle damage by applying a few dirrent layers of metallic paints. Battle damage on flesh is something I thought about for MCs.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 07:23 AM

Hay, why not Nascar sponsors on your rhino, too :)

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 08:01 AM

:lol:
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Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:10 AM

Are they not arriving via Drop Pod Assault which uses the rules for deep-striking rather than arriving via deep-striking?




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