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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-04-13, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Default Need help to figure out this camo scheme

I have a tau army that I have been building up for about a year now, and I plan on doing an airbrushed, stenciled, camo scheme.

I still cant figure out what colors of pattern to use, but this might just be it

Im trying to figure out how he/she did the pattern

Heres what I think.

Two parallel stripes, and one perpendicular slash. Any help figuring this out is appreciated

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They have their addy in the watermark, ask them?

Looks like 'tiger stripes' in two different directions to me.

According to the comments on the original picture she did it all free hand.

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I'd be guessing a Khaki basecoat, Dark Green stripes one way with Black "brush swipe", so you get one end pointy, the other way
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With an airbrush I would spray the model flat black then cut masking tape into tiger stripes and mask the model wherever you want black stripes.
Spray the model dark gray, masking off some areas to create camo pattern.
Then spray the model light gray and remove all the masking when dry.
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Not sure the colors but to do the paint scheme I would:

1 base in the lightest color.
2 using semi straight lines paint north to south the medium color. Mix in I, V and triangle shapes but avoid really wide blocks, 3 to 4mm wide would be good. Medium color should cover 60 percent.
3 at almost 90 degrees to the lines painted on step 2 paint you darkest lines roughly 2mm wide, offset them and vary the lengths. On long surfaces end and then restart them with a small gap, but on the same plane.

Hope that helps.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-04-13, 07:44 AM
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djinn is on the money, its a pretty standard tiger stipe urban camo design in grey, do a google search and you will plenty of similar flat pictures of the pattern to help you, its very well executed as its really doing a good job of breaking up the model.

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Just don't do the bases like that as it makes the model look really dull

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