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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-17-11, 07:56 PM
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Great work on the colours. As Dave said, the blue and reds are really strong and neatly applied.

Have you tried doing lens flare on the eyes? 1 little white dot adds a lot to the face. The highlights on the feet also look quite dull, but it could just be the pics.

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post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-18-11, 12:27 PM
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Looking good. I like both the squad and the predator. Keep it up.

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Looks good, would love to see more .
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post #14 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-18-11, 06:03 PM
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I'm liking the predator. As the other's have said, maybe some light weathering on the lower half of the tank and towards the rear. Those FW weathering powders look like they might do the trick.
I can't really offer advice though as my tanks are painted to look completely filthy!
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Having tried a couple of times... I think a good wash on the outside of the vehicle works pretty good too... I tend to use brown, black and vallejo smokey ink with lots of water and just give it a good bath... that helps deepen the recesses a bit...

In working with weathering powder... I have a really hard time not overdoing it... but when I do, I've actually took my tanks to the sink and washed it off... After two failed attempts to do it right, I have a decent bit of dusting along the bottom of the tanks... But keep in mind when you do the powder thing.. a little goes a long way...

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post #16 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-18-11, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the comments guys.

@ Varakir, I forgot to high light the feet only noticed when you said and i'll try the idea with the lens flair.

@ Midge913, I did do some highlight but they didn't show up to well so I've added some more

@ everyone,
With the weathering I didn't know where to start, so I've just gone with a bit of soot on the exhausts and a simple wash as a few of you said.

I used 1 part charadon granite, 1 part graveyard earth and 8 parts water, which made a nice muddy wash for the tracks and lower 1/4.

I did have some decals on there but when i put on the varnish it made them look like they had white or something under them.
but thanks to TheReverend I've got some fists from the drop pod kit.
I've added a little triangle to the bottom of these to help them blend in with the metal GW parts
As always C&C will be much appreciated.

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post #17 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-18-11, 08:41 PM
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Now that is one sexy tank Jimmy. The highlights are definitely visible now and the weathering looks great. Just enough to add some realism but not too much to make it go over the top. Excellent work man!

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post #18 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-19-11, 02:38 PM
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I agree with Midge; the weathering is present but not overwhelming.
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I would attempt stippling some lighter browns on, don't overwhelm the tank with it, just some occasional bits of lighter browns, as if it's only just been applied.

Also, for the future, try adding some basing material in the arches, and paint that a darkish brown to it. Gives a lovely effect.
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post #20 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-06-11, 07:04 PM
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The predator looked great before but the weathering just adds something else! It's looking really really good.
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