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Offline Mr_Wayne

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Chess patter
« on: February 21, 2007, 05:09:29 AM »
Hello.
Im new to Chronopia and have just bought my first army of Firstborn. I have been mezmerized by the awesome chess-pattern on the clothes of the Knights, but Im scared ****less to try and paint it for fear of ruining my minis.
Does anyone of you guys have any advice on painting the pattern?

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Offline Morfdoggs

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Re: Chess patter
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 05:23:19 AM »
Keep the paint thin and do many thin layers instead of one thick layer. Also a nice winsor newton series 7 could also help.
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Re: Chess patter
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 05:59:13 AM »
I'll add to Morfdoggs' comment and reccomend practising on a old mini you may have, preferably with flat areas.

Start with your lighter cheque colour as a base coat. When dry, use a small brush to paint vertical and horizontal lines. Be patient, don't rush it (you can also use a fine tip artist pen as well to do the linework). When done, paint your dark cheque colour in an alternating pattern. If you botch it you can paint over and start again. It's all practice.

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Re: Chess patter
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 09:19:52 AM »
Welcome,

     I've got a buddy who painted his FB in checkered pattern, I'll ask him and see if he has any advise.
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Re: Chess patter
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 10:09:20 AM »
If it is too intimdating you could always use a solid color. ;) I have seen several very nice Firstborn armies painted with solid colors on the cloth. Look around at the various websites and you can get lots of ideas for color schemes. Good luck!  ;D
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Re: Chess patter
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007, 10:17:41 AM »
I'd like to see stripes myself.
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Re: Chess patter
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007, 01:09:12 PM »
What's wrong with polka dots people?

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Re: Chess patter
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2007, 08:06:48 PM »
What's wrong with polka dots people?

Pink or yellow? Bikini or one piece?

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Offline Mr_Wayne

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Re: Chess patter
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007, 06:22:46 AM »
Thank's for the replys. I will piant my army now and photograph it and post it here. I have decided on a technique thats not too advanced, yet leaves a satisfying result. Stay tuned.
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Offline Jase

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Re: Chess patter
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2007, 05:40:47 PM »
I can't remember whose site I saw it on, but their FB had red tabards and cloaks with white piping on the outer. I thought it looked good.
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Re: Chess patter
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2007, 06:12:32 AM »
I did my loincloths half-half with a checkered border. It looks pretty nice and is a whole lot easier than doing checkers over the entire area.