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boggler08 Oct 2012 1:16 p.m. PST

What do you think?

With:

picture

Without:

picture

…ho hum!

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leidang Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2012 1:19 p.m. PST

I really like "with" but I'm not sure the difference is worth the effort.

Phil Gray08 Oct 2012 2:11 p.m. PST

I usually get a default blue by using a deep blue base and then filling in the glazed area in lighter blue…

Timmo uk08 Oct 2012 2:18 p.m. PST

Not for me. The glazing bars would be in the same colours as the camo so I guess I'd just use your brown for them.

Personal logo Ditto TwoThree Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2012 2:30 p.m. PST

Hi Boggler,

My opinion is no, the others look much better, whatever you are using for the contrast. The "blacklining" (I would just do a pin wash myself, but certainly not in black). The black is just too stark.

Again, just my view. I'd look up images of Blenheim bombers:

Google images for Blenheim bomber

The contrast is just not as stark. It's there, of course, but not like that.

As I said, I prefer your other method.

Then again even the blue used on the windows as a whole seems to be very in your face, but I don't know how to paint windows any other way.

What about using a very watered down camo colour for lining?

Again, this is just one person's opinion. Sorry to be all over the place.
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Tim

BigNickR Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2012 2:35 p.m. PST

I like it with. especially in that scale

spontoon08 Oct 2012 4:06 p.m. PST

I'd do the larger glazing bars in camo and the smaller ones in black.

Mako1108 Oct 2012 5:08 p.m. PST

Yes, I agree, the black is a bit stark.

Try using a very fine, mechanical pencil, e.g. a 0.2, or 0.3mm thick lead. You can get the thinner ones at drafting art stores.

The gray graphite leaves a similar look, but isn't quite as shocking, so is a bit more realistic. I also use it for doing fuselage and wing panel lines too.

The best part is, if you screw up, and slip, you can literally "erase" your mistake, with a bit of gentle care, without damaging the paint.

BattlerBritain10 Oct 2012 4:47 a.m. PST

I tend to paint the canopy rails the camo colour and then just paint the canopy black. Often a canopy in blue (or shades thereof) doesn't look right.

cncbump Inactive Member10 Oct 2012 7:11 a.m. PST

I like it with the lines.
It adds a degree of detail and contrast to the model.
without is more drab to me.
At this scale, I think affect is important to the appeal of the game and its pieces.

Oberst Radl Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2012 10:11 p.m. PST

Don't like black, but don't like the ones that are unlined. I wonder what it would look like if you used a darker shade of the darker camo color on the major lines?

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