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olicana01 Mar 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

I have a real problem with Caunter schemes. For some reason, I find translating 2D to 3D challenging. Anyway, in consequence I took some time to paint a single vehicle to use as a pattern for the rest. I hope someone else might find it useful

link and front / back / 2 sides photos here:



Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

Caunter is a pain for everyone. You make it look easy. I agree with you on the slate blue, by the way. Makes a very nice contrast.

I'm really impressed by your Crusader stripes. Every time I do it, I just can't keep the size consistent. Any tips or tricks?

olicana01 Mar 2017 8:53 a.m. PST

Hi Rich.

Grey square, dark red centre stripe on top, then white to the sides, bright red in the centre. I think the grey square is the trick, once you have that it's just a case of dividing it into three with the dark red stripe, & obvously, you don't paint the grey square or dark red completely out – if you look at mine, I just do narrower bright stripes on top – it kinda 'blurs the margins'.

Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

Ah, blurring the margins! Brilliant. I'll give it a try.

goragrad01 Mar 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

Interesting. And I like the blue as well.

Tiberius02 Mar 2017 4:13 a.m. PST

Very well done

number422 Apr 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

The blue is nice. Totally wrong, of course – but still nice

Loknar79 Inactive Member17 Jun 2017 8:38 a.m. PST

Here is a good link on British colors.

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