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Hey guys,

 

So after getting the kickstarter box, the Talon was the first CAV I painted.  I wanted to get something big as the baseline for my color scheme instead of a tank or APC.

 

Of course, being the first CAV there were a few issues.  The original red I chose was an awful contrast to the yellow and had to be painted over.  The highlight layer for this cav eventually got tossed for a different combination, so this big fella looks a bitt different than most of the other force.   

 

I have been painting for 15+ years (and terribly for most of that), but in the past year I have tried to expand my skill base.  I decided I wanted to UTF CAVs to be highlighted 3 ways: Drybrushing (yellows), edging (reds), and layering (windows).  I am happy with how these came out and cannot wait to get better.  In the past I have really used Drybrushing as a major crutch, though I must admit it works (and quickly, too).

 

Check it out: 

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I also really wanted to try OSL after seeing Skrill's awesome examples with his Rach force.  Since the base color is yellow I really didn't have much of an option but white, so I went with a blueish-white for the few lights I could find.  I just started doing this today so there is much to be learned, but as a first attempt I am happy with how it came out:

 

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I also particularly like how the windows turned out.

 

Here is the raptor, with a slightly more successful implementation of OSL:

 

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C & C welcome!  More to come later.

 

P.S. Has anyone else noticed that almost all the folks who have painted terran forces and have put them up here went with a desert theme?  That seems interesting to me.

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They look great; nice job on the freehand stars, too!

 

Any plans for the bases?

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P.S. Has anyone else noticed that almost all the folks who have painted terran forces and have put them up here went with a desert theme?  That seems interesting to me.

I think this in part due to the Terran Khaki offered in the KS Paint Set Alpha.

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