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So I picked up a blister of the Walls of Fire from The Complete Strategist in NYC yesterday, and took a few minutes to wash, dry, and coat them with some Tamiya Clear Paint. I did one with Clear Red, 2 with Clear Yellow....

I am wondering how much I can 'shade and high light' with these clear paints. I am thinking of using some Smoke on the tips...

Anyone try this?



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The middle one is the one done with Clear Red...


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Interesting. I would probably try doing the clear yellow in the recesses and the clear red on the "highlight" areas, with more yellow toward the base of the flame (hotter areas = more yellow), although I have done the opposite before and it looked pretty good. It is, after all, magical fire so it doesn't necessarily have to look quite so realistic. As for the smoke, I have no experience there, but I have read that it's nigh impossible to paint a decent-looking smoke effect. Good luck.

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People that play games with tanks/artillery use steel wool or cotton fluff as smoke to mark damage. some even get elaborate and use LED tea lights under it.


You might could incorporate these techniques.

We sure do! I also play Flames of War, and have enough of these things to show a dead Task Force!


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I've not seen the LEDs, bet they look cool though!


I think trying to add the 'smoke' to the minis would be very difficult....




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So a little more done to these, I tried to use the yellow clear to do the 'Hot' areas, and the clear red the cooler areas, with a touch of clear smoke at the tips.


Don't really think that there is much more to be done here, as if I paint to much smoke on the edging, it will show through to the other side, making it look muddy, I tend to think.


If anyone else is about to start these, I would recommend doing the clear yellow instead of the clear red as your base coat. The red will show up on the yellow coat, the yellow doesn't show up over the red. Neither way really shows all that well...



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No point in doing a show off for something like this....

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