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Started working on a Terran Thunderbird, and I don't have pictures yet.  But it's really not much more then primed at this point.


I'm going to do a woodlands camo pattern I think, so I based the whole thing with a sandy tan color and did the dark lining on it.  A friend of mine that Talespinner knows as "my pretend friend Rick" suggested that I start with the lightest color which makes sense.  I used the brown liner to do the dark lining.


Question is what to do next, should I paint most of it green and leave parts tan, and then paint the brown parts, and then finally black?  Or would it be better to paint parts green, and parts brown and parts black? 


Also is there anything I should do before I start the camo pattern? 

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Thanks for the shout out TS.  The short version for my take on woodland camo is base coat with Terran Khaki (MSP 09122), then building the camo pattern with Highland Moss (MSP 09083) and Muddy Brown (MSP 09028) .  Dark line the camo pattern and panel lines with Brown Liner.

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Well I was half way there sorta.  I had based coated and darklined everything.  I added the green in and this is what it looks like now.  I may try and get the brown done yet tonight...  I'm not sure I'm super happy with that green.  It was Panzer Aces field green by Valejo, and a drop of Reaper Dark Skin to darken it up a bit.  Still may be a bit light, but I'll see how it looks after I get the brown on it.  I also may go with a 4th color, a few stripes of black green to match the US Army woodland camo pattern.



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Here it is with the brown.  Still not quite thrilled with that green.  But it looks better in person then it does in these pictures.




Forgot to mention that I think I'll paint the gun barrels black, the area past the black line

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I added some black (black green with a little true black) to it as some lines around the green or brown.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  I still need to redo the black lining and then the glaze/wash that Sgt Crunch mentioned in his article. Also need to do the windshield and maybe a few other touch ups.  





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8 hours ago, Sergeant_Crunch said:

Looks great!


Thanks :)  I really owe it all to you, you're article about painting camo was great and made what I always thought of as something fairly tricky to pull off actually kinda easy. :)


I took a picture of the final version but it just is too washed out and the colors don't look right.  I'll try and take a better one soon and post it here.

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