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Painting Drones

Postby Tim » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:47 pm

Hello master painters, in sticking with the theme of my Tau army, I am wanting to paint the tops of my Drones to look like records. Does anyone have any good techniques to accomplish this?
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Re: Painting Drones

Postby Unorthodoxy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:08 am

like... vinyl records?
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Re: Painting Drones

Postby Tim » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:29 am

Yes. Vinyl records
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Re: Painting Drones

Postby Morendie » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:11 am

Maybe black with a lead belcher middle, then lightly dry brushing some silver over the black?
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Re: Painting Drones

Postby Farseer Jake » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:40 am

You could also try painting them black with dark grey circles and maybe a balthasar gold center? Washed with nuln oil if the circles stand out too much?
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Re: Painting Drones

Postby hammerfixall » Mon May 15, 2017 11:17 am

Yikes. Not sure why you would want to do such a heretical thing! ;) That said, I would probably paint them a dark gray (like "The Fang" if you're using Citadel paints) then create a "stamp" by carving out concentric circles on a piece of foam and using that to stamp them the "grooves" in Abbadon black. Considering how numerous drones are in a Tau army (personally I use 10+ drones in an 1850 point army), this should save you a lot of time and provide nice, uniform results.
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Re: Painting Drones

Postby Gonewild » Mon May 15, 2017 3:14 pm

You may also want to look into rubber stamps at Michaels or Hobby lobby. Another option would be to use a fine-tipped silver pen to achieve lighting effect similar to pic related:
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjkzWDY5Mw==/ ... 880000500F

Or, you could use the record 45 adapter as a symbol:
https://img1.etsystatic.com/011/0/77567 ... 1_5i9x.jpg
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