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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dark Eldar Razowing

 This is the first aircraft I've done in forever.

I really like the look and think it will fit in with my current Kabal even though the paint scheme is a slight variation of my old Dark Eldar theme.  I think I'll use this for the new models and stick with the older scheme for any legacy kits I might still have kicking around.

There were a lot of 'lessons learned' with this kit.  The first, and most important, was that I should have looked at Ron Saikowski's really excellent post on line highlighting.  You can find it here:

 Basics; Line Highlighting


The most important bit for me was the part about making sure to use a color near the line that could be 'invisibly corrected'.  That's pretty basic and i plain forgot it.  the result was that I used a black spray that I did not have an exact color match to correct with... doh!  I'll fix that on the rest of the vehicles in this series!

Another lesson was that I should not automatically paint stuff on the sprue.  I have done it for years and its still a valid approach for models with a ton of parts that all obscure each other.  For this kit the design is so clean that I'd have had an easier time if I had popped the main elements off the sprue for cleaning and prep and gone from there. 

Another was... make sure to repeat the test fit before hitting it with glue.... DOH!

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