But then I checked out this video, and that's the one responsible for making me want to paint (and play) harlequins again. So I used its technique and went ahead. This was also the first time I ever used an airbrush and by God it is so much fun!
So onwards with pictures.
|Step 1: cut out 1cm*1cm diamonds from a strip of masking tape.|
Not shown: stick the little masking tape diamonds to your models, trying to make a symmletrical pattern.
|Step 2: airbrush the un-diamoned parts of the models.|
|Step 3: airbrush a first layer over the diamonded parts|
|Step 4: start the blend with a second, darker, layer|
|Step 5: finish the blend with a third layer|
Then comes the fun part: carefully peeling off the little diamonds of masking tape, to reveal the white undercoat. It is CRUCIAL you do this after a long while, to make sure the airbrush paint is absolutely dry and solid. Man, Harlequins teach you patience.
Then put on the bits you'd taken out and brush-painted beforehand (riders, jet engines, weapons etc.) It's still missing a couple of highlights and transfers, but this is what you get for a fairly easy day's work: