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HeirophantX

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Arkab Legions
« on: 02 February 2011, 17:34:02 »
So,
I like this idea of 'mechs from the Arkab Legions painting Arabic religious messages on the left sides of their mechs.  If one of you guys who is clearly a better painter than I were to try such a thing, how would you do it?  I'm literate in Arabic so no problem there, I'm just trying to imagine getting the tiny little writing painted on...

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Re: Arkab Legions
« Reply #1 on: 02 February 2011, 17:50:52 »
Custom decals would be a good method I think. There are Arabic fonts out there; a laser printer + some decal paper (sold at classy hobby shops and online) + a spray fixative are all you need!

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Re: Arkab Legions
« Reply #2 on: 02 February 2011, 21:47:24 »
Custom decals would be a good method I think.
Bingo.  Hand painting would be obscenely difficult unless you're talking about a large scale model.  Even then I would recommend making custom decals.

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Re: Arkab Legions
« Reply #3 on: 02 February 2011, 23:24:29 »
I've used fine tip pens to write on mechs, but it requires a steady hand and a lot of practice.

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Re: Arkab Legions
« Reply #4 on: 02 February 2011, 23:28:58 »
I'd buy a Micron pen from my local crafts store, like Michael's.
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Re: Arkab Legions
« Reply #5 on: 02 February 2011, 23:30:04 »
Yeah those work really good, for the life of me I couldn't remember what they were called.

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Re: Arkab Legions
« Reply #6 on: 02 February 2011, 23:57:53 »
Yeah those work really good, for the life of me I couldn't remember what they were called.

ZIG Millennium 0.5 mm tip pens.

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Re: Arkab Legions
« Reply #7 on: 03 February 2011, 00:23:25 »
Agreed...micron pens are the way to go. Take a look at pics of some good GW space marines... often the 'purity seals" and scrolls on their armor have script done with the pens.
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Re: Arkab Legions
« Reply #8 on: 03 February 2011, 08:03:25 »
Best thing about the Arkab Legions is that the 2nd and 4th Legions can fire during the movement phase.  8)
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Re: Arkab Legions
« Reply #9 on: 03 February 2011, 18:12:56 »
a few pics to follow up my post...
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"Well, boys, I reckon this is it - nuclear combat toe to toe with the Roosskies. Now look, boys, I 'aint much of a hand at makin' speeches, but I got a pretty fair idea that something doggone important is goin' on back there. And I got a fair idea the kinda personal emotions that some of you fellas may be thinkin'. Heck, I reckon you wouldn't even be human bein's if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelin's about nuclear combat.

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Re: Arkab Legions
« Reply #10 on: 03 February 2011, 18:37:45 »
This certainly seems a long-term goal.  I'll get there.  The last time I painted mech minis, the USSR was still a country and Lithuania was not.  This whole custom decal thing kinda blows my mind.

In any event, I'll be sure to post my work whenever I make it happen.