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Ok, I have finished up my tiger company (well, mostly. Still some finishing touches to do on the last 3) and want to move on to my next selection.

However, I run into a problem.... How would you paint a leopard's "spots" (or rosettes technicaly). The pictures i've seen show solid spots low on the limbs and on the head, but the upper limbs and body have "hollow" ones, and I'm not sure how to do them. Any suggestions?
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:) If you type, "paint leopard spots" into google and click on images you will find many different ways.
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I've seen leopard spots painted:

1. Small Light brown Dab.
once that dries,
2. with a FINE tip brush, paint in a DARK brown C inside the Light Brown Dab.
wait for to ALMOST be dry.
3. pull an empty dry brush over the SPOT to feather it out some.
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Here's another way from a W40K'er...
http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2010/02/ ... cales.html
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Steve Ronin wrote:Here's another way from a W40K'er...
http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2010/02/ ... cales.html
That's some quality work from that guy.

The key for doing it on something like a mech would be size. A Falcon grav tank is a much different scale than a mech. So getting the right looking size for the spots down then just practice on some random minis till you get the technique down.

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Thanks for the input. I'll show ya'll the results when I've got it down. (course, first I need to find the right base color, but that won't be too hard).
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As i seem to recall you nailed the tiger stripe scheme with the off white front and multi shaded orange/brown base color so i think you will do just fine with this leopard spot scheme. :)
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AVA MANGO TWO wrote:As i seem to recall you nailed the tiger stripe scheme with the off white front and multi shaded orange/brown base color so i think you will do just fine with this leopard spot scheme. :)
Yea, but I don't have enough of that tawny color for another round, so have to mix some more up. :)

after this comes the hardest pattern.... clouded leopard.
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:)
Belive it or not their are videos on youtube showing how to paint clouded leopards.
and hundreds of pictures on googgle images.
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