I figured I would share with you guys how I went about painting the hazard stripes around the seals of the hatches on the drop pod I've been working on lately.
I know someone's probably going to ask how it was done and you don't see many people using hazard stripes on their stuff. I think that's because they can be a bit of a pain to paint.
The first step was getting a good base color down. I went with a light tan color because I didn't want that bright, clean look that comes with using white as a base.
With the base color down, I added the "yellow." The yellow I use is almost transparent but with the base color I picked, it was no problem at all. One coat and I was ready to move on.
Once the yellow was dry, I washed it twice with Gryphonne Sepia to give it that "dirty" look.
Here's the tricky part, the stripes.
I decided I wanted mine to be fairly large and I wanted the angle of the stripes to be slightly different than the ramp itself. I picked two points, one along the bottom edge (A) and one along the top edge (B) and connected the dots to make my lines. If you look closely, you'll see that all the "A" marks are directly underneath one of the circular openings along the edge. All of the "B" marks are inbetween two openings. Each set of marks is two openings wide and I just followed that pattern the whole way up the ramp.
And presto, all the stripes are the same angle and width the whole way up. A little bit of highlighting for the black stripe and some for the yellow and I was all set. I still need to add some damage to the ramp, but that will come at the very end.
Now I know why you don't see very many all drop pod armies with fully painted pods.