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Starting first build
« on: Dec 02, 2019, 08:57 PM »
Good evening all, New to the realm of kit building looking at starting my first build (if you don't count the jawa). I am currently leaning towards doing a modern build seems to be the easiest. have it limited down to these three color schemes. but not the finer details yet... any input will be appreciated. link is to one of my Tumblr blogs, couldn't figure out how to post pictures.

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/puttingtogetherasoupsandwitch

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Re: Starting first build
« Reply #1 on: Dec 03, 2019, 12:54 PM »
I would recommend using Imgur to upload pictures. Then all you need to do is click the "Insert Image" option above the text box and paste in the direct link.

I like your third color scheme. Throw in a faded/ombre red kama and you've got a cool sunset look.

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Re: Starting first build
« Reply #2 on: Dec 03, 2019, 02:24 PM »
Okay. Thank you. Iíll figure that out when Iím at an actual computer. Was also leaning more towards the last one.

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Re: Starting first build
« Reply #3 on: Dec 03, 2019, 05:13 PM »
So its later... working with the " Using Imgur to share images on the boards"  thing... not finding the BBCode

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Re: Starting first build
« Reply #4 on: Dec 03, 2019, 05:28 PM »
So its later... working with the " Using Imgur to share images on the boards"  thing... not finding the BBCode

It's the button right under the button for bolding, kinda looks like a pixelated Mona Lisa. Or you can type in [img!]url goes here[/img!] without the exclamation points.

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Re: Starting first build
« Reply #5 on: Dec 03, 2019, 06:25 PM »
It's the button right under the button for bolding, kinda looks like a pixelated Mona Lisa. Or you can type in [img!]url goes here[/img!] without the exclamation points.

got that far, site is not accepting the url between the [img!] either way I input it (manually typed or clicked), but will take the [url!]. keeps posting blank.

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Re: Starting first build
« Reply #6 on: Dec 04, 2019, 01:24 PM »
Hey there, hopefully I can help. Are you using a mobile phone or a PC?
Ideally you will have a link to your photo that is something like https://imagehostingsite.com/MyImage.jpg
As a real example, this is the direct link to one of my images in Imgur: https://i.imgur.com/lu5l9Qk.jpg
To make it display as an image on the forum I would type it as follows: [img]https://i.imgur.com/lu5l9Qk.jpg[/img]
Then when you post it it should appear like the following:



Some things to note. If trying to link from Facebook it can actually hide the images from others depending on your sharing settings. Facebook will also tend to move photos around on their side and that changes the link so they break. Google photos will also typically always be locked down due to sharing settings so will not share.

We recommend a dedicated photo hosting platform. For Support and Auxillary members of the forum there is also the option of image hosting directly on the forum.

If anything is unclear I will attempt to help further :)

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Re: Starting first build
« Reply #7 on: Dec 05, 2019, 12:38 PM »
ahh haa, finally got it to work. Thank you for the assist. these were the three colors that I had narrowed down the scheme down to. posted in order of personal preference. right now trying to decide if it is a good idea to build two in one go as a first time builder or if I should hold off and wait and if i still want the second color scheme that I like build it down the road.






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Re: Starting first build
« Reply #8 on: Dec 05, 2019, 12:49 PM »
these are the two schemes that I like the most.




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Re: Starting first build
« Reply #9 on: Dec 05, 2019, 04:10 PM »
varying shades of grey is a challenge by itself. most of the time it just comes off as monotone.....not saying that it cant be done.....you will just have to be very selective on  what shades go where on the kit. some folks would disagree with me on this harshly.....but ive seen a couple of really well done kits that utilized a similar selection of color.

I still like the Fall palette the best myself. mixing some of the cocoa brown in with the mustard yellow of the armor and splashing some of the cheeks brown in as an accent color would really pop if you laid it out well. I think your challenge there would be finding a balance that says custom mandalorian and not pumpkin spice.

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Re: Starting first build
« Reply #10 on: Dec 06, 2019, 07:57 AM »
varying shades of grey is a challenge by itself. most of the time it just comes off as monotone.....not saying that it cant be done.....you will just have to be very selective on  what shades go where on the kit. some folks would disagree with me on this harshly.....but ive seen a couple of really well done kits that utilized a similar selection of color.

I still like the Fall palette the best myself. mixing some of the cocoa brown in with the mustard yellow of the armor and splashing some of the cheeks brown in as an accent color would really pop if you laid it out well. I think your challenge there would be finding a balance that says custom mandalorian and not pumpkin spice.

I have been tinkering with adding a bronze/rust/dark red ish undertone or use it as a wash over the armor

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