Lately i see a lot of people saying "I'm to lazy to paint" or "i'm shit at painting" and honestly it's not even that hard, i'll be going through some basics, some tips and some other stuff, hope this helps you if you're searching for it!
First off you'll want to open Paint Mode.
To do so click the Palettes.
Then of you will be greeted to this fresh UI. (User Interface)
This is the whole UI with the Paint bar selected, there we can see mainly a color wheel, some roof textures and other tabs.
And this is the Decal bar in this case Low.
From left to right we have
a) Colour wheel
b) A small menu
There you can select Move, Select (You can copy cut delete and paste with that), Delete and finally we have Mirror and Brush Size (Brush Size only works with 1x1 decals)
c) Decal selection (here you can choose the decals you want to use)
Then we have these:
Saving a ship design will save the position of all decals.
Saving a paint scheme will save the all the colours.
Then we have Swap and Clear, those split into more options.
Starting to Paint
When you're starting you will want to pick some well fitting colours, whatever you like. Then try out decal combinations, some lines here and there, a name here some symbols there like a skull.
Also there are 2 groups of decals Low and High pretty self explanatory, you can place these on top of each other but you can't place the same group on itself.
Tips and Tricks
Lines are a very basic way to colour a ship but still look better than nothing.
You can make some nice custom logo's using high and low decals.
You can use black decals (or a darker version of the paint) to add depth to the ship.
Some Comunity Tips:
Stay consistent, you don't want one part of your ship use a lot of curved decals and another part use a lot of strait decals, also you don't want to detail one part to much and not have the same consistency of detail somewhere else.
Don't put to much detail on a big ship, you just don't need it, also you might get discouraged and start to give it less detail (which I talked about in tip 2) or even discontinue the project as a whole.> use matching colors, like
@Oneye said before me. Some colors just really don't mix.
-- I like to use white grey and black.
Here's a good thread for ideas!
Hosted by oneye i made some paint jobs too, Ship Painting
That's it for this tutorial hope it helped you make some nice paint, and i hope i can see more well painted ships guys!