Thursday, September 1, 2011
How to paint my SUMPOD?
So while waiting for my SUMPOD someone asked for a template to try out different color variations before buying paint. So did just that using Gimp. The result is a poor mans hack but it works. You can pretty much just select the color of the base and carrier by coloring a couple of layers and it turned out pretty nice.
You can find the template here for gimp in .xcf format and a .psd export here I made but haven't tested at all.
Here you see a few examples I made using the template.
I seem to be favoring a blue unit with completely white interior, not just the surface carrier, unlike the picture shown here. The white will increase the visibility inside the build chamber to better see the details during a build. I saw a TOM in action the other day where there where problem's with the feeder while using transparent plastic. Being able to clearly see what was being layered down seemed useful.
Edit: added a new layer for the inside of the template