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Default Here come the Tau - my project

So, it was time to make some headway into painting my Tau 750pt army. I decided to do my HQ crisis suit, 2 Firewarriors and the Devilfish to ensure I was happy with the colours - which I am.

I wanted to be more muted than is sometimes seen on Tau, more militaristic, so lots of green.

The devilfish has a fantastic stencilled-on strip camo pattern which you absolutely can't see! I used two seemingly very different sprays and when it dried... they just weren't that different. You can see it... at about 2cm away.

Anyway, comments welcome but please note, it's army painting, not competition painting!

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Very nice! loving the green you use.
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I like it, not overly complex like some of the designs, the fish looks a tad plain, maybe a dash of yellow here and there. But well painted! (better than I could ever do) and nice colours.

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Camouflage so effective that you can't see it! Win!

I like the style your colour scheme brings to these models. Reminds me of late 70s early 80s comic book sci-fi - 2000AD or some such (and no it's not the blue skin making me think of rogue trooper, although...)

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Yeah Rogue trooper! ha, great. Actually, if I had an influence it's more Vietnam War...
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These are cool. I love the way they look so simple, but when you look closely, there's some really subtle weathering.
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These are cool. I love the way they look so simple, but when you look closely, there's some really subtle weathering.
Thanks, sometimes my photos don't work as well as I'd like - there's actually (for the green) base, wash, layer and dry on each piece.

BTW, yes, the FW's Tau symbol is inverted. No, it wasn't on purpose!
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Ha!!!, Are they inverted, oops, so are mine then. Competitive painting or not they look really good. Love the OD style green and the simplicity of the painting. Its going to look great as an army. I like the shading on the clothing too.

+1 Nice pics. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Very impressive work, mate. Smooth painting, detailing, and weathering, especially on the suit.


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+Rep I really like the feel of the army so fa. It's like the Tau are trying to adapt to new enviroments

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