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Having recently assembled close to the entirety of my Tau army (go go christmas money!:grin:) I've come upon a problem: color scheme. I simply can't decide, so i thought i'd ask for some suggestions.

Ideas i've been tossing around:
White, but i've gotten the impression that such an army is a bitch to paint.
uh... something other than white?
What i want:
Practical (Camo rather than ceremonial)
Not too much black (It's too common)
Stylish! :eek:k:

So, any ideas?
 

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Have you thought about maybe Ivory with Burgundy accents? A touch of Teal/Aquamarine as a possible 2nd accent color?
 

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Yeah, that's a good idea...
So, how would i go about painting it? Skull White/Bleached Bone and Scab Red or something? And black or white undercoat? I know white's hard to do on black, but white undercoat usually looks kinda bad, at least what i've seen...
 

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Spray a white undercoat, and then liberaly 'wash' the entire model with a thinned chestnut ink (3pts water/1pt ink). If this is too light for your tastes, then wash a second time with the same mix, though I doubt you'll need to. Now, the recesses on the model should be clearely 'blacklined' for an ivory color. Use Bleached Bone or similar to layer on color to the armor plates and thin highlights of Skull White to make them pop a bit.

Use a burgundy color (not sure of a GW equivalent, but a red with a somewhat purple shade would do... or, a red with a somewhat brown shade for maroon if you prefer) for accent panels, weapons, and any gear of note that you'd like to have stand out.

Use Teal or whatever color really grabs you for lenses and smaller details.

In my mind, there is a very large percentage of Ivory, a much smaller percentage of Burgundy, and just a tiny fraction of Teal... 75/20/5...


This SOB was painted over a white undercoat of primer and washed in Chestnut inkwash just as I described. I wanted to keep the colors a bit brighter than would normally be seen on SOB models.
 

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Thanks. I'll try it out and see how it looks.

((Now i just have to order colors off the web. :ireful2: Every store selling Warhammer products in the vicinity closed...))
 

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Do you have any other craft supply store nearby?

That SOB model only used GW ink... all the paints are 50 cent bottless from the local craft department.
 

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Nope. I actually went 'round most of town trying to find a store that sells frikkin' glue! :headbutt:

So i now get my hobby fix off the net :biggrin:
 

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Having recently assembled close to the entirety of my Tau army (go go christmas money!:grin:) I've come upon a problem: color scheme. I simply can't decide, so i thought i'd ask for some suggestions.

Ideas i've been tossing around:
White, but i've gotten the impression that such an army is a bitch to paint.
uh... something other than white?
What i want:
Practical (Camo rather than ceremonial)
Not too much black (It's too common)
Stylish! :eek:k:

So, any ideas?
Catachan green
Graveyard earth
dark flesh

It does look pretty awesome
 
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