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    ok i have a 1000 point tau army to paint and i'm not a very good painter it takes me like 2-4 hours for each of my men and i have to finish it quick and still have it look good any one have any tips? :blink:

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    well, whats your paint scheme? That would make it easier for us to help you if we knew how you paint your models ^_^
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    Originally posted by fallen36@Feb 27 2005, 08:10
    ok i have a 1000 point tau army to paint and i'm not a very good painter it takes me like 2-4 hours for each of my men and i have to finish it quick and still have it look good any one have any tips? :blink:
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    DRYBRUSHING!!!

    My brother has 1500 pts of Tau, and he did it by drybrushing the armour, and painting the eyes. And then touching up on the cloth by painting it his designated color. Hinished it airly quickly, and it looks pretty good.

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    well i paint the armor with a under cote of bestial brown the armor with vomit brown and the close with enchant blue then i inc wash the close
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    by close im sure you meant cloths. ^_^

    So in that case take Master_Arethos's suggestion and try drybrushing
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    oops sorry about spelling
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    I personally would never reccomend drybrushing Tau. It looks far too "unclean" for them.
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    undercoat then white then ink them the colours you want paint the eyes then a watered down black ink

    I've never tryed it but it should work
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    I personally would never reccomend drybrushing Tau. It looks far too "unclean" for them.
    so many people assume that when you drybrush its gonna look rough, and gritty instead of smooth. There are many ways to achieve a look of drybrushing, if you do it properly you can get a nice smooth look.
    For example wetbrushing, you get a very nice finish and its as easy as drybrushing. The only difference is, is that before you brush it on, you water down the paint and dont let it dry between different paint sequences.

    Example:
    Water down Scorched Brown, dip paintbrush in it and wipe of the excess. Brush it on. Now while its still wet, take your next colour, lets say bestial brown, and do the same thing, and it blends together nicely.
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    Well I don&#39;t think dryrushing is right for Tau. Necrons, sure, but not Tau. They are a clean, high-tech sort of race. I reccomend white primer, watered down paint, and lesser care for keeping "in the lines". You can quickly fix em up later. For all the panel lines, it is easy to just take you panel lining color, putting dish washer fluid into it (I dunno, but it works) and then dabbing it into the panel lines. The paint should run right through. Don&#39;t use hand washing soap, though. It basically kills the paint, making it unbelievably thick.

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