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I'm repainting my Tau army (Well, ok, stripping and re-using the same scheme, just cleaned up considerably), and I want to use some more advanced techniques. Since the main color of my army is Regal Blue, what's a good color/color to use for highlighting and shading? I was thinking of using Midnight Blue to shade, but all lighter blues seem too light for highlighting. Any help would be much appreciated.
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I'd try an Enchanted Blue trim. Enchanted Blue is not too dark, not too light.
I once did this, turned out quite good. I think I still have the models somewhere...
I use Regal blue for my Tyranids. I highlight it with Ice Blue, generally a coat of Regal, then strips of 25/75 ice/regal->50/50->75/25 ice/regal.
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Enchanted blue or even Ultramarine Blue would work well. If they are too light for what you are going for you can always mix those colors with your base color.
As for advanced techniques - what you might want to try is layering or even wet blending. Add an extender solution to your paint mix and it will keep your paint wet for a longer period of time. start with your base or even your darkest color depending on how you plan on working. mix your color variants and paint them on in successively smaller areas to build up the color If you keep your paint thin enough it will show the darker color underneath while still blending together.
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dont use midnight blue/purple what ever you do D:
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Enchanted Blue + Regal Blue 1/1 mix for highlighting.
Chaos Black for shding.
I just painted a regal blue Inquisitor. I can recommend Ultramarine Blue, but also try blending a little bit of Kommando Kakhi and Regal Blue, it will give you a really nice light blue colour.