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I just got some Tau Empire minature for my birthday so i am ready to paint them. I have chosen the Borkan sept as it looks nice. I was wondering if there is anyone who can help me with tips and such
you know like what undercoats difftrent techniques etc
i play a Sa'cea sept and find that the painting is very easy, as grey's go well over black.. i havent tried a white scheme on tau so far but it would be interesting.....
ok, so what im thinking is...undercoat chaos black...
-highlight...skull white (leaving grey in recess of plates - using 2 thinned coats of paint)
-highlight...codex grey OR astronomican grey
-wash...badab black, slightly thinned with water
-base...scab red (leaving roughly 1/5 of lens as black)
-highlight...blood red (leaving roughly 2/5 of lens scab red)
-extreme highlight...skull white (small dot in the corner where the black meets the scab red)
-base...fenris grey (leaving black in recesses)
-highlight...codex grey (on the very edges - refer to codex)
when applying the sept colours, in this case with Bork'an its hawk turquoise, use 2 thin coats, not 1 thick one to avoid a chunky, messy finish.
PS. tanks could be a challenge to paint in this scheme as it is very difficult to get a smooth white coverage on vehicles (i suggest a white undercoat) followed by several very thin coats of codex grey placed carefuly into the recesses, then paint the whole tank again using thinned skull white, leaving recesses grey) lenses and guns/drones painted in same way as you would a firewarrior's