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    tau T'au world camo scheme

    Hi,
    I'm starting a tau army of the T'Au sept, and i would like the vehicles to have the color scheme like they are depicted on the front of the boxes. (the polygon 3 color shcheme)
    Can someone help me how to paint them in a somewhat orderly fashion?
    i'm still new at painting, but i love the scheme. i only have brushes at my disposal, but some suggested a airbrich for it.

    I would greatly appriciate the help because for convinience sake i did not assemble the models completely, but this also makes me unable to properly play with the army.

    MvG,Vindicator.


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    Two words: Masking tape.
    Tape off around the areas you are going to paint in the darkest colour.Paint in the darkest color, then remove the tape and create more camo shapes, paint these in a lighter color.Repeat the process until you have reached the lightest color.Sketch out the camo patterns first using a soft pencil, and remember to use equal amounts of each color.
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    how can i prevent those edges? i tried it a bit and the paint gathers in the small corner that the masking tape and the surface make

    MMMMMM
    ''"""""""""|p
    """"""""""-------------- m= masking tape, ""= material, p=gathered paint by pooling

    format made me lose the essence, editing it.
    it gives raised lines when the tape is removed.
    MvG, vindicator.
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    If you have an airbrush you could airbrush the base coat on the vehicle. This will put down a nice smooth color. Otherwise I would probably recommend a spray over brushing on the paint.

    as for the polygon camo pattern. Probably the easiest way to do it with nice sharp lines would get some mask tape (not masking take) and mask out the shapes and paint. If you mask it right you can paint the alternating two colors and when you remove the tape you will have a nice clean 3 color polygon pattern.

    You can pick up the mask tape at an art supply store. Depending on your needs you can find the mask tape in many different widths. It is usually a blue glossy looking tape.

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    to stop the paint seeping under the tape, paint in downward strokes first painting the tape and then the model.

    TAPE
    ----------------------- l
    MODEL \/ Brush stroke direction.

    This stops the hairs of the brush being unintentionally pushed underneath the tape and ruining the clean edge.

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    You should really put he models together completely. Use a base colour and add progressive highlights, or use tape to make lines so you dont get it on other surfaces of your tank. you can always just take a big brush and dab proggresively darker colour to form a camo.
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