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    Opinions on a paint scheme

    After building most of my new Tau list I am busy working out my colour scheme. My favourite colour scheme ever was my Steel skulls Marine army scheme, specifically the Termie units and I am considering doing a very similar scheme for my Tau.
    I have attached a picture of a Fire Warrior to illustrate the colour combination. The vehicles will be mainly black with contrasting panel detailing. What do you think is it a Tau'esq colour scheme. I like it because it is dark and somehow very elite looking.

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    I think you might want to use a slightly lighter shade of brown on the armor, it will give the model a little more pop and make it stand out a little more.

    But overall I think it is a really nice colour combination. Also I think the Tanks would look good with the main red/maroon/whatever colour it is of the firewarrior model, as the base colour, with black detailing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiedave View Post
    I think you might want to use a slightly lighter shade of brown on the armor, it will give the model a little more pop and make it stand out a little more.

    But overall I think it is a really nice colour combination. Also I think the Tanks would look good with the main red/maroon/whatever colour it is of the firewarrior model, as the base colour, with black detailing.

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    The brown is actually a subdued gold, it does not come out so well on the picture. I agree about the tank colour scheme.
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    Meh. It really doesnt strike me. Of course once you have a full unit with tank painted it may look really good. I do like how you arranged the colors and markings.
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    I quite like it, and don't worry if your scheme is Tau-like or not. You're better off going with what you what.


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    Riki, tell us what colours you're planning on using to represent those which we can see in the thumbnail. At the moment, the red looks like a Scab Red and the subdued gold is a little on the brown side, as AD said.

    Having the actual palette to reference might help a little more. I've used that B&C Fire Warrior painter myself and while it's very helpful it's hard to get an exact colour match to things.

    As far as matching the red to the 'subdued gold' I think it works ok, but as I said above: knowing the intended base colours will really help. To get that gold colour in the Painter picture you could use Rotting Flesh with a Gryphonne Sepia wash, but maybe that isn't quite what you're looking for. The picture below is just to give you an idea of how the above suggestion works out. Please bear in mind that this model is only an experimental one, hence the yukky painting (plus the fact it was my first attempt at using the new washes)!


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    EDIT: Urk! Just looking at that paint job makes me feel icky!
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    Browns with Light Blues are quite the style today... hehe.

    Though the previous statement is true, I do quite like your model, Eig.


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    Thank you, and it's actually Scaly Green, not blue (darn flash!). However, methinks we should redirect ourselves to solving the problems of the world in general and the Simian Ninja's colour dilemma in particular before he gets irate with me for hijacking his thread. ;P

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    This paint scheme looks very similar to the Tau army shown on pages 218-219 of the main rulebook. Is that what this paint scheme is based on?

    I wasn't very impressed by the picture you showed us, but those types of pictures IMO don't represent the model very well. Maybe you could give us a picture of a model you painted? That would help a lot. The army on pages 218-219 is very good-looking, but one thing I didn't like about it was the dark guns on the fire warriors and pathfinders. You seem to have solved that problem. So based on those rulebook pictures your colour scheme looks good, but I'd like to see a picture of the model you painted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorbidlyObeseMonkey View Post
    This paint scheme looks very similar to the Tau army shown on pages 218-219 of the main rulebook. Is that what this paint scheme is based on?

    I wasn't very impressed by the picture you showed us, but those types of pictures IMO don't represent the model very well. Maybe you could give us a picture of a model you painted? That would help a lot. The army on pages 218-219 is very good-looking, but one thing I didn't like about it was the dark guns on the fire warriors and pathfinders. You seem to have solved that problem. So based on those rulebook pictures your colour scheme looks good, but I'd like to see a picture of the model you painted.

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    Thats what I am saying. A painted model will probably look a lot better.
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