Thursday, 26 April 2012
Cities of death Tau (red and white paint scheme)
Well I didn't ! I thought that would make one sexy paint scheme. I then proceeded to paint my tau the standard kinda darkish yellow and brown colours of the homeworld sept (Jump right back to near the start of fd blog) because I was scared to paint white as I was a very bad painter.
I came across an 'armies on parade' article in a white dwarf recently where a member of the citadel design team had painted in his army in this scheme just like I had wanted to do and went into detail about how he acheived it. So having started recollecting tau I copied the process and here are the results.
Here above you can see the finnished guy at the front ... the guys behind him show the process. Starting with the stealth suit at the back we have ... first prime the model in imperial primer (the guy used skull white spray but i ran out) then cover in a thin layer of skull white paint, followed by a watered down all over wash of badab black and finally pick out the panels with several layers of skull white, cloth in mephiston red and boots in calthan brown (forgot what the new name is) adding battle damage with boltgun metal to show where the paint has come off.