Tau Paint Scheme:: DarkerTau

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My scheme is that of the darker Tau - Because my army is themed as a Chaos Tau army. I wanted to convey a 'lovecraftian' sort of feel so I started with a base colour of grey, a neutral colour that goes well with anything. Here's an example of the scheme; I'll outline how to achieve it below:
[gal_img]1540[/gal_img]This squad took me roughly 3 hours to convert, prime, and paint, basing not included. So it is fairly quick, and has a nice end result.
I started with a flat black primer, and then a basecoat of 3/4 black to 1/4 white was applied to all the armoured sections, and dry brushed onto the cloth. Next I used the same mix as before, but simply added more white to make a mid-tone colour, similar to codex grey (All of this could be done with Games Workshop's range of grey paints, I just didn't have any.). This was then dry brushed carefully onto the armour, picking out the raised parts. Next I used the same mix, again with more white mixed in, this was used to highlight the rims of the armour plates, and the upper parts of the helmets/hoods and shoulder pads. Then I used a watered-down black ink wash over everything.
The red was done by first applying snakebite leather to all the 'to-be' red parts. Once dry I carefully applied red ink generously to all the brown areas. The red highlights were done with an even mix of sunburst yellow/blood red/skull white, with increased amounts of skull white added for each highlight.
The green parts were done in this order; snot green, snotgreen/scorpion green mix, scorpion green/skull white mix, with the final highlight being skull white with a tiny bit of scorpion green added in.
With the addition of snow bases this makes for a nice fire warrior! The dull grey goes well with both colours, and the red and green complement each other.
Good luck to any going for this scheme, although I'm sure many a player will not attempt Chaos Tau as I have; it's still suitable for any tau army.
 




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