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Subject: Bewareofthephil's Tau Blog - For the Greater Good Y'all!
My Black Reach nobz. I might go back and add some more skin highlights to some of the areas that seem to have not taken it as much. Its been a pretty dark weekend here so it was hard to really tell how they were looking :p
Again though I'm happy enough to call them done for now, certainly enough to stick them on the table for a game.
I picked up some of the new paints today, they seem pretty neat. I also picked up a Wood Elf Spellweaver, which I'm going to enter into the store event for the paint-a-hero contest. This is super early:
Using new colours like Kabalite Green for the emerald-coloured dress, and Waaagh Flesh for the flowing cape scarf thingy. The gems are Mephiston Red. The hair is shaded with a homemade glaze of Kabalite Green + Vallejo Glaze Medium, taken down into a blue shade near the end with some Enchanted Blue mixed into it.
The hard part for me will be the face. I know *how* to do them, I just have incredibly shaky hands which causes me to often get it messed up a bit.
Incidentally this is my first Wood Elf since 1999, and I'm loving it. Tempted to pick some more of them up, although will probably wait for the hardcover army book revision before I really consider collecting Fantasy again.
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So I finally built and painted up the commander. To be honest I'm not so happy with it, but I went fast because I just wanted him on the table. I decided not to prime him red, but to give him a mainly black scheme with red highlights and weapons to signify his unique position in the army. His armour is heavily scraped and chipped, perhaps to the point of being totally overdone. Still, he seems to look okay on the battlefield with the rest of the army so I'll call him done and probably replace him in the future, be it with a Forge World piece or an eventual Tau update model.
edit: the photo really makes it obvious how quickly and slapdash the paintjob is. Oh well... don't critique it too harshly, Its purely for a basic tabletop standard.
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Wow, I haven't updated this in a year, I'm so sorry guys. Anyway, here's an update!
Currently working on my Pathfinder team. I painted a few of the finecast ones up shortly before the new Plastic kit arrived, so I'm basing the colour scheme on those guys, but trying to make it nicer and neater. It's primarily a black and red scheme, I wanted them to stand out as different from the FWs during gameplay and to represent their task sneaking into the front lines and lighting up the enemy from unseen quarters. I've currently got the reds edge highlighted. Wondering whether to edge highlight all the black cloth parts, or whether to apply a grey/black camo scheme. What do you guys think?
Your reds are looking nice as always. I like that you've switched to a somewhat deeper shade and taken the time to create lowlights in the grooves. The split color scheme on the helms looks very interesting. I've been considering getting some Pathfinders just for building a Kill Team, and this has given me a few ideas. Feel free to pop your head into my Dubstep Cadre and let me know what you think.
I found a pot of Mechrite Red, so I've been using that for my main Reds.It's such a nice colour and it covers so well, I really miss the foundation colours.
Oh yes, here's my Riptide and XV9 Forgeworld Suit. The photos show up some areas I need to go over, and the weapon on the riptide needs some more detail and grey areas added, but I'm happy with how they look as part of the army whole
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