Thursday, 11 September 2014

Tau: First experiments with paint - Part 2

In a real rush and following on from Part 1, I threw some more paint at my test models last night.

They are still a long way from being finished (they've still got no arms for a start!) but this is the general idea of what my army is going to look like:

Still to do:

  • Oil washes to bring out the seams in the armour,
  • Tidy up the cloth - at the moment it's black with a midnight-blue highlight which isn't coming across at all. I've also hit it in a few spots with the brown I used on the straps which will need tidying,
  • Change the brown used on the gaiters, straps and belt. Not enough "depth" of colour,
  • Improve the lenses on the helmets,
  • Improve the backpacks a little,
  • Belt buckle needs something, but I'm not sure what yet.
  • Give them some arms, of course :-)

Generally, on reflection with a bit more paint in places these guys are looking more "urban winter" than "snow" camo which is what I was originally aiming for, but I like the scheme so I'm going to stick with it.

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