So on to the next part of the Tau army.
I'm gaining more confidence with the airbrush with everything I do and am determined to make extensive use of it in this project. I've started work on assembly and painting of the Riptide model - I've built it in sections that I can try and paint without too much overspray so I can keep the lines neat where possible.
I started off by building the Riptide's legs (feet, calves & thighs) as two separate items, the hips were built separately, as were the armour plates on the thighs (only one shown here).
The black parts of the legs were a bit of a challenge - I sprayed them black (easy enough) and then needed to work out a way of doing some highlights. I started off applying a blue colour to match with the blue cloth highlights on my Fire Warriors, but I didn't like the effect so painted them black again and then highlighted in a Vallejo dark grey colour before dusting with white.
They were then given a very light drybrushing with a mid-grey colour to pick up some edges.
I'm not done with these legs yet - I want to do more with the rounded disks with the slots in.
More Tau-related stuff:
Painting (258) GW (249) Games Workshop (249) Warhammer 40000 (197) Astra Militarum (64) Imperial Guard (64) Modelling (58) Epic (57) Chaos Marines (46) Epic Chaos (44) Tau (40) Space Marines (38) Airbrushing (34) Warhammer (32) Saga (29) Gripping Beast (25) IGTanks (25) Anglo-Saxons (24) Stormcrow Chapter (20) TauTanks (18) Warhammer 30000 (18) Titan (17) Black Scorpion (15) Frostgrave (15) Pirates (15) Nurgle (14) Epic Ultramarines (13) Orks (13) Imperial Knights (12) Blood Bowl (11) Forgeworld (8) Quick Tips (8) Unboxing (8) Wood Elves (8) AAR (7) Battle Report (7) Kings Of War (7) Nippon (7) Siege (7) Undead (7) Vampire Counts (7) Wargames Factory (7) Dreadtober 2016 (6) Sentinels (6) Beastmen (5) Warriors of Chaos (5) Mantic (4) Ogres (4) Solar Auxilia (4) Vikings (4) Dwarfs (3) Age of Sigmar (2) Death Guard (2) Photography (2) Renedra (2) Scenery (2) Armies (1) Cities of Death (1) Days out (1) Giant (1) Kharadron Overlords (1) Marauder (1) Necrons (1) Orcs (1) Perry Miniatures (1) Reaper Miniatures (1) Stormcast Eternals (1) em4 Miniatures (1)