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Post  grots life on Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:32 am

Painting a Tau army. First unit up will be Fire Warriors.


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Post  AArdvark085 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:00 am

Sweet! Love them Tau!!!
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Post  grots life on Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:44 am

Yellow is a difficult color to cover smoothly. I'm deciding how to paint the guns and backpacks still.


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Post  Dr. Hans Zarkov on Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:57 am

Yellow on black is really tough. I would suggest putting a layer of white over the spot you intend to paint yellow.
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Post  thecapn226 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:40 pm

Use two coats of the foundation yellow, and two coats of the color you want, then wash with delven mud. Makes a decent yellow.
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Post  grots life on Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:17 am

I ended up with two coats of Apple Barrel yellow and one coat of a Citadel yellow and am happy with the result. The brown is a dark brown with a lighter brown over it watered down a bit. Gun, backpack and helmet antennae are grey base, off white over that then delvin mud. Red on the visor. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. The entire squad will be finished tonight after work and photos will be posted. I'm going to do a simple tan base.
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Post  grots life on Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:50 pm

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Post  grots life on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:34 pm

January complete.

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Post  grots life on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:26 pm

February done. Not 100% happy with them. I may add more details later. Next up are the Devilfish transports. No airbrush, I'll be painting the with brushes and mtiple thin coats.

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Post  grots life on Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:31 pm

I tried my hand at painting a Devilfish today. The result was so disastrous that I'm going to shelve the Tau for a while and work on something else. Painting is something that you either have a natural talent to do or you can't paint. I'll try to revisit painting later, but for the sake of not smashing any models, I'm taking a break from it.
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Post  grots life on Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:36 pm

I've shelved my Tau for now. I'll revisit them when I can buy some of the Liquitex spray paint to base coat the Devilfish with. This month, I've been working on doing up a radar station. Here are a couple photo's of it freshly built and base coated. I'm going to add very few details to it, mainly because I have never painted a building and I don't want to ruin it. I'll have a finished picture in a week or so.



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Post  grots life on Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:02 pm

Front door to the radar station.

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Post  grots life on Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:03 pm

I also finished some Ushabti for my Tomb Kings.

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Post  Necron on Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:28 pm

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While, I really like the radar site..... very well executed. It will look so good on the battlefield.......

I just LOVE the new Tomb Kings ....... I always knew you had a keen eye and a real talent ....I just LOVE them. I know it is almost impossible for us to get a game in but I sure do love your TKs. I have even painted up an additional Great Cannon in hopes of bringing your TKs under Empire control ...... :Smile

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Post  grots life on Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:31 am

Between summer school and my new schedule working nights, game time is non-existant for me. Over the past few nights, I have been taking breaks from studying to finish painting three more Ushabti. Here they are. I hope to get them on the table sometime this summer. The two on the right and the front left are the new ones. All metal and same pose, but the look good mixed in with the others.

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