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Old 03 Oct 2007, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys. I'm in the process of compiling all my army's fluff and house rules together, with a mind to creating my own Codex. I was wondering if there were any large background images with a Tau-ish feel to them that I could use to go behind the text. All I've been able to find on the net are Imperial-ish ones, nothing that looks like the backgrounds in the Tau Empire Codex. Any suggestions as to where I may be able to find one (or more)? I've checked all the official GW web resources - the BFG stuff is landscape, and the Epic stuff is still in the experimental stage so doesn't have any frills like background images or anything. It needs to be A4 portrait size, or at least something that I can rescale to that without any problems like pixellation or squashing of the image.
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 18:04   #2 (permalink)
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Could you not just take the T'au Sept symbol, blow it up and stick it on a textured background?
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 19:47   #3 (permalink)
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It would be difficult to find a Tau sept symbol that's big enough to be blown up to A4 without pixellating too badly. And what sort of texture would you recommend?
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 21:22   #4 (permalink)
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Um, have you looked at the GW tau wall papers?

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Well, if you can't find one, I should think that the symbol should be easy to make... As for the texture... You know those floor tiles which have natural texture, that have not been sanded? That kind of texture.
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Old 04 Oct 2007, 17:00   #6 (permalink)
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Um, have you looked at the GW tau wall papers?

Yep. They're landscape.

Of course, come to think of it I could always do it in landscape. It'd be different, at any rate.
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How's this?
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Old 05 Oct 2007, 07:02   #8 (permalink)
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Nice. A bit dark, though. Remember it needs to have text running across it. Still, I may be able to do something with it with photoshop.

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Old 28 Nov 2007, 16:30   #9 (permalink)
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I've made a background for my Tau. Its based off of the pages of the Tau Empire Codex with my Sept Symbol watermarked on the back. If you like it you can send me your sept mark and sept name, i can replace them in the origional.

http://s212.photobucket.com/albums/c...rent=Paper.jpg
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hey thats pretty nifty!, though i'd make the entire thing paler, as its quite dark, quite like the old tau codex where you can oly just see it..
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