Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Some painting advice?
Closed Thread
Old 18 Nov 2006, 03:39   #1 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Long Island
Posts: 262
Default Some painting advice?

I want my Tau looking something like this:



(Ignore the lousy editing on my behalf. Instead of the black blob over the shoulder pad, there should be a Tau Empire symbol that I was too lazy to color in. Also, a big thank you to Eastern Empire for the base image. ;D)

I figure that i'd prime black, basecoat it with Chaos Black, ink it with a mix of Blue Ink and Black Ink (something the guy at the store taught me), then do the armor plating with Scab Red (one of my favorite colors in the range). Yellow will be done with any yellow that I can find laying around, but preferrably a bright shade.

However, after that, i'm sorta lost as to what to do next. Help me, please.
__________________
Thanks to Rapouc for Chrismas-izing my avatar!

There was a guy who had a suit / And Shas'o was his name-o. / S-H-A-S-O! / S-H-A-S-O! / S-H-A-S-O! / And Shas'o was his name-o!
KanmuX is offline  
Old 18 Nov 2006, 03:58   #2 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: cleveland oh
Posts: 496
Default Re: Some painting advice?

I don't have any advice for you but I do have a question. is a black/blue ink wash good for adding depth to black? Is it a 50/50 mix and how much do you dilute it?
__________________
It is all fun and games until someone takes it too seriously
greensmurf is offline  
Old 18 Nov 2006, 04:19   #3 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Long Island
Posts: 262
Default Re: Some painting advice?

There's slightly more black than blue, but asides from that, it does add a bit more depth to black from what i've seen. I think you only dilute with a few drops of water.
__________________
Thanks to Rapouc for Chrismas-izing my avatar!

There was a guy who had a suit / And Shas'o was his name-o. / S-H-A-S-O! / S-H-A-S-O! / S-H-A-S-O! / And Shas'o was his name-o!
KanmuX is offline  
Old 19 Nov 2006, 11:20   #4 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rome(Italy)/Cracow(Poland)
Posts: 4,491
Default Re: Some painting advice?

And then... you should add the highlights. Chaos Black/Fortress Grey on the blacks, and Redo Gore then Blood Red on the Armour. And paint the lenses and the stripes on the helmet and/or the shoulder pad.
__________________
My gallery on deviantArt
The same blood flows through your mind, through your heart, and through your buttocks
Valar is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Au'taal sept painting advice. Leviathan25 Painting 6 08 Jun 2010 13:39
Desperately need painting advice [Pics] Requisition Painting 7 09 Jan 2010 02:52
A little painting advice for fire warriors? Lyk4n Painting 2 14 Aug 2008 15:10
nid painting advice and tips fat_tree Painting 0 24 Oct 2007 12:33
Need advice on painting green Acolyte Painting 3 02 Aug 2006 06:01