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Old 05 May 2007, 04:56   #1 (permalink)
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I'm pretty new to the Tau modelling / painting wise, and I'm working on my first Fire Warrior team. I ran into a question I never had in my other army: What's going on with their feet? Are they hooves? Are they protected by some manner of space boot (as they seem to be on the XV25 Stealths)? I'm sure it's up to interpretation, but I'm trying to get a consensus.
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Old 05 May 2007, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
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Im pretty sure they are hooves. I would paint them just like bone. I paint bone by painting a base of scorched brown, add highlights of a 50/50 mix of scorched brown and bleached bone, add further highlights of straight bleached bone, then, if you have a steady hand, paint a very fine highlight of skull white on the absolute raised edges.
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I paint mine as if they and the shin are part of a single boot. I also paint them black with minimal highlights because when it comes to painting tau in a speedy fashion, the two places I get caught are the backpacks and the feet. Both of which are a bit fiddly.

But yeah, they're definately hooves.
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Yes they're definitely hooves. I won't paint 'em bone though, or else they'll get cold feet.. :P
I would paint it the same as the pants, or just leave it black and add a highlight.

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Well he sure told me

Just paint them as you want, although it probably would make sense to paint them the same as the cloth or armour :
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