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Tau Skin, how about a different color?
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Old 09 Nov 2005, 21:28   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tau Skin, how about a different color?

Hi everyone!

I've recently started with assembling a Tau army and have already bought a codex + ethereal model.
While painting the ethereal I thought about using a different skin color for my tau army (after all, lots of races have variety in skin color).
I thought it would be cool if maybe the army was from a specific sept, inhabiting a distant planet, maybe causing them to adapt their skin
color to better deal with the planet's enviroment.

So I was wondering if anyone here has any thoughts on the subject and maybe some ideas on what the alternative color should be?
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Old 09 Nov 2005, 21:33   #2 (permalink)
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For a more evil (but not Chaos as in Chaos gods) Tau look, use Ghostly Grey, or somehow mix colors into a Ghostly Grey color.
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Old 09 Nov 2005, 21:38   #3 (permalink)
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It would be like painting humans neon green, Ork a nice shade of lavender, and the BloodThirster of Khorne a neon pink. Races aren't drasticallymutable in color unless you're painting Tyranids or Kroot, so stick to armor and i guess different shades of the blue-grey skin the Tau have.
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Tau skin colors vary between very gray blue and very blue gray. Anywhere in betwen there is acceptable. It depends on how much solar radiation there is. Darker for more, lighter for less.
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It would be like painting humans neon green, Ork a nice shade of lavender, and the BloodThirster of Khorne a neon pink. Races aren't drasticallymutable in color unless you're painting Tyranids or Kroot, so stick to armor and i guess different shades of the blue-grey skin the Tau have.
I don't see a problem with ghostly grey being used - helps make the army unique and practically writes a bit of fluff for you...

homeworld is a night planet/toxin alters skin colour/albino tau!

anything is possible - now stop taking the fluff so seriously! this is sci-fi not reality

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Old 09 Nov 2005, 22:50   #6 (permalink)
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A ghostly grey would be alright, but still stick to the grey/blue. A dark shade of teal may look interesting if you do it right, maybe from a sept with a LOT of sunlight. But generally there shouldn't be much more variation than there is in human skin tones (pink-beige to dark, almost black-brown)
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Old 09 Nov 2005, 23:02   #7 (permalink)
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I painted mine green. All true aliens are green.

Honestly, I'm not sure why I painted my first couple green. When I realized what I had done, I figured I might as well roll with it.
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Old 09 Nov 2005, 23:39   #8 (permalink)
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Meh... mine are Pink...
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Old 09 Nov 2005, 23:52   #9 (permalink)
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Meh... mine are Pink...
Mine are also pink. Mainly because my Tau are regal blue/shadowgrey. I didn't want the skin to match...pink seemed to be the best option!
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i use a mix of greys and blues, it fits the fluff of my army living on a world in perpetual darkness.
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