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Old 21 Jan 2006, 18:24   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anybody could help me decide on what kind of a paint scheme I should go for, for my Tau. I want a very "desert storm" look to them. I considered using coloures like kommando khaki and bestial brown for my Fw's and for my stealth suites I wanted to blob desert camo all over the armour, to make them as camoflaged as possibly, tell me what you people think, and what you would do to the scheme.
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Old 22 Jan 2006, 00:34   #2 (permalink)
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I've got an urban theme, with shadow grey as the base, white and black for the camo. It looks great.

If you're going for desert storm, just look at pics of modern desert camo. Khaki is a good colour, with bleached bone and graveyard earth as well.
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I looked to the IG section for inspiration on paint schemes..

Try these two pages

Camo Schemes: http://oz.games-workshop.com/games/4...mo/default.htm (down the bottom of the page)
Tanks: http://uk.games-workshop.com/imperialguard/tank-camo/1/
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Old 22 Jan 2006, 01:35   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, those look like they could easily be converted onto tau armour. Nice link, mace.
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Old 22 Jan 2006, 03:25   #5 (permalink)
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FW lacks the texture of the cloth of the IG. Thus, it would be much harder to highlight.
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Old 22 Jan 2006, 05:03   #6 (permalink)
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Yes...

The most important thing is to think about what you like. I'm playing with all black models right now, and I'm not happy.

On the other hand, I've always loved Karskin Stormtroopers. Loved the look and the fluff. So right now, I'm realizing how attractive it would be to paint my army like them. All-purpose camo, colour coherency, and I love it. But I have time. I have oft fallen in love with a scheme, and I will wait for another to come, but I think I may have found the one.

You will find the way to apply a scheme you like.
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I'll say use khaki, desert yellow, and some light, very light brown. Look up for desert storm pics and see the Us army's camo. That will help.
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Old 22 Jan 2006, 14:12   #8 (permalink)
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kommando khaki, I think thats what its called, and some dark angels green does some nice camo stuff. Seen it on space marines, but never on tau, might look good.
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Yeah, I would like to see them on a Tau.
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Ill try to post some pictures of my friends camo space marines, they're really cool.
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