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

Tau paint schemes...
Closed Thread
Old 08 Oct 2006, 19:16   #1 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 312
Send a message via AIM to Utsujin Send a message via MSN to Utsujin Send a message via Yahoo to Utsujin
Default Tau paint schemes...

Well, after a long break, due to other things, and military games, I am finally going to finish another army. I have buttloads of stuff to paint, and Tau was always my favorite so I am going to finish painting those.

Now, I have a question for you, does it seem ok or is it shunned upon to use a set camo pattern? I am trying to do my Tau in a Vietnam Tiger Stripe Camo. I don't want the vehicles to look like this, as I like clean look of them regular colors, but we shall see. So far I used goblin green, dark angels green, this other lighter green(escapes me at moment, bit lighter than goblin green.) and chaos black... I only paint the camo on the shoulder pads, elbow, and knee pads, and the pads that cover the thighs, and then I do the gun in the camo pattern.

Just wondering if this would still seem very Tauish, or I am just crazy. I will try to get pic up as soon as possible.

THe only reason I have for this camo scheme, is I have been in a fair number of warhammer games where people forgot about my deathguard(mostly all DA green) and then just jumped out of the blue, er, green rather, and got into cc and they were utterly destroyed, but mostly suprised they didn't see them.

Thank you all for your time. Comments and criticism welcome.
__________________
Knowledge is power.



DH
W:24:2:L:4
Utsujin is offline  
Old 08 Oct 2006, 19:28   #2 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Stathelle, Norway
Posts: 1,067
Send a message via MSN to Olannon
Default Re: Tau paint schemes...

Heya, I actually use a scheme similar to yours.

I use dark angels green -> snot green -> camo green. They contrast so much that it looks more like a camo-thing rather than highlighting.

I am very very pleased with the look of my army. I could send you a few pictures if you're interested.

And yes, it seems VERY Tauish, just not desertish (of course )

~Olannon
Olannon is offline  
Old 08 Oct 2006, 19:41   #3 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 312
Send a message via AIM to Utsujin Send a message via MSN to Utsujin Send a message via Yahoo to Utsujin
Default Re: Tau paint schemes...

I would like some pics. That would be sweet. Plus, if I do a crappy camo job, it will be good lookin camo, afterall, thats how they actually made woodland...lol j/k.
__________________
Knowledge is power.



DH
W:24:2:L:4
Utsujin is offline  
Old 08 Oct 2006, 19:44   #4 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,460
Default Re: Tau paint schemes...

It would definatley be Tauish, they change their camo to suit next battle.
GeekyGator is offline  
Old 08 Oct 2006, 19:50   #5 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Stathelle, Norway
Posts: 1,067
Send a message via MSN to Olannon
Default Re: Tau paint schemes...

I will not be home until thursday but I'll get some pictures then.
Olannon is offline  
Old 08 Oct 2006, 20:19   #6 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: America
Posts: 935
Default Re: Tau paint schemes...

actually, i asked this question also not too long ago, and the answer is yes, make a camo scheme

i did my army based on Urban Camo, go to this link for pics!

Click here for pics

or just go to the painting section on the forums
Firewarrior26 is offline  
Old 08 Oct 2006, 21:20   #7 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Stathelle, Norway
Posts: 1,067
Send a message via MSN to Olannon
Default Re: Tau paint schemes...

Hey, I found this picture in my mailbox. It is pretty shady but it'll for the time being (taken with my cellphone)



Oh, this might be a better one (my commander):


(notice the converted missile pod and knee pads)

My cell phone camera is only 2 mgp, I will get some better pictures with my 7 mgp real camera when I get home

What do you think?

~Olannon



Olannon is offline  
Old 08 Oct 2006, 22:15   #8 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 312
Send a message via AIM to Utsujin Send a message via MSN to Utsujin Send a message via Yahoo to Utsujin
Default Re: Tau paint schemes...

Looks pretty swank.

I decided to abandon my tiger stripe camo pattern, in favor of a more subtle, old school camo.

Dark angels green for the cloth, and helmet. Chaos black for the gun, pads, shoulder pad, ect. Highlighted with codex grey for the black, and camo green for the DA green areas. I put the tau symbol on the shoulder pad, and the poke balls in skull white. It is pretty simple and not hard to do, but it fits for now.

I might still try to experiment with my TS camo pattern, but we shall see....

It's funny how I have been playing for 8 years, and yet, I suck at painting... Oh well, I guess my skill lies in killing lol.
__________________
Knowledge is power.



DH
W:24:2:L:4
Utsujin is offline  
Old 09 Oct 2006, 00:34   #9 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 666
Default Re: Tau paint schemes...

Tau have been described in several GW interviews as one of the races "most likely to use camouflage", so anything remotely worldly would be acceptable. However, you paint the model yourself. You could do the Pink and Purple Marines of the Red Tulip, and no-one would question your paint job. Your brain maybe, but not your paint job.
Vyrion 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
Tau paint schemes? soulbreaker360 Painting 1 27 Aug 2008 13:33
Tau paint schemes Cadaver Painting 16 15 Dec 2006 13:20
Tau Paint Schemes Firebird4Life Tau 2 22 Nov 2006 18:53
paint schemes Grunt90 Tau Online Comments/Suggestions 3 21 Feb 2006 19:28
paint schemes...hmm Ninja Goose Tau 22 25 Jan 2006 23:49