I joined this forum two years ago, eager to start delving into the world of 40k, and of the Tau in particular. I asked for advice on painting, very basic stuff. Y'all were quite helpful! Then I was off to start my (hopefully) long adventure into the 41st millennium.
Yeah, didn't happen.
Games Workshop models are expensive, the universe is vast, I was broke, I could go on with reasons. Basically, I was never able to actually get into the miniatures and gaming sides of the hobby, though I was able to get into lore a bit and did pick up both the rule book and 6E codex.
Now, however, I am back, and ready to start, for real this time.
I am no longer broke, I have the typical teenage job, I am more comfortable with the universe, and Christmas is coming up, giving me a prime window to start up the miniatures side of the hobby. I am asking for the "Stat Collecting" box as well as the 7e tau codex.
I do, however, need advice on what to get in order to actually paint the models. I'll be going with a green color scheme with yellow as a secondary, exact shades to be decided. I know that in order to start, I'll need a palette, x-acto knife (already have cause those things are useful), brushes, paint, glue, and white primer. I know that I'm going to need, obviously, green and yellow paint. Duh. I also know I'll need washes and other paints to wash and drybrush the models for shades and highlights. This being what I know, I have two questions for you guys. What else
do I need, and how many paints do I need to buy for washing and drybrushing specifically? I know I'll need other shades of paint, but I'm not sure exactly what. Probably white, black, and a shade of grey. I'll need stuff for details, like the eye lenses. Once I get comfortable, I'll also eventually need to paint Tau minis with skin and faces showing; what will I need? As for questions two, should i have 1 wash and 1 drybrush per color (so 6 paints)? More? Less? I have read up on the basic and general, now I just want some specifics so I know what to buy in order to try applying that basic and general to my minis.