Thanks for all the kind words. They mean a lot to me, especially because I consider you guys the experts!
Now for the questions:
May I ask why you didn't use any antenna? Also, on the black cloth, how did you highlight it?
Well spotted! I went on a 2 week holiday and I brought my painting stuff with me to pass some time. The intention was to assemble and paint one firewarrior squad within these 2 weeks. The antenna's were so smal, I didn't dare bring them with me, in case I would lose them on my holiday location. So, the squad you see is actually WIP, because the antennae are still to be added.
The black cloth is actually charadon granite, mixed with some black and Darkangel green.
Highlights are done with thinned down Commando khaki. Aftyerwards I gave the cloth a black wash, just because I liked the slightly glossy effect.
SpartanTau wrote:Patchoro :
One quick question, though. What oranges are you using, both for the base and the highlight? Thanks!
Blazing orange and thinned down fiery orange. If I want the orange to be clean, I first base the Orange areas with fortress grey.
Militant.Jester wrote:Would you mind telling me what colors you used for these white sections?
The Sept markings are quite impressive - how did you paint them so well?
But.. I think that the bases could use some work. The brown colors do not match the colors of the army very well, IMHO. Giving it more of an urban feel would help (IE, smoother ground, gray colors, metal panels and the like).
EDIT: I just noticed you left the antennae of the fire warriors - why is that?
The "whites" are fortress grey, with simple white highlights. the colour picks up thanks to the strong, almost cartoony highlighting.
The sept markings are just freehand. On the Devilfish I taped a square which defined the outer borders of the marking, but otherwise it's freehand.
About the bases: you are absolutely right, they need some more work. These bases were just glued and dipped.I personally associate Tau with arid landscapes, so i won't go the industrial look. My basing skills are, well errr.... basic. So we'll see how the Kroot bases turn out. I intend to use more grass there.
The antennae thing: well spotted! (see above)
Che Gue'vesa wrote:Well, Patchoro,
Militant.Jester is right, your colour-scheme does remind me of the Delta Leader, was that intended?
Nope, that's just a coincidence. I do like the stormtrooper look, so subconcious it may have been a factor in my choice of colour.
Currently I am busy with the kroot squad. I allso bought two kroot hounds and a krootox. I can't wait to incorporate them into the Kroot squad!