I know this isn't all bad but I feel my skills have improved quite a bit since then and so has my taste. I've always been more of a gamer then a painter. But I've always strived to field a fully painted army to a reasonable standard. With that in mind I've had a play around with some colour options on the the FW painter on BnC and come up with this.
Now This is supposed to be a quick and effective colour scheme to achieve first and foremost as I'll be repainting my entire 8k plus force. With adding in new units *cough* Riptides *cough* I don't really want to be edge highlighting every armour panel.
I'm also much happier painting the blue lenses and think it makes the humble fire warrior pop more.
I Don't want people to think I'm down dressing the old school colour scheme, just that after so long I've grown tired of looking at it as well as painting it. I also now feel a more natural weathered look suits the models better. A total u-turn from my original stand point many moons ago!
I've still to add in squad markings as I'm yet to look for a Tau numerical alphabet, (Is that what it's called?) so I'll add them after a little research.
My battle plan moving forward is to finish up a second FW squad while reading more of the codex. I'll then start on an army list of about 1750 points and paint that up, new units included. I'll be moving on to the more esoteric and flavourful units in my collection once I have a working army list sorted.
I'm going to try my best to complete at least one full unit a week. I'm not going to beat my self up if I don't quite keep to this, but it's worth a shot!
Any and all comments are welcome, I look forward to your feedback.