Oops I started an argument
Apologies for any confusion, in short I know, and I am intentionally wrong.
I started with Tau in 2002 using the 3rd Edition Codex, meaning that (to my mind) Tau have pale helmets denoting rank and white markings. Aside from T'au, the only Sept clearly shown was Dal'Yth, which had red markings, opposed to the dark green/ blue they are today. When I set out my Sept of choice was Sa'Cea. With the arrival of the 6th edition codex (and the introduction of Sept colours) Sa'cea went orange. I am not a fan of orange, so I (loyally) changed Septs completely. I wasn't taken by the squad markings and helmet colouring, preferring to stick with what I had been doing already, thus as I stated in my opening lines:
My Cadre hails from the Vior'la sept, and the colour scheme was very loosely based on that presented in the 6th edition codex, albeit with white squad markings, mainly because I prefer the look of them. I do however concede to the odd red panel on antenna, or elsewhere on each model. Rank markings are largely as of the first Tau codex (I like the pale helmets), but with red squad markings for squad leaders.
Therefore while you are both correct Panzer
These are details I have chosen to overlook, rather than details I was unaware of - I was wrong intentionally. When finished the model will have token red panels to bring it more into line with 'modern' Vior'la markings. I hope this community can forgive my slight lack of conformity with cannon colour schemes. themoogle
Did you freehand the markings on the hatches too?
Thanks! This was actually an attempt at transfers (I usually do freehand), but I didn't like the transfers, so painted over them. Extra cunning accidental painting trick learnt!
I will try to get this finished with more red on by the end of the week.