So i've figured i could start showing my "progress" somewhere. I'm going for a jungle fighting themed Sa'Cea color scheme.
The decision to go for Sa'Cea is more or less coincidence. I thought long and hard about my color scheme and ended up with green armor since i just like green and it fits the Tau philosophy to adjust themselves to the environment. The next step was to think about a Sept color since i don't favor any particular Sept.
Eventually i figured orange would be awesome together with the green armor. Only later i learned that there actually is a Sept that uses orange as Sept color (for some reason i didn't remember them from the paint section of the codex
I also only later learned that there is an actual example for a jungle fighting color scheme in the Tau painting guide and mine is more like the example for the forest fighting painting scheme but whatev. I've started like this now and who says the jungle on every planet looks the same, right?
As mentioned before in my Membersip Profile my only other army before was Tomb Kings a few years back. That means i had literally no experience with highlighting before starting with Tau (basecoat, ink, brush and voilá a perfect skeleton
) and it can be seen. However i'm trying to improve myself steadily.
I'm a slow painter so there is not that much to show yet but here we go:
My first three Tau miniatures. A DS8 Smart Missile Turret, A Pulse Rifle Firewarrior and an Ethereal.
As you can see my lines are still pretty sloppy.
The base on the Turret was just to test the (for me) new texture paint of GW and will be completely re-done eventually.
One might notice half of the coat of my Ethereal is missing.....yes i managed to lose that part after painting it. I seriously don't know how i could lose something that is bright orange but oh well it still looks good without it i guess.
Next up is my Ion Hammerhead. The weapon is not magnetized but it's also not glued so i can swap it whenever i want.
The Hammerhead was actually a gift of a friend of mine. He assembled it years ago when he was way younger so it's not perfectly assembled (mostly interrior and the parts beneath it. There are also some weird holes in the plastic sometimes. All that made me really unmotivated to do my best while painting it so i did a poor job with thinning paints and stuff. But it's still good enough for now i think.
There are actually a few details i still have to do like lights, lenses, the window, missileheads of the smart missile system and a second layer of the orange on them as well.
I hope you will enjoy some of my miniatures but don't expect fast progress here. As said i'm a slow painter and lazy on top of that.
Edit: Just noticed i forgot some highlight-lines on the Hammerheads right side...right from where i took the picture of course.