Agentarrow wrote:You do lenses very much like I do. It's a simple trick with great results.
Do you play this as an Enclaves army, or does it just happen to share the colors?
My lenses technique is nice and simple, but very effective:
1) Base green colour
2) Darker green above
3) Lighter green round the lower edge
4) Small dot of white at the top of the dark green
5) Coat of ard'coat to give it a gloss finish
Sound familiar? I did some trials of the new GW 'Gem' paints, but just didn't look as good and in reality didn't save any time.
I'll post a bit on my Tau's fluff in the future, but they are not an enclave force (though the temptation to build the '8' is strong), but one from Vio'rla. The inspiration for the scheme actually came from an old Star Wars graphic novel, which focused on Palpatine's Imperial Guard and followed their uniforms, since then it has grown arms and legs!
Rank an file are usually red armour with black cloth, with officers in reverse and specialists like pathfinders and snipers with black helms.
themoogle wrote:Hmm seeing peoples progression and selection of colors nowdays I start to wonder if I selected a bad paint scheme. Love the painting and choices of color.
Thanks for the compliment themoogle, I've taken a look at your thread and really like your scheme, its one of the good things about tau, so many combinations look good. You have the two colour scheme with a third spot colour that I think looks great. I'll take a closer look at your thread tonight and post some comments.
I have a few photo's to sort out, but hope to post some more Manta progress tonight.