Froglift wrote:So it is looking like my main problem here is that under really really bright LED light, the navy color looks amazing. If I put it under a typical light that is going to be where I am gaming however, it looks black. Do I need to highlight to make it stand out more? Still pretty new to this painting thing.
Gotcha. Navy is a tricky color, since it's almost a shade of black, rather than a shade of blue.
When using navy or very dark blue, I'd advice going a shade lighter than your intended color- most game spaces aren't super well-lit and the colors will look a little darker beyond your LED-lit modeling desk.
For highlighting, make sure to use a clearly-distinguishable blue color when you highlight. Tau have plenty of edges and bold lines, making it very rewarding to do simple highlights on your models. A grey or off-white highlight will make navy surfaces look blacker, while a blue highlight will make them look bluer.