Saturday, 3 November 2018

Nobody expects...

...a T'au Stealth Suit!

No, me neither. This guy was very much an experiment in both colourway and painting technique. I wanted to see if I could knock something out quickly and I'm fairly pleased with the result. Clearly the spatter was a a big part of this, done with Citadel Shades and a tooth brush. The colours are based on a submarine interior. Clearly this chap has had some contact with humankind as he's sporting an Arabic numeral. This gives him a 'Maschinen Krieger' feel.

Not sure if I'd do more T'au, but I'm thinking of varying my Blood Angels a bit by adding some Angels Encarmine Death Company, who invert the scheme to be red crosses over a white base.

Ah, hobby dreams...


15 comments:

  1. Ooh, that's great! The colour scheme is fantastic, it reminds me vaguely of a jet fighter.

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  2. Excellent! The weathering really makes it. That toothbrush spatter technique is one I need to keep in mind more often. It's such a great effect.

    I've been playing around a lot with light greys and off-whites like this myself lately. It's fun seeing just how much variety I can get out of a seemingly very limited palette.

    I don't think I've ever seen any Angels Encarmine Death Company. That sounds like it could look awesome, tho.

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    1. Do it WestRider!

      Also: http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Angels_Encarmine

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  3. There is something inherintly cool about dirty and worn Tau battle suits. They tend to bit very borong when clean and shiny, but add some dirt to a great paintjob and boom instant magic.

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    1. They can definitley survive some grit! I'm all for the camo schemes.

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  4. Very nice. I like the photo set up too.. black and reflective surface to stand on. I only ever do plain white background but want to experiment a bit.

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    1. It's a pain to get the lights right, but when you do it works wonders.

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  5. Very nice! Good job on the weathering!

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  6. As I saw the headline, I expected the spanish inquisition. Of course, they didn't show up.
    By the way, today I was in a bookstore and saw a comic book and I thought, i know this picture from somewhere... Then I realized, it is your profile picture.

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    1. Yeah, it's Jill Bioskop from the Nikopol trilogy, by Enki Bilal. Amazing series.

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  7. Hey, that's a great scheme, and relatively fast to paint?

    And Tau stealth suits as Maschinen Krieger -eque figures is a natural connection, something about that rounded torso

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    1. Definitely fast Lasgun. Zenith sprays then selective washes. I agree about the MaK connection!

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