Ryu's Tau Showcase/WIP thread

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Ryu's Tau Showcase/WIP thread

Post#1 » Feb 12 2011 11:43

Okay, I'd like a fresh opinion on some of my tau stuff as I'm not sure wether or not I've succeded in making them look gritty without being just outright dirty looking, so here are the pics.

A firewarrior I used to experiment with the idea of edging the armour and gun with white

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A thoughtful looking broadside

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One of my Shas'vre team leaders

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...a kroot

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And a Pathfinder with a green stuffed cloak

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and now for something completely different, just because it's a really nice model...Lelith hespirax >.>

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Post#2 » Feb 13 2011 02:50

Great start for an army, nicely highlighted. I would however add some other color to the fire warrior's armour plating as right now, it looks rather dull... Same for the kroot! And don't forget your sept markings :smile:
I'm watching this one; the highlighting and washing is done great; you got the potential for sure!
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Post#3 » Feb 13 2011 02:58

I'm going through my army working on sept markings which are tau ochre (as on the shas'vre and pathfinder)

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Post#4 » Feb 13 2011 09:08

Your scheme is just like mine and I get how it can look a little dull, just do some sept markings and lense glows as well as highlights and you're good!

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Post#5 » Feb 14 2011 04:38

I don't think the scheme itself looks dull, when i put the whole army on a table it looks quite striking

I don't get how to do lens glow and i'm not particularly bothered about it to be honest. I don't want my models to look all clean and perfect like the ones that 'eavy metal do. I prefer to think that my models look a bit like the grittier artwork.

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Post#6 » Feb 14 2011 09:23

It is striking in every meaning of the word, I just think that at least adding a color to they lenses will pop a bit more and add that much more to the models, at least on the battlesuits.

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Post#7 » Feb 15 2011 01:53

KuroRyu wrote:I don't get how to do lens glow and i'm not particularly bothered about it to be honest. I don't want my models to look all clean and perfect like the ones that 'eavy metal do. I prefer to think that my models look a bit like the grittier artwork.


You mean like making the lenses seem light is reflecting off them?

If so, since you're using red like me, I used scab red as the base colour of the lens, blood red was then put over the scab red - I tried to leave a small amount of scab showing through in one of the upper edges - and I saw this bit on the GW step-by-step but a dash of blazing orange down the bottom to add some contrast and a final speck of skull white on the showing piece of scab red to imitate the sunlight.
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Post#8 » Feb 15 2011 06:21

Thanks for the help, I'll give that a go and see that happens

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Post#9 » Feb 16 2011 01:32

Okay, just repainted my devilfish

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And made additons to my example fire warrior (my attempt at the lens glare and added sept markings)

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Re: Ryu's Tau Showcase/WIP thread

Post#10 » Feb 19 2011 03:28

I have for you perusement, two pictures of one of my stealth suits.

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Also I've begun work on a diorama of the two tau in the corner page 13 of the codex including the dron just above them.

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