Edit: Changed the title since I will use this as an informal log until such time I can post to the projects section.
Hello all, I'm new here at ATT, which I found while searching for pictures of converted battlesuits for my new Tau army I'm starting on. Since I can't yet start a project page and the Lower Concourse seems to be the most appropriate page I will post some pictures and thoughts on my new army here for now.
My original Tau army was the standard codex color for the T'au sept, being essentially Vomit Brown. But for my new army I was thinking of going a new direction. While I like the "just off the factory floor" look I wanted to go for a more "we fight for our jobs" look on my Tau, while still trying to maintain the clean paint style that the Tau require. I did some hunting here and found Jordtron's project log and devoured his tutorial on how he weathered his Hammerhead and have decided to try and adopt that to my army. Theme wise I'm going for an urban scheme.
I used the Tau Fire Warrior painter over at Bolter & Chainsword to come up with an initial paint scheme of light grey armor with a blue-grey undersuit:
Next I painted up a Fire Warrior model to figure out the appropriate colors and technique on the model:
The model isn't 100% finished as it was just a test model to determine how the color scheme will look. For the undersuit I used Games Workshop's Foundation Fenris Grey and for the armor I used Foundation Adeptus Battlegrey. I then washed the entire model in Badab Black ink. The undersuit was then given an initial highlight with Fenris Grey again and a final highlight of Vallejo Game Color's (VGC) Sombre Grey. The armor was given a coat of VGC Cold Grey, minding the panel lines, followed by a final highlight of VGC Stonewall Grey.
Overall I'm pleased with how the model looks, but I think it needs some panels done up in a very light grey. I'm going to do a test Crisis battlesuit over the next couple nights to see how this scheme works out on a larger model as well as attempt to use Jordtron's weather techniques.
Any comments or suggestions on the color scheme are welcome! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my post. Cheers!