Sunday, August 28, 2011

More Tau

This week has been rather slow on the miniatures front.  Between long working days and my son's high school swim team schedule I don't have a lot of time.  I'm still pecking away at my Tau models, though.  This week, I decided to paint up the transport that came with the Battle Box.

I really love Citadel's Graveyard Earth color.  It's really one of my favorite colors.  Unfortunately, it has no covering power.  This Devilfish took four complete coats to get even coverage.  So a quick thing like this ends up becoming a long project.

I realize that I haven't documented my other Tau models.  So I took some pictures of these as well, though I didn't paint them this week.  I have two Fire Warrior squads.  No use to show all of them, so here's a shot of some with the Devilfish.  I like the way this picture came out.

You'll note I deepened the brown color with a wash.  I'm not going to do that for vehicles.  The troops and vehicles don't have to match perfectly!

Here are two shots of my Battle Suit Commander and an Ethereal.  The Ethereal is a nice choice since he brings an honor guard of above-average Fire Warriors.  I'm going to paint those guys in a different color, just to keep track of them on the game board.

That's all for now.  There's still a heap of models to do.  Since there's no rush, I'll just work them here and there until they are all done.


Drunken Samurai said...

Very nice! Now you need to get them on the table.

Jerry said...

Thanks Rob! I'm getting that itch for 40K again. Probably all that RPG stuff I've been reading from FFG! I hope to get these guys on the table someday soon.