I’ve had my eye on painting some Tau models for a while. While I’m not a huge fan of GW’s various price hikes and lack of game balance, the amazing background and gorgeous models are undeniable. The Tau have held my attention since they first came out years ago. I remember picking up a copy of White Dwarf and some Space Marines at my LGS when I was super young, and making my dad turn around and go back so I could buy the codex that had just come out.
Anyway, a while back I had done up a Tau Gun Drone as a paint scheme test. I used P3 Bloodstone as the base for the brown, and P3 Meredius Blue for the aqua. Here, I’ve changed the highlight for the Bloodstone from P3 Rucksack Tan to P3 Heartfire mixed with a little Bloodstone, thanks to the recipe that kommander_redfinger used for some commissioned trolls in this thread.
Anyway, I’ve started working on the shadows and highlights on the battlesuit.
More Libby, as requested. We’re playing fetch!
Ron’s Starter Box
Ron, over at Mini Army, Huge Time Sink got his Black Diamond Relic Kniughts stuff from our gaming group’s Kickstarter.
Check out his unboxing here.
I will have unboxings of my Shattered Sword and Noh Starters soon!
It’s been over a week since the last update and writing a blog post is as close to painting as I’m likely to get for the next week or two, so please allow me to indulge a bit. This isn’t the usual studio / painting update.
Why the Lull?
Internets, meet Libby. Libby, this is the internets.
We adopted a dog (meet Libby, everyone!) and moved to a new house, about 6 or 7 blocks away. At the same time. The dog’s fantastic; she gets me up early and I get more exercise in the morning and after work than I have in ages (OK, ever), going on walks. The move, however, has been a pain; consuming any and all free time due to packing, moving carloads of stuff, etc. Since we’re only moving a few blocks we didn’t have to do it in one fell swoop and so it’s been death by a thousand tiny trips. Ugh. It’s exhausting.
Anyway, the point if this post is not to complain about the lack of progress these past few weeks, but to look forward at what’s coming up.