Tau Sa'cea (cyberpunk)


Tau Sa'cea (cyberpunk)

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    03 Jan 2020
  • Updated
    27 Aug 2020
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Inspired by the aesthetic of 80s sci-fi and cyberpunk

Undercoat and zenithal highlight

  1. Undercoat of Black with zenithal highlight of French Mirage Blue ensuring good coverage of the soft armour. Final highlight with Pale Sand .

Hard armour

  1. Basecoat with Thousand Sons Blue .
  2. Pick out the cracks with Drakenhof Nightshade .
  3. Wash shadowed areas with glaze of Screamer Pink or airbrush glaze with Naggaroth Night
  4. Highlight the armour hard edges first with Turquoise then picked highlights with Verdigris

Soft armour

  1. Simple wash of Nuln Oil in the folds of the soft armour
  2. Glaze the legs with Naggaroth Night concentrating the darkest colour on the feet.


  1. Undercoat with White
  2. Basecoat with Magenta then blend up to almost pure white again but leaving a little hint of OSL here and there.

Shoulder icon and weapon

  1. Base coat with Grey Seer .
  2. Pick out the lines with Nuln Oil
  3. Highlight with Pallid Wych Flesh and White

Sept markings

  1. Freehand base of Jokaero Orange
  2. Add shadows of Tuskgor Fur and highlights of orange mixed with Pallid Wych Flesh


  1. Basecoat with The Fang
  2. Drybrush with Temple Guard Blue
  3. Glaze the base with Screamer Pink , while also adding some over the feet and lower legs.
  4. Drybrush with Temple Guard Blue followed by Pallid Wych Flesh .
  5. Add softly drybrushed spots of Magenta in a few areas.
  6. Add shadows with Druchii Violet around the feet, under the model and in a few key areas.
Citadel Painting System 12
Base 6
  • Grey Seer
  • Jokaero Orange
  • Naggaroth Night
  • Screamer Pink
  • The Fang
  • Thousand Sons Blue
Shade 3
  • Drakenhof Nightshade
  • Druchii Violet
  • Nuln Oil
Layer 3
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Temple Guard Blue
  • Tuskgor Fur
Vallejo Game Color
Base 2
  • 72.024 Turquoise
  • 72.096 Verdigris
Vallejo Model Color
Base 4
  • 70.837 Pale Sand
  • 70.900 French Mirage Blue
  • 70.945 Magenta
  • 70.951 White
Vallejo Surface Primer
Base 1
  • 70.602 Black
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