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    11 Aug 2023
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    11 Aug 2023
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Straight-forward tabletop white Tau army speed paint scheme

This is a test model for the scheme. The results are striking even with blocky, rough textured shading and brushwork. The roughness and contrast is good on the tabletop.

  1. Back Detail
  2. Top Angle

Whole model prep

All of these steps were done by airbrush, the skin is the base Ocean Blue + Grey-Blue effect

  1. Prime with Valejo Black or German Panzer Grey
  2. Basecoat AK Ocean Blue
  3. Zenithal highlight AK Grey-Blue

White Armour

  1. 2nd, tighter airbrush zenithal AK Blue Grey
  2. Airbrush spot-highlight AK Offwhite
  3. Brush glaze AK Blue Grey on generally vertical an upward-facing planes
  4. Brush glaze AK Offwhite on highest planes

Yellow Spot Color

  1. Vallejo Xpress Color Imperial Yellow (72.403)

Red Spot Color

  1. Blood Angels Red

Black Lining

  1. Vallejo Xpress Color Black Lotus (72.423) or Mr. Weather Multiblack

Starred by syteline


Paint Pad supporter

AK Interactive 3rd Generation Acrylics
Standard 4
  • AK11002 Offwhite
  • AK11011 Blue Grey
  • AK11165 Grey-Blue
  • AK11173 Ocean Blue
Citadel Painting System
Contrast 1
  • Blood Angels Red
Vallejo Surface Primer
Base 2
  • 70.602 Black
  • 70.603 German Panzer Grey
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