Monday, October 12, 2009

Speed Painting Tau - Stealth Suit Urban Style

So this is what I've been working on the past few days.  Painting plus video rendering.

Inspired by the Space Wolves release, I decided to try out an urban Tau theme. My goal with the Sniper suit was to merge the space wolf base color and combine it with a dirty, urban theme. The model here is supposed to look as if he fits with the base, hence the reason they are the same basic color. I also wanted a muted theme.

Urban environments in the 40k world, I imagine, are rather dirty, so I wanted to give this Sniper suit the appearance of having been walking through ruins, but still give a very Tau-clean look to it. At the same time, I was hoping the highlight color (the white) was still a muted white, so it would stand out, but not look out of place.

Finally, the gun itself is my take on the weapon. I imagine that the barrel of the weapon spins rather fast when firing, so I figure the metal is worn in a circular pattern. That's the reason for the attempt the blending and highlighting like I did. I'm actually rather proud of it, because when it's lit with my desk lamps, it looks natural.

Finally, this was yet another attempt at blending, which I really want to keep practicing.  I'm very proud with the blending jobs I did here.  Both the helmet and the gun turned out how I wanted.  I still have a long way to go before I'm comfortable with blending, but overall, I think I'm on the right track.

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1 comment:

chaia said...

Saw this and it completely amazed me!
I just started with warhammer and gonna go tau with a blue colorsceem and I stumbled over this amazing video.
I already have like a thousand of colors written up in tomorrows shoopinglist when I go to GW's. Mind letting me know what your 3 base blue colors was?
I am going with reapers Brian blue, reapers midnight blue and Templar blue. Is it the same? Then I know I will be very very happy with the end results! Will nit toy with blending just yet thou. Long time I worked in this small scale hehe! Thx once again for amazing video!


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