Friday, 28 June 2013

Fire Warrior Test Model

I just finished this guy a while ago. He is the test model for my tau army and I personally think he went well.

The black is simply GW Abbadon  Black highlighted with Mechanicus Standard Grey and Dawnstone.

The green is Moot Green.

The red is Khorne Red, highlighted with Wazdakka Red and Troll Slayer Orange, then washed with Carrobourg Crimson and then shaded with Drakenhof Nightshade in the recesses. This is a tip I read about a long time ago and have used ever since. Shading red with green or blue makes it more vibrant without making it brighter. I love the technique and to be able to do it on a large portion of an army is going to be fun.

On a final note, the bases are the Secret Weapon Miniatures bases I mentioned in my last post. I'll plost a step by step soon. They are painted up, then adorned with clump foliage, field grass and fine earth, to make moss on the tree. I then used some silicone sealant around his feet as the water wouldn't be completely smooth and finally filled the base in with water effects.

Let me know what you think, I accept any criticism.


  1. Excellent work! Love the composition and the color combo works great - love it!

  2. Thanks. I've been waiting to paint him for a while (I waited until my exams ended) so I have thought the colour scheme to death!