Welcome to Flashback Friday, where I revisit old armies I have painted from the past. I have painted thousands of models and who knows how many huge armies on commission, and each one holds a special place in my heart. I enjoy looking back every once in a while at the photos and remembering the joys and struggles, the hard work and the pure enjoyment of making someone's vision a reality. But enough of that emotional stuff, let's get on with it!
This week, I am showing one part of an army that actually isn't that old, but I already do miss it quite a lot! This is an N'dras sept Tau army, and a large one at that. I was, and still am, very proud of this army because the customer gave me free artistic licence for the scheme and he was very happy with the end result. I had always thought this scheme looked sharp, and I knew this sort of borderline monochromatic scheme was right up his alley. So I went with it! Let's see the final results.
This week I have up all the scouting elements of a Tau army. First, Stealth suits. For these I went roughly with the same scheme as the Fire Warriors, but since they have a larger weapon I picked it out with the blue. I also didn't go quite so heavy with the white overall on the unit leaders, since their "helmet" armor is so much larger.
Lots of Kroot! For them I used the same colors as the pants on the Fire Warriors. It ties the units together visually but at the same time is an organic enough color, on a different enough surface you do not notice it so much consciously. The hair is another example of how a similar color on a much different surface and texture can look different, but still tie together.
Eight Kroot hounds to round out the post.