View Full Version : My Tau Project Log!

02-04-2007, 21:58
I'll be redoing my entire Tau army pretty soon and im going to article my progress here in this thread. As I speak my current Tau are being stripped using Non-Acetone NPR and it's taking forever. Does anyone know exactly how long it takes for the paint to come off without damaging the plastics?

Anyway, as I was saying, my Tau army will be infantry heavy. 4 units of Fire Warriors (one of which is honor guard) 3 units of 3 Stealth Suits, 1 commander/2bodyguards, 2 tanks, 2 piranhas and an ethereal. Hopefully i'll be able to get all of this done relatively soon considering the colorscheme I have picked out for them isn't too complicated.

So, what do we have total?

40 Tau Fire Warriors(8 w/ Pulse Carbines)
9 Tau Stealth Suits(3 with Fusion Blasters)
3 Crisis Battlesuits(1 Commander w/ Flechette Launcher/Missile Pod)(Crisis Suits with Plasma/Missilepod)
1 Ethereal
2 Piranhas(w/ 2 Seeker Missiles and Fusion Blasters)
2 Hammer Heads(w/ Railguns and Smart Missile Systems)

So, let's show off some of our Tau first, shall we?

This is my original scheme. I eventually scrapped the idea when I got bored of the colors. They're far too bright for the 40k universe in my opinion, so my next step will be to choose a dark yet striking color.


06-04-2007, 03:13
question 1. I never herd of what you are using for striping your army, but i used simple green for mine. With the simple green, it takes only a night to strip most of it, and doesn't harm the gw plastic.;)

I agree, your first scheme was a little bright, but so was mine, I now did a dark angel's green with snot green high lights,witch i think looks good compaired to my shadow grey with enchanted blue armor:wtf:

anyway, i'll be watching for your next scheme, hope its a keeper:D

06-04-2007, 03:15
Nail polish remover can be hit or miss, if you want to do it pretty easy, get a bottle of dot 3 brake fluid, put em in there and let them soak a few days, the paint should come right off afterwards, sometimes a little bit of the primer stays on, but it usually doesn't have any problems, use an old toothbrush to scrub