Today found deep in my miniature photo archive we have a sqaud of Tau Fire Warriors, proof if you ever need one that Games Workshop harbors a few anime nuts working for them. With organic lines, a distinct alien look and classic anime battlesuits the Tau are a fun straight out of Blue Gender; they are a very odd race to appear in the Warhammer 40,000 universe… Almost too clean.
The miniatures above were painted using Bubonic Brown shaded with watered down Snakebite Leather to pick out the detail on their armor. Red Gore clothing shaded with Scab Red, highlighted with Red Gore. The Squad leaders face was Codex Grey, shaded with a 50/50 mix of Codex Grey and Chaos Black. Then highlighted with Codex Grey again, and a 50/50 mix of Codex Grey and Skull White.
As with everything I paint I try to keep the army cohesive by using less than 5-6 colors throughout. Its a nice discipline to keep, and worked really well with these Firewarriors and they turned out to be a nice little army once it was put together.