It was back to the drawing board with my Tau. I finally got why the previous colors looked so familiar. It looked like the Jamaican army heheh! But the colors were really nice, fruity and tropical.
I decided to go for simpler color scheme and went with the Turquoise as it was a color none of my armies have :)
I used the new Turquoise colors from GW, namely Sotek Green as a base. And then a mix of Sotek Green and Temple Guard Blue for the layer. Pure Temple Guard Blue for the highlights.
For the rifle, it was a basecoat of Khemri Brown, then a layer of Dheneb Stone. I put mix of Dheneb Stone and Ceramite White as a layer and highlight. The final step was lining the crevices with Gryphonne Sepia wash.
I left the inner clothing of the Fire Warrior Sotek Green, and washed it with Asurmen Blue.
Have not highlighted the back pack yet. But it'll probably be Sotek Green with some white mixed in.
The Shas'sui and Commanders will be painted in a very similar way, but I'll keep their helmets bone white to denote their status.
I got this Independence Day Alien kit from Comet Miniatures. Good price of 7.5 GBP. Its got lots of pieces and the plastic is nice and light. It was easy to put together. I could see a Tyranid player making good use of all the different parts. Sweet lookin' base too!
It stands at almost 10 inches tall when fully assembled. But you can adjust its height if you assemble the feet differently. This alien can proxy as a Wraithknight if needed in an alternative themed army ;)