Tau Light Ochre is a base coat paint from Citadel Colour, specifically designed for miniature painting. The paint is an acrylic based pigment that provides a matt finish, making it a great foundation for layering and highlighting. The coverage is good and it is ideal for beginners as it is easy to work with and provides a good starting point for building up colours on miniatures. It is a versatile colour that can be used as a base for a variety of different miniature painting projects, making it a valuable addition to any painter’s palette.
What armies to paint with Tau Light Ochre
- The Tau Empire army in the Warhammer 40K universe is an obvious choice for using Tau Light Ochre. This faction’s soldiers and machinery are known for their distinctive ochre armor and guns. This paint is a great match for base coating the armor plates and other equipment of the Tau Empire’s infantry and tanks.
- The Imperial Guard army also utilizes ochre colored armor and equipment, making Tau Light Ochre a suitable base coat for their soldiers and tanks. This paint can be used for base coating the armor plates and other equipment of the Imperial Guard’s infantry and tanks.
- The Astra Militarum army, which is the official name for the Imperial Guard, use a similar color scheme as the Imperial Guard, making Tau Light Ochre a great choice for base coating their soldiers and tanks. This paint can be used to base coat the armor plates and other equipment of the Astra Militarum’s infantry and tanks.
These armies were chosen as they are known to have similar color scheme of Ochre armor and equipment, and Tau Light Ochre is a perfect match for base coating them. It will help you to achieve a consistent look across your army and make it easier to achieve a cohesive look to your army.
Tau Light Ochre Colour Schemes & Combinations
Some blue, green, and silver Citadel Colour paints that can work well in combination with Tau Light Ochre are:
- Calgar Blue – This is a bright blue color that can be used to create a complementary color scheme with Tau Light Ochre. The blue and orange hues create a high contrast and balance each other out. Calgar Blue can be used to create a highlight on the armor and equipment.
- Sotek Green – This is a green color that can be used to create a split-complementary color scheme with Tau Light Ochre. This color can be used for the details and shadows on the armor and equipment.
- Leadbelcher – This is a metallic silver color that can be used to create an analogous color scheme with Tau Light Ochre. The silver color can be used to create a metallic effect on the armor and equipment
These colors were chosen as they are in the color wheel, they are close to Tau Light Ochre and they are known to create visually pleasing color combinations. By using a combination of complementary, split-complementary, and analogous colors, you will be able to create depth, balance and interest in your miniatures. Additionally, using metallic colors like Leadbelcher can add an extra level of detail to your miniature, giving it a more realistic look.