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It's hard to say one way or another, there isn't a lot of fluff (that I'm aware of) that deals with Tau culture. Most of what I see is based around military, this is a war game after all but I'd still like to know my Tau a little better.
Thus it's easy to assume that under their armour all Tau look pretty much the same - and even removing their helmets would do little to change things for the average human. A Tau is a Tau to them, after all.
agreed. i suppose this means you can make the tau whatever you want them to be... until we are told otherwise (or not) that is.
ps: i dont think you have been complemented on them yet but I'm loving the artwork.
Have you read Kill Team, by Gav Thorpe? Despite what the name suggests, it offers a pretty good look at Tau society. It's set from the perspective of an Imperial Soldier, and that does colour it a bit, but it still comes across as relatively accurate.
Tact is for people who are too slow witted to be sarcastic.
If you can't make fun of something, it's probably not worth taking seriously.You have to love the smell of science in the morning. It smells of learning.... or perhaps a gas leak.
Interbreeding between the Castes is forbidden IIRC, so there have to be Fire Caste females, and it wouldn't make much sense to have part of your warrior caste sitting around doin' nothin'.As how to tell them appart, if you take your avrage man and woman, dress them up in combat gear, then you won't be able to tell much difference unless you're close enough to see the faces. Shadowsun has the experimental suit and all that, so she doesn't count! I really don't think there's any need for Tau female models as such.I do like to think that Tau females keep their hair while the males migh shave it off for some reason.Just my two teef...
The problem being, of course, that 'In the Grim Darkness of the Far Future Most of Us are Pretty Much Okay' doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
It is a well known fact that Tau are decended from Cows and infact have small udders and chew the cud.
Seriously though, I drew her this way for no more reason than 'I felt like it'. I'm not saying that tau women look like this, in fact there is quite a bit of evidence in the codex alone to contradict it. I guess I could say I was 'inspired' to try something different.