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Codex: Fighting Tigers of Veda (pg 14)
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How to Paint Fighting Tiger Characters
Ultramarine, Blood Angel, and Dark Angel characters have different color schemes to help them stand out from the regular troopers: thus, Chaplains wear all black, Librarians wear all blue, Apothecaries wear all white, and Techmarines wear all red, with their left shoulder plates retaining their Chapter color and insignia.

With four color schemes already, Fighting Tiger characters donít need to stand out: they need to fit in! Characters wear colors appropriate to their jatis and will look like regular troopers (thatís right, Fighting Tiger Chaplains do not wear all blackóheresy!*).

*Incidentally, I've found that Tigers of Varuna (Fighting Tiger Chaplains) look really good with the skull part of their helmet painted white and the rest of  the helmet painted Chaos Black or Bestial Brown as appropriate--no stripes on the helmet!

How do you pick out Fighting Tiger characters on the table? Well, they still have all those sculpted details: chest eagles, belt buckles, skull emblems, etc.; detail these as you would any other Space Marine character. Not to mention that just about every character figure has some kind of identifying insignia sculpted onto one of their shoulder plates: paint the plate in Fiery Orange, Bubonic Brown or Skull white as appropriate, DO NOT paint stripes onto the plate, and detail the insignia with Boltgun Metal or Dwarf Bronze.

Fighting Tiger Techmarine: Jatis MahaduyanaFighting Tiger Apothecary: Jatis Ghuyarashtra
Left: Male Tiger of Tvashtri (Fighting Tiger Techmarine), Jatis Mahaduyana
Right: Male Tiger of Savitri (Fighting Tiger Apothecary), Jatis Ghuyarashtra

Fighting Tiger Librarian: Jatis GhuyarashtraFighting Tiger Chaplain: Jatis Mahaduyana
Left: Female Tiger of Brihaspati (Fighting Tiger Librarian), Jatis Ghuyarashtra
Right: Female Tiger of Varuna (Fighting Tiger Chaplain), Jatis Mahaduyana

Put as much time into painting a character as you would a squad, because characters are more noticeable and can really improve the overall look of your army if done well; conversely, they can make your army look bad if they're not painted well.
 
 
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Painting Fighting Tigers: Introduction
Tips on Painting Fighting Tigers 
Fighting Tiger Painting Guide (Original)
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Painting Fighting Tiger Characters
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Last updated December 2008
Codex: Fighting Tiger logo (GW style) by Jason Foley 

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