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The Fighting Tiger Painting Guide (Simplified)
Collecting and painting a Fighting Tigers army takes a lot of patience. While Fighting Tigers look nice, it takes a very long time to paint each one, and it doesn't help that since 3rd Edition, Warhammer 40K requires a lot of figures. To alleviate this problem, I've developed the simplified paint schemes given below. I certainly wish I had come up with this idea before I painted over 100 figures the old way. If you're developing a unique look for your army, learn from my mistake and keep your paint scheme simple!

Here are some examples I whipped up. These should give you a good idea of what the simplified schemes would look like. Much easier than  what you've seen so far, huh?

Simplified Fighting Tiger of Veda: Jatis MahaduyanaSimplified Fighting Tiger of Veda: Jatis Ghuyarashtra
Left: Tiger of Rudra, Jatis Mahaduyana. Right: Jatis Ghuyarashtra

Of course, these are just the basic, male Tactical troopers. Different types of Fighting Tigers would have variations, but these are given below. Female Fighting Tigers, of course, would have white in place of orange or mustard.

Below are some photos. If you'd like more, you can find them here.

Tigers of Rudra, Jatis GhuyarashtraTigers of Rudra, Jatis Mahaduyana
Left: Tigers of Rudra, Jatis Ghuyarashtra. Right: Tigers of Rudra, Jatis Mahaduyana

Note: just as it is appropriate to mix old and new Space Marine figures in a Fighting Tiger army, it's also appropriate to mix the original and simplified versions. Perhaps you could paint Sergeants or other characters in the original paint schemes and paint your basic troops in the simplified versions. Or perhaps you could paint half the figures in a squad in the original style and the other half in the simplified style. Whatever you prefer!

Finally, bear in mind that even if you paint Fighting Tigers using these simplified schemes, you still won't be cranking them out as fast as your friends who play Ultramarines or Blood Angels. I'm afraid that's just the price you pay for being stripey....

Tigers of Rudra: Jatis Mahaduyana
 
Helmet and Shoulder Plates
All other armor pieces
Space Marine
Fiery Orange with Chaos Black stripes
Chaos Black
Sergeant
As above; right shoulder plate is Fiery Orange with Chaos Black pawprint replacing stripes
Chaos Black

Tigers of Rudra: Jatis Ghuyarashtra
 
Helmet and Shoulder Plates
All other armor pieces
Space Marine
Bubonic Brown with Bestial Brown stripes
Bestial Brown
Sergeant
As above; right shoulder plate is Bubonic Brown with Bestial Brown pawprint replacing stripes
Bestial Brown

Tigers of Agni: Jatis Mahaduyana
 
Helmet and Right Shoulder Plate
All other armor pieces
Space Marine
Fiery Orange with Chaos Black stripes
Chaos Black
Sergeant
As above; right shoulder plate is Fiery Orange with Chaos Black pawprint replacing stripes
Chaos Black

Tigers of Agni: Jatis Ghuyarashtra
 
Helmet and Right Shoulder Plate
All other armor pieces
Space Marine
Bubonic Brown with Bestial Brown stripes
Bestial Brown
Sergeant
As above; right shoulder plate is Bubonic Brown with Bestial Brown pawprint replacing stripes
Bestial Brown

Tigers of Kali: Jatis Mahaduyana
 
Helmet and Shoulder Plates
All other armor pieces
Space Marine
Skull White with Chaos Black stripes
Chaos Black
Sergeant
As above; right shoulder plate is Skull White with Chaos Black pawprint replacing stripes
Chaos Black

Tigers of Kali: Jatis Ghuyarashtra
 
Helmet and Shoulder Plates
All other armor pieces
Space Marine
Skull White with Bestial Brown stripes
Bestial Brown
Sergeant
As above; right shoulder plate is Skull White with Bestial Brown pawprint replacing stripes
Bestial Brown

Tigers of Indra: Jatis Mahaduyana
 
Helmet and Shoulder Plates* 
All other armor pieces
Veteran or 
Terminator
Fiery Orange (males) or Skull White (females) with Chaos Black stripes; right shoulder plate has Chaos Black pawprint replacing stripes
Chaos Black
Sergeant
As above; right shoulder plate is Fiery Orange or Skull White with Boltgun Metal pawprint replacing stripes
Chaos Black
*Left Shoulder Plates for Terminators are painted Fiery Orange or Skull White (as appropriate) and bear the Crux Terminatus instead of stripes

Tigers of Indra: Jatis Ghuyarashtra
 
Helmet and Shoulder Plates*
All other armor pieces
Veteran or 
Terminator
Bubonic Brown (males) or Skull White (females) with Bestial Brown stripes; right shoulder plate has Bestial Brown pawprint replacing stripes 
Bestial Brown
Sergeant
As above; right shoulder plate is Bubonic Brown or Skull White with Dwarf Bronze pawprint replacing stripes
Bestial Brown
*Left Shoulder Plates for Terminators are painted Bubonic Brown or Skull White (as appropriate) and bear the Crux Terminatus instead of stripes

Tigers of Puchan: Jatis Mahaduyana
 
Shoulder Plates
All other armor pieces
Space Marine Scout
Fiery Orange (males) or Skull White (females) with Chaos Black stripes
Chaos Black
Scout Sergeant
As above; right shoulder plate is Fiery Orange or Skull White with Chaos Black pawprint replacing stripes
Chaos Black

Tigers of Puchan: Jatis Ghuyarashtra
 
Shoulder Plates
All other armor pieces
Space Marine Scout
Bubonic Brown (males) or Skull White (females) with Bestial Brown stripes
Bestial Brown
Scout Sergeant
As above; right shoulder plate is Bubonic Brown or Skull White with Bestial Brown pawprint replacing stripes
Bestial Brown

 
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Related Pages
Painting Fighting Tigers: Introduction
Tips on Painting Fighting Tigers 
Fighting Tiger Painting Guide (Original)
Fighting Tiger Painting Guide (Simplified)
Painting Fighting Tiger Characters
Painting Fighting Tiger Vehicles

Fighting Tiger Gallery
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Last updated November 2009
Codex: Fighting Tiger logo (GW style) by Jason Foley 

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