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Greetings all!

this will be a first thread dedicated to the assembly of my Tau army.
Starting in 3 weeks I will begin assembly and painting of 10 XV8 crisis suits 6 XV25 stealth suits, 12 firewarriors, 24 gun drones.

now for color schemes. I have made schemes using the army painter from DOW so that gives me a kind of look. I made some screen caps and i'm going to post them here.
I would like some comments about the color scheme in general and offcourse some painting tips on specific color use, perhaps some special techniques to achieve a effect.
ps I'm linking the images in here, they are a bit big.

first up: Firewarrior
scheme 1
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/ColorScheme/fw2.JPG
scheme 2
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/ColorScheme/fw1.JPG
and a shas'ui
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/ColorScheme/shasui.JPG

XV88 Broadside
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/ColorScheme/broadside2.JPG

XV25 Stealth suit
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/ColorScheme/xv251.JPG

XV8 Battle suit
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/ColorScheme/xv84.JPG

http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/ColorScheme/xv82.JPG

as you can see I'm puzzled about the crisis suits. the first one gives an impression of what I want but I'm not sure about the legs and weapons etc...

A Hammerhead
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/ColorScheme/Hammerhead.JPG

and the commander
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/ColorScheme/commanderfront.JPG

so that's about it. any comments or criticisme is welcome!
 

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Kut Maar Krachtig
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For the fire warrior i'd go for black coth / white armor, that contrasts nicely!
 

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I guess I'll shunt this over into Projects, if you'll be updating fairly regulaly?

Just PM me if you'd prefer it back in the main forum for some reason...

As for the scheme, I prefer the lighter ones, but I would heartilly reccomend using the DoW scheme thingy *only* as inspiration.
I mean, I kinda think both images of the crisis suits look a bit rubbish, 'cos it's got your 'secondary' colour as the 'mechanical' elements of the legs, which just looks plain weird in my opinion.

Anyway, thread moved.

-t.
 

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I will update when I can get started,
and yes it is only a sort of template.
the dow army painter is very limited for details but it gives me a general look on the model.


Anyway I'm going to start with cutting up stuff ^^
 

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the dow army painter is very limited for details but it gives me a general look on the model.
And it's always great to have a tabletop and digital army looking pretty much the same! :)


Be sure to upload some piccies when you've painted them!
 

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Allright!
been busy.

I recently got a new camera and I'm loving the quality.
so this is going to be a huge project, approx 1000 - 1200 points of tau so I'm going to put alot of work in this.

my 2 babies:
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/DSC00075.JPG

the inside of the vehicle box:
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/DSC00078.JPG
everything cleaned and filed.

I also did one firewarrior sprue but it's not that much. for now i'm calling it a day/
Although I did assemble this:
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/DSC00079.JPG
The chassis fits horribly, look at the engines! oh well nothing green stuff can't fix though.

the rest is for another day.
 

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Allright!
been busy.

I recently got a new camera and I'm loving the quality.
so this is going to be a huge project, approx 1000 - 1200 points of tau so I'm going to put alot of work in this.

my 2 babies:
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/DSC00075.JPG

the inside of the vehicle box:
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/DSC00078.JPG
everything cleaned and filed.

I also did one firewarrior sprue but it's not that much. for now i'm calling it a day/
Although I did assemble this:
http://users.telenet.be/Wundagore/DSC00079.JPG
The chassis fits horribly, look at the engines! oh well nothing green stuff can't fix though.

the rest is for another day.
Welcome young Sash'O , the army is looking nice so far. It's always nice to have a huge honking pile of plastic infront of you. That when done will help out the Greater Good. I love your choices so far, going to have to pick up a Armoured Cadre box soon as one can never have to many hammerheads and warfish. This Old Fio will be watching your cadre with interest. Make the Aun's proud, abore a return to the Mont'au, FOR THE GREATER GOOD !!!
 

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Update Time!

So I have been busy the last day,
been cleaning sprue's thinking of cool poses and assembling them.
I have also primed the firewarriors and XV25's.
pictures are in the photobucket since the images are large.

so now I present to you

Firewarrior Squad Alpha and the Stealth team.

Expect an update tonight,
I'll be working on my heavily converted commander now.

greetings!
 

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Commander update

been working all afternoon and I have something that I like.
the problem I have with the XV8 is the bulk and the block nature

now I changed that a bit for my commander.

well see for yourself :)

Let me know what you think about it.
currently waiting for the green stuff to set so that I can cut out the excess and vile it smooth




 

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Commander update

been working all afternoon and I have something that I like.
the problem I have with the XV8 is the bulk and the block nature

now I changed that a bit for my commander.

well see for yourself :)

Let me know what you think about it.
currently waiting for the green stuff to set so that I can cut out the excess and vile it smooth





Wow, nice work in the Ninj'O or the Ninj'El . I really like the conversion work in him. I did something rather simliar with my 'El. I hacked off the front of the cockpit and rounded it smooth. It looks rather good I thinks. I did almost the same poses with the legs. It looks really dynamic and I loved it.

Over all really, good work Fio. With these new classes of XV-8's the Gue'la will not stand a chance.

Shas'El FGMike. ;Y
 

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So I finished my commander, very happy with the result
a nice dynamic pose imho
here is a picture:


and another one:


I also started work on my broadside.
Since I bought the tank and crisis suit apocalypse box I have a lot of crisis suits but no broadsides
so I converted one :)
it's far from finished but you have a general look.
i'm waiting for the green stuff to set so that I can cut clean shapes afterwards.

also I need some help.
you can see the railgun from a hammerhead next to it. I loaded it with magnets but there is one problem. the magnet in the arm should hold it, but it will keep spinning around.
so I was thinking of using some steel wire to connect the back of the railgun to the backpacks from the broadside. I loaded the backpacks with 7 magnets each side and this way the guns should have 2 points and that should prevent it from spinning. if anyone else has another idea ... do share :)
Also I tried to convert the feet , by making 2 toes on the front and one on the back. it failed miserably. but if anyone here played DOW i'm going to put a lot of cork around the feet to let it look like he digged in for extra stability. that should cover it up nicely :D
 
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