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by stayhandsome
Nov 18 2017 12:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to do with a Pathfinder Team box?
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: What to do with a Pathfinder Team box?

On the topic of magnets, Magnetizing Pathfinders really isn’t too difficult if you glue the arms and gun together as one piece, and put your magnets in the shoulders. It means that you won’t be able to use one-handed gun poses but that’s an exceeedingly minor issue given the pieces that come in this...
by stayhandsome
Nov 18 2017 12:14
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Firebade volley rule double check
Replies: 43
Views: 900

Re: Firebade volley rule double check

Cool man, love to hear lore insights like that
by stayhandsome
Nov 18 2017 01:15
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Firebade volley rule double check
Replies: 43
Views: 900

Re: Firebade volley rule double check

Indeed, Tau is a “our technology will save us” race, not a “bodies on line” race. Makes sense for a secular race to look for ways to preserve their lives. Makes a lot more sense for those who serve gods zealously to be willing to value their flesh a lot less.
by stayhandsome
Nov 17 2017 11:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to do with a Pathfinder Team box?
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: What to do with a Pathfinder Team box?

Hmmm, so two Shas’Ui? I’ll eventually get another box of these boys but I ain’t in the mood to paint 20 of the same model right at the moment
by stayhandsome
Nov 17 2017 11:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to do with a Pathfinder Team box?
Replies: 11
Views: 312

What to do with a Pathfinder Team box?

Hey everyone, working on my tiny little army and wondering what the best way to utilize a Pathfinder team box is. I see lots of people use Pathfinders in squads of 5. Should I paint two as Shas’Ui, magnetize 2-4 for Ion/Rail rifles and glue down regular weapons for the rest? Generally speaking what ...
by stayhandsome
Nov 08 2017 04:33
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?

I’ve been doing spray primer, spray black, then the rest by brush. Seems like we’re actually all doing the same basic thing then. Well thanks very much for the input everyone. I think I’m done with this guy for now, 0.7mm-width masking tape came in handy for the sept markings http://img.pixady.com/2...
by stayhandsome
Nov 08 2017 12:16
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?

That looks 100% normal to me :) As for painting, I decided to change my technique to one not often used. I used to use spray for base coating, and I did when I prepped and painted my Fireblade, but now I've switched to applying my Base Coats by brush. The advantage this gives me is that I can choos...
by stayhandsome
Nov 08 2017 12:09
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?

I have only been painting for a month or so ... Seriously!? You already have a respectable paint knowledge, and are shading and highlighting, even pining the model and painting off base. Really only just started? p.s. looks great! Thanks! Yeah I’m very new to this, but I’m like a sponge for informa...
by stayhandsome
Nov 07 2017 06:58
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?

I don't know if you've glued your Fireblade's head in or not, but I've noticed it isn't sitting properly. It should be able to go maybe 1mm or 2mm further into the body of the model. I have glued it already and it felt like it was snug in its spot correctly. That’s unfortunate if it’s not in the ri...
by stayhandsome
Nov 07 2017 03:41
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?

I don't know if you've glued your Fireblade's head in or not, but I've noticed it isn't sitting properly. It should be able to go maybe 1mm or 2mm further into the body of the model. I have glued it already and it felt like it was snug in its spot correctly. That’s unfortunate if it’s not in the ri...
by stayhandsome
Nov 06 2017 11:03
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?

Thanks dude. I am pleased with how it’s turning out so far, I think some parts came out better than I expected (namely the braid across the chest and the eye/mouth area of the face. I’m gonna see if an ochre/wash blend will help create some depth and I’ll try to thin out the highlights. I agree it l...
by stayhandsome
Nov 06 2017 08:52
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?

For reference my workflow was:

Primer -> Black spray -> XV-88 -> Tau Light Ochre -> Vallejo Umber Wash (recesses) -> Vallejo Sunny Skin Tone (edges) -> Vallejo Game Elfic Flesh (corners)
by stayhandsome
Nov 06 2017 08:48
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Advice needed: how to make armor look like armor and not paper?

Greetings I have only been painting for a month or so but have run into a frequent problem when trying to paint the armor on my units—it tends to have a two-dimensional appearance, like it’s been painted on parchment and not on a plastic model. This creates an undesirable effect of the armor surface...
by stayhandsome
Oct 29 2017 11:35
Forum: Reviews
Topic: [Review] Red Dog Miniatures Ion Weapons - Fantastic Models!
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: [Review] Red Dog Miniatures Ion Weapons - Fantastic Models!

Arka0415 wrote:You in Japan too? I basically jumped at the chance to get $12 shipping. With eBay's new (-ish) Global Shipping program, shipping something as simple as a couple of Shield Drones costs around $20. It's crazy. Shipping from China or Taiwan isn't bad though.


Yes I am indeed.
by stayhandsome
Oct 29 2017 08:35
Forum: Reviews
Topic: [Review] Red Dog Miniatures Ion Weapons - Fantastic Models!
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: [Review] Red Dog Miniatures Ion Weapons - Fantastic Models!

Arka, they don’t know the struggle. $12 is nothing for us expats used to 25, sometimes 50 bucks on shipping
by stayhandsome
Oct 29 2017 08:03
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: [ATT Recommended] 500pt list help
Replies: 147
Views: 7438

Re: [ATT Recommended] 500pt list help

Even as a total newbie, I could tell that the MWG bartreps are unoptimized and generally played by people who don’t main their respective army in that game. I stopped watching the Tau ones a few days ago and have been watching Nids, Astra Militarum, Death Guard and the likes to get a feel for how ra...
by stayhandsome
Oct 29 2017 05:54
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: [ATT Recommended] 500pt list help
Replies: 147
Views: 7438

Re: [ATT Recommended] 500pt list help

Sadly there aren't too many battle report channels on YouTube that show really good Tau lists. I'm sure there are loads out there that I haven't seen though. What have you been watching? Hard-to-hit units are great though! Just remember that they sacrifice a bit of firepower for that hard-to-hit st...
by stayhandsome
Oct 29 2017 09:16
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: [ATT Recommended] 500pt list help
Replies: 147
Views: 7438

Re: [ATT Recommended] 500pt list help

This thread is great. I’m in a similar boat where my friends and I are starting with 500 points as the break point to start playing. http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=26153 Here's that thread in the form of a knowledge bomb! :D Also, Fusion Commanders are great. Incomparabl...

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