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by namegiver
Jan 12 2018 05:23
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Arka0415's Tau Sept Project Log
Replies: 75
Views: 5603

Re: Arka0415's Tau Sept Project Log

Arka0415 wrote:[...] they're slightly modified to go on top of the jet pack, since they don't fit too well up there normally.


I ran into the same problem, and made small 'hardpoints' out of sprue clippings. How did you mount yours?
by namegiver
Jan 12 2018 04:23
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: namegiver's Shi'ar Sept Project Log
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: namegiver's Shi'ar Sept Project Log

I didn't make the progress I hoped to this week -- too much hobby time spent watching batreps on Youtube. The Coldstar is coming along, and should be finished this weekend... it's a long weekend here in the US, so I get an extra day to deliver ;) Until then, here's a pic of my entire army minus the ...
by namegiver
Jan 09 2018 11:31
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: First games of 8th Edition - T’au against Kharn
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: First games of 8th Edition - T’au against Kharn

But if you got some Infantry Keyword troops there, then the infantry owns it. Finally if two groups of infantry are contesting an objective, neither owns it until the other flees or dies. This is not the case. In the situation where both units that are contesting an objective have an objective-secu...
by namegiver
Jan 04 2018 12:24
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: namegiver's Shi'ar Sept Project Log
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: namegiver's Shi'ar Sept Project Log

Thanks for the kind words. My sept's homeworld is a water world, and I hoped the color scheme would convey something of that... it looks like I was successful :biggrin: The accent color is actually an orange/brown but what with vagaries of digital cameras, light temperature and color profiles I can ...
by namegiver
Jan 04 2018 01:24
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: namegiver's Shi'ar Sept Project Log
Replies: 5
Views: 239

namegiver's Shi'ar Sept Project Log

I think I've decided on a color scheme and paint process, which means it is time to start a build thread! Here's my completed test model: https://i.imgur.com/F5HQzDv.jpg It's been several years since I've done any figure painting, so it's a bit rough but overall (highlighting is hard! no more caffei...
by namegiver
Jan 03 2018 09:27
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Plastic glue for Antennae
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Plastic glue for Antennae

Use a Glue Looper -- since I've started using them, the number of glue-splat-fingerprints on my models has dropped dramatically. Not to zero, cuz I'm still a klutz but way, way lower.
by namegiver
Jan 01 2018 09:46
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: About deployment and objectives.
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: About deployment and objectives.

The loser of the roll-off does have to roll to 'pick' the deployment zones (pg 216 of the main rulebook) -- they don't get to actually choose. Granted, it's still better to lose that roll (which feels counter-intuitive) and be able to pick deployment zone.
by namegiver
Dec 31 2017 02:34
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Looking for Compact Commander Pose Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Looking for Compact Commander Pose Ideas

I'm midway through building a Coldstar (my first new plastic commander kit, previous was FInecast <spit>). I think if you filed down the nubbins that align the knee and hip joints, you'd gain a lot of flexibility in posing -- down on one knee firing dramatically jumps to mind. By doing so, would you...
by namegiver
Dec 16 2017 02:26
Forum: Membership Profiles
Topic: Greetings From York
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Greetings From York

Hi and welcome! Labradors are such great dogs -- what his name?
by namegiver
Dec 15 2017 12:10
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Budget airbrush & garage compressor setup advice
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Budget airbrush & garage compressor setup advice

One thing to consider, if you end up with the problem, is a second moisture trap right at the brush itself (like this ). I live in a very damp region and during long painting sessions would occasionally shoot a splat of water through the brush, even with the at-compressor moisture trap. It really su...
by namegiver
Dec 15 2017 12:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)
Replies: 151
Views: 6383

Re: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)

I only play Narrative and Open Play games, not Matched Play, so no points. But I will usually have 1-2 Fireblades in each detachment, and I will usually run two Vanguard Marker detachments, at least one Pathfinder Outrider detachment, and one or two Fire Warrior Battalion detachments at 100 PL, whi...
by namegiver
Dec 14 2017 09:26
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Budget airbrush & garage compressor setup advice
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Airbrush advice

I use a Badger Patriot 105 and I'm pretty happy with it, though if I had to do it over again I think I'd go for the Iwata Eclipse instead. The Iwata seems a little nicer overall: better build, fit and finish plus has a nice protective shroud on the tip of the needle. I haven't bent mine yet, but wit...
by namegiver
Dec 14 2017 09:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)
Replies: 151
Views: 6383

Re: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)

Pathfinders have become special weapons support in most of my lists, with Fireblades and Firesight Marksman being my primary marker sources. I don't think I have ever used a marker drone. I have a couple with my Stealth Suit unit and I tuck two in with my Crisis Suit unit just in case they have to ...
by namegiver
Dec 14 2017 05:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)
Replies: 151
Views: 6383

Re: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)

I may be the voice of dissent here, but I have no issues with markerlights or the current markerlights table. In the games I have played, I have pretty easily been able to tag priority targets with 3-5 hits, while still tagging secondary targets with 1 hit each. This is usually enough coverage for ...
by namegiver
Dec 14 2017 02:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)
Replies: 151
Views: 6383

Re: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)

CDR_Farsight wrote:"Grasshopper?"..."Back in the day?"...please, I've been playing since 1992 and bought my first models in the rogue trader era. :P


LOL, ok fellow longbeard... no disrespect intended. Just trying to keep things in perspective ;-)
by namegiver
Dec 14 2017 01:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)
Replies: 151
Views: 6383

Re: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)

Also, for those of you thinking the markerlight stratagem is a step in the right direction, please repeat after me: A primary Tau mechanic should not need a stratagem to be viable Both things can be true, and are imo. Until we get a codex, the CA17 updates are a step in the right direction and we'l...
by namegiver
Dec 14 2017 01:05
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Local Tournament battle report - Tau still got it folks
Replies: 28
Views: 1646

Re: Local Tournament battle report - Tau still got it folks

Rough game four. My group is hot and cold on Maelstrom missions for that exact reason. Sometimes, the cards make for an incredibly fun back and forth game... and sometimes, they make the game completely lopsided and frustrating. Such are the fortunes of war, I guess.
by namegiver
Dec 13 2017 12:43
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Local Tournament battle report - Tau still got it folks
Replies: 28
Views: 1646

Re: Local Tournament battle report - Tau still got it folks

Excellent tourney report -- well written and VERY engaging. I'm really looking forward to reading about the next two games! Thanks for posting, and gratz on the performance.

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