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by Kael'yn
Jul 21 2017 02:58
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: How to paint panel lines?
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: How to paint panel lines?

I usually used inks when doing military models before getting into w40k. And I kept the technique. I tried: 1- oil paint (humbrol) thinned with white spirit 2- GW/Vallejo paint thinned with water 3- GW/Vallejo thinner with Future floor shine coat 4- pen ink thinned with future floor shine coat 5- 0....
by Kael'yn
Jul 20 2017 10:33
Forum: Modelling
Topic: 3D print extra parts: Stormsurge, Riptide, Piranha, ...
Replies: 135
Views: 41413

Re: 3D print extra parts: Stormsurge, Riptide, Piranha, ...

Uploaded the new parts on Shapeways. They are smoother, 0.8 mm thick (instead of 0.5mm previously), and their orientation is set to be the best compromise possible for price vs print result. They cost more (around $5 for the base option, but full option with cover and missile support has its price e...
by Kael'yn
Jul 16 2017 07:12
Forum: Modelling
Topic: 3D print extra parts: Stormsurge, Riptide, Piranha, ...
Replies: 135
Views: 41413

Re: 3D print extra parts: Stormsurge, Riptide, Piranha, ...

@Crolynx Thanks. Tried to fit the Hhead railgun on the Surge, and its length is on the same order than the Surge main cannons, even if it does not look so good on it (seems too frail compared to other slightly bigger guns) If the gunrig railgun have the same scale than HHead or even 110 or 120% bigg...
by Kael'yn
Jul 15 2017 05:58
Forum: Modelling
Topic: 3D print extra parts: Stormsurge, Riptide, Piranha, ...
Replies: 135
Views: 41413

Re: 3D print extra parts: Stormsurge, Riptide, Piranha, ...

Yeah, Gundam arms are cheaper, but they don't usually fit the look of our battlesuit. Updated pic: arms are done (an upload test on shapeways gaves me the same cost that standard arms). I am now trying to see if they can be posed well with a Stormsurge. I tried here also an alternative placement for...
by Kael'yn
Jul 14 2017 04:28
Forum: Modelling
Topic: 3D print extra parts: Stormsurge, Riptide, Piranha, ...
Replies: 135
Views: 41413

Re: 3D print extra parts: Stormsurge, Riptide, Piranha, ...

Been a while since I've updated the thread due to IRL job. First some news: New Shapeways pricing: As some of you has noticed, Shapeways new pricing are hurting multiparts complex models badly (my models went 50% costier). The good news is that wall thickness is not that critical now to reduce price...
by Kael'yn
Jul 05 2017 09:04
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Converting the Quad Ion Turret into Cyclic Ion Blasters?
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Converting the Quad Ion Turret into Cyclic Ion Blasters?

I am looking forward kitbashing CIB using 3 pulse rifle/carbine barrels (or drone antennas), bevelled sprue for top housing and BC (for body and front plate). 3D printing is a solution, but is too costy for a handful of weapons that can be kitbashed with my many unused bits ... You have other inspir...
by Kael'yn
Jun 26 2017 12:31
Forum: Library
Topic: Need some thoughts on Sept symbol
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Need some thoughts on Sept symbol

If you have already my Sept symbol font , there are already the common Sept symbols (typing them as text in inkscape and convert to path will do the base job). If you need other caste symbols, PM me the base sept symbols you need (see all of them there ) Shoulder pads will be worked out in the next ...
by Kael'yn
Jun 23 2017 03:43
Forum: Library
Topic: Need some thoughts on Sept symbol
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Need some thoughts on Sept symbol

I feel that adding colors to septs symbols is unseen outside of the red dot on farsight enclave (which is already "deviant"). Adding the two bars remind too much the Ksi'my'en sept which is not related to Falshia. Maybe a wave to represent the ocean ? Like that http://i67.tinypic.com/2e3ai...
by Kael'yn
Jun 20 2017 02:40
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Replacement / Alternative Vespid wings
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Replacement / Alternative Vespid wings

If you can afford 3D printing, you can look to print sets of them (if you have a 3D model or ask someone to create them). In Shapeways Frosted you could get the "transparency" the original missed. Or you could use Puppetswar mechanical wings and do a "cyborg" themed vespid nest (...
by Kael'yn
Jun 17 2017 03:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FW Tau
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: FW Tau

Open thread for anyone interested in posting the leaks for the new IA Xenos for tau ... sm & chaos are already getting leaked so it shouldn't be that far from xenos to start showcasing profiles soon Be advised that publish leaked copyrighted content here is not allowed. You can discuss rules (i...
by Kael'yn
May 30 2017 03:31
Forum: Modelling
Topic: "Suppa cannon" flame thingy
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: "Suppa cannon" flame thingy

Spikey bits example of impressive fire models https://spikeybits.com/2016/12/fire-suffering-tau-battlesuit-conversion-showcase.html It seems made of custom greenstuff. If I would make one, I will create one with various cones of greenstuff stacked together with a little warping. Some vendors have sm...
by Kael'yn
May 25 2017 01:08
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Tearphoenix's Project Log
Replies: 60
Views: 16352

Re: Tearphoenix's Project Log

Hey, just saw that you used my shoulder alternative.
I can't wait to see them in your nice models when finished.

Do you mind if I link the future model pic to my model reviews list on my project log ?
Keep up the nice work.
by Kael'yn
May 25 2017 12:50
Forum: Modelling
Topic: 3D print extra parts: Stormsurge, Riptide, Piranha, ...
Replies: 135
Views: 41413

Re: 3D print extra parts: Stormsurge, Riptide, Piranha, ...

Thanks for the great review and the pics chaplain_sam . If you don't mind, I will link it to my other reviews on my ATT posts (the opening post of this thread and in the 3D resource article ). The new Shapeways pricing and orientation choosing will let me put a new balance between details/rigidity/p...
by Kael'yn
May 18 2017 02:15
Forum: Modelling
Topic: 3D print extra parts: Stormsurge, Riptide, Piranha, ...
Replies: 135
Views: 41413

Re: 3D print extra parts: Stormsurge, Riptide, Piranha, ...

Yeah, I am still looking on how to balance the new 5-factor price to have models still cheap but (hopefully) sturdier. There are Shapeways forums where advantages are discussed, often with angry words from designers who need to change all their models to avoid price increase, specially on hollow mod...
by Kael'yn
May 16 2017 02:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The run to 8th edition
Replies: 1738
Views: 112374

Re: The run to 8th edition

Saviour Protocols inspired me:
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Honestly, there are so many changes for us (and other armies) that until we get all the infos, it is hard to get all the picture.
by Kael'yn
May 15 2017 08:50
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Tau Jet bikes
Replies: 25
Views: 4658

Re: Tau Jet bikes

Thanks Tael, these are too easy and too fun to make. Bad news is I want to make 4 more but don't have anymore of the FW markerlight and now I am really short on bitz. Just making a trade for a few now, but I may have to be happy with only 4 of them. Recreating a xv84 compatible marker head is one o...
by Kael'yn
May 14 2017 03:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fifth Sphere Expansion: 8thed Tau Fluff
Replies: 16
Views: 2099

Re: Fifth Sphere Expansion: 8thed Tau Fluff

When looking at the current (3rd sphere) map, it seems that expansion is not an all-around movement, more like a growing extension somewhere in the Empire. 1st expansion: growing around T'au 2nd expansion: growing around T'au but more to the "south" of the Empire (if "south" mean...
by Kael'yn
May 13 2017 01:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The run to 8th edition
Replies: 1738
Views: 112374

Re: The run to 8th edition

sorry i am late on this but twin linked weapons becoming two weapons shooting means that a gun drone now fires 4 shots. a full squad of 12 will put out 48 shots. drones just got scary. Yes, but their BS will be worst than firewarrior or crisis, so it is not that scary (at the moment, the reroll mad...

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