[Resource] Alternate Defence Line & Tau-style scenery

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Tael
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Re: [Resource] Alternate Defense Line & Tau-style scenery

Post#11 » Sep 19 2013 05:38

Just gave these a browse again for the modelling archive on my desktop. I've got to say - looking at all this garage/boutique creativity, GW really is behind the 8-ball on their own product.

They really need to assist Forgeworld in cranking out their turnaround of unique and interesting additions to the core games.

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Re: [Resource] Alternate Defense Line & Tau-style scenery

Post#12 » Sep 19 2013 05:42

Wow, put as a resource so soon.. That unexpected and very appreciated !
Many thanks Tael

And you're right, GW really need to put some love to xeno, mutants and heretics sometime for scenery (even some of these races can use "converted" imperial scenery).
We need more variety on our "ruined gothic" tablescapes

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Obviously, many small companies making defense line don't only does it for Tau ...
And some fits better with other races styles ... But its a matter of tastes.

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Re: [Resource] Alternate Defense Line & Tau-style scenery

Post#13 » Sep 27 2013 07:38

I received mine yesterday:

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Very good casts with no bubbles or voids I can see. Quite a plasticky resin, very smooth and a little oily. These should paint up a treat, and no clean up needed other than a quick wash.

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Re: [Resource] Alternate Defense Line & Tau-style scenery

Post#14 » Sep 27 2013 08:12

...and mine arrived today! Much the same impression, except I did notice quite a few bubbles... but almost all were on the underside of the base and hence not visible... only one was on the part of the model that matters, will just need a tiny blob of putty to fix. Also a very slight clean up needed with some resin flash.

I mention these things only for rigorous completeness - I expect clean-up will take less than five minutes (plus a quick wash), I'm very happy with them. I'm planning to add a Tau Empire symbol on the big sections, somehow, before I paint them; probably using plasticard or something. They are (as Sholto's photo shows) a little on the tall side, Fire Warriors can only just aim their pulse rifles over them, but I don't think that will be a problem.

Wind vane / building / thing also arrived, will take a bit more preparation and I'll report back when that's done.

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Re: [Resource] Alternate Defense Line & Tau-style scenery

Post#15 » Sep 27 2013 10:43

@Sholto and Bitterman: Thanks to both of you. Links to your reviews added on the OP.

Bitterman wrote:They are (as Sholto's photo shows) a little on the tall side, Fire Warriors can only just aim their pulse rifles over them, but I don't think that will be a problem.

Original ADL is quite high too (2,25 cm in the lower section, upper section hide totally a FW)

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Re: [Resource] Alternate Defense Line & Tau-style scenery

Post#16 » Sep 27 2013 05:56

They are a bit tall, but do look well casted. The upright sections are my favourite piece so far.

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Re: [Resource] Alternate Defense Line & Tau-style scenery

Post#17 » Oct 15 2013 03:51

Painted mine up last night, and here they are:

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I will be using one of these as the Quad Gun:

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Re: [Resource] Alternate Defense Line & Tau-style scenery

Post#18 » Oct 15 2013 07:26

Sholto wrote:Painted mine up last night, and here they are:

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I will be using one of these as the Quad Gun:

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Looks great!

This thread aided me in picking up one of these defense lines and I love it!

Will definitely post pics of my own once I've got it painted!



I've also been eyeing one of the Tau styled bunkers from here and will be picking one up sometime this week I think.
I'll be sure to post feedback on the quality once I have mine!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hive-Cit ... 1640737033
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Re: [Resource] Alternate Defense Line & Tau-style scenery

Post#19 » Oct 15 2013 07:27

Looks cool. Loving the glow.

For the bunkers just mentioned, see the discussion here.

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Re: [Resource] Alternate Defence Line & Tau-style scenery

Post#20 » Dec 02 2013 01:56

Updated the list with the new release of MicroArtStudio : "Tau ceti" Habitat (hard foam)

If anyone knows other sceneries, please tell us.

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