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Re: New Battlesuits

Post#81 » Jul 11 2016 10:59

Pity I have been so flat out in RL; great thread - always wondered what would happened when you Onosified a regualr XV8.

Gorgeous work as usual.

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Re: New Battlesuits

Post#82 » Jul 30 2016 08:31

BabaGanoosh wrote:I really love the forearms and hands on this model; what parts are those and do you have other angles of view on them?


For BabaGanoosh: as I promised some posts ago here three pics about the single arm with more details:

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For Calmsword: The transparent plastic that I usually employ comes from the rigid CD cover, for coloured transparent plastic, you can find it everywhere, for exemple from a ruler, at home I've green, brown and orange plastic to use! hexagon are made with a cutter.

For Tael: Don't worry Tael ;)
Tael wrote:always wondered what would happened when you Onosified a regualr XV8.
you have created a new verb: Onosifing! It is an honour for me :D :D :D
Thank you so much for your comment!!

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Re: New Battlesuits

Post#83 » Jul 30 2016 07:11

Hahah.. you're welcome, works quite well as a word too.

"The apparent stylistic tones of onosification are clearly apparent in the etched hexography across the plastic substrate.."

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Re: New Battlesuits

Post#84 » Aug 23 2016 09:58

Tael wrote:"The apparent stylistic tones of onosification are clearly apparent in the etched hexography across the plastic substrate.."


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Hi ATT!!!

In these days I've worked on an old project that, during its evolution, changed a lot but maintains its general idea. It all starts from this picture found on DeviantArt by Artcobain years ago:
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I've also made an auxiliary model following this design two or three years ago!

The idea was a sort of model representing an errant alien or group of aliens, carrying on their backs bags and other things, like desert bedouins, following the stream of the design of Artcobain but in my case with a Tau Empire style. So two months ago I've decided to realize a group of big errant battlesuits (instead of simple aliens), heavily weathered, merging my actual battlesuits style with the idea shown previously. These are the pics of the sculpted chest:

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and some painted pics:
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I've also started to paint its weaponry:

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And I've other two of these that I'm going to paint in these weeks!

What do you think about these miniatures?

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Post#85 » Aug 24 2016 08:15

What do I think he says so casually. ;)

I've seen that artwork before and really like the idea of incidental aliens that tau can come across in more campaign driven battles. I'm actually working toward this myself also - aiming to have a small combat team that do "interesting" missions.

The model so far look very cool and I like the idea of extended deployment in any unit for that extra level of detail.

So far this guy looks like a Fio'Ui in a long range survey role, exploring a region for potential habitation/mining etc.


- Tael. :)

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Re: New Battlesuits

Post#86 » Jan 16 2017 08:31

Hi to all ATT!!!
I've been far away from here for work and university, but sometimes I've time to work on my Tau and to post something! And I'm glad to see that the site has a new (WONDERFUL) restyling!!! It is AMAZING!!!

I've worked on two small models but also on a big battlesuit, in fact I've finished my second XV78, base included!

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I've used the same colour scheme of my previous XV78, but this is heavily weathered.

What do you think? Comments and questions are always welcome!

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Post#87 » Jan 29 2017 09:59

Again the really impressive details and etching - the collection is definitely unique and I always admire your ochre tones for the colour scheme. At a glance there appears very little original kit parts, is this model a complete scratchbuild?

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Re: New Battlesuits

Post#88 » Feb 03 2017 07:11

Thak you very much Tael, glad to read your appreciations about the colour scheme :)
For what concernes the sculpting, XV78 is completely scratchbuilt and handmade, only four small pieces come from Tau Empire kits, two small antennas are on the left and right knees of XV78, the other two pieces, a small antenna and the small shield generator, are on the left arm, the first on the top of the cannon and the second near the hand.
Torso, intakes, arms, legs, hands, feet, sensors and sensor head, jetpaks and weaponry are completely handmade!

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Re: New Battlesuits

Post#89 » Feb 07 2017 02:23

Never cease to impress, thanks for the rundown of parts and mods :)

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Re: New Battlesuits

Post#90 » Jan 02 2018 10:37

Hi to all ATT!!!

Happy new year to everyone!

It has been a very busy year to me and I did not have so much time for my miniaturistic project. But this last week, with Christmas holidays I've decided to carry out the project of a new battlesuit that is a result of my scratch building and artistic experience with battlesuits started with my XV78 Vulcan and XV7 Stratos. This battlesuit that I'm going to stamp at the end of the master model is called XV7 Stratos MKIII and from an aesthetic point of view is an evolution of XV78 and XV7 concept. Its tonnage is similar to previous Statos battlesuit, a little bit bigger than Broadside. This is the "skeleton" of the suit, made with plasticard and lego bits, scratched and cutted.

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At the beginning I was thinking to a fixed sensor head mounted of the dorsal central plate but at the end I moved on a different solution with a normal revolving sensor head.
I've closed every connection between profiles with a mixture of Green Stuff and Milliput Black as the sculpting of the central plates made with this mixture. With the putty dried I've scratched the surfaces to smooth the armour and this is the result:

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Critiques and comments will be appreciated!
Kind regards.

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Re: New Battlesuits

Post#91 » Jan 04 2018 10:32

Really awesome job, maybe one of the most beautiful thread about Tau modelling!! All that unique battlesuit!! I see your last battlesuit perfect as commander or unique model! (and if yor are reproducing it in mass I'd like to have one of them).
What plasticard thickness have you used for the surface? And why Milliput and Green Stuff?
Sorry for all these question but I'm really curious about them and I'd like to produce something similar!

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Post#92 » Jan 06 2018 07:16

Thank you so much Zeruel for your kind words!

Zeruel wrote:What plasticard thickness have you used for the surface?

For the inner parts I've used 3mm plasticard in order to give to the model the right geometry and strenght, for external surfaces I've used 0.5mm thickness that is easier to scratch and bent.

Zeruel wrote:And why Milliput and Green Stuff?
Sorry for all these question but I'm really curious about them and I'd like to produce something similar!

The mixture I use is the perfect combination of modability and strenght after drying putty. The Green stuff gives the right stickiness, and with Milliput dryied you can scratch and cut without probles (that you could have with Green Stuff).

Don't worry about questions. It's the right way to use a miniature forum as ATT, that is designed to do this! :smile:

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Re: New Battlesuits

Post#93 » Jan 07 2018 03:21

Why can't I view the images? All I see is a message to upgrade my photobucket account.
Live by the law, die by the sword

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Re: New Battlesuits

Post#94 » Jan 15 2018 04:02

Great update!

Looking good and definitely in your classic style :)

Any updates on the 'Traveller' model from August? Thanks!

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