Onmyou's battlesuit hangar - Made the old suit look cool

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Onmyou
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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#51 » Apr 25 2012 11:02

I just put together the body and right leg, then used poster buddies to stick on the arm and backpack. Awesome!! It's really cool to finally look at it (semi-)assembled! I placed the other crisis next to it to compare them, I also put paint on him a few months back but didn't show it yet.
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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#52 » May 04 2012 10:25

Loving the torso work on your initial idea.. very cool embedded head unit :)

the WiP have been golden in helping see what you did too.

- Tael.

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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#53 » May 05 2012 09:53

Thank you Tael :)
Yesterday I finally found my lost magnets and couldn't wait to use them, so I did :biggrin: The last stages of a project, like putting in magnets, are really awesome. I love the snap-sound when I put on a weapon. I also used them for the backpack of this project and I use them as joints for the shoulders. The arm rotates way to easy, but it does rotate and it greatly reduces the chance of breaking.

Just now I made a few photo's of the total progress of this project. As you can see the other leg is about halfway done (EDIT: after thinking about it, make that 30% done), but there's still a lot of putty-work to be done which I really don't look forward to.. The arm is about 80% done, still the insides and magnet to be done

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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#54 » May 12 2012 12:56

Bloody_Kain wrote:You could use the Hands of an Phantom Droid from the Eldar for the Hands of your Suit...
I just wanted to pipe up and point out that I'm pretty sure that Kain was referring to a Wraithlord. Another option is to use Space Marine powerfists as hands.

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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#55 » May 27 2012 06:51

Crisis can now be converted to a Broadside :) Thanks to Paulson Games for his awesome gun designs.

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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#56 » Jun 04 2015 10:13

Soo, finally had time to sit down and properly finish this project. About time! It feels great finishing old projects (7 years, haha!), just like the sniperbike!
The legs had a bit of work left, so that was finished. While I was at it I also finished the backpack. I made it so it can serve as a rail rifle mount as well, so I can use the suit as XV8 and XV88.
Next up is basecoating, so the modelling on this project is officially finished!

For new readers. This is the first suit I bought when I just started with the Warhammer 40k game. As I didn't really like the standard look I started experimenting. This eventually led to what it is now. The upper body can rotate at the waist and the suit can be taken apart and put together without the use of glue. It doesn't actually make any sense, but it turned out this way and it's an awesome feature to have :P

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I initially planned on making the shoulders movable as well. It would have been fine for a showcase model, but as it is a model for the playing field it was too unstable. That's why I just glued them on to the torso. The rail rifles are a bit short as well. I have longer versions, but they aren't fitted with magnets yet. This pair is actually for the crisis suit in my previous post.

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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#57 » Jun 04 2015 10:37

The increased bulk, especially on the legs, gives it a very Heavy Gear look, which I love because that's by far my favourite mech franchise.

Your epoxy putty work is fantastic. How to you get the nice crisp edges? Mine are always rounded, I can never get green stuff looking that good.

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Onmyou
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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#58 » Jun 04 2015 11:15

Hey Co'da, thanks!
I use Tamiya epoxy putty, when cured it's harder than green stuff so it's sandable. The trick is to add lots of material and sand/cut the shape you want. Green stuff is like clay sculpting and putty is like stone sculpting. Generally I use green stuff for clothing and bodyparts and putty for anything with edges.

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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#59 » Jun 04 2015 12:11

Thanks for answering, Onmyou.

Good ol' Tamiya. I still have my enamels from the first time I ever made a model car. I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for their epoxy putty. I'm not much of a sculptor, but sanding and cutting's more than doable! And especially useful for Tau parts, anyway.

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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#60 » Jun 30 2015 05:46

Wow, they look awesome! Very bulky :)

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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#61 » Jun 30 2015 06:55

Looks great! I am still amazed at the quality of your reductive shaping. It looks machined. :eek:

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Re: [FINISHED] Crisis XV82

Post#62 » Jul 24 2015 10:22

So here is the suit in base colors. This means the modelling on this project is finished!
After all this time working on it (7,5 years :neutral: ) I can finally see the finished look, so cool! Really fun to see how the armor plates turned out now that it's colored.
As the model is finished I labeled this topic finished as well. Though when the model is fully painted I will of course put some photo's of it in here ;)
Hope you enjoyed the ride as much as I did!

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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#63 » Jul 24 2015 01:05

I love the look of them and you did a very good job, however as some constructive criticism, I feel it doesn't quite fit with the tau aesthetic as well as it could, it really needs some more panel lines :)

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Re: [Finished] Crisis XV82

Post#64 » Sep 30 2015 01:43

With these exciting times for Tau I'm trying to speed up production in my construction hangar to make room for some of the rumoured upgraded XV8s. As seen below the third of the experimental suits is finished modelling. Most of the parts had been finished ages ago and waited to be assembled, which I did! These three suits can serve as both XV8 and XV88 battlesuits, but don't have the option for high yield missile pods (they didn't exist back when I started them).

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I've also had a second hand, bad assembled, suit lying in one of the boxes for years. While the previous suits were made because I disliked the current XV8 battlesuits I began liking them again after seeing the picture on page 70 of the 6th codex (it's the one where all the suits are lined up from firewarror armor to the XV104 Riptide). While looking very cool it still has the iconic Tau aesthetics. I wanted to try converting the suit I had to look as much as the one in the picture as possible without going too crazy. The result you can see below. Though there are obviously some differences, I thing the coolness factor of the suit is quite a lot higher than the original, while still having Tau aesthetic! Which, as Megildur and various others correctly mentioned, was lacking from the other suits. Though they have deserved an important part in my army! If the new XV8s turn out dissapointing I plan on buying some old ones and converting them the same way. This suit is sort of a proof of concept, so it's quite statically posed as if rolling off of the assembling line. (I also might have been quite lazy in some areas :roll: ). Oh and the suit was missing a shoulder somehow, so I made one using sprue (again, quite lazy, haha!).

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Edit: Are the images too large? If so please tell me, I'll keep it in mind.

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Re: [Finished] Crisis XV82

Post#65 » Sep 30 2015 02:21

Middle suit is your Commander? Great job on his torso!

I like how you handled the underslung weapons on the right-most suit. Might have to do something similar when the new XV8's show up (for having my weapons be swappable with older XV8's)
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Re: [Finished] Crisis XV82

Post#66 » Oct 02 2015 02:55

It varies, sometimes he's the commander, sometimes he's an XV8 shas'ui, or an XV88. I change my tactics for each of my battles, to get a feel for what each unit is capable of. I might be a Fio'ui, but I'm still a Shas'saal in terms of battle tactics :crafty:

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Re: Onmyou's battlesuit hangar

Post#67 » Jan 20 2016 03:34

So somehow I got my hands on these:

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6x classic Crisis suits (some brand new)
3x new Crisis suits
1x finecast commander

Me and my big mouth ended up sort of promising to show off that classic suits can still look very cool. So that will be my mission for the time being! To be honest, the piles of parts are intimidatingly staring back at me. I'll get 'em though, eventually!

I'll try to keep up with in-progress photo's this time :roll:

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Re: Onmyou's battlesuit hangar

Post#68 » Jan 25 2016 03:49

Work has begun on the first suit! I try to make each of the suits unique and add character, but I have a hard time figuring out how to start. To get into it I started on the easiest one, the iridium heavy armor tough guy using the new bits. While working on it ideas started coming for the other suits, so I'm glad the creative juices are flowing yet again :D
I'll be doing things one step at a time at a slow pace, like I always do. So expect irregular small updates :P
The first bit of conversion are hands for this suit. The fist is from the resin commander. I actually don't like the hands on that commander like it is intended to, they're sticking out too much I feel. The normal hands seem to have three fingers deep into the arm, so I tried reshaping the fist so that only the fingers stick out. I still think the hand is slightly too large, being from the bigger command suit, but it's acceptable for the moment. The lower legs will be extended slightly, I hope that will take things into balance again. The volume of the shoulder plate helps as well.

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