Kavaal Korst'la'sha'is

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Kavaal Korst'la'sha'is

Post#1 » Apr 16 2017 06:21

Soldiers of the Fire Caste!
Kroot and Vespid allies!
Today, we stand as a bulwark against the selfish, the soulless, and the mad!
Today, we must drive back our enemies from our city and from our world!
Today, more than ever before, we fight for the Greater Good!
And we will triumph!


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Kavaal Korst'la'sha'is (Strike Group Reaping Wind)
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The Tau Empire was the first 40K army I started collecting after beginning with Orcs and Goblins and Empire in Warhammer FB. What drew me to them was the sleek, futuristic look and the back story of them being a benevolent force in the galaxy rather than a backward looking or just plain evil force.

Being from a military background I wanted a muted, real life colour scheme which was supported in the fluff as the Tau Empire is known to adopt colour schemes to suit the environment in which they wage war.

After much searching on the internet I went for a lozenge pattern using dark green as a base with light green and a dark terracotta as the patches with dark red highlighting danger areas such as engine intakes and weapons. Markings where originally in tan but are now slowly being replaced with white along with the heads of the battle suits. The undersides of skimmers and aircraft has been done in light grey. A muted gold is used for some highlights along with lenses in either red or green. Cockpits and troop compartments started out in light grey but are slowly changing to khaki.

Initially my colour scheme was too "busy" and shiny and as time progressed I have toned it down and added weathering hence you can see the evolution of the scheme over the last 10 years especially on the Devilfish.

The current plan is to clear down the painting backlog and then to return to these earlier models and strip and repaint them. This will be a long project so bear with me ;)

I have split the collection into separate posts which will help me to keep this thread updated with the minimum of confusion as it progresses as new photos will be added to the existing posts.

HQ
Battlesuits
Troops including allies
Drones
Transports, Tanks and Reconnaissance
Aircraft
Fortifications and Lords of War

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Re: Kavaal Korst'la'sha'is

Post#2 » Apr 16 2017 06:21

HQ


It is as we join with others, in a way that only the Tau can, in shared engagement to the Greater Good, that we find ourselves able to fully realize our true potential. And that is the final source of our hopes and intentions.
Aun'el T'au Tam'ya, Ethereal caste



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Ethereals



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XV85 Enforcer Armour

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Post#3 » Apr 16 2017 06:22

Battlesuits


Our tanks were useless. As soon as we broke cover, their battlesuits' heavy guns were locked on to us. I swear it was as though they had someone nearby aiming for them before they shot. And when they did shoot...Emperor's mercy! Their guns punched through our armour like it was paper. all I could see were trails of fire where the projectiles had ignited the air.
Guardsman Cauley, 25th Graian Rifles


The weapons and support systems are magnetised


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XV15 Stealth Suits



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XV25 Stealth Suit



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XV25 Stealth Suit



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XV25 Stealth Suit



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XV25 Stealth Suit



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XV25 Stealth Suit



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XV25 Stealth Suit



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XV84 and XV89 Crisis



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Unknown Battlesuit



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XV8 Crisis



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XV8 Crisis



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XV8 Crisis



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XV8 Crisis



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XV88 Broadside



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XV88 Broadside



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XV88 Broadside



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XV95 Ghostkeel



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XV109 Y'vahra



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XV104 Riptide



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XV104 Riptide

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Post#4 » Apr 16 2017 06:22

Troops including allies


They are fierce indeed these Kroot, and savage.
I look upon them and tremble at their ferocity.
I can only hope that when the enemy sees them they tremble as I do.
Por'vre Tau Cho, Water caste envoy



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Post#5 » Apr 16 2017 06:23

Drones


The humble drone is the greatest symbol of our growing dominion. They follow orders without question, work tirelessly and sacrifice themselves without hesitation when called upon.
Truly, much can be learned from such devotion.
Ethereal Aun'vre



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MV1 Gun Drone



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MV1 Gun Drone



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MV1 Gun Drone



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MV31 Pulse Accelerator drone



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MV33 Grav-inhibitor Drone



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MV4 Shield Drone



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MV4 Shield Drone



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MV4 Shield Drone



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MV7 Marker Drone



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MV7 Marker Drone



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MV8 Missile Drone



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M84 Shielded Missile Drone



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MB3 Recon Drone



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Sniper Drones and Controller



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Sniper Drones and Controller



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Sniper Drones and Controller

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Post#6 » Apr 16 2017 06:23

Transports, Tanks and Reconnaissance


Those with superior reach can dictate the terms of battle and impose their will upon their foe.
Remember, the first step on the path to victory is often the most important.
Commander Puretide


Weapons are magnetised and the Devilfish can be converted to Hammer or Railheads


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Pathfinder Tetra



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TX4 Piranha



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TX4 Piranha



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TY7 Devilfish



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TY7 Devilfish



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TY7 Devilfish



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TY7 Devilfish



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TX7 Hammerhead Gunship with Master gunship pilot Shas'la T'au Sha'ng



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TX7 Hammerhead Gunship



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TX7 Hammerhead Gunship



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TX78 Sky Ray Missile Defence Gunship

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Post#7 » Apr 16 2017 06:24

Aircraft


A mightier shoal of predators I have never seen; all grace and measured fury.
Shas’ui Kais



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Remora Drone Stealth Fighters



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Barracuda Air Superiority Fighter



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Barracuda Air Superiority Fighter



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AX-5-2 Barracuda Air Superiority Fighter



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AX-5-2 Barracuda Air Superiority Fighter



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AX-1-0 Tiger Shark

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Post#8 » Apr 16 2017 06:24

Fortifications and Lords of War


Beneath the protective umbrella of the shield relay, we are all but untouchable.
Once more, our science and enlightenment makes brings us closer to our ultimate aims.
Aun'Cho, Tau Ethereal



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Drone controlled Sentry Turret and Sensor Tower



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Drone controlled Sentry Turret



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Bunker



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KV128 Stormsurge



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KX139 Ta’unar Supremacy Armour

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Re: Kavaal Korst'la'sha'is

Post#9 » Apr 16 2017 06:44

El'mo - I'm still getting over the shock of such awesomeness... :eek:

Wow, so where do I start? Well let me be the first to honour shock an outstanding army on A.T.T.!

Modeling is incredible, especially the posing of the crisis suits; but also the dramatic posing of the Tetras. Painting shows a great colour combination, with weathering and shading. And I honour your decision to show both "early" and "later" versions of the same models - Sentry Turrets. Gives a great comparison as to your progression as a painter.

Then the post itself is great with layout of HQ, Troops, Elite etc. The quotes and the headers for each section kicks the the thread up a notch!

The fact that you show the entire Strike Group, unit by unit, vehicle by vehicle and aircraft by aircraft; I felt like I was standing in the reviewing stand on Red Square for the annual May Day parade. Marching firewarriors, Hammerhead tanks and screaming Barracuda's flying over head...wow! (Got that Tael, might be worth a picture or two?)

Patriotic feeling intensifies...love for Aun'Va increasing....

Which is not at all to compare you to a certain North Korean Dictator, who just had a major military parade on the 105th anniversary of his grandfather's birthday or anything! ;)

For the Greater Good!...For Aun'Va!...For O'Shas'erra!...

The TauMan is impressed!
PS Korst'la'sha'is can also be translated as "Death Wind"
PPS "Love for Aun'Va? What was I thinking?" :-(
Viro’los gu brath!
N.Y.A.B.X.T.T.

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Re: Kavaal Korst'la'sha'is

Post#10 » Apr 16 2017 08:34

OMG MAN! this is awesome work! Good job. Thumbs up.

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Post#11 » Apr 16 2017 11:59

Wow, master effort man - wonderfully laid out and the quotes were a great touch. So great to see it all laid out together then visited separately just so.

Seriously.. top stuff and Tauman covered much of my other feedback too. Painting level over time, modelling and variety.

Superb.
Tael. :D

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Re: Kavaal Korst'la'sha'is

Post#12 » Apr 17 2017 06:36

Thank you all very much :)

And I honour your decision to show both "early" and "later" versions of the same models - Sentry Turrets. Gives a great comparison as to your progression as a painter.

It was a bit of a decision but without the earlier models there would be a lot less to see and the progression is obvious so it helps to highlight to others that we all had to start somewhere. I used to be a little put off when I saw post after post of high quality models but with experience we all improve. The tip is just keep trying new methods and techniques and even now I still try new ways but I have not yet got around to investing in an airbrush... ;)

Then the post itself is great with layout of HQ, Troops, Elite etc. The quotes and the headers for each section kicks the the thread up a notch!

To be honest - this has been brought over from a similar layout I had done for my Imperial Guard which I have now transferred over to this forum as well. It has been evolving for longer so has greater detail with ORBATs and characterisation along with background stories. I hope that at some point this thread will also evolve to a similar point.

The fact that you show the entire Strike Group, unit by unit, vehicle by vehicle and aircraft by aircraft; I felt like I was standing in the reviewing stand on Red Square for the annual May Day parade. Marching firewarriors, Hammerhead tanks and screaming Barracuda's flying over head...wow!

I tried to post just a collection photo when I first began but as the model count increased this seems like the only way to show the models off in any detail. It does have a little Red Square feel about it doesn't it ;)

More to come in the future :)

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Post#13 » Apr 18 2017 11:34

You have a seriously nice collection there. I'm particularly jealous of the unreleased models and the 'unknown' battlesuits.

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Post#14 » Jul 04 2017 12:48

Thanks to the new Photobucket contracts coming into force this week I have now had to renew all the links to the photos with a different hosting site... I would rather spend the requested 399$ on my plastic addiction ;)

Apologies for the short period of time with a lack of t'au goodies :(

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Re: Kavaal Korst'la'sha'is

Post#15 » Nov 03 2017 03:08

Second Riptide, Darkstrider and 2 Cadre Fireblades added

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Post#16 » Nov 17 2017 03:08

Ahhh good news! And cool to see new models :)

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Post#17 » Nov 17 2017 04:29

thanks Tael :)

Added another 'Cuda

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Post#18 » Nov 17 2017 04:36

Time for some updated collection photos - just the painted ones of course ;)

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3 Ethereals
3 Cadre Fireblades
1 Darkstrider
1 Kroot Shaper

62 Firewarriors
44 Kroot Carnivores
8 Kroot hounds
3 Krootox Riders
6 Vespid
7 Pathfinders
3 Firesight Marksman

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1 x XV85 Commander
1 x XV84 Battlesuit
2 x XV89 Battlesuit
3 x Unknown model Battlesuit
12 x XV8 Battlesuits
3 x XV15 Stealth Battlesuits
18 x XV25 Stealth Battlesuits
1 x XV88 Broadside Battlesuit (new)
4 x XV88 Broadside Battlesuit (old)
1 x XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit
2 x XV104 Riptide Battlesuits
1 x XV109 Y'vahra Battlesuit
1 x KV128 Stormsurge
1 x KX139 Ta'unar Supremacy Armour

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36 x MV1 Gun Drones
15 x MV4 Shield Drones
2 x MV5 Stealth Drones
10 x MV7 Marker Drones
5 x MV8 Missile Drones
2 x MV31 Pulse Accelerator Drones
2 x MV33 Grav-inhibitor Drones
9 x MV71 Sniper Drones
6 x MV84 Shielded Missile Drones
2 x MB3 Recon Drones
5 x Drone Sentry Turret
1 x Remote Sensor Tower
1 x Bunker

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2 x Tetras
6 x TX4 Piranhas
1 x TX7 Hammerhead/Longstrike
2 x TX7 Hammerhead
1 x TX78 Skyray
4 x TY7 Devilfish

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2 x DX-6 Remora Stealth Drones
2 x Barracuda AX-5-2
2 x Barracuda (old)
1 x Tiger Shark AX-1-0

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