(BFG) Tau fleet- The Great White (and Tan) Fleet

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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet

Post#21 » Jan 26 2010 03:32

1st Tau Airborne, if you do not like GW's Tau ships you can always try Forgeworld's line, which are very different in aesthetic and are surprisingly reasonable in price.

The reason why there are no sept markings is because I just don't have the precision to paint them free-hand and there are no flat spaces big enought to put a transfer on (I have checked).

Sorry if this sounded hostile, I was woken up early today, so I am somewhat cranky.
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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet

Post#22 » Jan 26 2010 03:57

No you are completely fine my friend. I have checked forgeworld stuff but I need mods for the normal Tau ships. Ill have to look into moding some of my forgeworld ships. I was just throwing a few ideas out is all man. I could give you a few tips as to steady your hand if you want to give the sept markings a go.

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Post#23 » Jan 26 2010 07:00

I was just wondering if you have ever actually played BFG before, because one ship is certainly not a fleet. If you haven't I suggest playing a few battles with poker chips, because they are the same size as small flying bases, which most of your ships will be. If you have never played before, and you go ordering ships, you are potentially wasting your money, as some ships in our fleet will be completely useless, depending on your play style and/or opponents. Just to be nice, I'm not going to tell you what is useless, just so you can find out with yourself by wasting your money. Have fun.
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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet

Post#24 » Jan 26 2010 07:02

could you clarify who you are talking to please? :D

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Post#25 » Jan 26 2010 07:08

While I have not yet played a game of BFG before, I know full well that one ship is not a fleet. However, it is a work in progress, and I do plan on expanding it into a proper fleet.

Also, I have done significant research on the SG Tau fleet, so I know the general gist of how it works effectively, and what ships most people consider completely useless (Merchants, if I am not mistaken).

Edit: 1st Tau airborne, I believe he was refering to me
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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet

Post#26 » Feb 12 2010 03:01

Hey there folks, I have both good news and bad news

The bad news is that just recently my girlfriend broke up with me. :::(

The good news is that some time ago, the forgeworld models I ordered arrived, so I now own 8 (yes 8) Mantas, and 10 Barracudas. Not sure yet as to how I am going to paint them with any degree of accuracy (I am thinking of using a magnifying glass), and I have been wallowing in depression for the past two days so there are no photos of them yet, but I will get around to taking some shortly.
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Post#27 » Feb 13 2010 09:31

Well, I was hoping I would not have to triple post, it seems that I must.

Anyway, here are some pictures of my new ordinance

Counter clockwise from right: Mantas, Barracudas, all on same picture with bases.
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Now I just need some way of painting them with any degree of accuracy.
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Post#28 » Feb 13 2010 10:21

See, I like the Aeronautica tau ships more because they are of a decent size. I would suggest cleaning them and priming black, then drybrushing a lighter version of your cadre color and do a light black wash, then give a little bit of detail work.

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Post#29 » Mar 03 2010 03:44

Greetings all

After having a faulty compression coil replaced, I finally got around to painting my ordinance.

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Now I just need to find a stand that will support my spaceship.
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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet

Post#30 » Mar 05 2010 12:11

Hi there Kakapo42;

I very much like the colour schemes on your ships, they look sharp. Do you have any more ships for your fleet on the way?

Kakapo42 wrote:Now I just need to find a stand that will support my spaceship.

Perhaps drilling a hole in the bottom of the spaceship and using a flying stand to support it? If the plastic isn't strong enough, using a metal pin drilled into the stand in place of the plastic sticky-uppy bit at the top of the stand will make it far more sturdy.

Keep up the good work mate, what you have so far is looking good and it will be interesting to see your fleet grow!

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Post#31 » Jan 12 2011 02:41

Arise my thread, arise.

Hello Sherpa, thank you for your kind words. As a moody self-critical teenager, they do wonders for my self-esteem. :D

The problem is indeed a case of the plastic not being strong enough. I will have to look into metal rods.

Now then, time for an update!

The next wave of ships just arrived yesterday. First up a group of Orca-class gunships:

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Next is a Merchant class. Here is the retro-cool packaging it came in:

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And an exploded view:

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Unfortunately I was unable to get good close-ups of the individual components, so there are no images of them, just a group shot.

Now, I have two big problems with my Merchant. The first is that last night I discovered, to my horror, that my superglue had died and is now nought but a gelatinous glob of, erm...something. The other, much bigger problem, is that the core piece of the Merchant has been badly cast, and the front section is somewhat twisted. As it is a metal component, I am somewhat unsure of what to do about it, and it is too thick for my standard procedure for dealing with such distortions. If any of the finely honed minds here have any suggestions, I'm all ears. However, remember that I am only an adolescent male, and my resources are very limited.
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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet

Post#32 » Jan 12 2011 04:29

Contact GW and tell them about the miscast. Chances are you'll get a new model to replace it.

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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet

Post#33 » Jan 12 2011 08:22

...And THAT is why I'm scared to start BFG. It's all metal, aaa :-(
GW's pics really don't do the ships justice, though. I might order some now.
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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet

Post#34 » Jan 12 2011 12:34

catland88 wrote:...And THAT is why I'm scared to start BFG. It's all metal, aaa :-(
GW's pics really don't do the ships justice, though. I might order some now.

Actually, many of the larger ships are plastic-like my Chaos Cruisers.

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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet

Post#35 » Jan 12 2011 10:41

And, at least from what I've seen and been told(thanks to people at my local HobbyTown USA), the ForgeWorld models are resin, as with all their other stuff.
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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet

Post#36 » Jan 13 2011 01:03

Correct, the forgeworld BFG line is all resin.

GW's pics really don't do the ships justice, though. I might order some now.


Hooray, I might have convinced someone to get into BFG. Funnily enough though, I myself rather like GW's pics of them.

Another update soon people.
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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet

Post#37 » Jan 13 2011 01:26

Kakapo42 wrote:Correct, the forgeworld BFG line is all resin.



Hilariously, this actually makes the ForgeWorld models cheaper than the GW ones. And, since they're far better both in looks (IMO) and in rules, there's really no reason to buy the old metal ones.



Kakapo42, have you looked at the stats for the new Tau ships in IA3? If not, you may revise your fleet list once you see them.

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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet

Post#38 » Jan 13 2011 09:13

Cheaper they may be, but they're too sensible to trust Paypal and I don't have a credit card.
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