My first Tau Army.

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De'terra
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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#11 » Jul 20 2015 12:33

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Amazing work.

I love the use of the Paulson flag with the drone.
I am going to make some objective markers with that for Maelstrom!

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Kael'yn
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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#12 » Jul 20 2015 02:39

Sniperhavens wrote:I also took your advice and shortened the barrel on the broadside. It's just pinned for now but I already like it better.


Seems better being shorter indeed, but I was more thinking about cutting the railgun body while keeping the PSG base (to put it just after the vertical "vents" over the underbarrel thing, removing the last 1.2cm / .5 inches of the railgun). But it's just my opinion.

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A quick photoedit of what I imagined
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ShasODerpy
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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#13 » Jul 20 2015 03:04

I like the "Quad-Railgun". I've always thought the "Rail-Rifle pose" looks much better then the Missile-hands, and it's got me thinking about how to do my own broadsides (I've only done 1 myself, unmodded, because I never field them :roll: ).


Solid painting, especially on the finer lining/highlights.
My army has a very similar scheme to yours, mostly the base Grey/Red. I should really start an armylog aswell sometime soon...


-Derp
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Myrdin
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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#14 » Jul 20 2015 03:10

Nice army. The color scheme is simple and looks very sharp and pleasing to the eye. Kinda reminds me of what I was striving for when deciding what scheme to run.

I like the fact you also pay attention to the bases - especially to me this counts double the points, the bases are important, and for me it is always a joy making all kinds of scenery.
What material do you use for those rock formations, or are those the premade bases by Microarts studios ?

Anyway keep up the good work "thumbsup"

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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#15 » Jul 20 2015 06:22

The bases are just simple cork board ripped up and painted in Vallejo Game Color Cold Grey, then dry brushed with Wolf Grey and GHost Grey. The sand and grass are from the Army Painter winter set. I will do the snow effect all at once when the Army is complete just to be sure the bases are consistent.

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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#16 » Jul 28 2015 08:07

I finished my second Broadside he came out very well. Just wanted to post a quick picture and what I thought might be an interesting conversion. I won't use it but someone might like it.

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ShasODerpy
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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#17 » Jul 28 2015 08:39

Heh! that looks really orky, yet.... strangely appealing...
maybe I've been spending too much time on the outer rim.
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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#18 » Aug 24 2015 05:46

Sniperhavens wrote:
This will be what my Plasma Rifle Body guard look like.
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I am really impressed with this and was wondering did either the XV9 or Paulson Games piece require any conversion or was it just a straight forearm/weapon swap?

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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#19 » Aug 24 2015 08:06

I bet these XV9's would look sick with Paulson's autocannons as proxy for TLBC.

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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#20 » Aug 24 2015 08:45

I am really impressed with this and was wondering did either the XV9 or Paulson Games piece require any conversion or was it just a straight forearm/weapon swap?
I spot what appears to be a piece of the Paulson laser's circular "elbow" bit below the XV9's right weapon. This makes me think the weapon was simply magnetized/glued upside down to the TL-BurstCannon hands.

RockManAlcor wrote:I bet these XV9's would look sick with Paulson's autocannons as proxy for TLBC.
My thoughts exactly!
Here's to hoping we'll be seeing that updated Dual-AutoCannon soon :smile:

-Derp
Shas'O 50mm, the Foresighted
WIP Tau

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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#21 » Aug 27 2015 11:27

No conversion was necessary. I drilled to place magnets on the flat end of the Paulson piece and on the underside of the forearm and attached them. The Fusion Blasters I sanded down on the attached parts. Paulsons parts are incredible, very little cleaning and the fit like a charm.

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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#22 » Oct 30 2016 07:01

Some new additions to my Army!!! Slowly coming together. I want to do something to make the Riptide stand out more though. I was thinking about adding some white to him.

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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#23 » Oct 30 2016 08:05

I really like you paint scheme.
What colours did you use to get the dark grey, and for the lighter grey? They both turned out very rich in color.

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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#24 » Oct 30 2016 08:58

For the dark color I used Vallejo Model Color Dark Grey, and the highlight is Vallejo Model Color Basalt Grey. The lighter color is Vallejo Game Color Cold Grey and the Highlight is Vallejo Game Color Stonewall Grey.

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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#25 » Nov 09 2016 09:46

Finally finished this guy. Thank goodness for being at Ft Knox for a month to focus on finishing him. I like the way he came out and I'm excited to get him in the action.


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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#26 » Dec 16 2016 04:32

There are no blemishes on your model. Witchcraft? Airbrush?

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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#27 » Jun 16 2017 07:59

Overheal wrote:There are no blemishes on your model. Witchcraft? Airbrush?


Thank you but no Just a few watered down layers to keep it smooth. I am going to start experimenting with the Airbrush soon though

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Re: My first Tau Army.

Post#28 » Jul 29 2017 01:57

Starting work on all the Marker drones
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