[WIP]Tau Drone Army - New expansion incoming!

Post long term projects you have devised for your Tau or other hobby projects.
User avatar
Kiblams
Shas
Posts: 156

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#71 » Oct 24 2012 03:33

Back again with another full army picture to update you with what I have so far:

Image

That is 1800pts and enough for me to field pretty much any of my desired 1500pt lists (what my gaming group play) so I am very happy with how it has gone, maybe now I can relax and actually get round to painting them properly :smile:

I promise to do some more detailed close ups as I paint them to a level I am happy with ;)

I just want to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone who has posted in this thread, you have inspired, validated and best of all kept me motivated to get the Drone army to this point. I can now concentrate on making it look as impressive as it should and maybe design some more 'inventive' models which are less formal and more fun.

User avatar
Chris
Shas'La
Posts: 192

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#72 » Oct 24 2012 03:43

That army looks great! Really great! I like it really.

And that are really many drones! The Broadside Drones are my favorites

User avatar
Arc'Aroth
Gue
Posts: 289
Contact:

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#73 » Oct 24 2012 10:26

I love the army btw, almost makes me want to make a drone army XD

Anyways, I had an idea. For a devilfish drone carrier, you might want to cut off the bottom rear quarter of the hull, then put in a number of drone racks, like off an Orca, in the place of what used to be the transport compartment. Basically a devilfish for drones and not firewarriors.

User avatar
Das'Kyman
Shas'Vre
Posts: 1161

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#74 » Oct 25 2012 06:34

Arc'Aroth wrote:For a devilfish drone carrier, you might want to cut off the bottom rear quarter of the hull, then put in a number of drone racks, like off an Orca, in the place of what used to be the transport compartment. Basically a devilfish for drones and not firewarriors.


I like this idea better than some others I've seen. It wouldn't be a huge money sink, and would be similar in principle to the tigershark. Granted, it would be a pretty extensive conversion

User avatar
Nevar
Shas'Vre
Posts: 663

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#75 » Oct 25 2012 08:55

I am pretty sure there is a 'Drone Harbinger' in Dawn of War that spams gun drones... could look into that for conversion ideas.

User avatar
Kiblams
Shas
Posts: 156

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#76 » Oct 25 2012 11:42

Nevar wrote:I am pretty sure there is a 'Drone Harbinger' in Dawn of War that spams gun drones... could look into that for conversion ideas.


I like the sound of that! though after a quick google I can only find pictures of the front of it which looks pretty much the same as a devilfish :sad: Anyone got any screenshots?

Thanks for all the ideas guys, I think I may have another Devilfish soon (thanks Orgun) and so may have a model for the project I can strip and disasemble :D

User avatar
Arc'Aroth
Gue
Posts: 289
Contact:

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#77 » Oct 25 2012 12:30

Kiblams wrote:
Nevar wrote:I am pretty sure there is a 'Drone Harbinger' in Dawn of War that spams gun drones... could look into that for conversion ideas.


I like the sound of that! though after a quick google I can only find pictures of the front of it which looks pretty much the same as a devilfish :sad: Anyone got any screenshots?

Thanks for all the ideas guys, I think I may have another Devilfish soon (thanks Orgun) and so may have a model for the project I can strip and disasemble :D


Near as I can tell the drone harbinger was the same as a devilfish in terms of looks. It might of had double burst cannons like a hammerhead instead of the single of a devilfish, but I'm not positive there.

User avatar
Chris
Shas'La
Posts: 192

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#78 » Oct 25 2012 01:07

Arc'Aroth wrote:
Kiblams wrote:
Nevar wrote:I am pretty sure there is a 'Drone Harbinger' in Dawn of War that spams gun drones... could look into that for conversion ideas.


I like the sound of that! though after a quick google I can only find pictures of the front of it which looks pretty much the same as a devilfish :sad: Anyone got any screenshots?

Thanks for all the ideas guys, I think I may have another Devilfish soon (thanks Orgun) and so may have a model for the project I can strip and disasemble :D


Near as I can tell the drone harbinger was the same as a devilfish in terms of looks. It might of had double burst cannons like a hammerhead instead of the single of a devilfish, but I'm not positive there.


Here's a link. He had 2 Gundrones.

http://wiki.reliccommunity.com/index.ph ... _Harbinger

it was a lot of fun to play him. Would lilke to see something like that in game. I think Tyranids have something like that. A Broodmother or something like that. It can spam every tun 3D6 Termagants.

Chris

User avatar
Kiblams
Shas
Posts: 156

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#79 » Nov 06 2012 03:32

Hey Guys,

Turns out that I own the Tau Dawn of War game so have been studying the Drone Harbinger and think that I could work with it, maybe put my own twist on it.

I have finally got round to painting some of the drones to a higher level, I have put the freehand sept markings on the Fire Drones:

Image

Here is the Commander with basic highlights but not yet tackled the sept markings:
Image

I have most of the drones that I will need at this point so hope to have the rest of the army painted up to a nice level soon.

Thanks for looking guys. :biggrin:

User avatar
Lyi'ot
Por'O
Posts: 2730

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#80 » Nov 06 2012 04:39

That is a truly impressive Tau army. It's rare to see themed armies like this really work, but you've knocked this one out of the park. Nicely, nicely done!

User avatar
Wolfs16
Fio'El
Posts: 2748

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#81 » Nov 07 2012 10:45

I have to agree. This army is fantastically converted and wonderfully themed. I applaud your creativity and hobby skills!

Great job man!

User avatar
Kiblams
Shas
Posts: 156

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#82 » Nov 07 2012 02:19

Thanks for the kind words guys, it really means allot and helps me continue to invest my money and time in this army. At one point I had wondered if I had taken on too much and if I could possibly get a full field-able and competitive army finished, you have all kept me motivated along the way.

I will continue to improve the paint jobs and get some better photos together as I go.

Thanks again.

User avatar
Kiblams
Shas
Posts: 156

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#83 » Nov 08 2012 05:43

Another quick update is a closer look at the Sniper Drone team, niw with highlighting but no Sept markings just yet. :D

Image

I hope to go through all of the units and give better photos than I have previously (when I am happy for a close-up of them ;) )

Thanks for looking.

User avatar
Sabre
Shas
Posts: 76
Contact:

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#84 » Nov 09 2012 07:18

A-W-E-S-O-M-E... Its I can't figure out how much time you employed for converting the whole army...I've never seen nothing like this before and it makes it very original.

Congratulations dude! You'll save many tau lives with the drones! By the way, are the Crisis drones converted Remoras drones?

User avatar
Kiblams
Shas
Posts: 156

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army

Post#85 » Nov 12 2012 03:37

Sabre wrote:A-W-E-S-O-M-E... Its I can't figure out how much time you employed for converting the whole army...I've never seen nothing like this before and it makes it very original.

Congratulations dude! You'll save many tau lives with the drones! By the way, are the Crisis drones converted Remoras drones?


Many thanks, yeah i heavily used the Remora drones in this conversion, the crisis drones, broadsides and Tetra all use them.

I'm off on holiday this week so it might be a while before i get any more painting done.

User avatar
Kiblams
Shas
Posts: 156

Re: [WIP] Kiblam's Tau Drone Army - Fluff updated

Post#86 » Nov 28 2012 12:26

I have been working on my Industial and Necromunda terrain in the last week or so and so have not shown the drones much love.

I have however also been working on rewriting the fluff from the first post on this thread so that it reads better and also includes more detail. See the first post if you fancy a read

I apologies for any grammer mistakes, I have reread the passages a few times yet may have left some in.

As usual I am keen to know your thoughts on the fluff aswell as the models.

Many thanks!

User avatar
Kiblams
Shas
Posts: 156

Re: [WIP]Tau Drone Army - Fluff updated

Post#87 » Nov 29 2012 06:19

By improving the fluff I was inspired to spend a little time with my Crisis drone conversions, here they are highlighted and ready for the sept markings to be painted:

Image

Here is a better picture with my more or less completed Sniper Drone Teams:

Image

At the moment all of these can be set up as the commander by simply removing the magnetised weapons and antennae and putting them on one of the other drones. I hope to further distinguish the commander with the sept markings I paint on him.

I will try to get some better pictures of them in better lighting as the highlights never look quite right in photos unless you have the correct lighting. I also hope to get more done now that I seem to be back in the mood for painting :D

Thanks for looking.

User avatar
Kiblams
Shas
Posts: 156

Re: [WIP]Tau Drone Army - Sniper Teams Finished

Post#88 » Dec 01 2012 04:00

I am continuing to get the drones and their sept markings painted:

Commander Clapt'rap has the most markings at the moment, I am fairly happy with them (the ones on the 'nose' I am most happy with) and it really helps to add some detail to the models.
Image

Here are all of the Crisis drones I have at the moment, set up as Deathrain still (I couldn't be bothered to find the Plasma Rifles in my case for these pictures) and the team leaders have been distinguished by the red block on the front and the more elaborate markings on the top of the disk.

Image

The red of the markings has come out great against the two shades of green, I am very pleased with that. Though I hate taking these close up pictures as my painting on these is not my best work and that is annoying as I am really making an effort to make them look great :sad:

I am also getting in a bad habit of neglecting the weapons due to them being magnetised and so not attached to the models when I am painting them, the same issue for the bases too, I really should dedicate some time to both to make the model look more complete.

I do need some advice through; do you think I should put some sept markings on the weapons? (sides of those Missile Pods and Plasma Rifles)

I do have plans to put the blue electric glow in the engines at the rear of each of them, though do you think I should do the same in the 'nose' vents?

Return to “Project Logs”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests