[WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - new projects

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Tidewall/Ghostkeel

Post#253 » Aug 11 2016 01:55

Sorry for the delay in replying Redback - I have been busy with other projects and my attention has wandered away from my Tau...

The bunker is from Hive City Terrain

I did a review here

I did use rods to raise the roof by about 1cm to give my FW more headroom ;)


On my Tau project... I will be returning to it soon as I have just about completed a 3 month project to paint up another company for my Dark Angels (3rd Company - 100 Marines - fully Codex Astartes compliant with 6 Tactical, 2 Assault and 2 Devastator squads).

This means I can get back to my Tau and as I just received 2 AX-5-2 Barracudas to add to my AX-1-0 Tigershark and 3 Sun/Razor sharks in the painting queue - I think that the Air Caste needs some work ;)

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Tidewall/Ghostkeel

Post#254 » Aug 11 2016 09:01

El'mo wrote:On my Tau project... I will be returning to it soon as I have just about completed a 3 month project to paint up another company for my Dark Angels (3rd Company - 100 Marines - fully Codex Astartes compliant with 6 Tactical, 2 Assault and 2 Devastator squads).

This means I can get back to my Tau and as I just received 2 AX-5-2 Barracudas to add to my AX-1-0 Tigershark and 3 Sun/Razor sharks in the painting queue - I think that the Air Caste needs some work ;)


You sir are quite insane, FOR THE LION!

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Tidewall/Ghostkeel

Post#255 » Aug 22 2016 03:02

Reinforcements have begun to arrive for the Air-Caste

2 x Barracuda AX-5-2
1 x Tiger Shark AX-1-0

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Tremble with fear Gue'ron'sha - the skies belong to the Tau ...

Tau'va


A couple of weeks work ahead :)

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Air-Caste

Post#256 » Aug 22 2016 06:30

Is the Tiger Shark fuselage solid resin? That's gotta be hefty.
I can't wait to see these in full combat camo.

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Post#257 » Aug 23 2016 12:10

There is a recess underneath for the Rail guns but the rest is solid - it is heavy and the standard flight stand it came with has no chance of holding the weight so I plan to use an aluminium rod.

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Post#258 » Aug 23 2016 05:09

It's absolutely fine on a standard flight stand I just added some coins to the base to add a touch more weight and to give it a solid base with no void to potentially collapse.

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Also for a close up look as to how I've mounted the base.

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It is the perfect balance site and with that through whole it sits solid.

I know I need to make new stand as I've got that one fogged up over time!

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Air-Caste

Post#259 » Aug 23 2016 05:24

Looks good. May have to have a rethink ;)

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Post#260 » Aug 23 2016 06:20

It does make it easy to play with and around... Unless you come up against lots of high terrain!

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Post#261 » Aug 23 2016 06:28

I think I will go for a combination. If I do what you have done for the flight stand and also drill a hole at the centre of the + for a long metal rod I should have the best of both worlds. I like higher stands for my aircraft just to make it easier to get under it to move ground forces but the flying base will fit better in my display cabinet.

Looking forward to getting the beast on the table ;)

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Post#262 » Aug 24 2016 01:53

Progress :)

Some minor filling so sanding required then looking good for priming on the weekend.

The Barracuda's main guns are magnetised along with the turrets but the Tiger Shark is a magnet free zone...

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Post#263 » Aug 24 2016 02:07

That was quick, I still don't have one 'Cuda assembled

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Post#264 » Aug 24 2016 02:23

Come on AA - catch up ;)

There are still the little bits to do but I am determined to spray it on the weekend so I am cracking along as fast as the glue/filler dries.

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Post#265 » Aug 24 2016 02:46

In my defense, I did not have a complete fuselage until last night.

I will also be out of town this weekend, so you're going to get further ahead.

Are you planning to keep your split camouflage design for these, or are you going to try some higher-altitude camo?

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Post#266 » Aug 24 2016 03:03

I plan to keep the same camouflage scheme on all my flyers just for consistency plus my old 'Cuda is already in that scheme.

According to the fluff, the Tiger Shark AX-1-0 is designed to take on heavy armour so it would be more of a low-level flyer so the camouflage would help it to blend in from fighters at higher levels .... that is my story anyway ;)

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Post#267 » Aug 24 2016 04:24

Any chance you could put a picture up of the old Barracuda next to the new ones for a size comparison as they look huge next to that Tiger shark.... Also the speed at which you put them together is commendable and mighty impressive!

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Post#268 » Aug 24 2016 05:02

Check out this page for a size comparison. They're a little more slender but otherwise almost identical in size to the original.

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Air-Caste

Post#269 » Aug 24 2016 08:07

Thats really handy, was just considering that as I read through the thread. Naturally very envious of the flying goodies :)

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Post#270 » Aug 25 2016 10:56

Thanks for the link. I'd missed that post first time around... ops!

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