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

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El'mo
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[WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Stormsurge

Post#1 » Oct 26 2012 07:12

Apologies to all members for my treasonous defection to the Imperial cause of late :-( .

But have heart - El'mo is back in the arms of the Greater good :biggrin: .

I have been slowly stockpiling models and can now release to my fellow Tau that the production will soon be starting.

The to do list:
3 x XV8's (plan to play with the poses/magnetise weapons etc)
3 x XV88's (These will be converted from XV8s and bits from Paulsongames [Railguns and missile pods ordered] - when they arrive :)
3 x Skyrays/Hammer/Railheads or Devilfish. The plan is to fully magnetise them for multiuse after all the experience I gained with the Vindicator/Predator models.
Pathfinders (got a good deal on the last of the metal blisters)

I will also need to revisit the camouflage schemes on my old suits and skimmers to bring it into line with my XV84/89 project (this will be a massive job on its own and I am not looking forward to it.


Allies
Planning to do a Gue-vesa (using Cadians or Mantic Corporation troops - depending on the scale - see photo) grouping of allies.
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These will not be official allies at first (more of a side track) but I will see how it expands.

At the moment the initial plan is to go for cloth like this:
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And armour the same colour as my Fire Warriors but with a more obvious highlight to tie them together, but still stand out.

I will put up a photo of the test model soon :biggrin:

They will mainly use Imperial weapons but the will be the odd pulse weapon thrown in the mix.

At the moment I only have about 30-35 troops but vehicles will follow later.

I will use this tread as my WIP but will also post completed models on my Gallery thread.

More to come.......

El'mo

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Post#2 » Nov 02 2012 01:23

No comments - Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Lets see what these do :crafty:

Here are the tester models for my Gue-vesa scheme.
I wanted it to be completely different from where I have gone before to both make them "pop" and to challenge my painting ability.

The idea is that the Imperial world has just accepted the Greater Good and has not yet had the modified uniforms and equipment from the Tau.
Hence the Imperial eagles and FOC (means I can use them under the Allies rules)

Without further introduction - here they are
Note: the photos are not up to my usual quality as my photobooth has been temp. turned into a gaming table for this weekend.

Pictures removed as no longer Gue-vesa. Can now be seen HERE

There are a few improvements I need to make with some of the highlighting but they are 95% done.

Edit for poor spooking
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Che Gue'vesa
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Post#3 » Nov 02 2012 01:51

Oh wow, I like them!

I guess it takes a lot of patience to do that scheme?

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Post#4 » Nov 02 2012 01:55

Thanks Che.

The 3 figures took approx 8 hours to get to this stage (2 full evenings of painting) but I think it was worth it :biggrin:

Just not sure how to paint any future vehicles - I would like to keep them Cadian green but maybe with any cloth/backpacks in this desert scheme.

Ideas?

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Post#5 » Nov 02 2012 03:05

Well, all the US tanks that were used along with this scheme were flat tan. But that's kinda boring from a painting perspective. The Tau sept colorscheme with the brown patches over tan might go along with this scheme

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Post#6 » Nov 02 2012 03:34

El'mo wrote:I would like to keep them Cadian green but maybe with any cloth/backpacks in this desert scheme.


That answers my unspoken/unwritten question on what you are going to do with your Tanks ...

I think it does sound interesting to have green Tanks with some desert-camo equipment on them.

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Post#7 » Nov 03 2012 08:16

Imagine the canvas/backpacks on the Chimera being in the same camouflage as the models - I think it works quite well.

The green on the vehicle blends in with the armour and equipment on the figures :D

Big Bonus - I don't need to repaint a load of my vehicles :crafty:

Pictures removed as no longer Gue-vesa. Can now be seen HERE

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Post#8 » Nov 03 2012 01:37

It is going to look amazing!

El'mo wrote:Big Bonus - I don't need to repaint a load of my vehicles :crafty:


Especially since you need the time for the soldiers ;)

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Post#9 » Nov 12 2012 06:59

awesome stuff man, the SGT really looks cool :D nice work man

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Post#10 » Nov 17 2012 05:41

Che Gue'vesa
Especially since you need the time for the soldiers

You are not wrong there :::(

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awesome stuff man, the SGT really looks cool nice work man

Cheers :D

Look at what just turned up - now I have no excuse not to start on my next XV88 unit :(

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