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

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Post#281 » Sep 09 2016 02:08

Thanks guys :)

End of week 2 on the Tiger Shark AX-1-0
All the bits are attached and it has had an anti-shine matt varnish.
Still to do are the lenses, a bit more cockpit detailing and the weathering :)

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Post#282 » Sep 09 2016 04:30

So far the cockpit looks amazing. Top notch work in there.

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Post#283 » Sep 16 2016 02:40

Thanks AA.

I had to order in a new photo-booth due to the model and I am still playing with the setup so apologies for the lower than usual photo standard...

The Tiger Shark AX-1-0 is now complete and has joined the rest of the cadre. The 2 Barracudas are WIP with the Camouflage done but still about another 2 weeks work still to do on them.

In other news, 2 sets of Kill Team have turned up so I really need to get started on some Fire Warriors soon :(

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Post#284 » Sep 16 2016 08:59

The weathering on the underside is top notch. Is it just me, or is the white slightly mottled? It looks to be slightly brighter and darker in places, a little like clouds with slight shadows.

Do you use an airbrush for your base coats? It looks really smooth to be hand brushed on such a large surface.

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Post#285 » Sep 17 2016 12:59

The underside is done in Fortress Grey equivalent with white sponged on in a random pattern - this does not show very well in the photos so well spotted :)

I use various spray cans for the larger surfaces with the Mask FX system for the splinter camouflage

Car Primer light grey
Army Painter Angel Green and Goblin Green
Tamiya NATO Brown

The remainder is brush work with Army Painter Matt Varnish to seal and dull it after the decals but before the weathering.

I have used a mixture of GW and Vallejo paints... I prefair Vallejo as it is cheaper, comes in a larger volume eye dropper bottle for control and has good coverage and I am slowly phasing out the GW paint.

The weathering was done using Burnt Umber oil paint.

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Post#286 » Nov 11 2016 01:04

I have been quietly working on 2 new Barracudas over the last couple of months and now I can happily report that they are about a week from completion with only the weapons, weathering and bases to do.

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On a side note... I am just waiting for a small light box to turn up then I plan to take new photos of my collection to update my thread :)

Next up will be trying to complete my magnetised Tidewall before Christmas ;)

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Post#287 » Nov 11 2016 06:19

Looking good, the underside has some great details - I really like the thrust vector drone and the rolling out of seeker missiles - very very cool touches that make me really admire the designers thinking.

Looking forward to updates as usual - great work on the large white surfaces :D

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Post#288 » Nov 11 2016 06:25

Very nice indeed you are getting quite the air cavalry going on there. I was going to add to mine this winter but have decided to get Blood bowl instead.... Next year maybe! It's very cool to see how the seeker bay sits nowadays. Also do you put that engine glow in all your models vent ports? Those last few pictures show up so much more detail than I've noticed you putting into your models before! I think I'm going have to go back over your blog and stare for a bit, I look forward to more updates. :D

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Post#289 » Nov 11 2016 10:23

The amount of detail on the new 'Cuda kit is almost overwhelming. I like the inclusion of transfers on the underside - I may have to do that myself.
I look forward to your other one ;)

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Post#290 » Nov 12 2016 07:30

They are very highly detailed and great models to build. I used an alternative method to magnetise the turret weapons, rather than magnetising the 2 halves together I have magnetised the weapon pivot points... Just a personal thing but it has the advantage of less loose parts to be able to lose.

Agentarrow wrote:I look forward to your other one ;)


So do I :)
I am suffering from 'Cuda overload at the moment but will be giving it a go soon... along with the 3 Sun/Razorsharks in the queue.

Tael wrote:Looking good, ... Looking forward to updates as usual - great work on the large white surfaces :D


Thanks. Should be all done by next weekend so keep an eye out for updates then :)

Shas'O Darklighter wrote:Very nice indeed you are getting quite the air cavalry going on there.... Also do you put that engine glow in all your models vent ports? Those last few pictures show up so much more detail than I've noticed you putting into your models before! I think I'm going have to go back over your blog and stare for a bit, I look forward to more updates. :D


The engine glow is standard on all my Tau exhausts (Suits/Vehicles/Flyers) it is just that the new light box really helps to bring them out :)

New photos of the whole collection coming soon but here is a teaser ;)

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Post#291 » Nov 12 2016 02:06

Whoa.... I'm .. well.. wow. haha. Very impressive man.

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Post#292 » Nov 12 2016 04:50

Somehow I missed that you acquired supremacy armor. How is that model to build? I'm thinking about grabbing one over the summer, assuming that my hobby backlog is manageable at the time.

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Post#293 » Nov 12 2016 04:55

It is a very satisfying build. Just a whole different size of beast.

Go for it...

I am tempted to get another one ;)

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Post#294 » Nov 19 2016 07:33

The Barracuda AX-5-2s are now complete and have joined my Air Caste today...

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Next on the work bench will be either a bucket full of old style XV8s or the Shield wall - both are part painted but I have too many other shiny toys too :)

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Post#295 » Dec 16 2016 04:42

I have one week of painting left until my Xmas break so I am setting myself the target to complete the Tau bunker which I have been working on over the last few years - a bit of a clearout of the painting queue is needed :)

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Post#296 » Dec 16 2016 10:04

Was this a scratchbuild or something from a supplier? Looks great.

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Post#297 » Dec 23 2016 02:32

This will answer your question :)
[Review] Hive City Terrain Futuristic Empire Bunker Scenery

Finally, after many false starts and delays, the Tau have received their first bunker.

This was originally purchased in late 2013 from http://hivecityterrain.co.uk/ and has had some detailing added internally from my bits box.
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I just have far too many projects on the go at the same time...

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Post#298 » Dec 24 2016 05:59

I know that feeling! (Projects)

Oh wow.. that is very very cool. I had best add this to our Alternate Models topic!

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