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

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

Post#299 » Mar 08 2017 02:56

Just realised how long since I have worked on anything Tau :(



The cure: I have just started to assemble my first KV128 Stormsurge and have bought the conversion kit to add arms and shoulder mounts for the missile pods to give it a little old style XV88 railside vibe.

The Pulse Driver Cannon and Pulse Blastcannon will be magnetised so as to swap between them plus the secondary weapons will also be magnetised.

It will have the standard leg position as this is my first but if I decide to get 2 more then I will have a play with the poses.

I should be at a stage to post some photos at the weekend. Planning on 3-4 weeks to completion :roll:

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

Post#300 » Mar 10 2017 02:42

Work has been progressing at a satisfactory speed and the individual assemblies are now being primed so detailing will begin next week.


For now here are some teaser photos


These are the body with the crew compartment fitted along with the mounts for the missile containers.
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The beginnings of main weapon magnetisation
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And the main weapon fitted to the forearm
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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Stormsurge

Post#301 » Mar 11 2017 03:05

Hello !

Nice to see my 3D printed parts in the building process rather than a finished model. Can I link this post to my item pages (project log model review and 3D printed resources) here on ATT ?

As I see some yellow filler on it, do the parts needed some adjustments or improvements ?

I am waiting to see how you will manage to magnetise the rear bits of the main gun. I am still struggling on how to magnetize them properly to have both options available.

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

Post#302 » Mar 11 2017 10:56

You are welcome to link away :)


The filling was fairly minor except for the right hand missile stanchion. At the top is a flattened triangular tab which slots into the recess in the shoulder of the Stormsurge. For me, the tab did not completely fit into the corresponding recess. Whether that was my error or the fault of the design - I am not sure but it did not take much to fill it.

My only "complaint" is that the plastic on the forearms is quite thin which does not lend itself well to fitting magnets. I realise that this is to keep weight and costs down and not everyone is as magnet addicted as I am. ;)

I am blending both versions of the rear of the main gun into one, fits all, version. I had a look and it is possible with magnets but it would have been very intensive and in the end I decided it was not worth the effort.

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

Post#303 » Mar 11 2017 01:37

Thanks for your inputs.

The dorsal missile support trapezoidal tab was initially 1 mm misaligned on my prototype, and I tweaked it a little, but without reprinting the model (because it was a part that can be sanded if the fitting wasn't perfect anyway). So this is a minor tweak to add to my to-do list.

Magnets holes can be drilled in the model, but the thinness can be a problem. You can add some plasticard/milliput/
greenstuff into the gauntlet (it can be tricky to access) if you need a more thick support. My weapon have two 3x1mm magnets in drilled holes, super-glued on their side and the assembly seems strong. Adding inner cylinders to the gauntlets to fit 3mm magnets when holes are drilled can solve this issue. Added to to-do list too.

Since Shapeways prices are mostly volume based, using a 1mm thickness instead of 0.5mm almost doubles up the price. Stuffing the final models (after cleaning) with green-stuff, milliput, resin or maybe plaster, is a cheaper way to make them stronger if needed.

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

Post#304 » Mar 11 2017 05:26

By Aun that's beastily already and not even assembled fully. The odd angle photos really show off and often unseen part of the model kit too :)

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

Post#305 » Mar 17 2017 03:20

Cheers guys :)

One week into the WIP completed and I have had to quickly tack it together as is because it will be appearing in a 3000pts/person Apoc. game tomorrow.

The main gun magnetisation has worked well along with the magnetised close in secondary weapons fit on the gun arm. The missile pods will need magnetising along with the waist at some point as the beast does not easily fit into any carry case I currently have.

Still about 2 weeks of detailing/weathering/decals and the base to do so you will have to be patient for the final photos :)

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

Post#306 » Mar 18 2017 07:47

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This is one of the best model with my parts I saw so far.
Can't wait to see it finished.

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

Post#307 » Mar 22 2017 07:54

I really should have reserved my 'Beastly' comment.

Reminds me a little of Crazy Ivan battle suit. This guy is a monster and just screams battlefield domination.

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

Post#308 » Mar 24 2017 03:12

Cheers Tael however certain parodies to Monty Python sketches have been made already on another site ;)

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WIP end of week 2

Just a few more decals, weathering and the base to do so the plan is ready by next weekend to make room for a Sisters of Silence squad which has been part done in the painting corner since January :(


The conversion kit has blended in well with minor filling and the only alteration I made was to mount the Cluster rocket system at 90° to the planned position (hence the rabbit ears look). This meant cutting off the mounting ball and moving it to the base of the pod. A problem as written in a previous post was the thinness if the material in the arms which caused me to damage one when fitting a magnet but the shield hides it so no real impact on the model.

After a transportation issue last weekend I magnetised the waist with 2 x 6mm N52 magnets which work well.

The BC/Flamer/Frag projectors are magnetised using a support system from a Riptide I had left over and mounted above the main gun.

The generator from the Driver cannon has been combined with the piping from the Blast cannon for the best of both worlds and in all honesty I could not be bothered to magnetise it...

I have added some antennas from the old marker drone kits to bulk out the shield a little as it looked more like a buckler than a shield.

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The next Tau project will start in April and I am considering 2 x Tetras which have been gathering dust in the painting queue :)

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