foto69man's random log of............things

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Post#1 » Oct 23 2013 12:52

I've been away from the hobby for about 10 years, played a bit with the original Tau Codex. I move around a lot so it's hard to find a steady group to play with but I've seem to have found one here in turkey.

I plan on doing a Farsight Enclave army with a Vior'la Sept detachment. I also plan on doing things a little differently and having 'allied' races as stand ins for my fire warriors. Here is my plan so far:


Farsight Enclave
HQ-Farsight 165pts
HQ-O'Vesa 305pts
Elites-XV104 Riptide 255pts
1x Riptide; FB, IA, ECPA, STIM, EWO
Elites-XV104 Riptide 235 pts
1x Riptide; FB, BC, STIM, VT
Troops-XV8 Crisis Team 193pts
1x Crisis Shas'vre; FB, PR, BKR, Marker Drone, Shield Drone
2X Crisis Shas'ui; FB, PR, BKR
Troops-XV8 Crisis Team 58pts
1x Crisis Suit; Fusion Blaster; Missile Pod; VRT
Fast Attack-Tetra Scout Speeder Squadron 70pts
2x Tetra Speeders
Fast Attack-Drone Squadron 168pts
12x Marker Drones

Vior'la Sept Detachment
HQ-Ethereal 79pts
1x Ethereal; Honourblades + 2 Marker Drones
Troops-Fire Warrior Team 54pts
6x Firewarriors with Pulse Rifles
Troops-Kroot Carnivore Squad 60pts
10x Kroot
Fast Attack-Tetra Scout Speeder Squadron 70pts
2x Tetra Speeders
Heavy Support-XV107 R'varna 260pts
1x R'varna Battlesuit

1972 pts

There's no plan with this army, I play for fun win or lose I have a good time. I like the larger suits and even have a 5 riptide army list worked out that a friend says he'll let me try for laughs. Currenty eBay bidding or waiting for items to come in, right now I only have the Ethereal, Kroot, and Lizardmen(Fire Warrior stand-ins). For some substance, the base coated models and other items I am working on too.

Warpsmith and hacked/mutated Fallen Angel
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Warpsmith got a 'wash'
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Some Warptalons and the Chosen from Dark Vengance(I don't not like how they 'snap' together it's very odd placements)
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Ethereal, SHaper and Kroot..............and what's that?
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I'm a BFG Collector as well...saving a fleet member at a time off of eBay
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Not painted, but base coated
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Lizardmen and some scenery(Making a Tau Outpost with Railgun Turrets)
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Just in the mail...some BATTLESHIPS!!!!!!!!!!!
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Imperial Retribution Class Battleship(I have had easier jigsaw puzzles just FYI)
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And a random Apoc game from here(I'm spectating)
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Well that's all for now as I put together more, basecoat, and hopefully paint soon any critiques are welcome. Thoughts on my list are welcome too. Love Tau and especially ATT and glad to be back among the community!

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Post#2 » Oct 24 2013 09:08

Arrived in the mail today, but no paints in the mail as of yet...Turkey is the first country(besides Afghanistan) I've seen without a GW Store or a store carrying their products...guess I'll still be waiting


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P.S. I won this eBay auction bout lost the two for Wardens and Emissary Class ships
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Post#3 » Oct 24 2013 01:24

Did some messing about with my lizardmen. Hoping from some critique from the ATT Community. I don't want to go too techy, more of inductees given the basics of tech. Let me know :smile:

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Potential Color Schemes:

Farsight Enclave: Obvious...
Allied Detachment: Vior'la Sept Colors
Kroot: Blue Macaw Scheme(Friend says they are overgrown parrots... :crafty: )
Lizardmen: Black Scales, Red/Orange Highlights, Tau items Vior'la colors
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Post#4 » Oct 25 2013 01:42

I think those are cool. Always love these auxiliaries.

Only constructive criticism is that the position of the pistol grip looks a little unnatural. Would be very unbalanced that far back. You'd break your wrist if it had any kick.

Wonder if any Kroot bits might work on these guys too?

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Post#5 » Oct 25 2013 02:17

Deet wrote:I think those are cool. Always love these auxiliaries.

Only constructive criticism is that the position of the pistol grip looks a little unnatural. Would be very unbalanced that far back. You'd break your wrist if it had any kick.

Wonder if any Kroot bits might work on these guys too?



I think part of the problem was I ordered the pulse rifles that had tau arms attached, so then a bad trim job on top of that...

Probably re-order the stand alone rifles since I am shooting for fire warrior stand-ins. But I bet I could do a kroot version too, that might actually look better on the tabletop...a whole race co-opted into the various Tau roles. Thanks for the idea!
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Post#6 » Oct 25 2013 03:18

I have been kicking around the idea of kroot counts as sauros as well.

Even with the 'hack job' on that pulse rifle it still comes off convincingly.

As with the rest of your work, keep it up.

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Post#7 » Nov 01 2013 04:44

So I get distracted easily, especially without paints to use :? So started piecing together my eBay won Retribution Battleship. The issue is....I am not sure if I am missing a piece? I heighlighted the block area for the engine, but these are the only parts left to use. All the Google images I could find are from the front so no help there. Any ideas?

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Also, just got my blue primer so the Kroot will be getting closer to this:


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Post#8 » Nov 01 2013 06:42

99% finished assembling my Chaos Despoiler Class Battleship. Have the bottom fin and the flying stand left. I do not think the plastic flying stand will hold her...This thing is MASSIVE. Also, I thoroughly enjoy gluing plastic models now, metal on metal is no longer fun.


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Post#9 » Dec 04 2013 11:40

So I have been woefully under-motivated lately, of course that also has to do with a lack of paint. But I have been trolling eBay a lot.

Newest acquisition:
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Some Nicassar Dhows to escort my growing Tau Fleet. The list so far:
4 Nicassar Dhows
4 Warden Class Gunships
1 Protector Class Cruiser (coming in the mail)
1 Emissary Class Envoy Ship (coming in the mail)


Still want/need to acquire a Custodian Class Battleship...or two.


My opposition fleets I've built are:

Imperial Fleet:
1 Imperial Retribution Class Battleship
4 Imperial Cruisers
---1 Dictator Class Cruiser
---1 Dominator Class Cruiser
---1 Gothic Class Cruiser
---1 Mars Class Cruiser


Chaos Fleet:
1 Chaos Despoiler Class Battleship
1 Chaos Repulsive Class Grand Cruiser
4 Chaos Cruisers
---2 Styx Class Heavy Cruiser
---2 Hades Class Heavy Cruiser



Also, maybe I lied...I did paint some. Both are just one-off test schemes and not finished. As always, comments and critiques are welcome

My "Parrot" Scheme........a test only...
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My "Pebbled Lizard" Scheme
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And I got a riptide! :dead: :dead: :dead:
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Post#10 » Dec 04 2013 01:26

The fleet(s)

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Post#11 » Dec 04 2013 05:49

ooo, a BFG player! I've been wondering if that game was still alive. I've got a 1k tyranid fleet laying around somewhere....

I love the choice of the color scheme, Macaws are beautiful birds and should make good kroot. I pattern my armies after my conure, because I have no color sense. Looking forward to more pictures of the kroot. My one suggestion is to have the mouth/beak part be black like the macaw. I think it'll look better than a yellow mouth... might just be me though.

anyways, keep up the good work!

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Post#12 » Dec 06 2013 10:26

Arc'Aroth wrote:ooo, a BFG player! I've been wondering if that game was still alive. I've got a 1k tyranid fleet laying around somewhere....

I love the choice of the color scheme, Macaws are beautiful birds and should make good kroot. I pattern my armies after my conure, because I have no color sense. Looking forward to more pictures of the kroot. My one suggestion is to have the mouth/beak part be black like the macaw. I think it'll look better than a yellow mouth... might just be me though.

anyways, keep up the good work!



At this point, you would have to call me a BFG 'Collector' as it is hard to get people to play, even when I can give them the choice of fleets to use. I will probably continue to increase the size of each fleet...Tau first though. Speaking of which...reinforcements came in the mail today:

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I am waiting on some pots of Tau Brown(whatever the GW name for it is now...) to come in the mail so I can add some finishing touches to the weapons and shoulder pads of my guys. I will do one Kroot with the black beak as well to see how they look in comparison. I'll post them once they are done.

And then, just because......Winter is Coming!!!!!!!!

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Post#13 » Dec 08 2013 10:16

The Kor'vattra expands again!


Successful eBay bids got me my longed for Custodian...and a Demiurg Bastion ship. Now all that is needed is a Kroot Warsphere, Demiurg Stronghold, and Tau Orbital City.

When they get in, the Custodian will require some stripping...

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I may not strip the Bastion though, thoughts on the current paint-job the seller did?

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Post#14 » Dec 08 2013 01:15

Strip it! Make it your own!

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Post#15 » Dec 10 2013 10:14

Very cool stuff! I've always wanted to play BFG but never had anyone else who wanted to so no reason to start other than to have/paint them. Might have to go the route your going just to get people playing. Did GW drop BFG? Can't seem to find it on their website. :::(

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Post#16 » Dec 10 2013 11:35

Kassill wrote:Very cool stuff! I've always wanted to play BFG but never had anyone else who wanted to so no reason to start other than to have/paint them. Might have to go the route your going just to get people playing. Did GW drop BFG? Can't seem to find it on their website. :::(


They unfortunately dropped it. So eBay is your route to go. That's where I am slowly building my collection up from. Also...it's easier to get fellow 40k players to play it as it's pretty much the same rules just in CM.

Same guy I got the Bastion and Custodian from...I got these two as a package deal...the Imperials get some more firepower:

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Post#17 » Dec 23 2013 03:53

Absolutely no progress since my last post... :?

Might have something to do with all my paint taking 15x as long as it's supposed to...le sigh...

So since I have all this time on my hands, I have been looking around, and saw these guys:

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Demiurg stand-ins for...Crisis or Stealth suits? Obviously the heads would need changing. Just a thought, might buy one when mail actually gets through here and start messing about. Thought?

Also having an Apocalypse event in Feb, 3k pts per side...hmmm...Tigershark AX-1-0 maybe?
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Post#18 » Dec 24 2013 06:25

Was painting this guy up and decided to dip him and see what it turned out like. I think horribly.............................so shiny now :? :dead:

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