Orange Sun Sept - Deet's WIP of awesome things

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Kobal
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Re: Orange Sun Sept - my ongoing Tau army project

Post#11 » Nov 06 2013 07:25

Wonderful clean paint job there! Looks striking from a distance (not least because of the colour!), and there's still plenty to see on closer inspection. I do like the pose on that XV8 too. Simple conversion, but very effective. I like very much. :)

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Re: Orange Sun Sept - my ongoing Tau army project

Post#12 » Nov 06 2013 02:53

ARC'Thunder wrote:Many of my friends consider that a Tau player trait. Tau players love conversions.


I'm with ya. Once that google image search took me to Tael's page, I knew I was in the right place.

Kobal wrote: Looks striking from a distance (not least because of the colour!)


Yeah, I really love how these look on the battlefield. Even in a bad cell phone pic, they pop really well. Takes cojones to wear orange in to battle! Bring it on, 'nids!
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Re: Orange Sun Sept - my ongoing Tau army project

Post#13 » Nov 20 2013 04:27

Finally took some pics of my fire warriors. This was my first unit ever. Like the scheme, but room for improvement on the technique!

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Hi res versions on the link in my sig.

Falling behind on my Tau. Need to get something new started. Hmm. what to do next? More Pathfinders or Broadsides?
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Jakk93
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Re: Orange Sun Sept - my ongoing Tau army project

Post#14 » Nov 20 2013 04:38

I am really impressed with your colour scheme ! bright ornage is hard to pull off, but i think you have done it well !

keep up the good work !

Jakk93

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tripwire
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Re: Orange Sun Sept - my ongoing Tau army project

Post#15 » Nov 26 2013 06:20

The pics don't really do the models justice. I've seen that XV8 commander up close and he looks awesome. (doesn't usually come into battle until it's too late, and can't actually hit anything when he does come in, but still, he looks great doing it.) * ahem *

-trip

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Re: Orange Sun Sept - my ongoing Tau army project

Post#16 » Nov 26 2013 06:47

You know, one guy i really like is that guy who is lying down, like the old metal rail rifle pathfinder model. I think he looks really nice, and I think that would be a fun conversion to do- could you post a close-up on that guy? I'd really like to get a better view on that. Also your painting overall is really well done, and as orange is my favourite colour, i am just in love with this army. Good job and keep up the good work!!

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Re: Orange Sun Sept - my ongoing Tau army project

Post#17 » Dec 01 2013 01:51

Hey Vorkah,
I don't have access to my photos at the moment, and my models are packed up due to a move. There is one close up of that model on my blog (check the sig). I'll try to grab a few better pics of it for you soon. I have mixed feelings on that model. I like the look, and it was a pretty easy conversion, but he makes it tough to pack models close together. The board I usually play on has a lot of raised platforms and pathways. What is a Tau to do? Not like I'm going to stand on the ground like a sucker.

Thanks for the encouragement, guys. Need to unpack and get back to it!

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Re: Orange Sun Sept - my ongoing Tau army project

Post#18 » Dec 03 2013 02:33

Here's a couple close-ups on that prone FW. I've been playing with him for a year and never noticed until now that I never painted his top knot! :eek:

Don't know that I'd even call this a conversion. Just gluing his arms and head on at a different angle.

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Man, these closeups make me want to paint another FW squad! Painting skills have grown a lot in a year. I'd like to think I can do a lot better now.

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Re: Orange Sun Sept - my ongoing Tau army project

Post#19 » Dec 03 2013 05:46

I share your passion. Fire Warriors have to be my favourite unit of all time to paint. I have two more squads waiting in the wings to be built and painted and I'm leaving them as a reward for making more progress on the rest of my cadre.... Is that weird? Now to find the time. ;)

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Re: Orange Sun Sept - my ongoing Tau army project

Post#20 » Feb 05 2014 12:28

Howdy ATT,
Been away for a little bit without any new models to post. Some of you may have seen my WIP Broadside coversion thread. Finally have the finished model to show off.

Really love the new head, and very happy with how the gun came out.
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Lots more pics, closeups, and the whole building process are on my blog in the sig below if you're interested.

Up next is another FW squad.

Cheers,
Deet

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