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.
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 *
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!!
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!
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.