Thanks for the feedback! Pretty much confirmed what I was thinking, the underarm feels most balanced given the rather large jetpack on the back. I think you're also right about them being too wide El'Mo. I've tried them sideways:
and it seems to fit much better. Improvement?
I'm quite pleased with how the head came out too De'Terra
I was going for somewhere between the ForgeWorld suit and an enlarged Fire Warrior helmet. Closer and better pictures:
I need to add some lenses to the front part and smooth off a couple of bits but in all I'm pleased, although the thought of trying to make 4 more look exactly the same is somewhat daunting!
On a progress front, I've got the first twelve Fire Warriors painted now and just need to finish basing. For that I've bought some smaller fake plants to go with a slightly more subtle base. The big leaves I was using are proving, as someone above predicted, a P in the A. I'll no longer be painting them, as the paint doesn't adhere particularly well and is prone to chipping. On the plus, that means basing will be a quick and easy affair, which is what I was originally aiming for!
I've got my Shadowsun model built and undercoated, ready to paint, though I'm in two minds about how to go about it.
On the one hand, pure white fits with the lore and will make for a striking model but... stealth suit! It just seems wrong to paint the leader in her stealth suit in bright white! I'm torn over this one and it's making me put off starting.
I've also recently and unexpectedly come into a pair of Hammerheads, so the Jungly Tau have suddenly got themselves two Heavy choices ;D I'm going to do these up so they can be played as Hammerhead, Skyray or Devilfish. Also gonna work out a way to magnetise the Hammerhead's guns. Along with the Hammerheads I found myself with a second set of Stealthsuits, so I now have all six to form a full unit of those. Elite choice, check!
So, quick tally:
Ethereal (leftover from long ago)
Commander (unbuilt, will be another wraithblade conversion)
2x Bodyguard (1 half built, as shown. Other not started)
2x Bodyguard (as above)
6x XV25 (unstarted)
12x Fire Warrior (painted)
12x Fire Warrior (unpainted)
10x Pathfinder (5 painted)
1x Piranha (leftover from long ago)
1x Hammerhead (undercoated)
1x Hammerhead (unpainted)
1x Broadside (leftover from long ago)
many, many Kroot, 2 Krootox, 3 Kroot Hound, 1 Shaper, all unstarted