+++++Update 7 - Firewarrior skin and crisis posing concept. +++++
After the shoulder emblems I will do the requested tutorials. I first need to push through the last of the paining.
This will be my project log for my Ice world Tau. I have already progress somewhat with the project - so I will be posting update / progress pics very soon.
I am a project manager in real life - so please excuse the overly methodical approach
- see personal challenges section.
For now I would like to detail the concepts and inspirations for the army. I will also document some personal challenges I have set for myself, and general challenges with the concepts. I hope you enjoy the progression of this log. It's been a blast just getting to this stage.
Quick background -
I've recently started playing 40k again, and dug up my old half and unpainted Tau models. What a surprise to see a Riptide in the new codex...and have a powerful army
I've made a commitment to myself to fully paint and finish this army.
I tend to be a perfectionist, so I will need to let some things slide during this project. Part of the reason for the unpainted army was that I wanted to blend everything..and would often restart an entire unit if something small bothered me.
This log will document my journey, and hopefully share some of my lessons learnt. Some will be obvious to experienced modellers and painters, some might be new.
Army is to be based on ice world. This will complement regular opponent and usual game board well. (Space Wolves, so all Ice / Snow themed)
General colour scheme is to be glacier / ice camouflage and armour.
We plan on adding volcano eruptions to the game board - fire colours will be nice contrast to ice armour.
Heavily modified crisis suits
Dynamic poses for infantry (firewarriors especiallt)
Ice armour should not look too pristine..or too dirty. [aiming for a look in between stormtrooper and slightly weathered rebel
Ice / fire scheme could be high contrast / out of place. Aiming for moderate amount of realism..but fluff reasons trump practical cammo reasons.
Modding of crisis suits will take time - never done mods before
Dynamic poses will take time.
Ice theme could become quite bland across the entire army.
Speed paint troops. [This is a huge challenge for the perfectionist in me]
Get airbrush - become proficient with it.
Learn to accept the small mistakes.
Document lessons learnt
Stay tuned for Update One : Concept Models and Research.
Constructive criticism and pointers welcome and desired.