Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

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Ironsky
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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#55 » Oct 15 2016 12:08

My New Shield Line arrived today courtesy of Czar Ziggy
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I will fully magnetise to allow for as much flexibility as possible, and am now waiting on a largish shipment of magnets. So far I have removed mould-lines and drilled out recesses for magnetisation.
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I will probably paint the Shield Line Vallejo Model Colour Cavalry Brown (the same red I use for my Pathfinders), but I am open to suggestions...

Thanks Again to Czar Ziggy, the organisers and judges of the 2016 R&D challenge and everyone who voted for my entry!

Ironsky

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#56 » Oct 15 2016 01:31

Congratulations! Maybe a contrastant color?

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Ironsky
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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#57 » Oct 15 2016 02:33

To you too! I thought the shiny blue shield should contrast nicely with the muted red, and I will probably paint the internal walls and floors Fio'tak beige. What would you suggest?

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#58 » Oct 16 2016 05:03

Wow - I had not seen underneath this kit before; looking forward to this project :D

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#59 » Oct 16 2016 08:48

Ironsky wrote:My New Shield Line arrived today courtesy of Czar Ziggy


No worries. Looking forwards to seeing this project on your log! Take many pictures! :D

Czar Ziggy

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#60 » Oct 17 2016 06:57

Ironsky wrote:To you too! I thought the shiny blue shield should contrast nicely with the muted red, and I will probably paint the internal walls and floors Fio'tak beige. What would you suggest?

Oh! Thanks :P
red should look greath! Tau builds shuold be white or camouflaged to me, but this is more like a vehicle!, hope to see more pictures of your work soon!

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#61 » Oct 17 2016 02:53

Tael wrote:Wow - I had not seen underneath this kit before; looking forward to this project :D
- In which case I will furnish you with a quick picture of the underside of the Control Platform:
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It's essentially a large Drone (and yes I accidentally drilled too far with my first magnet recess)


Czar Ziggy wrote: Take many pictures! :D

Czar Ziggy
- I will do my best!

El ZorDacK wrote:Tau builds shuold be white or camouflaged to me, but this is more like a vehicle!, hope to see more pictures of your work soon!
- Completely agree. It's a tricky one. I will probably do a tester section to gauge colour schemes before wholly committing to anything.

Ironsky

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#62 » Oct 20 2016 10:20

My prize for Kalten just arrived yesterday. I'm excited seeing what people are doing with their new toys now that prizes have started to arrive. Even though I don't use it as a fortification, I just love the Tidewall for being a wonderful piece of Tau terrain. We have comparatively little compared to the imperials in terms of terrain. It spruces up game boards nicely.

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#63 » Oct 25 2016 02:38

Agentarrow wrote:Even though I don't use it as a fortification, I just love the Tidewall for being a wonderful piece of Tau terrain.
It is a nice piece of plastic... I can envision it working well as the upper dome of the towers featured in the 3rd edition Codex.

Some more quick working shots. Magnetisation is well underway:
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After initial experimentation I decided the walls of the control panel were looking a little too saggy, so have drilled out the join of the interior of each wall section, which seems to work much better (see above)

-Ironsky

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#64 » Nov 14 2016 02:58

Well what with one thing and another (broken camera and the mysterious disappearance of the orbital), it has been slightly longer than I intended between updates. Having managed to borrow a camera I have more WIP shots of the Shield line:
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Now fully magnetised

...and a preliminary test panel
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Thoughts on the red? C&C welcomed and encouraged

Ironsky

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre: Shieldline

Post#65 » Dec 08 2016 02:55

A quick update on (very limited) progress so far. I have finally finished getting the main colours done.
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Next up an umber wash for the recesses, and painting all the yellow parts Vallejo Game Colour: Bone White

-Ironsky

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#66 » Dec 08 2016 04:06

Looking good sir. I like the bold choices and having the darker colour the armoured sections - adds weight and a sense of strength.

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Ironsky
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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#67 » Dec 23 2016 12:17

Thanks Tael! Yes weight and strength were what I was going for... :fear:

I have now toned down the yellow, and added shade to the recesses.
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Next up highlights, then weathering and details!
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-Ironsky
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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#68 » Dec 24 2016 05:58

Nice move on the yellow, you can keep on griming lighter colours too - looking good man :)

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#69 » Jan 13 2017 02:31

Highlights all done now, just weathering and lenses to go now, hopefully more tomorrow!
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New camera and lightbox, so hopefully better qulity pictures from now on :crafty:

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre-Shieldline finished

Post#70 » Jan 15 2017 12:57

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With weathering and lenses finished the Shieldline is complete!

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(Commence multiple images)
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I experimented with a glow effect round the lenses on this model, needs a bit of work, but fairly happy with the results so far
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Two squads of seven comfortably fit
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Thanks again to Czar Ziggy! I hope I have taken enough photos along the way :biggrin:

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#71 » Jan 29 2017 10:01

Looking great, but I think the maintenance detail need to get a hoof up their behind; look at those unclean decks!

I'm liking the idea of glowing portions near the shields, perhaps a little more feathering?

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Ironsky
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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#72 » Feb 01 2017 04:07

Tael wrote:Looking great, but I think the maintenance detail need to get a hoof up their behind; look at those unclean decks!

I'm liking the idea of glowing portions near the shields, perhaps a little more feathering?

Thanks Tael! Yes we've been having problems with our maintenance vesa over here, hopefully get that sorted shortly :D

Yes looking back the glow effect is a bit patchy, will have to touch that up at some stage...

-Ironsky

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