The Tau Kor'vesa Initiative (Tau Drone Themed Army)

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Re: The Tau Kor'vesa Initiative (Tau Drone Themed Army)

Post#71 » Jun 06 2016 07:30

Proiteus wrote:HEAVY HITTER!
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Keep going with this paint scheme. You're killing it in terms of execution and the scheme itself works well. The blue and white are very striking with just enough orange to offset things and keep them interesting.

Most of the fluff I've read in the Tau books shows a lot of stealth models painted in the normal color scheme of the army anyway. Drones seem to always match the unit they're with. Ghostkeels and other stealth units are often seen in the same colors as the armies they're from.

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Post#72 » Jun 15 2016 12:55

ALL STEALTH DRONES NETWORKED & OPTIMISED
DX18 Stealth Striker ready for deployment aka my Ghostkeel. This was by far the most difficult one to paint so far; 1st because of it's shape as I had to re-highlight certain areas where I was holding it and 2nd I wasn't sure how to paint it.

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In the end I went with the standard scheme which turned out well. My favourite part of this build is the Stealth Field Drones!

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Now all I need to do is get the 3 Broadsides painted in a week ready for a tournament (plus assemble 15 more marker drones). :::(

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Post#73 » Jun 15 2016 01:30

I'm a bit sad you didn't go for a stealth effect on that one since now it looks pretty similar to the Tank-Drone of yours. Still looks awesome though!

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Post#74 » Jun 15 2016 04:07

Gorgeous paint job. Reminds me of that 90's video game... Descent I think it was called.

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Post#75 » Jun 20 2016 05:14

Man, the heavy hitter are some serious looking machines. Great stuff of late.

Also, is it me or does the Command Drone have a classic Anime contemplative smiley face? Like a wisened hero:

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Post#76 » Jun 20 2016 06:59

Tael wrote:Also, is it me or does the Command Drone have a classic Anime contemplative smiley face? Like a wisened hero


and thus my Command Drone earned the name 'Zenyatta' :P

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Post#77 » Jun 20 2016 05:14

A worthy name haha. Top stuff :D

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Post#78 » Jun 29 2016 08:56

Proiteus, I cannot begin to cover how impressed I am with your army. The idea and execution are both phenomenal. I'm looking forward to the direction you take this project. I looked through the evolution from the Mk1 drone to the current army and while the early concepts are nice, the final product is a far greater model.

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Post#79 » Jul 04 2016 03:25

MISSILES ALWAYS MORE MISSILES!!!
Well with this my 1500pt army is complete and ready for expansion! The MV808 Missile Support Drones are certainly my favourite in the whole army, just hope I can find and purchase riptide Shields to build more? :?

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Next up: Converted Remora Drone Fighters and the Kor'vesa Initiative's field Commander Shas'o'vesa Kor'shara Drone Dancer! :evil:

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Post#80 » Jul 06 2016 08:08

this thread is so full of win!

Thanks for all the inspirational work, if I had the patience to convert some of these I would copy some :roll: Also a Great use of all those different parts.
Your Stealth-Drones and Broadsides are my favorite!

Only one word of critic: I would have removed the notches, for attaching to the riptide torso, on the broadside "wheels" ;)


Also a great Comic-Style paint scheme - i do really adore it.

Keep it up :) :fear:

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Post#81 » Jul 06 2016 02:59

DRONE FIGHTERS INBOUND!
After completing my army on Monday I decided to jump into the first expansion which is a pair of Remora Drone Fighters. I used the conversion used by Blue Table Painting, with some tweaks and am looking forward to using them.

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Next up is my Commander and then I can start painting as I prefer to airbrush models in batches.

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Post#82 » Jul 06 2016 06:00

That's a really neat conversion, a simple and elegant way to build a Remora from scratch with just the Sky Ray turret. Are you going to further refine the greenstuff joint above the lens? I feel like that might look a tad awkward once painted.

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Post#83 » Jul 08 2016 01:49

SHAS'O BOR'KAN ALA'URUN STORMSTRIKE
Originally my Battlesuit army was going to made up of Commando suits inspired by the Dark Crusade Commander, however they were far too small to be used in game so the conversion was put into storage. Until now....

Now it has been tweaked and rearmed to represent one kick-butt proxy of Commander Shadowsun. :evil:

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Next up 2nd in command; Zan'tos Gue'vesa'el Kor'shara Dronedancer. :)

I agree with your sentiment, but please remember family friendly language ;)
>>--AA-->

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Post#84 » Jul 12 2016 10:46

Wow! No words. It's really really awesome! Maybe you can do tutorials how to do them? Atleast for crisis drones.

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Post#85 » Jul 12 2016 11:50

Love that commander. What bits did you use for the weapons? I could use something like that for my Vespid conversions. :D

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Post#86 » Jul 15 2016 06:28

DRONEDANCER PREPARES TO TAKE TO THE FIELD!
Well here she is field commander of the Kor'vesa Initiative; Commander Kor'shara Dronedancer!
Decided to go for the disc and arrays on the back to give the idea that she was controlling the drones around her, hence her poetic tau title. Also made it so I can arm her with R'alai's main gun and use his rules. She could also probably easily proxy Farsight.

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So what do you think to the field commander of the Tau's Drone Initiative? :D

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Post#87 » Jul 17 2016 05:51

That looks absolutely great! I was worried that it would not look 'drone' enough, but that data array at the back, I think really ties it together

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Re: The Tau Kor'vesa Initiative (Tau Drone Themed Army)

Post#88 » Jul 25 2016 12:25

ARMIES ON PARADE: ATTACK OF THE DRONES BRAINSTORMING!
I plan to enter the Kor'vesa Initiative into Armies On Parade this year and would like some ideas and feedback?
Obviously it will be on a frozen ice world with all the flight stands built into the board allowing for it to look a once piece rather than an army on top of a display board. These resin crystals will be a big part of the board; https://www.darksphere.co.uk/images/56100.jpg

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However there are certain aspects of the board that I'm unsure about and would like some feedback on?

Location
Which location would be better for my army to be flying over; From the Ocean/lake or moving down or across a frozen river? Due to the limited length of the magnetic bases I use I won't be able to do anything such as having them flying through a frozen mountain range.

Signs of previous life!
I did think about having a Imperial Guard lookout on the board with them reacting to the incoming Tau, but decided against as I reckon the visual reaction should be by the person viewing it. So I have two other ideas, they won't work if both done.
A crashed Ork flyer submerged in the frozen water with it's 3 crew frozen dead throughout the board, this would give the feeling of a lifeless world.
Or use a Manufactorum and Armoured Containers to create a small mining building that was harvesting the ice crystals, maybe have the building caved in and smoking as if recently attacked with maybe a few dead Skitarii.

Well what do you think works best for a scene for the drone army? Feel free to suggest other ideas. :smile:

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