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

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Post#91 » Aug 05 2016 11:31

COMMANDER KOR'SHARA DRONEDANCER TAKES TO THE FIELD!
Here is the field Commander of the Kor'vesa Iniatitive; Kor'shara Dronedancer! :)
I wanted to go with a suit that looked just as impressive as the Drones, plus gave the impression it was controlling the Drone Cadre around it, so I created the command array on it's back.

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I also have the option to arm her suit with the Pulse Submunition Rifle and use FW R'alai's rules instead. I played with them for the first time last night and her 3+ Inv survived two rounds of grav weapons from 3 Centurions! :D

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Just a shame I still have to spend points on a Commander if I wish to field a Retaliation Cadre! :sad:

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Post#92 » Aug 05 2016 06:02

Top class job and I like the weapon swap out - have to ask because for once I cant place it. The shoulder missiles, where are those parts from?

Thanks!

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Post#93 » Aug 05 2016 06:21

Tael wrote:have to ask because for once I cant place it. The shoulder missiles, where are those parts from?


They are the weapon system from the Riptide's Shielded Missile Drone. Rather ingenious use of them too, the fins mesh well with the model aesthetic.

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Post#94 » Aug 06 2016 03:49

Tell me about it - they really work - for some reason the WiP images did not load beforehand so I couldnt tell if they were Forgeworld or "stock".

Thanks AA :)

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Post#95 » Sep 21 2016 12:36

STAY FROSTY!
Well here's the completed test board for my armies on parade entry. What I've learned it that the ice needs to be less deep on the main board to avoid such huge cracks as the washes doesn't work so well on them.

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& Now it time to start work on the main board. :biggrin:

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As always feedback is welcome?

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Post#96 » Sep 21 2016 12:57

Imo the huge cracks in the ice are fine if you go for a shattered frozen sea look. The snow on it doesn't look right somehow though i think.

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Post#97 » Sep 21 2016 05:48

Panzer wrote:Imo the huge cracks in the ice are fine if you go for a shattered frozen sea look. The snow on it doesn't look right somehow though i think.


I know there won't be any snow on the ice on the actual board, and if there is it will be more smooth and partly slushy.

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Post#98 » Oct 15 2016 01:03

ARMIES ON PARADE!
Well this has been a rough week; first I found out that I had ordered the wrong bases so had to wait till tuesday for replacements and before I could start adding on the water effects, then on thursday morning I found out that 2 and half large pots of crackling paint wasn't enough so I had to use my remaining water effects to fill the gaps. Then I woke Friday morning to find the ice hadn't cracked so I had to use my airbrush instead of drybrushing the surface white, which actually came out much better.

It's not 100% complete as I want to add a unit of pathfinders under the bridge or by the doors, Remoras flying over the mountain and a squadron of gun drones up front. But for now I was happy with the display and it got a lot of attention today, sadly not enough to win it gold though. :sad:
Oh well there is always next year plus the chance to be featured in White Dwarf. :smile:

I'll be taking some high quality photos with a Macro lens later this week and posting the full photo of the Spikey Bits site, but here are some images I took today...

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Post#99 » Oct 15 2016 02:44

...Wow... That board is (and of course the models on it are) stunning. I really love what you've done with the derailed freight containers. Is there a hint of genestealer cults lurking in that tunnel? Hard luck on not taking gold there must have been some insanely competitive competition!

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Post#100 » Oct 15 2016 03:09

I saw this on Facebook, and I am still stunned by the quality shown here. Excellent work.

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Post#101 » Oct 15 2016 07:18

I adore your army from its concept to its execution. It is honestly one of my favourite army projects that I have ever seen across any board, faction or game system. The creativity you've used in coming up with your unit designs is impressive enough, but what really shines is the execution. The height of any conversion is when you cant tell that its a converted unit at all. Your models look like they were designed, had the pieces specifically printed, packaged and then shipped in a vacuum wrapped box. I particularly love the sentry bot inspired broadside design :D

Incredible work on the army as a whole and incredible work in creating a fantastic display to show them off on. I'd love to see the entry that edged you out.

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Post#102 » Oct 16 2016 12:17

Adam!

Great work man! Love it did now know you where on Tau Tactica too! Been following your board on Spikey bits!

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Post#103 » Oct 16 2016 05:01

Superb display board for the event day - still a major fan of the little stealth strike drones and their snubbed cannons in particular :D

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Post#104 » Oct 17 2016 01:05

Oh my...that looks so awesome! :o
Wait what? It didn't win gold? .... HOW?!

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Post#105 » Nov 13 2016 06:48

THE REMORAS TAKE FLIGHT!
Finally got round to painting the flyers, now all I need to do is add them to the armies on parade board and I can gets some HD photographs of the whole army!

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Post#106 » Nov 17 2016 06:04

This whole project is a work of art. Just keep it coming! :biggrin:

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Post#107 » Nov 17 2016 06:13

Completely agree with Darnok, been loving each update. The inventiveness being the key factor :)

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Post#108 » Nov 27 2016 11:14

In agreement they very well done.

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