A'kish Research Defence Initiative (Project Log)

Post long term projects you have devised for your Tau or other hobby projects.
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Agentarrow
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Post#71 » Aug 05 2016 08:31

Yeah, I have to get the Arrow Pattern XV8 designed before the contest ends, and I have ideas for other XV8 conversions too.

I went through at least half a pot of each my armor base and layer paints on my Riptide. I'd expect the same here.

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Post#72 » Aug 05 2016 08:19

I'm going to try and have loads more dark green on this model than I have my previous ones. I've been a bit lazy with the darker green and gotten carried away with the light green. Hopefully it doesn't end up looking too out of place.
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Post#73 » Aug 05 2016 08:33

My riptide has more of The Fang on it than my Crisis suits, and less of the Russ Grey. It meshes well. I don't think the darker green will give you much issue.

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Post#74 » Aug 06 2016 03:47

Really liking the duo-tone green you're using to pick out armor plates.

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Post#75 » Aug 06 2016 04:06

Thanks Tael!
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Post#76 » Aug 15 2016 07:01

I've finished the lower half of my Riptide! Hurray! It took way more motivation than it should have :P although, I AM up to my neck in university assignments, so I guess that could be justifiably blamed for taking so long for something so simple. Nevertheless! Progress does not falter! I've divided the rest of the Riptide into four sub-projects, and those are: the torso, arms and head, jet packs, and weapons and shield.
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Not pictured: While I haven't included the Heavy Burst Cannon, I do plan on assembling and painting it, as I feel I may use it in the future. However, before assembling and painting it, I reeeeally want to get a bearing and add it to the barrels so I can rotate them, just for fun. I have no idea where I'll get a bearing that small, but I'll hunt around. That, however, is a project for another day.
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Post#77 » Aug 18 2016 01:02

Good work.
You would be amazed how small of ball/roller bearings you can get. I have several for 2mm shafts, so one the size of the HBC insert shouldn't be too hard to find. I don't know about bearing suppliers in Australia, but I get mine from NSK. They make bearings of all shapes and sizes.

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Post#78 » Aug 18 2016 08:00

I have found some small bearings on the internet that I can get shipped to Aus, but I won't be doing that for a while. I still have to finish the Riptide, , two more Crisis, my Broadside and a whole lot of drones. I'll get to it eventually, and I'm adamant it's going to be awesome, but future me can worry about that :D
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Post#79 » Aug 19 2016 08:10

If you're feeling adventorous you might also be able to find a bearing in electronics you're replacing, like an old harddrive or a mouse with freerolling scrollwheel. Being in IT I get a ton of small bits that way, tiny motors, gears, magnets etc.

That said, for consistent results I'd probably still buy them online..

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Post#80 » Aug 19 2016 06:04

Yeah I'm going to buy a new one online, to ensure I get the exact size I want.

In other news, I'm picking up a new can of black spray, so I can move onto the next section of my riptide when I get the time!
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