Falsegod's Cadre Building Log

Post long term projects you have devised for your Tau or other hobby projects.
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Falsegods
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Falsegod's Cadre Building Log

Post#1 » Jul 12 2016 11:10

Greetings,

I have only just begun my Tau collection, and have only a handful of fully finished models. As outlined in my Cadre building post I expect to progress rather slowly as I have several hobby projects all of which take up their share of my free time. On top of that I have no real deadline, so I intend to enjoy myself. I currently have one Piranha 100% finished (planning on buy a second one soon), a Pathfinder team fully assembled and partly painted. I am in the process of assembling a Firewarrior squad and XV-8 team. My effort will probably be spread around these projects depending on a how I feel when I sit down at the table. I figure this log will be good way to track my progress and share my work as I think it will be at least a few months before my Tau hit the table in any strength. Suggestions, comments and questions are welcome. Thank you.

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XV8 Battlesuit
My first Crisis suit, fully assembled and magnetized. I am pretty happy with the set up, eight magnetization points, two on each arm and two on each jet pod, and will probably keep that set up going forward. I will have to buy more magnets.
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TX4 Piranha
Fully painted and magnetized. In the future I will probably install a second magnet on the other side for a second seeker missile. Gun drones are detachable but not magnetized for variants, as Piranha can't take any.
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Pathfinders
A selection of the finished Pathfinders: Shas'ui, specialist, and grunt. All specialist are magnetized to take rail-rifles, ion cannons, or pulse carbines.
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Agentarrow
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Post#2 » Jul 12 2016 02:48

That is a beautifully crisp army, whites and creams aren't easy to paint either. You are off to a great start here. I really like that you conceal your magnets in greenstuff so that they look smooth when not in use.

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Falsegods
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Post#3 » Jul 12 2016 10:43

Wife was out of town so I spent the evening at the local game store and the inevitable happened:

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Falsegods
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Post#4 » Jul 18 2016 09:59

Painted up the Ethereal from the 'Start Collecting!' box, as a break from working on the Pathfinders and Firewarriors. Pretty pleased with the look. I have an idea for some work on one of my Devilfish, but that will have to wait until I get more magnets. :crafty:

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Valaas
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Post#5 » Jul 18 2016 10:28

Hi Falsegod's,

Really like the crisp clean look of your Tau, I prefer the 'clean' look for Tau saving most of my weathering for lower tech armies.

Your scenic bases are great, a man after my own heart.

Look forward to seeing more.

Cheers,
Valaas

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Post#6 » Jul 20 2016 11:48

Looking great, as always. That lichen makes a pretty good bushy ground for them to walk on, like a mossy area or dense foliage underfoot.

themoogle
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Post#7 » Jul 21 2016 02:12

Must say that I love the green fluff on the bases, it looks awesome, and so does the color choices. Makes me want to clear the working table and just start assembling my pathfinders and etheral instead.
Great work indeed.

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Falsegods
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Post#8 » Jul 21 2016 01:20

Thanks. The bases are Secret Weapon: Desert Wasteland, and the basing scrub is Woodland Scenic's light green underbrush. Both companies I can recommend very highly.

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Panzer
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Post#9 » Jul 21 2016 01:34

Stop it....you pressure me into getting started with baseing my army as well! D:
Looks really nice!

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Ironsky
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Post#10 » Jul 21 2016 01:58

Looking really nice! I honestly hadn't thought of magnetising pathfinder weapons options... May have to look into that!

What model is the brown basecoated figure in your last picture?

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Falsegods
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Post#11 » Jul 21 2016 05:03

Ironsky wrote:What model is the brown basecoated figure in your last picture?


The one immediately to the left on the firewarrior? It is a Royal Guardsman from Starwars Imperial Assault box I am painting up.

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Falsegods
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Re: Falsegod's Cadre Building Log

Post#12 » Jul 22 2016 10:57

Mini-update.

Firewarrior Shas'ui, Pathfinder with Ion Cannon, and some drones. At this level of painting I seem to be averaging about two finished models a day, but work on the Tau is interspersed with various different projects...
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...speaking of which; here is a finished shot of some of those Star War figures Ironsky asked about.
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Ironsky
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Post#13 » Jul 24 2016 04:35

Thanks. I've been looking for nice robed models for an Ethereal conversion. I will look into Royal guardsmen...

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Falsegods
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Post#14 » Jul 28 2016 07:53

Another mini-update. Finished my first crisis suit today, weapons still need to be done. I was worried about the color scheme on such a big model, even after finishing the piranha, but I think it came out okay. Up next more firewarriors, then on to assembling my commander and the rest of the crisis suits.

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Post#15 » Jul 28 2016 09:46

Looking good, as always. The pose is very dynamic and will look great on the table. I'm looking forward to your Commander.

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Falsegods
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Post#16 » Aug 04 2016 01:05

My friend gave me this yesterday....

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Panzer
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Post#17 » Aug 04 2016 01:47

Always wanted the Infiltration Cadre Burning Dawn box but other stuff always had priority because you don't actually save money with that box and the rules aren't THAT interesting either. :D
Anyway could you check something for me? The only thing I've found online shows that the Stealth Suits are actually missing the Shrouded USR on their datasheet in that box....which would be really weird and totally not worth getting precision shots instead.

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Falsegods
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Post#18 » Aug 05 2016 07:15

Stealth Team 'Darktide', is not listed as having shrouded. Yea at the exact same points cost as three regular XV25s, trading shrouded for precision shots is stupid.

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