I am snowed in for the night, is a huge blizzard going over North Central states in the Midwest. This means no Christmas party and lots of Hobby time.
That being said I did some work on solving at small problem.
The jet packs for 3d prints, designed by Agent Arrow due to the printing process comes with a hole circle on one side. I think I have found one possible solution.
I got word from my sister watching my house, that a package came inside all my ripetide parts are within.
will very soon have 3 Tsunami Riptides.
I then did some final clean up on my Gue'Vesa
After that I have pretty much worked on all the set projects I brought with me. The Pirhana was something I didn't have with me when I headed on vacation but I had a design in mind for one. All this free time allowed me to complete that too.
Now with the storm am undertaking something else on my " future log "
The XV819-C "Riot" suit
It has been one of my other inspirations for a Crisis suit as pioneered by LEW_b81 for a long time.
Found his work 6 or 8 months ago not really sure, it was before I started the Tau force and joined ATT.
I typically like to get permission from conversion artists before I incorporate there design into my armies. Attempts have been made with dead ends, by faith he's a ATT member and will chime in later.
Either way as is custom i credit the original designer out of respect for their work.
Pictures are of my model, as is slowly copy the process from pictures.
Fluff of the suit is also produced by the original designer.
The Riot suit is used for suppression of local populaces on planets that have accepted the Greater Good. There is usually a transition period where uprisings happen and protests need to be quelled. That's when the Riot suit comes into play. Taller than a regular Crisis suit, it's designed for maximum visual impact on rioters. The suit is designed for dropping from altitude right into hot spots. It also includes several additional systems, although at the limit of jetpack manoeuvrability (which in tightly packed streets, it doesn't actually need). There is an advanced targeting system, which allows the pilot to focus on the highest threats, also including advanced facial recognition to help to process criminals. There is an audio system which serves two purposes: to instruct and enforce the law, but also to use amplified sound waves to disable crowds. With one pinpoint blast of intense noise, a small group of rioters can be forced to their knees. The suit also features heavier front armour than a regular Crisis suit, with a lightweight shield generator that essentially works as a riot shield, destroying any home made projectiles thrown at the suit. Lastly it incorporates a photon flash suppressor to further incapacitate any lawbreakers that try to assault the Crisis suit.
This close ranged suppression equipment fits perfectly with a battlefield role. This suit has been refitted with two Fusion Blasters instead of the more traditional water cannon in order to become a threat to hostile enemy forces. The Fusion Monat suit is seen as a suicidal unit by Tau forces, and is only deployed when strictly necessary. The high amount of return fire has lead to this refit being particularly suited to this role. A high cost shield generator and heavy ablative armour shielding has been proven to be an ineffective use of resources, leading to the cheaper "Riot" suit being favoured instead. Upon landing the suit will focus on high priority targets such as heavy vehicles or emplacements that are stopping the rest of the Tau force from advancing. When its primary targets are taken care of, the secondary systems help it to hold out against the inevitable counter-attack from enemy forces, hopefully buying enough time before reinforcements have arrived.
Designed by Lew_b81
I utilized the original torso of the suit, the took parts from the burst cannon, and a Missle pods casing for the front plates to give it a heavier plating.
I cut in to the back side to mount a jet pack, am gonna take a space marine jump pack when I get home. Will add a jump pack booster on either side.
Lots of updates and multiple projects going on mates. Keep in on posting and sharing my friends.