Here we are, well into 2018, still with little to no progress made and even more projects to come
(dunno why I over-dramatize this so much)
It's been a while since I posted anything meaningful here but now I've got something decent to show.
I'd like to share my achieved progress on building, converting, sculpting and kit-bashing some Tau infantry leaders.
Here is a quickly snapped group pic of what I have been working on for the past week. I know it is not much
Down below there are close ups of each miniature with small reflection of my own thoughts.
Lets start with Cadre Fireblade since I had him unassembled in his box from the day the miniature was released. After taking a closer look of the original sculpt I got really disappointed. Such an absurd, twisted, pointless pose with little sense in it. Mainly what put me off was the sheathed blade held up in a really unnatural looking pose and with an expression of "nature's calling". After acquiring some new infantry sets I have accumulated some useful bits to convert this guy!
And I am happy how it turned out with it's "let me just reload my rifle to unleash another magazine of pure pulse DAKKA"-look.
Darkstrider. Never understood the point of this guy back in the days of 6th and 7th editions. Really costly in points and only one unique character per whole Tau army?! Nevertheless I wasn't willing to pay for an overpriced failcast resin miniature and decided to kit-bash my own one. Sure he ain't the best looking Darkstrider out there but I am hoping that in our new 8th ed. codex this title of a "darkstrider" will be freed up for other Fire Caste warriors so I can maybe built another better looking one for my growing Cadre.
This is my first Ethereal ever in my Tau army collection and to be honest I really disliked the original miniature included in the SC! box set. I decided to spice things up and kit out my first Ethereal like he is ready for battle!
Awkward looking staff? Gone!
Unprotected head? Here's a helmet!
Unpleasant looking gap in the robes? Covered!
I don't understand what the heck was going on with the sculptors of this miniature but their work here was definitely half baked.
By the way holy heck is greenstuff painful to work on! Just adding neatly that small cloth piece was a huge pain in the back!
All of the miniatures are still somewhat in WIP stage since I am not sure how to base them... For example Darkstriders base definitely needs something added to it. Also not sure what to do with an Ethereals hover drone/base combo. Glue the original flag or a clear drone stem to make the hovering effect.
Nevertheless thank you for coming by!
The second 6-man squad is painting up slowly but surely. Not sure yet when they will be ready so we'll see when the next update comes to this log