Welcome to my 8th Edition project log! Before I begin, let me explain a little. About ten years ago, I painted a small Tau army in a terrible, lumpy red and white paint scheme... this was before that scheme became the "box art" for the Tau Empire, so I was surprised to see it years later. Anyway, I stripped the models out of sheer embarrassment, and endured the shame of playing with a base-coated army for almost two years. Following that I spent some time playing Age of Sigmar, before realizing that playing competitive Tau was my true calling. As such, I have resolved to repaint my old Tau army the way I've always known Tau to be- in the old, classic, ochre colors of the Tau Sept!
As a painter I have many years of experience, but my skills still aren't all that good. This project log won't really be a showcase, but rather models painted to a simple tabletop level. It'll also be a good way to keep me on task!
Note that this list isn't my whole army. I have dozens more infantry, drones, characters, and battlesuits! This list represents the list I'm painting just for the time being. Once the Codex comes out my paintng priorities might shift- who knows?
Current Painting Goal:
HQs and Characters:
Ethereal | Status: 1/1 Sub-Assembly
Cadre Fireblades | Status: 2/2 Painted
Commanders | Status: 1/3 Painted, 2/3 Painting
Infantry and Drones:
Fire Warriors | Status: 27/27 Painted
Pathfinders | Status: 18/18 Assembled
Gun Drones | Status: 19/24 Painted, 5/24 Painting
Shield Drones | Status: 4/8 Painted, 4/8 Painting
XV8 Battlesuits | Status: 5/6 Painted, 1/6 Painting
XV25 Stealthsuits | Status: 3/3 Painted
Homing Beacon | Status: 1/1 Painted
Progress | Status: 62/93 Painted, 12/93 Painting, 18/93 Assembled, 1/93 Sub-Assembly
Readiness | Status: 80/93 Playable
Thank you for checking out my collection, and I hope to finally have a Tau army I can be proud of!