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:
Aun'va | Status: 1/1 Sub-Assembly
Ethereal Honour Guard | Status: 2/2 Assembled
Cadre Fireblades | Status: 1/2 Painting, 1/2 Unassembled
Commander | Status: 2/2 Sub-Assembly
Infantry and Drones:
Fire Warriors | Status: 26/27 Painted, 1/27 Painting
Pathfinders | Status: 18/18 Assembled
Old Gun Drones | Status: 12/12 Painted
New Gun Drones | Status: 7/7 Painting
Shield Drones | Status: 4/4 Painting
XV8 Battlesuits | Status: 3/3 Painting
XV25 Stealthsuits | Status: 3/3 Painted
Homing Beacon | Status: 1/1 Painting
Devilfish | Status: 1/1 Unassembled
XV8 Battlesuits | Status: 3/3 Sub-Assembly
Commander | Status: 1/1 Damaged
New Gun Drones | Status: 5/8 Assembled, 3/8 Unassembled
Longstrike | Status: 1/1 Sub-Assembly
Hammerhead Gunships | Status: 1/1 Assembled
Progress | Status: 41/97 Painted, 16/97 Painting, 26/97 Assembled, 7/97 Sub-Assembly, 6/97 Unassembled
Readiness | Status: 65/97 Playable
Thank you for checking out my collection, and I hope to finally have a Tau army I can be proud of!