(BFG) Tau fleet- The Great White (and Tan) Fleet

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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet- The Great White (and Tan) Fleet

Post#109 » Mar 14 2017 10:43

Tael wrote:Got to be the single largest Tau fleet on the planet :D

Great idea for the neutral cloth to photograph them - quite envious of the kor'vattra haha.


The scary thing is that if it hadn't been for the demise of the Specialist Games in 2013 it would have been even larger...

The general system I've used for model photographs is white for most things and black for Battlefleet Gothic. The idea is that the black flying stands will blend in with a black backdrop to enhance the illusion that the ships are in flight. I also managed to get some very good visual effects entirely by accident when I discovered that putting the light at a certain distance and angle can make a black backdrop look like it's being illuminated with a red solar glow (which you can see in some of the Merchant pictures).

I use a white background for the ordinance pieces though, because my camera has a hard time focusing on them otherwise.

Vay wrote:- Inspired...
- Starting with both capital Ships.
- I will also be making ATT's sister "farsight" station.
- Amazing thread, and great work!

Also ordered mag 17, thanks for the tip.


One of the best kinds of comments there is - when someone says they're inspired by something I've done I know I'm doing a good job. If you're referring to the two Merchant variants I wrote about, then be sure to follow the link to my blog where you can find experimental rules for them.

I look forward to seeing what the Enclave ATT looks like...
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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet- The Great White (and Tan) Fleet

Post#110 » Mar 15 2017 03:00

Without wanting to divert the conversation- I still have about 2500-3000 points of Tau BFG both on the GW SG side and Forgeworld if you, or I guess anyone else, wants them just PM me.

I wish I could have kept up with Battlefleet gothic, it being my favorite game... of all time, but everyone in this part of the world stopped and now they just sit idly in a box waiting to be unleashed.
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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet- The Great White (and Tan) Fleet

Post#111 » Mar 15 2017 09:50

I have more on my project log. But here is where it is now. I am repainting in Farsight colors becuase it is the theme of ALL of my Tau forces.

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More work in progress....

We are now sister fleets! We will rule the Gulf...

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What were your thoughts on the third orca mount for the explorer class ships? I made one for the ship in the picture. But I am interested for the next explorer I build.
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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet- The Great White (and Tan) Fleet

Post#112 » Mar 17 2017 02:53

Vay wrote:More work in progress....

We are now sister fleets! We will rule the Gulf...

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What were your thoughts on the third orca mount for the explorer class ships? I made one for the ship in the picture. But I am interested for the next explorer I build.


Excellent! Together we shall show the Gue'la who really rules these stars!

As for the third grav-hook, it's a good idea. Personally I've always assumed that the third mount was underneath the Explorer, right where the hole for the flying stand is (and that Orcas have both dorsal and ventral docking ports), so never really bothered to build one up, but my second choice for the third hook's location is right where you put your third mount. It also lines up with the Bork'an configuration Explorer's third gravitic hook being mentioned as rear-mounted.
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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet- The Great White (and Tan) Fleet

Post#113 » Mar 17 2017 03:25

This is starting to get my fingers itching to start collecting BFG now...

Stop it - I have enough grey plastic without starting something new :(


Great work though :biggrin:

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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet- The Great White (and Tan) Fleet

Post#114 » Mar 25 2017 08:09

El'mo wrote:This is starting to get my fingers itching to start collecting BFG now...

Stop it - I have enough grey plastic without starting something new :(

Ah, do I understand the problem El'mo. Looking at these beautifully painted ships, and I want a fleet so bad! But then where I live, who would I play against?

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Re: (BFG) Tau fleet- The Great White (and Tan) Fleet

Post#115 » Mar 25 2017 11:23

El'mo wrote:This is starting to get my fingers itching to start collecting BFG now...

Stop it - I have enough grey plastic without starting something new :(


Great work though :biggrin:


Good thing that Battlefleet Gothic is mostly grey resin and white metal then. ;) Unless you want to go with the Imperial Navy or Chaos of course.

TauMan wrote:Looking at these beautifully painted ships, and I want a fleet so bad! But then where I live, who would I play against?


I'd actually be pretty happy to play some Battlefleet Gothic if I ever go to an ATT The City event. Of course, that will be dependent on what my ability to travel is like, but you never know when or where the next one might be...

But don't feel like there's any pressure. The less people with Battlefleet Gothic fleets there are, the more Battlefleet Gothic models there are out there that I can grab. :P
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