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Ben's Tau Overhaul!

Post  Spamus Eatus on Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:06 am

Here I will be posting work on my new/old Tau army what I am repainting and working on!  Feel free to post questions, comments, scathing criticism, etc.


This is the basic scheme of the new army.  I grew a bit tired painting all my models in grimdark colours, so I'm brightening things up a little bit!





This is what they used to look like, and also is how my new/old Broadsides will look.  Their options are Missiles/More Missiles/ALL THE MISSILES






My Sunshark Bomber.  I've made a few small conversions, moved the TL missile pod into the nose and swapped out the weird spinny pulse bomb launcher thing for a big scary gun that happens to do the exact same thing.  Also left out the weird booms on the side.





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Re: Ben's Tau Overhaul!

Post  Spamus Eatus on Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:12 am

Fireblade and Firewarriors.  I think the hardest part of this project will be repainting all these guys.






This was one of my more fun builds I've made in a while, my Commander Ra'Lai conversion. (Of course I'm going to convert my own, silly! Smile)


Some WIP shots






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Post  Spamus Eatus on Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:16 am

And the completed model:
Upon closer inspection I need to tweak the weathering on his gun.







And my kitbashed Remora!







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Re: Ben's Tau Overhaul!

Post  Guest on Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:24 am

Love the colours, love the poses, love the conversions

What'd you use for the Commander's shield?

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Post  Spamus Eatus on Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:41 am

It's the particle accelerator doohickiemahbob from the Broadside kit grafted to a large clear flying base that I tinted orange.

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Re: Ben's Tau Overhaul!

Post  Planes on Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:24 am

I love the shield. I also rather enjoy how much your commander's head reminds me of Shockwave.

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Post  Guest on Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:10 pm

What'd you tint it with? A Wash or something?

I might try something like that for the bjillion Eldar bike bases I have

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Post  Roland on Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:51 pm

As always, looks like a million bucks Ben.

All you'd have to do is dilute an orange with water to do that, no?

No riptide yet? (I'm waiting for someone to combine a riptide and a hammerhead, and make a transformer)

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Post  Spamus Eatus on Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:04 pm

The orange is tamaya clear orange. I use clearcoats to do things like lenses and shiny stuff on my figs.  For a riptide.......im working on something....

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Post  Spamus Eatus on Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:36 pm

Ooooohhhhh........Barracuda!


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Post  Planes on Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:41 pm

Is that the one that shows up and just markerlights everything?

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Post  Spamus Eatus on Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:43 pm

I think you're thinking a Tetra. The Barracuda doesn't have a markerlight. It does pack a rather ferocious armament though!

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Post  Planes on Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:08 pm

Nah, the Tetra just marker lights the heck out of one thing. I know that one of the Forge World Tau fliers has the option to forego it's shooting and simply apply d3 markerlights to everything within 12" of it.

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Post  Roland on Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:55 pm

Okay you have to get a barracuda ringtone and play it when that thing cone on now.

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Post  Aegwymourn on Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:16 pm

Tom you are thinking of the fighter pilot abilities. 

That is a nice piece of kit. Everyone loves flying battlecannons! Razz

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Post  Spamus Eatus on Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:07 am

Here's the Remora mounted on its new base and the start of my small Tau airforce!








And a sneak peek of an upcoming project!


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Post  Spamus Eatus on Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:43 am

Here is my WIP of two Commanders I'm working on at the moment.

First one is an all purpose commander, armed with Cyclic Ion Blaster and an "Onager Torch" which is a flamer and onager combo system.  He can pretty much use any combo of equipment allowed without too much fuss.  I will also be adding a few other parts to allow him to function as an XV84, giving him a network light and target lock.

The other one is my Shadowsun conversion model, because I could Very Happy

















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