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Made in gb
Hacking Shang Jí





Bournemouth, England

Nice OP, welcome back to the hobby!

Great start on the Tau! I wasn't allowed to do mine red! :(

Keep it coming! We'll be watching!

Need more 's in my life!  
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leicester, UK

Thanks bud

I'll have the Black Reach set turn up soon so next up will either be a new pair of battle suits, or some Orks.

Or some Kroot hounds. Or maybe my Stingwings.

   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Tiger Soldier






Great Falls, MT

Eventually when the Tau get their new codex. I don't know for certain when they are going to though. If you want you can try over at Paulson Games he has some resin stand in rail guns.
http://www.paulsongames.com/mecha_parts___54mm.html

Kuy'arda Cadre- 13741pts

Japanese Sectoiral Army painting thread  
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leicester, UK

Oh those are nice! It's worth picking some of those up anyway!

   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leicester, UK

So a semi-related update. I got my apartment keys today and move in tomorrow. Also, my Black Reach box turned up.

Once I'm set up with a painting area I'll post pics of my setup and what I'm working on

   
Made in ca
Been Around the Block





This is really great stuff! thanks for the inspiration
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leicester, UK



Current shot of the painted army, with the new Devilfish and the absence of the now-sold Frosty The Snowcaste. I think my next paint job will actually be my Stingwings.

   
Made in gb
Hacking Shang Jí





Bournemouth, England

Nice army shot, it's coming along nicely!

Good luck with the vespids! I started mine a few weeks back but have yet to even finish the first one!

Will be watching for some vespid painting inspiration!

Need more 's in my life!  
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leicester, UK

Thanks I'm trying to decide what colour I want them. Because the armour and weapons will be red, as will the Strain Leader's helmet, I'm considering something more neutral.

Perhaps a simple stone-like colour scheme. Dheneb Stone base, perhaps, with some bleached bone and skull white highlights, and a Gryphonne Sepia wash. I think that could look quite nice.

   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leicester, UK



Forgive the quality of the photo, it's an iphone one. This is my Stingwings after basecoating and the first wash. They were done with Astronomican Grey, with detailing in Enchanted Blue, with a Asurmen Blue wash. The wash came out a lot darker than I expected, and the enchanted blue is hardly noticable now. I'm wondering what the best way to bring these back up with a highlight would be. Perhaps a mix of Space Wolves Grey and Enchanted Blue would be a nice highlight colour.

I must say, these guys are harder than they look. The breatplates are hard to get to with the weapons in the way there. It's like painting the crest on a space marine when the gun is held in front on it.

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Made in nz
Trustworthy Shas'vre





In a hole in New Zealand with internet access

I'm loving your models so far, and i feel for your frosty. My Tau are all while anyway so they might take a treetment like that better than yours.

I seem to have a habit of painting some parts before gluing just for the reason you hsve with your vespid. I love the asthetics of the vespid, and if they didn't suck, I would try and field them.

   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leicester, UK

Haha, yeah. Sadly the guns are moulded as part of the main body, only the wings and heads are seperate so the detail on the chest is pretty much unreachable unless you're a paint ninja. I'm hoping under the new Codex they'll be a bit more useful, and if we're lucky, for a multipart plastic Vespid kit.

Incidentally, this is what I've still got to assemble and paint after the Vespids are done:



Oh, and I've got 4 Kroot hounds and a Shaper sitting primed, too.

   
Made in nz
Trustworthy Shas'vre





In a hole in New Zealand with internet access

Ohhhh. Looks like you have a while to go yet. Does that stealth suit team have an eldar symbol instead of a tau one? You know, to the right of the 40k logo

   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leicester, UK

Huh, yes it does. How odd! I wonder if that's a rarity.

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Made in my
Screaming Shining Spear






I think that's rather common. Seen some necrons with the eldar symbol before.

And yeah, I second painting before gluing arms and heads. Chests and necks are hard to get to otherwise.

   
Made in gb
Hacking Shang Jí





Bournemouth, England

Swordwind wrote:And yeah, I second painting before gluing arms and heads. Chests and necks are hard to get to otherwise.


Thing is with the vespids, the guns and arms are all moulded with the body. The only loose parts are the heads and wings! :(


@phil, But they're coming along nicely! The skin tone you've done is very similar to what i've gone for! Looking forward to seeing them finished!

Need more 's in my life!  
   
Made in my
Screaming Shining Spear






I read that bit. I meant that for future models.

   
Made in us
Nurgle Predator Driver with an Infestation





Lawrence Ks

only the weapons on the broad side is metal and the feet, the rest of it is a standard suite. If you are using path finders with marker lights, get a string ray if not. use 3 broad sides and 2 hammer heads.
When i played tau i ran 6 fire warrior teams 2 hammer heads and 3 broad sides, the rest of the points into suites, and did pretty good.

So far looking good. Keep it up man

Pigs is beautiful

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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






Purging on ctf_2fort

The Vespids are looking good!

   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leicester, UK

Thanks!



These resin bad boys turned up today from a great seller in the US, someone posted the link earlier... maybe in this thread, maybe a different one... I forget. Anyway, I'm thinking I can use these on a couple of the unopened battlesuits to turn them into Broadsides without paying the excess for a couple of models that'll constantly come unstuck because with me, metal and plastic never wants to stick for long. Plus they'll be lighter.

I guess I'll be wanting to do something with the jetpacks on back, and/or the feet. Broadsides don't have jet packs, do they? Maybe I could get some kind of plates to put over them.

   
Made in gb
Ichor-Dripping Talos Monstrosity






Those do look nice, I look forward to seeing them on your suits... I've been looking at them on that site for a while, and I think I'm going to bite the bullet and actually order some to make my Broadsides with.

Though still unsure if I want to go with the long, or medium ones (I intend to have arm-mounted ones).

As for the backplates and feet, I'm not sure it really matters, so long as they are distinctive enough from standard suits it should be fine.

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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leicester, UK

Ah right. If I can find something nice I'll pick em up to try anyway.

I also ordered a couple of the shorter 'handheld' cannons which look really nice. I can certainly imagine they'd look sweet. Perhaps if you had some hind of 'hose' or cable from the weapons to the backpack it could look awesome, too.

   
Made in gb
Ichor-Dripping Talos Monstrosity






You wouldn't happen to have ordered any of the missile packs too would you? XD

And did you go for the short standard, or short, underslung ones?

I'll wait till I've seen yours on the models to decide what I want then :3.

As for cables: http://www.freewebstore.org/Zinge-Industries/Flexible_Resin_Small_Ammo_Belts/p658641_2863675.aspx
The SA3 or
http://www.freewebstore.org/Zinge-Industries/Flexible_Resin_Large_Ammo_Belts/p658641_2959916.aspx
LA4 ones should suffice I think.

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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leicester, UK

Oh nice! I'll grab some of those too

They're the underslung ones that I got. They look really nice.

   
Made in gb
Ichor-Dripping Talos Monstrosity






I'm thinking the LA4 ones would be better, as they look less... standard ammo belty

   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leicester, UK

I agree, they look the most Tau-like.

   
Made in us
Nurgle Predator Driver with an Infestation





Lawrence Ks

As for the jet pack, As far as i remember the model does have it, If you want some way of making a suite look like a broadside you could run lines to its back and make it look like they are supper charged cannons. Or place the tops of the gun drones on their backs and make 4 of them and have your self 2 squads of 2 teenage mutant ninja broadsides.

those guns do look good, are you running path finders with rail rifles? and if you do are you using those or the smaller ones? Or the stock Gw models? Can't wait to see more.

Pigs is beautiful

"People Judge you on how your labels smell"

"Some times I just like to use my fingers" Bob Ross
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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leicester, UK

I don't have any pathfinders yet, I can't find any. They seem to not be stocked anymore most places, I guess because they're metal...

   
Made in us
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Lawrence Ks

Use fire warriors and pulse carbines, change the stance a little and you have a path finder. Its a good way to get plastic path finders. might take a little work to get it the way you want it though.

Pigs is beautiful

"People Judge you on how your labels smell"

"Some times I just like to use my fingers" Bob Ross
2000 pts 2000 pts
Check out da Blog http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/435282.page

For gaming in KS/MO check out www.Frostreaver.net 
   
Made in gb
Ichor-Dripping Talos Monstrosity






Yeah, the easiest way to get Pathfinders is use Firewarriors, with Pulse Carbines, don't put on the shoulder pads.
Then use either the EMP launcher from spare carbines (I have plenty from converting sniper drones anyway) or spare drone-antennae cut down for the markerlights on top.

   
 
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