Switch Theme:

StarForge - May.26. - TAU Shadow War  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

Hey guys,

sorry for not posting anything for a week. I... Well, my Kidney (Also know as the WARP) decided to spawn a Kidney Stone (A lesser Chaos Daemon). So I had to calm myself down, do all possible tests, go on land to do a CT scan that unveiled a 6x5x3.2mm Railgun round ready to fly out and all that shenanigans. I still haven't fired it, but I determined to go back to my regular schedule, which includes finishing my project.

Talking about Rail Guns, I started working on mine. I used a little bit of gravity, to make the paint crawl down the gun shaft.



 Da Stormlord wrote:
Looking good, your paint scheme is really interesting.

Thanks. My basic idea was 'tron' style army, but I kinda drifted away using neon and 'electric' paints. But, I do have fluff that will support it nicely. And I have another short story coming your way.



 bossfearless wrote:
Stardrop, if your XV107 is still in progress, might I suggest pausing for a moment and browsing Amazon for some option kits by Bandai or Kotobukiya? They make a lot of the optional parts that I use on my guys. For example, if you were to pick up a cheap, lower-grade version of Wing Zero EW or Deathscythe Gundam, you'd have a very badass set of poseable wings that would go well with your aesthetic. There are energy shields, battery operated rotating cannons, explosions and muzzle flashes, energy beams, everything you need to make that larger class of suit really intimidating.

I did quite a research on those kits, and there are a lot of interesting things to unique my army. However, I have to be really careful now, as I'm running out of budget (I know, $20 for a GunDam is not much at all) and I need to get new suitcase for my minis and some other things. We'll see. I can always get myself a XV-104 and go bad ass on that.

6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

Today I have pretty much whole day for myself...
And my XV-25 battlesuit squad, led by commander wearing a XV-22 battle suit.


My God, that ShadowSun model is such a poor casting. I have real trouble painting it, because I don't know what to paint. I used my thinnest primer, and I really worked on the model to strip all the mold lines etc. ... We'll see how it turns out.



Automatically Appended Next Post:
So, after (quite a) few hours in the workshop, my StealthSuit team is assembled and ready.
7 member team is awaiting final coat of satin and some clear bases (provided that they arrive any time soon ).
Meanwhile, take a look at some photos.



This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2015/08/19 22:10:37


6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge




What's left of Cadia

Just went through the blog and I must say, i don't think you have enough drones

TheEyeOfNight- I swear, this thread is 70% smack talk, 20% RP organization, and 10% butt jokes
TheEyeOfNight- "Ordo Xenos reports that the Necrons have attained democracy, kamikaze tendencies, and nuclear fission. It's all tits up, sir."
Space Marine flyers are shaped for the greatest possible air resistance so that the air may never defeat the SPACE MARINES!
Sternguard though, those guys are all about kicking ass. They'd chew bubble gum as well, but bubble gum is heretical. Only tau chew gum
 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

When I think about it, if I max out all 'fast attack' slots with drones, and add drones to all other possible units in army... I won't have enough Gun Drones.
Ah, well, I guess it is conversion time!


Thanks for following. I'm trying to do and post something every day, as I'm on a tight schedule (I need to finish painting & basing by 1st of October.)

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2015/08/20 05:00:56


6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

Back on he track, with some RailGun updates.





I didn't waste my time and continued to work on my XV107. The body is completed and satin'ed. The guns are progressing fine, and I expect them to be done tomorrow.


Working on my camera\phone skills and figuring the best settings. Luckily, being a sound tech and working with light techs has it's benefits. I'll get some kick ass light for my light box. Meanwhile, here is one 'group' shot.


6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

Working on the armory today, and making finishing touches.


6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

Spoiler:


Some burst cannon action!




6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in sa
Bane Lord Tartar Sauce





Saudi Arabia

I look at the cannons, and I can't help thinking they must be lime-flavored. Taste the rainbow, bitches.

IMPOSSIBLE IS RELATIVE
Boss, everything you make is gold.

Dubstep Tau, let there be LIGHT.
Blind them with SCIENCE, a tutorial series for adding LEDs and effects to your models.
Powerlifting and Plasma, a Romantic Comedy 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

 bossfearless wrote:
I look at the cannons, and I can't help thinking they must be lime-flavored. Taste the rainbow, bitches.


I did not think of that.
Thank you, Bossfearless.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2015/08/24 19:04:39


6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

No special updates. Just paint stripping / coating models.
I'm getting ready for the new Tau releases. I gonna give myself an allowance of $300 for that.

6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

Beside all the small things happening today, I started working on my 'Shark' Air Patrol Squad.

I'll do my best to pain them today, and assemble the 'bomber unit', but I will have to wait for my magnets to come, in order to magnetize the thing and do the final, satin coat.



Automatically Appended Next Post:
Slow progress is still a progress. Today I took my time between things I had to do and did some detailing on weapon options for my Sharks. I started painting the models as well, but the bulk still needs to be done.


More stuff is on the table, ready to be photographed, but not before I sort out my studio.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2015/08/28 04:43:24


6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

Flyer craze pt.1 is done. Two Sharks are fully painted and satin sealed. And I also modified trays so I can fit my DX-4 Remoras on top of my Sharks.
This white looks super awesome, because it breaks the 'stealth electric' feel and announces the death on the horizon.







Tomorrow I should receive my magnets, clear bases and new suitcase (and some more minis), so I won't have time to spare. I'm traveling home in 5 weeks and I need to have everything painted and based and packed. I'm trying to avoid carrying my paint lot with me, as it ads more weight, and I thing that for this edition (after they release new models) I'll be done with Tau for a while. I do have ideas for my next project, which is more fluff based, and which I will try to properly paint and base.

6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

My clear bases from LITKO arrived today. This army is about to get invisible!


6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

Models on clear bases KICK ASS! (Pictures to come)
What I want to show you now is this.


My army came in with BattleFoam PACK 720 bag. It is a good, purpose made bag. But ahead of me is a 5348 miles travel back to Belgrade, Serbia. And for that I need little bit more that a soft-shell bag. I did some research, checked forums, even talked to BF people to see what are the experiences and what is the easiest way to transport bag like that.

They all assured me it is fine to be brought on a plane, but I didn't want to risk it. I invested a lot of time/money and effort into this and I do not want to fail at the last stage. So, I got myself a hard-shell case. It is a SKB iSeries case, with internal dimensions of 22x17x12 inches.

Perfect fot a LARGE battlefoam tray and a codex next to it. With its external dimensions, it lies withing 'airline checked luggage policy (L+W+D=62" or less)'. So all I need is to put a TSA lock on it and check it in and not worry whether they will deny me boarding on a plane because I have a weird bag.





Automatically Appended Next Post:
XV25 battle suit ready!


Don't mind the big guy in the background.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2015/08/31 19:05:31


6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

Shas'O R'myr has joined the game!

Learning from my previous encounters with ForgeWorld models, I painted all pieces alone, and then started assembling the model, legs first. And it came out good!





Tomorrow I'm gonna touch up some details and satin the model. Wooohooo! Good Night!

6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

Hey guys,

I'm back. I think I leveled up, as today I started working on my infantry models (and some small HQs).



I spontaneously started painting and it turned out just fine. Unlike all other models (battlesuits, flyers and tanks), for infantry I did not use glitter as a separate layer. So, basecoat and then..
Deep glitter blue, for pants and clothing. Complement of orange and red for comms and armor plates. Lime green for belts and guns. Dark metallic green for 'skin'. Drybrush with pure white.

I still need to work on my dry brushing, but I have a feeling that my Pathfinder squad will be a great work. Plus, clear bases are really making me happy, since I'm getting better and better in 'do not leave glue trail on the base'.



Here you can see Comm. LongStrike, Comm. DarkStrider and Comm. FarEye are discussing about the DropPod, spotted dropping from high orbit just outside the valley rim.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2015/09/03 22:56:02


6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

Few more models were completed today. Cadre FireBlade has joined the party, as well as the Fire caste eldar, Shas'ui "DeathBlow"



PathFinder squad is About to be deployed one of the following days (I estimate Saturday morning.)

6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

PathFinder squad is on the table.


Clear bases are ever so mesmerizing! I can't wait to re-base all my models, and finish all the painting.






Also, I'm working on an article about Clear Bases. Just like a personal experience, pointers etc.

6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

A guide to clear bases is coming up shortly.



P.S. As well as some Sniper Teams.

6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in ro
Bane Lord Tartar Sauce





Saudi Arabia

Can we get a few more angles on that heavy Fire Caste guy with the funky twin carbines? I'm intrigued and I may want to borrow some parts of the build.

IMPOSSIBLE IS RELATIVE
Boss, everything you make is gold.

Dubstep Tau, let there be LIGHT.
Blind them with SCIENCE, a tutorial series for adding LEDs and effects to your models.
Powerlifting and Plasma, a Romantic Comedy 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

 bossfearless wrote:
Can we get a few more angles on that heavy Fire Caste guy with the funky twin carbines? I'm intrigued and I may want to borrow some parts of the build.


Coming right up!


Meanwhile, my 200 magnets came in and I decided to implement one of the most ancient technologies available to us. WYSIWYG.


About a 40 minutes later, I had all my XV-8 weapon options ready for painting. In addition to that, all my HammerHead/Devilfish platforms got magnets for Seeker Missiles and my 'Shark' platforms are about to receive a 'Pusle Bomb' upgrade later today. It is about to get real!



6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
Painted = 131 
   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

Interesting idea putting them on clear bases, care to elaborate the thought process behind the choice?

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

 Knightley wrote:
Interesting idea putting them on clear bases, care to elaborate the thought process behind the choice?


Well, of course my liege.


I was in and out of the hobby since high school, but never really played the game (WH40K & Fantasy). Only recently I got the time/money/will to make a stronger bond with the hobby. And I decided to go with the Tau army. Huge number of Tau models come on fly bases which are clear. And I didn't like the idea to have mix of models that are on grass or sand and then models that are you 'flying' around. I know. You can base them as well, but I really liked the idea of models that 'blend' into any battlefield.
After seeing some other people placing their models on clear acrylic bases, I gave a deeper thought to whole idea of 'entire army on clear bases'. And after careful consideration, I came out with four major points 'FOR' clear bases.

  • Point One = It is awesome. My army can blend onto any gaming field and any piece of scenery.

  • Point Two = I'm still a beginner hobbyist. I know that basic basing is not rocket science, but I wanted my army to be good and complete.

  • Point Three = I work on remote location and in a few weeks time I'm supposed to fly back home to well deserved vacation, carrying my army. I'm trying to make as little leftovers as possible, due to the fact that I cannot take them home with me.

  • Point Four = It may be more expensive to buy an acrylic base then to base your model even with the simplest flock, but it takes a bit more time and may create leftovers. And time is something I do not have.



  • And my Spotters are up and ready for some sniper action!

    6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
    Painted = 131 
       
    Made in nz
    Heroic Senior Officer




    New Zealand

    You can buy glue that does not fog up clear plastic. I suspect you are using super glue and that is why you have the fog. I can't remember the glue type but I used to use it alot for canopies and windows on models. It will eliminate the foggy base anyway.
       
    Made in us
    Focused Fire Warrior






    Serbia

     Swastakowey wrote:
    You can buy glue that does not fog up clear plastic. I suspect you are using super glue and that is why you have the fog. I can't remember the glue type but I used to use it alot for canopies and windows on models. It will eliminate the foggy base anyway.


    Yeah, I use super glue.



    Here is the Short Guide to Clear Bases. It is 99% complete, with pictures.

    This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2015/09/07 23:46:14


    6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
    Painted = 131 
       
    Made in us
    Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






    A Protoss colony world

    What size magnets are you using to do your Battlesuits? I am thinking of magnetizing mine, so I am curious.

    Great paint jobs on your stuff, too!

    My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
    Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
    Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
    Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
    Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 43 | Current main painting project: Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuits
     Mr_Rose wrote:
    Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
     
       
    Made in us
    Focused Fire Warrior






    Serbia

     ZergSmasher wrote:
    What size magnets are you using to do your Battlesuits? I am thinking of magnetizing mine, so I am curious.

    Great paint jobs on your stuff, too!


    Thanks. I have a lot more to do before I roll this army for a proper show-off.


    Meanwhile, I use 1/8" diameter, 1/16" depth magnets. It is good, all around magnet. They are strong enough hold any XV-8 size weapon in place. Placing two magnets on an object can hold a Riptide size arm or weapon with no problems. For weapon turrets and bigger models, I recommend going with bigger sized magnets, while trying to keep depth do a minimum. For Tyranids, you might have to go with smaller size, like 3/32" or even 1/16" diameter magnets.

    When drilling, I use two drill bits. I use 3/32" first, to make the hole, and then use 1/8" to expand the hole, but I do not go as deep as I did with 3/32". Reason for that is so that I create a small pocket for the glue. I also try to leave magnet in line with the model, or slightly above the model line. Depending on the part you are magnetizing.

    One last thing when magnetizing is to make a magnet stick. Just all magnets, forming a stick. Keep your weapon options on one side of the stick, and then models on the other. That way, when you start working, you have smaller chance of missing the proper orientation, and sqr ing up.

    6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
    Painted = 131 
       
    Made in us
    Focused Fire Warrior






    Serbia

    Sorry for not posting stuff for the previous two days.


    I'm back in program, with MissileSides ReArmed.


    The previous owner did not assemble entire Seeker Missile, but rather just glued them to the back of the BroadSides. I dug out the bits, now magnetising and priming, and later durring the day... Painting! Stay in range. More hits are coming your way!



    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    Missile heads have been armed! Seeker missiles magnetized for some WYSIWYG action.





    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    Orange needs a second coat!

    This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2015/09/12 01:35:51


    6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
    Painted = 131 
       
    Made in us
    Focused Fire Warrior






    Serbia

    I needed to take a brake. Painting can be tiresome.


    Green is done. Now I go into phase two, where I add power glow, fix the mistakes I made, touch up some details and varnish / base clear. It is gonna be awesome!


    6th Skylight Patrol Contingent StarForge P&M blog
    Painted = 131 
       
    Made in gb
    Fresh-Faced New User






    How do you find the clear bases and where did you purchase them from? I'm just wondering as I'm tempted to put my daemons on see-through bases but I'm still apprehensive. Nice thread by the way - like the paint scheme.


    E.P. 
       
     
    Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
    Go to: