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Prescient Cryptek of Eternity





East Coast, USA

Hey guys... more pics on my website...

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I didn't want to spend 75 USD, so I had to get creative!

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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

What toy is that? I'm not sure it works for me but it does look like a cool toy.

 
   
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Preparing the Invasion of Terra






Brisbane, Australia

I believe it's a Disney Infinity Hulkbuster (one of those toys-to-life video games that have become popular in the past few years).


In any case, looks good. Can't wait to see it painted!

Multiple thin coats are always better than one thick coat.
 
   
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Whiteshield Conscript Trooper



Portugal

I hope you're just using it as a temporary proxy because that looks extremely out of place. It just looks like an hulkbuster armor with gun bits glued to it. It fails to capture the tau aesthetics and just looks like an out of scale toy, honestly. Just lose some time looking at tau stuff and trying to analyse what makes a tau battlesuit, a tau battlesuit. What design elements are present in all tau suits and how you can reproduce them. Then use the hulkbuster armour as a base, since it's proportions are cool, and add the extra shapes on top of it. Don't shy away from digging out parts of your model and rebuild them with a more tau look. Please see this as constructive criticism and not as bashing.

   
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Maniacal Gibbering Madboy






I kind of like it. I think the army plate style works well. My only comment is around the head. If you can build or find a different head to put on it, then it will look awesome.
   
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Douglas Bader






jdteixeira wrote:
I hope you're just using it as a temporary proxy because that looks extremely out of place. It just looks like an hulkbuster armor with gun bits glued to it. It fails to capture the tau aesthetics and just looks like an out of scale toy, honestly. Just lose some time looking at tau stuff and trying to analyse what makes a tau battlesuit, a tau battlesuit. What design elements are present in all tau suits and how you can reproduce them. Then use the hulkbuster armour as a base, since it's proportions are cool, and add the extra shapes on top of it. Don't shy away from digging out parts of your model and rebuild them with a more tau look. Please see this as constructive criticism and not as bashing.


Exactly. It's a toy with some 40k guns glued on, not a real conversion. It's fine to use toys/non-40k model kits/etc as parts in a conversion, but you need to convert those parts. Break up the shapes, replace obvious non-Tau elements like the giant cartoonish fists with more appropriate parts, integrate the weapons into the design instead of just gluing them on in a random spot, etc. And, as a general rule, your motivation for a conversion should be "this will look really awesome" and not "this is so much cheaper".

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