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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Looking great!

I think the kill-sats are from Ground Zero but what about the Tau ships?

 
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Brigade's Indonesians. I have some heavier ships and carriers too.
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

looking good Kestral! I can't wait to see them in the simultaneous BFG 40k Taros game

   
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Thanks!

I needed a heavier Tau ship for the eventual order of battle we hammered out, so I took a Brigade Indonesian cruiser and added bits from the Dropfleet UCM frigate sprue. Reasonably happy with it. I'm trying to evolve a hybrid aesthetic between the two ranges.






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Most notably I like the downward spires from DFC, though I'm not sure about the choice of putting them on the nose.

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Tau Fleet!



Agricultural shps/Demiurg



I think the larger one needs a little city on top of it. Maybe a press molding from some of my Spacefleet stuff.

Flagship. I see it as a lighter exploration/merchant ship that has stuff added to it as an awkward conversion to a more powerful unit.





   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Now that looks AWESOME.

--Brian


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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Nasty Nob





USA

That fleet looks awesome kestral! Really great! I can't wait to see it in a battle report.

   
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Looks like we're going to get to do a BFG campaign, so I'm putting together a tau fleet, something like
1-2 explorers (Brigade indonesian carriers)
1-2 Custodian (Drop Fleet commander's USM cruisers)
1-3 Emissaries (DFC frigates)
3 Heroes (seems to be the go to ship, Brigade Indoensian heavy carriers)
3 Defenders.

I couldn't resist getting a bunch of other BFG compatible stuff from brigade, including their Iron Stars figures....



Not my paint job.

I'm imaginging a rouge trader campaign where you travel the stars, meet interesting spaceships, and pillage them. These would be some uncontacted human star farers or the like.


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You know, sails. I love space sales. Need more. Also they have portholes!

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Made in eg
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

How are the Brigade models? They've been on my "someday" list for a while now

 
   
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They are good - not as detailed as BFG stuff generally, but great spaceships overall. Size wise their heavy cruisers are about 2/3 the size of a GW cruiser.

Not sure about the Iron Stars ships - Haven't gotten them yet.

Some pics for anyone not in the Taros Thread:



   
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Here's a Dropfleet UCM cruiser converted to a Tau Battleship. It even sort of carries escorts. The detail is impressive.













   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I look forward to blowing it up!

--Brian


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Cairo, Egypt

Love the escort interface!

 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Good use of alternative models kestrel.

Cheers,

CB


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Thanks everyone - pure luck on the escorts fitting on the back. But it is still alive in the BFG campaign, for now at least!

So it turns out I was disappointed by the Brigade heavy cruisers - there was no more detail than in the destroyers - just blown up to a larger size through the magic of 3D computer design I think. The result is that they are really underwhelming and will need quite a bit of conversion to meet my standards for BFG ships, which should above all look huge, which requires lots of tiny details.

On the other hand, the Iron stars ships met my expectations and even exceeded them a bit. Here's my first, with my new favorite paint, Gryph Charger Grey (Contrast), for I-Walker's Rogue Trader Flotilla (Light Cruiser counts as)




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I will say the Brigade Indonesian Light cruisers are quite nice.


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Wait, the Long Fall is now Complete!!???!!!

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Made in eg
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Cairo, Egypt

 kestral wrote:

Wait, the Long Fall is now Complete!!???!!!


I know! It's been sitting on my PC 99% done for ages. But I finally pushed through.

Just in time for a new project to hit me.

Anyway I do like the Iron Stars ships, I'm always looking for space ships that offer more than the 'generically futurey' look that's dominated since the late 70s. I want more fanciful ships like Space Fleet or the old Terran Trade Authority books.

 
   
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Trying to bust through all the ships needed for the Taros Campaign.























The orange ships are improvised Dhows - turrets from Shaltari tanks on Loan. The Carnage is done for now, I think it is a little bright and needs some selective highlighting and aging someday though.
   
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Looking good! Are the metal ships shown all Brigade Indonesians?

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Made in eg
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Cairo, Egypt

I like the DFC frigates, I have them as Strike Cruisers for the Marines in BFG.

 
   
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Yup, all Brigade, though with a fair amount of conversion, mostly with nails and DFC ships.

The frigates are nice, though I like them better with my additions. I'm trying to make one into a... ...Torpedo RAM!
   
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Rogue Trader Vhane Cruiser Squadron done:





And some experiements with computer enhancement. Eventually I'll master that!

   
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Columbia, SC (USA)

They look great!

What is the ship with the red and yellow tanks on the sides?



The secret to painting a really big army is to keep at it. You can't reach your destination if you never take any steps.

I build IG...lots and lots of IG.  
   
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Thanks! That's the Tantamount Euclidex - flagship of the Euclidian Starstriders for the Taros Undertaking. Model wise it is a converted imperial cruiser.
   
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Only six ships left in my Tau fleet, and maybe redoing my fighter and torpedo tokens. Overall, I'm a little down on my work with this fleet, but perhaps they'll grow on me with time... ...and photoshop.

Cheerful, friendly Explorer Flattops







Not so cheerful or friendly Protector class light cruisers.





   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Quite the fleets there kestrel.

Cheers,

CB


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Thanks!

I made some ordinance markers for tau. Not sure they are worth the trouble, but I drew mantas and baracudas, shrunk them down, copied them on transparency paper, painted the back white, glued them to clear bases, and painted the drive flare.




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The glue is a bit of a downer. I think if I cut the transparency paper to the same size as the base it would be less noticeable.

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

kestrel,

When I looked at them in your galley they reminded me of the Master of Orion game.

Cheers,

CB


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The Netherlands

 kestral wrote:
Rogue Trader Vhane Cruiser Squadron done:






Got some more close ups of that transportship?

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Let me see what I can do. In the meantime, here's a cruiser for Insurgency Walker:









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Next up, finishing my Tau fleet, and ORKS IN SPAAAACCCCEEEE!

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Here's some closeups on Euclidian Stridex. It is an imperial cruiser with the bow cut off and flipped upside down, the bridge moved to the bow, necron bits in the first weapon bay, and Russian 3rd party cargo pods in the second. The wings are also left off.










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The extra turrets are Brigade Eurofed Triple turrets, available as bits.

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