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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

The seahorse intrigues me and i await it's reveal with... something. Excitment mixed with confusion? Yes.

realism is a lie
 
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







We aim to please. Mostly ourselves, it must be said, but it is great to share with other folks, especially those whose work has inspired us over the years!

Here's a centour - great model, the kind of thing that made forgeworld great, IMO.







And Roughriders! These guys make me want my own cavalry army. They are old figures and not one of GW's more stellar efforts,but still charming. They'll definitely need the Helsmokers to get in range to charge without being mowed down by pulse rifles and burst cannons though.



The Subadar rides a Gene-Steed, and looks the best IMO, though the steed is a bit goofy. Clearly some weird DNA in there.






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 amazingturtles wrote:
The seahorse intrigues me and i await it's reveal with... something. Excitment mixed with confusion? Yes.


That is about how I feel when I look at them....

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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Great looking models all around. Love all the auxiliary units you have going on with the growlers, and Star Wars guys. Midget aliens invading 40k.....I’m for it .

The next is not meant as an insult. That gene-steed reminds me of Pokey the Gummi horse, and is great fun. I’d have a hard time not ordering my troops not to shoot at it.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Thanks! It is a very weird looking horse.

Here is something kind of Random:

Inspirational Pictures for the Tau Space Station Walls:







   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Here is the Kracken from my early wargaming phase of "Lets get more guns on this tank!" Does everyone go through that? Anyway, the Kraken was an upgunned Devil Fish, carrying a light rail gun (could not fire sub mutitions) and three Burst cannons, with a capacity to transport 6 fire warriors as well. I think the 4th burst cannon the turret looks sill as is, but I think I will replace it with something else (it is magnetic and the hatch is swappable as well). Compared to the Hammerhead it had only light devilfish armor, but nearly the same firepower.



Random rules aside: I think making the light, broadside type railguns only AP 2 rather than AP 1 (so they don't get the +1 damage roll vs vehicles) would be a good balance item in exchange for a small point cost reduction. It makes no sense that the 5 times larger Hammerhead cannon is no better at tank killing - and in fact worse than a broadside, because it is not twin linked.
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






"Go through" implies that the "you can't have too much dakka" phase is over.... as I read in a sig file: "If your overwhelming force isn't working, you aren't using enough."

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







True, true, but looking at it now, it seems like there is nowhere for the rest of the burst cannon to fit next to the hatch. Plus, a different weapon system might be more useful. Maybe Smart Missiles.

Here's my tribute to Fire Warrior, a book that was surprisingly good, given that it was based on a first person shooting game.

Sadly, some rear echelon type neglected to ship her bosom and posterior armor to Taros, so I had to greenstuff it in. Don't get me wrong, I love some warhammer 40K cheese cake, but my Tau are my "hard sci-fi" army, and so I'm sticking with that, at least as far as the Tau themselves go. Just realized I'm talking about "hard Sci Fi" in relationship to a model sitting on a pile of skulls. Weird. Anyway....





   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Nice greenstuff work- well done. I know that figure, and you've only added realism to it.

And sitting on a pile of skulls is hard sci-fi compliant: Brian Stableford's Venus series of books comes to mind. This'll look good painted up

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

That is nice greenstuff work, and personally i prefer, you know, actual armor. So well done.

realism is a lie
 
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







She'll make a good squad leader, though I fear, what with the skulls and all, that she's likely to go over to Chaos during the Mutiny - you kind of get the impression that La'Kase was about to embrace Khorne near the end of the book.

Here's a new faction for the Taros War - the Resistance! I Walker is putting together some miners and such from the Genestealer Cult. Ironically, the same mine owners who were complicit in bringing the Tau to Taros had a change of heart when they discovered their part in the new regime. Together with faithful of the imperial cult, escaped prisoners of war and a few hold outs from the first war, they formed the core of a rebellion that burst into flames with the return of Imperial forces. To emphasize that these are loyalists I added a few purity seals and bits of devotional text.

The Goliath is an amazing kit - perhaps the best vehicle GW has done. There are so many evocative details, like the roll up doors, nice playable features and just general coolness. The Ridgerunner, which I'm painting next, is kind of the poor relation. It borrows the Goliath's elements, but puts them together more awkwardly. Oh well!







   
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Maine

Looks awsome, definitely like the addition of the purity seals. While I really like the ridgerunner I think you're right about the Goliath. I'm sorry about adding the rear facing cage light, I know how much you like painting them but rearward facing lights are so practical. I think maybe I should revise my most practical imperial vehicle stand.

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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







I've stopped sweating cage lights - I paint them cloudless blue, wash them with blue ink, call it good.



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I really like that the ridge runner is not HUGE like so many things - both it and the Goliath are well scaled for game play.

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Maine

I guess the trend really started with the much maligned Taurox


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The trend of reasonable sized vehicles that is.

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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

It's an excellent truck. I want to get one and paint it tonka yellow because it is a tonka truck and that is good and i will have no one deny me.

realism is a lie
 
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







No hate for Tonka here - I have a couple.
   
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Here's the Resistance (needs a better name - I think "Insurrection") Ridge runner. Grew on me a bit while I was painting it - using my favorite Thunderhawk blue probably helped. Tomorrow we'll start in on I-Walker's gigantic flyer collection.







The Ridgerunner includes... ...a power shovel. I painted it power weapon blue. Clearly someone left it on.
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Nice. Power shovels are a great idea. i mean if we can have a setting where people attack each other with chainsaw swords we can have shovels of doom.

realism is a lie
 
   
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Maine

I like how the wheels will tie it in with the other insurrection vehicles. I was impressed with the power shovel

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Made in fi
Regular Dakkanaut





Nice work on those GSC vehicles! My view on the models is pretty much opposite to your's, I'm really liking the Ridge Runner, but the truck just doesn't do it for me (though, I've warmed up to it a bit from when I first saw it..). It looks functional, which is a recent trend that I really like, but something about the aesthetic is so toy-like that I'm not a big fan.

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







My issues with the ridgerunner basically come down to two - the fixed heavy stubbers (that's minor really, but they don't seem very useful to a mining scout vehicle, and they clearly look like they are part of the original design, not add ons), and the passenger (?) compartment. The whole thing is 4 feet tall max, but is accessed by a ladder... UNDER the tailgate. It has handgrips for passangers... ...at knee level. Based on that and the wheels being identical to the Goliath only smaller, I wonder if it was simply shrunk down from a larger 3D design? I think the size is perfect, but it may have been conceived as larger. The rear compartment being clearly for Cargo would fix that. Now in fairness, the Goliath's autocannons are awkwardly mounted (they would be better as a pintel mount fired from the observation deck with a gun shield), but they can be justified as a hasty modification.


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Overall though, both vehicles are still quite cool.

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Some initial test painting of the imperial flyers - Base spray desert yellow, flow Agrax earthshade into the lines and rivits, drybrush with Army Painter "skull" or something like that, turbo fans black, then silver, Balthazar gold (again I think - the reddish, copperish one) over black on metallic engine parts. I-Walker uses a really cool gloss black enamal for flyer optics also.
   
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Maine

I need to stop building things to add to your painting que.



He needed to peddle more than treachery.


odd. Double post

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BRILLIANT! He goes to the head of line.


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Is that cart from Wreck-Age?



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I just picked up two US airborne carts that have a somewhat similar vibe. Not sure they'll be pulled by drones though.

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut




Canada

kestrel,

Nice work on your campaign.

Really liked the details like the inspirational pictures for the Tau space station walls.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Maine

Yes. Wreck age carts. I liked the big scary command link drone but couldn't get it to conveniently fit in the yoke I planned on using. This version I bit more organic, just need to add some chains.

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Cool scene! Very Bladerunner (the real one).

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







I like the floating drone (second one) a lot.
   
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Maine

Yes, it's what I was going for, I just got hung up on the other drone and magnets were not strong enough to het it hover on the end. The shield drone fits just fine in the yoke.

You can't have a proper Insurrection without exploding markets.

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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







*I* was thinking more like "here we see the benevolent melting pot society created by the Tau, soon to be crushed beneath the might of the imperium. Alas, T'ros that might have been...."

Exploding markets is good too, and I was actually thinking it could make a good insurrection ability - you place some bits of terrain, one of which explodes.... Or maybe the carts move around slowly. Before exploding.
   
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Maine

Definitely some of that. I sometimes have visions of the Tau melting pot. Like the gun drone streetlight mock ups.

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