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Old 25 Dec 2008, 10:25   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lordmagfire's Tau project. updated 03/7/09

Hi all.
Been a very long time since I was on here.
Hanen't touched my models since i was, but now i have vowed to get started on the painting.
First up, this holiday season i want to fully paint one 6 man squad,
And finish modeling my etheral.


Here's is a pic of the squad i wish to paint,



They have been primed, and one of them has had the armour finished, minus backpack and fitigues. This was done to test my colours.
Please bear in mind this is the first models i have ever owned, so this is my first stab at painting so be nice please!!



And painted:



And now here is the Etheral i want to finish. He's my first go at green stuff:



So now to knuckle down and get painting.
Wish me luck guys. All comments are appreciated

Magfire

p.s. What happened to Red Dog??
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Old 02 Feb 2009, 08:37   #2 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, been a while.
Never finished my suad when i had planned to, but here is an update.

First, my squad:

Primed and painting begun, the back row is a second squad with carbines.

My first firewarrior PIP:

Bit rough looking to start with.

Then i finished him below:




Entered him into the recent unmodified firewarrior comp, and i came second. SECOND!!
My very first model EVER!

Its definitley inspired me to paint the rest of my squad.
The only thing is how many mistakes pics this big show.

Well best get cracking on the rest.
Wait till you see the commander conversion i have planned.

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Old 02 Feb 2009, 08:48   #3 (permalink)
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Great job . It's nice to see you started a log on your well painted Tau. I almost voted for them in the competition but there was one that I thought was a bit better; only because I preferred the colours though.

One thing I'd try to sort out is the T'au Sept Symbol on the shoulder pad, just because it could be a bit neater, like the rest of your model.

That's some talented Green Stuff work considering it's your first try. Keep it up and I look forward to seeing some updates.
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Old 02 Feb 2009, 08:54   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry to post again, but i forgot to throw in this pic of my first crisis suit.
Obviously this pic is from BEFORE i primed the FW's, but i haven't had time to upload any more pics of him yet.

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Old 02 Feb 2009, 22:38   #5 (permalink)
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Excellent work there, especially for a beginner. Congrats on the comp win! I really like your scheme as its not too flashy, but its clean and crisp and stands out. Its true that the bigger the photo, the more spots you'll see that you missed or aren't happy with.

I can't tell for sure, but on the black parts of the gun of your finished Fire Warrior, do you have any highlights? It kind of looks like you do, but I'm not sure. If not, then some dark grey highlights should do the trick.

Don't lose sight of the finish line though, otherwise you'll end up like me and have an unfinished army for 2-3 years!
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Old 03 Apr 2009, 16:29   #6 (permalink)
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Man is this delayed!!!
Been kinda busy, and haven't done any painting, until yesterday.

6 Man squad PIP (Bleached Bone needs too many coats!!)





Painted some of my Crisis suit





Did some GS work on a Kroot, might use him as a shaper.
Can't really see what i've done, but he has some natty weps and a cape.



My banner drone





And also my etheral, my first go a sculpting.
The brown will become Bleached Bone.

Not too sure what color to do his robes.

The other 2 colors are green and purple (sept color).

Any suggestions??









Any C&C is appreciated.

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Old 03 Apr 2009, 21:07   #7 (permalink)
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These all look great so far. You've got a clean style, and I like what you've been doing with green stuff. Keep it up!
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Old 04 Apr 2009, 12:35   #8 (permalink)
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your green stuff work is superd. but i do have one point i would remove the power source from the ethereals sword that way it might look less eldar.
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Old 04 Apr 2009, 21:04   #9 (permalink)
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I'm guessing the 'power source' is the little chamber with gems on, right?

Thanks for the tip

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Old 05 Apr 2009, 07:34   #10 (permalink)
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yes its nobley bit with gems on
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