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Old 12 Feb 2007, 00:44   #1 (permalink)
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Here is my first XV8 finished from this WIP: http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=39194.0 (until I battle damage him up, 'cept I'm learning how to do that still). He will be heading a team of 3 dedicated tank hunting suits. I realise that the model is not technically legal, but it looks like a tank hunter, and that's what I was going for. The suit is posed as if flying towards a target all guns blazing, so the legs/feet are kicked back as if from resistance to motion.

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Old 12 Feb 2007, 01:25   #2 (permalink)
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I love it! Great highlighting and that glow effect is great too
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Old 12 Feb 2007, 02:04   #3 (permalink)
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Exactly what Muffinator said all thumbs up
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Old 12 Feb 2007, 02:53   #4 (permalink)
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Well done with the Crisis Battlesuit. Especially with the glow on the weapons and shield generators. However, you do know that that configuration is kind of illegal right? Hehehe...

One thing I think that I think can be improved on is the lenses in the head.
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Yeah, I don't have blazing orange atm, nor the steady hand required to get in there, but once I have the orange I'll give it a go (it's on my next order/trip to GW whenever that is)
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Old 12 Feb 2007, 03:30   #6 (permalink)
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You can have 3 weapons and a multi tracker?
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Old 12 Feb 2007, 03:44   #7 (permalink)
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I realise that the model is not technically legal, but it looks like a tank hunter, and that's what I was going for.
How many other people read the sidenotes? :P

Great work so far, it looks a lot better than my Crisis Suits....
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Yeah, I don't have blazing orange atm, nor the steady hand required to get in there, but once I have the orange I'll give it a go (it's on my next order/trip to GW whenever that is)
Blazing Orange? Hmm...what I did with my Fire Warrior lenses was a base of Blood Red, then apply a little Scab Red to the upper right hand corner and Golden Yellow on the lower left corner of the lens. After it has dried, I applied a tiny dot of Skull White (keyword here is TINY!) on the upper right hand corner. I did try Blazing Orange before but the contrast wasn't that obvious. Somebody on the RelicNews Forums recommended Golden Yellow so I went with it and it works great.

P.S: Don't ask me who recommended that method to me. Too lazy to find out who. I think it was from a post somewhere last year.
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Old 12 Feb 2007, 10:58   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, I don't have blazing orange atm, nor the steady hand required to get in there, but once I have the orange I'll give it a go (it's on my next order/trip to GW whenever that is)
Blazing Orange? Hmm...what I did with my Fire Warrior lenses was a base of Blood Red, then apply a little Scab Red to the upper right hand corner and Golden Yellow on the lower left corner of the lens. After it has dried, I applied a tiny dot of Skull White (keyword here is TINY!) on the upper right hand corner. I did try Blazing Orange before but the contrast wasn't that obvious. Somebody on the RelicNews Forums recommended Golden Yellow so I went with it and it works great.

P.S: Don't ask me who recommended that method to me. Too lazy to find out who. I think it was from a post somewhere last year.
ok, well, I'll give that a go, cept I don't actually have any of the colours ('cept white) that you mentioned above. Currently all my optics are based off of red gore. I bought it to paint individual sections of the legs/torso like on the box, but decided I didnt want to in the end and just used it for optics. Like I said, next order I put in I'll get the colours I need and update this thread.

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You can have 3 weapons and a multi tracker?
Like I said in my initial post, I know it's not a legal setup, but my thinking for the tau is that they want all their units to survive, and they have all this awesome arsenal, but limit it on the suits they give their elites?! This guy hunts tanks.... he (and his squad when it's done) are all on their own, normally deep inside enemy territory, they're gonna need as much firepower/defenses as they can attach to 3 suits, so I made them look as such.
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It looks really intimidating :P

It's nicely painted, good work ;D
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