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Old 09 Jul 2007, 09:49   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tau Barracuda - finished at last

Well, she's sat in a box for six months, merely basecoated, and then got forgotten when I had a brief fling with some pointy ears, but finally, I have gotten it painted.

All parts that should move, do, but not very well, one of the burst turrets the cast was an ellipse into a circular hole, the Seeker bay got filed/knifed/sanded down and repainted roughly 9 times, and its still bloody tight, and the cockpit is bloody tight.

But she's ready to strafe the enemy



Front



Escape pod assembly



From behind



Seeker bay deployed.


Pics aren't great, as I couldn't get them much better with the camera I was using.
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 10:12   #2 (permalink)
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From what I can see, it looks pretty good.
It's a nice paint scheme, apart from that strange green dot at the tail.
How long did it take you to paint?
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 10:20   #3 (permalink)
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About 2 days, all told. A hell of a lot of that was fitting the parts though, as I kept having to sand them down, repaint and retry, then sand, then repaint etc.

The green dot I am using as like the position lights our aircraft have, just for the hell of it really, as I have also painted brake, reverse and indicators onto my hammerheads and fish
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 10:26   #4 (permalink)
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The green dot I am using as like the position lights our aircraft have, just for the hell of it really, as I have also painted brake, reverse and indicators onto my hammerheads and fish
I thought it to be so, yes, but would it be strangely coincidental the Tau have the same colour position lights and such, as we have? If you catch my drift...
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strangely coincidental the Tau have the same colour position lights and such, as we have?
About as coincidental as the warp storm, the crashed ship with warp tech

Yeah, I know, but hey, I'm sure they have the colour green, maybe to them its the most logical colour. Plus I wanted to get some green on it.
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 10:57   #6 (permalink)
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Hey, it's your ship, and as I said, it looks really nice.
Don't let my personal opinion clog up your creativity, even though I'm the conversion God. :P
Not really, more of a sub-god, one of those little hawaian-like vulcano gods.
'If you like the green, go for the green' as I always say, though I can't recall when I did...
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 11:26   #7 (permalink)
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Looking great, feeling inspired now.

Does the colour scheme reflect the scheme of your ground cadre?
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 11:40   #8 (permalink)
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Yes - Fluff wise, my ground pounders are a hybrid mech Urban "Stalker" cadre, they make large use of the lovely stealths and train extensively in hybrid mechanised urban warfare.

Why, then, their Starships (I have a custodian, some Castellans, and three logistics transports) and their aircraft are painted to blend in with a city, I don't know. It would have made more sense to paint the underside blue or something. I just painted them to match the ground army. (Although, the spaceships really don't make sense the more I think about them :)
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 19:21   #9 (permalink)
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That looks awsome. I like the green dot. Blue wisheild looks awesome andn a god paint scheme.
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 19:59   #10 (permalink)
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I have to say thats really nice work there! Great JOB!!!
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