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Old 20 Oct 2007, 20:15   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all!

Introduction
Here I will post miniatures from my Tau Empire army, with Commander Farsight as the inspiration and leader. The army is fighting on off worlds far from the Tau Empire and thus they change their armour for the terrain they will fight in, as Tau do. Anyway, my new found knowledge of painting white has inspired me to paint an army in a snow enviroment, and so I'll give it a try.

The army
As I said, the army is based around Commander Farsight, so I will not "allow" my self to have allied units such as Kroots and Vespids in my army.

But when the Farsight model isn't in the army list, I can of course have optional units but I'll still try to have the Farsight theme. If I want Vespids for example, I'll convert some of either fire warriors or Pathfinders and give them some kind of jetpacks.
Anyhow, for now I have 19 Crisis suits to play around with, around 40 Fire warriors with Pulse Carbines, yes pulse carbines on all, 4 Piranahs, 9 stealth suits, 16 pathfinders, 2 sniper drone teams and 6 Skimmer tanks that can be used as Hammerheads or devilfishes, or upgrad two of them to Skyrays.

Why I use Pulse carbines is because it suits my game style and for me carbines are more "aggresive" than the static rifle. Also I don't like to be a normal Tau player with Fish of fury or Tau gunline army. I try to seek out new alternatives.

Guides
I have also made some guides on how I made my models.
[Converting XV8 crisis suits]
http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=54758.0

[Painting white models]
http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=55119.0



Finnished models


Commander Farsight





Shas'el/o





XV8 Crisis team "Spitfire"




Fire warrior squad





More to come later on as I progress.



Yours Truly

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Old 20 Oct 2007, 20:17   #2 (permalink)
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Real good work, man.
Rare colours, very nice painting a bit unclean on the drones , i think but on a very high level of detailing and cleaness.
keep on the damn good work.
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 20:20   #3 (permalink)
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Excellent.

I love your Winter color scheme and the posable suits do look a hell of a lot better.
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 20:33   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks.

The Fire warrior squad with the gun drones were the first ones I painted, so the technique is not good at that moment Only defence I have on that issue

I have now also included my guides, where I explain how I convert my crisis suits and paint my models.



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Old 20 Oct 2007, 21:38   #5 (permalink)
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Great color scheme and basing skills. Wow Looks really good. The firewarrior bases look like they are standing on asphalt. If you did not want this effect than you should consider putting sand on the base first and then putting snow on it.
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 21:52   #6 (permalink)
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On the bases there is sand, slate stone, white moss and of course the snow.

Thanks for the comment


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Old 20 Oct 2007, 22:46   #7 (permalink)
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looking gd bud

although your link for the crisis suit conversion keeps comeing up url not valid
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Old 21 Oct 2007, 06:56   #8 (permalink)
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You seem to have a lot of skill in both painting and conversions, although you don't do as much of the latter. I'm sure many people including me would like to paint like you. To add to that, it is a very nice color scheme and the highlights are also there to accentuate the models.
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Old 21 Oct 2007, 09:08   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the kind comments.
I don't convert so much, that's true. But I think GW has done a good job on the models in general so they don't need much converting imo. Also, I am not good at advanced conversions. I try to keep it simple and make sure the mini comes out nice instead.

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Old 21 Oct 2007, 09:48   #10 (permalink)
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As soon as I saw this topic was made by you, I knew it would be good!

The only thing that worries me is that all your Fire Warriors have carbines :P
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