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XV15 Stealth Team - Cha'Elan
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 21:29   #1 (permalink)
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Default XV15 Stealth Team - Cha'Elan

Hey guys. I recently finished my first batch of 6 XV15 Stealth Teams on my new Police-esqe Tau force that I'm currently repainting (a follow up to the recently finished Cha'Elan Pathfinders.)

Now! Repainted and Ready to Crack Some Heads



I really like the new look and it totally resurrected the unit for me. Now I enjoy having them on the battlefield and I enjoyed spending time on them, the 2nd time around on this painting excursion.

I finally torched them in some pine-sol, repainted them, and now I have 6 of them that are all exactly the same way as the following. I only included 3 in the photo for purposes of getting up close and keeping them all in the shot. Rest assured, there's 6 of these boys.

Anyhow, here's what my XV15's used to look like before the repaint, when I rushed them for the table top:

Before:



Anyhow - Enjoy and as always, any comments are welcomed! Next up, I think I'll start a squad of Fire Warriors!

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Old 21 Apr 2005, 21:37   #2 (permalink)
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The first batch look like spit, glossy spit.

These ones are beyond good.
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definatly an improvment. awsome job mal.
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looking quite stunning there, dude...suffering from the same problem with the blue as the ethereal, but these guys can get away with it due to them being a squad

i do have one idea for a quick fix tho: try a few glazes. it should take some of the contrast out, and give back the subtlety and smoothness of blend
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Old 22 Apr 2005, 19:08   #6 (permalink)
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I like that color scheme. For some reason Stealth Teams take to brighter colors really well.
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Oh wow I really like those alot.

Your old painting wasn't bad but you just paint alot better now I suppose?
They just look so much better than before.

I really think you did a great job cant wait to see some more.

And cool idea and keep it up.

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now they are some cleanly painted tau...when your whole tau army is done it is going to be a truly excellent sight on the battlefield! very clean colours, an such a great improvment! Any tips of the trade to share? ;D

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Thanks - no tips really, just patience really. My old style is from years ago, and of course, everything can improve with time. It just takes patience, time and a lot of caffeine and music

Cheers!
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Good stuff. I like 'em alot. I especially like their guns.
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