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ETL VII - planning and preparation

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Marshal van Trapp

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My entire tau army is build and primed and I've been waiting for this to drop, I got something like 2 commander suits, an ethereal, 6 crisis, 3 broadsides, 10 pathfinders, 3 stealth suits, a ghostkeel, and I believe 18 firewarriors all ready and waiting for paint!
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Ah the Tau. Last year you were the greatest surprise with that Manta being deployed.

 

On behalf of Chaos I say... surprise us again.


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So I ended up finally burning the gift vouchers I've had since September and bought a Stormsurge. That's absolutely the last thing I'm getting though. Totally.

 

The realisation that Contrast paints seem designed to go over a white base has me thinking they're most likely not for me. All my stuff is already based in The Fang so it's pretty likely the end result would fall at least a little way from what I have in mind, although who really knows at this point. As a result I'm planning to dig out my long-abandoned airbrush and see if I can get better results out of it this time around. Anything that saves me applying 3+ coats of Russ Grey is very welcome indeed.

 

Update: Airbrush appears to be a go. I may have solved my recurring problem with it.


Edited by Commander Dawnstar, 16 May 2019 - 03:15 PM.

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Formerly Brightstar; now with 100% more open Xenos sympathies. Also heresy.

 

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Is any of you fine fishheads doing The Eight for ETL? Just been browsing through CA2018 again and thought it would be a fitting goal.


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I'm not, but if I was making an Enclaves army I'd certainly have the models if I just added Farsight himself.


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If I had the money for that many Commanders I would. ^^
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Disclaimer:

If my posts appear rude to you, I apologize. It's not meant to be rude in any way, it's just the way folks are in my country. It's really more about being direct than being rude. I know how it's perceived in the english speaking community and I already try to tone it down but I barely notice when it's too much since it's normal for me.


So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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If I had the money for that many Commanders I would. ^^

You only need one actual Commander (for Arra'kon). The others are one Farsight, four "normal" Crisis, one Broadside and one Riptide. Still expensive, but not 8-Commanders-expensive.



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I've already got two of them done, so I'm not sure how that would affect the points.
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So after being kinda shocked by just how easy it is to reposition the legs on the big Battlesuits (normally I never have the confidence for this sort of thing) I've decided that I'm going to go ahead with my plans to pick up the Shapeways parts and take my best shot at immitating this. I really think the Stormsurge looks so much better as a giant Broadside.

 

Update: Shapeways parts are ordered.


Edited by Commander Dawnstar, 20 May 2019 - 02:46 PM.

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Here's how the Stormsurge is looking at this time. Everything above the waist is tacked in place rather than glued.

 

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Edited by Commander Dawnstar, 25 May 2019 - 10:38 PM.

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Formerly Brightstar; now with 100% more open Xenos sympathies. Also heresy.

 

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Hey it’s looks awesome! :tu: can’t wait to this in colour!

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Unfortunately you'll be waiting a while. I can't see that thing making it into anything earlier than my third vow and there's a decent shout that means it won't see paint before August.


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Looking good Dawnstar...

 

 

My first vow (a Tuna) is all prepared and just waiting for the starters whistle :)

 

After that - who knows. I still have a couple of Fish chassis primed from last year so they may be a good 2nd vow.


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Here's how the Stormsurge is looking at this time. Everything above the waist is tacked in place rather than glued.

 

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Of all the Models done this ETL i want to see this one finished the most wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif  

im saving up for those shapeways parts for when i get a Big guy like that biggrin.png

 

Mithril


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No pressure then XD


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No pressure then XD

 

Just practice a LOT on all your other Vows thumbsup.gif .... So this is the absolute sweetest model you have ever painted in your entire life laugh.png ....

 

you can do it .... sweat.gif

 

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I'm hoping that I'll be able to vow for Tau this year. Some stuff has come up that has delayed my plans a bit, and it may be that I only have time to paint my broadside and maybe a few other suits. Good news is, I've settled on a scheme for my army, though it's probably been overdone (think Zeon mobile suits from gundam).


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I'm hoping that I'll be able to vow for Tau this year. Some stuff has come up that has delayed my plans a bit, and it may be that I only have time to paint my broadside and maybe a few other suits. Good news is, I've settled on a scheme for my army, though it's probably been overdone (think Zeon mobile suits from gundam).

 

Don't worry about the quantity of models or the value of your vow... All are welcome in - The Greater Good -  thumbsup.gif


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