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Messor's Tau: Shan'Al Alo'Shas

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I finished my first squad of the new army, and first models in over 6 years.  Feels greater good.

 

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That leaves the rest of this Start Collecting box, the contents of a second one, a commander, a Devilfish and a Riptide.


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Really nice dude. Excellent work! Unique colours too!
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Those look great, nice work!


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Thanks, folks!


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yeah, the blue, white, grey with a touch of gold = Win thumbsup.gif

Look forwards to seeing the rest of the box done ...especially the riptide !

what colour is the Blue by the way whistlingW.gif ...?

 

Cheers, Mithril


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The blue is a 2:1 combo of turquoise and charcoal gray (both from the vallejo range).


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My infantry HQ are just about all finished. My Fireblade needs some attention to his base, and to a lesser extent so does the Ethereal, but his I'm saving until I've won a game and can paint some details from my enemy's livery on there.

 

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Excellent work, I really dig the color scheme!


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Nice work thumbsup.gif  Keep it going...


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Thanks! I hope to have more to share soon; just started painting a couple of my battlesuits.


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I think I would make the base rim a little bit different (darker, I guess) from the main armour colour, but that's a personal thing I guess. The models are pretty neat :)


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Very nice work so far, Messor. Where is the Fireblade's torso from?
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Very nice work so far, Messor. Where is the Fireblade's torso from?

 

Seconded, it's not the default fireblade, shadowsun or longstrike. I have been playing Tau for as long as they exist in 40k but I'm striking blank.


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The Chinese actually pronounce it as "nucular"

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your fireblade is ace. im taking notes!


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Apologies for the late reply, all, thanks for the comments. The torso comes from a fireblade conversion kit. I found it on ebay, but it originates on Shapeways; here's a link: https://www.shapeway...-conversion-kit


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Finally finished the first of my battlesuits last week. I *am* a slow painter, but I did tackle some other little projects in between that also pulled some time away from my Tau. Here's to more, and better.

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Very nice Battlesuit, I would make the heavy bolter casing black so it can be seen to be an enemies weapon...right now it sorta blends in as a T'au weapon huh.png

I really love the chipping /battle damage thumbsup.gif  and is that turquoise as the sept markings wub.gif

 

Cheers, Mithril


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Thanks Mithril! That was my first go at chipping, so I'm glad it landed well! And yes, those are turquoise sept markings happy.png

 

I'm almost finished with the Shas'vre leader for this battlesuit squad, and started working on their weapons. Hopefully I'll get them posted soon!


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Finished another battlesuit, the Shas'vre of this squad! Weapons are not fun to paint, so after getting the gray on those, I'm probably gonna save them for later.
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Looks great, are your weapons magnetised?!...
what’s next on the paint table..(apart from battlesuit weapons !!)

Cheers, Mithril
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Thanks mithril! I do have these guys magnetized. I have one more battlesuit in this squad that's probably my highest priority, and then I will be focusing on my counts-as Vespid squad.


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ooh that sounds exciting!!wub.gif  I'm working on a counts as Vespid squad.. mine are Drukhari scourges with 3rd Party female T'au heads and breacher weapons and arms... 

My fluff is that I'm trying to make them look as though they were females from the air caste back when they had wings...sweat.gif

May I ask what are yours going to be from … biggrin.png !?!?…

 

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That sounds slick! I wanted to paint some Tron Tau, so mine are fire warriors with some 3rd party jump packs. Part of the fluff for the Sept is their discovery of a nearly extinct digital race that in exchange for bringing them back from the brink, helps refine the Tau's hardlight technology and uses their own to support the Greater Good, particularly militarily.


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Only four months to finish three battlesuits! But I'm sure my other minis are grateful for the breaks I took to paint them. Here's the final member of the squad, and a group shot. Next comes my ISO Vespid-counts-as, then I think I'll be ready to go after the commander! I suppose at *some* point is should properly detail the rest of the weapons.

 

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I've also started tooling around with bits and greenstuff to convert the Coalition Ethereal, Gir'hos, a more war-like member of his caste than most.


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