Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tau Army Completed

After a year of painting the blueskins, I can safely say that I've completed the army to a very acceptable level of quality and looks good on the tabletop. Some of you following this would proabably know how each of the individual units are done. After finishing my last devilfish I was just tempted to lay them all on the table and see how this 2500-3000 pts army may look like together. I can't take a decent picture of the whole army due to the limitation of my camera and the flash from a distance just don't do it justice, so here's a video instead to illustrate the size of the army and the details. Along here are some photos as well...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tau Piranha Squad

This is one of my favourite models in the game, the Tau Piranha. the shape and the design kinda like has a WW2 fighter silhouette. After the first one, I just thought that it might look pretty cool at least to have a wing man and indeed they do look better in a squad.

There was a huge gap of time between completing the first and the second model shown here, and I noticed there were a bit of difference in the way i handle some details and the mixing tone of the Camo pattern. That's kinda interesting as some inconsistency would suggest perhaps 2 different piranha come together from 2 different squads or batch has lots of similarities with subtle difference.

The assembly of this model is rather tricky though, with lots of green stuff filling at the corners of the main hull (I just can't get them to fit nicely). The camo pattern helps to obscure the marks.

Again, like with most tau vehicle, i minimize on the highlights and just let the pattern go all over. I'm not that confident with weathering effects yet so I'll just leave it clean cut looking for now. Can't wait to place them on the tabletop soon.

CC welcome, thanks

Monday, May 4, 2009

Completed Ethereal and Honor Guards

Here's the freshly painted Ethereal with the symbols of office along with some painted firewarriors as honor guards. I've yet to devised a strategy or an army list for these guys but hopefully will do so soon, just to test them out on the field. They are one of the fluffiest character in the army, though not one of the most powerful or effective ones there. Nonethless, it'll be great to see an nicely themed list with the Ethereal leading the charge of fire warriors.