Monday, September 20, 2010

Crisis Suits Team 01

Here's a first pict of my painted Crisis Suits.  Color scheme is more of the same (see earlier posts).   For these guys i use the magnetic base instead of the crappy clear ones GW gives you.   Its using a construction toy set called MAGZ.   The main pedestal portion has magnets on either end and I just delicately screwed in a wood screw to the main pedestal hole on the actual suit.  Got sooooo tired of them snapping off the GW clear bases.   Take a look.

BoLS: Commander Farsight Story Article

Interesting article on Commander Farsight.   Did he discover the secret of the Ethereals?  Is he a pawn of the C'Tan?  Only time will tell.......

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nice Crisis Suit on GW site

Here's a nice shot of a painted Crisis Suit on GW's site:


Here are some picts of my Firewarrior squad.   Again its a Bleached Bone based with Bestial Brown and Scorched Brown areas.   The blue skin areas are Shadow Grey with Space Wolves Grey highlighting.   For the red bits (eyes and shoulder insignia) I used Scab Red (or was it Red Gore?  I always confuse the two, they're very similar) with Blood Red as the highlight.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Beasts of War Video: Tau Battlesuit Weapon Systems

Here's another Tau related Beasts of War video.   This ones about Tau Battlesuit Weapon Systems.

Painted Kroot!

Here are some painted Kroot for you.   Used Catachan Green for the main green color with Camo Green and Rotting Flesh for subsequent hilights.   I used a Devlan Mud Wash over all the Catachan Green areas, then highlighted over top.  

The brown bits are  Bestial Brown and Scorched Brown with Snakebite Leather highlights.   Metal portions were Boltgun Metal with a Badab Black/Water (half and half) wash.  I then highlighted with Chainmail.  

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bell of Lost Souls Rumor: Tau in August 2011?

Some Tau codex update rumors at BoLS today.   Especially intriguing is the multi hit Rail gun for the Hammerhead (sorta like the Blood Lance Blood Angels psyker ability).   Lots of new plastic figures too hopefully.   Take a look:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tau Piranha... in 3-D!!!! (not really)

Took some pictures of my newly painted Tau Piranha.   Got these and my unit of Kroot ready for the tournament (or "painting contest" as some bitterpants' called it) at Brave New Worlds in Willow Grove, PA on Sept. 4, 2010.   It was the first time I had a fully painted army together so that was definately cool.  By the way I got first place in the tournam... sorry...."painting contest".   And as Kung-Fu Dave would say, "MEEAAAHHHH!!!!".  (last photo is a 360 degree animated .GIF)

Tau Piranha 360

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Crisis Suit Commander

Here's a Crisis Suit Commander "Fireknife" build.  Color scheme is Skeleton Bone Army Painter Spray (same as Citadel Bleached Bone), Bestial Brown, Skull White highlights and Burnished Gold for "sensor/antenna" areas.   The exposed metal in the legs, elbows and thrusters used Chaos Black with a drybrushing of Codex Grey overtop.  For the Red lenses I used Red Gore, Blood Red, Blazing Orange and Skull White specular highlight.