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05-17-10 03:09 PM
general I though it would look a bit odd on the fire warriors, and wasn't sure about the suits. Didn't have time to test it on the suits in the end, as if it looked wrong, I wouldn't have had time to work the white back up. To be honest, it wasn't really an issue, as it still works as a force, as the white and red tie everything together.
05-17-10 06:18 AM
moo Nice army, how come you didn't put those little black spinkles on the rest of the army too? would look consistent across the board then
05-16-10 02:27 PM
general Update time! This will probrabyl be may last update for a while, as I'm taking a break from tau to work on my chaos stuff (which will hopefully be ready for Cardiff Carnage).

This army was built for the student nationals in Edinburgh. I didn't do well (3 minor losses, 1 massacre in my oponents favour and one draw), but the painting score have not yet been posted. However it was a lot of fun, and I would heartily encourage any students that have the time to give it a go.

Anyway, heres the pics of the completed army (including the extra broadside and skyray, which were ot used in Edinburgh.

Full army:

Devilfish 1

Devilfish 2

Pathfinder devilfish

Hammerhead 1

Hammerhead 2


Fire warriors squads 1-3

Fire warrior squad 4 and pathfinders


Crisis suits

Thanks for all the suggestions and comments.
04-11-10 03:31 PM
general Nest update.
Firstly, budget, which I forgot to do last month.
-2.50 + 25 (march) + 25 (april) = +47.50

Next, painted battle suits. The wepons are all magnetised, but I've only had time to do the ones needed for the tourney. I'm reasonably happy with them. A bit of a rush job, as I'm runnong out of time. Once again, the camera has bleached the pics a bit yellow. The white is clean white, not yellowy.

4 crisis suits:


Crisis suit 1

Crisis suit 2

Crisis suit 3

Crisis 3 has a magnetised head. This is so I can give him a blacksun filter if I don't have points for a flamer (red is blackun)

Untill nest time!
03-24-10 11:58 PM
general Big update!

I finally managed to get through the tanks. Had to rush them a bit unfortunately, as I'm running out of time. The hammerheads are all magnetised, so they can be railheads or ionheads. There's also a spare turret to make one into a skyray. Unfortunately, the camera has 'yellowed' some of the photos a bit. The background is white paper, so that should give you an idea of how much the pics have been 'yellowed'. Anywhere heres the pics.

First devilfish (the one from earlier in the thread):



Second fish:



Third fish (pathfinder fish):



First hammerhead:



Second hammerhead



With skyray turret:

Close ups on the turret:

Third hammerhead:



For some reason, they've come out very shiny. Its not noticable 'in the flesh'. The main difference is in the number of plates painted red (and obviously, the stippling patterns). At some point I want to do proper bases, but only if I have time.

Untill next time!
02-11-10 04:58 PM
piemaster I like the firewarrior holding the binoculars with only his left hand. Nice idea!
02-11-10 11:56 AM
Originally Posted by Marneus Calgar View Post
Looking good! I wish I had that kind of budget, and +Rep for being able to paint white to a nice quality!
Thanks. I'm quite happy with how their turning out. I'm getting funded to do my course at the moment, so I've got some money, hence the budget. As an undergad/school kid, I couldn't have spent anywhere near this much! I'm hopefully borrowing my mates spray gun for the tanks, so hopefully the white on them should be a bit easier to do!
02-10-10 07:13 PM
Marneus Calgar Looking good! I wish I had that kind of budget, and +Rep for being able to paint white to a nice quality!
02-10-10 04:14 PM
general A big update now (at least I think it is!)
I've finished off the pathfinders, and the last fire warrior squads. So without further adoi, here's the pics!


A close up on the shas'ui. Whilst the squad won't have a leader in the list, I wanted one for higher points games, and because I think it looks better. 9the fire warriors don't have any because I intend to paint some up at a later date.)

Detail on the scanner. Not perfect, but I happy with how it looks.

Edit: Just noticed I need to tidy up where the white and scanner where I got rown on them. Damn!

Fire warrior squad 3

Close up on the binocular lens.

Fire warrior squad 4

They all look very glossy. This is due to the coat of varnish, and the fact that I was lighting them using a bike lamp, which has made it look very shiny. Its not like this 'in the flesh', so to speak.

The broadsides and other battlesuits are undercoated, but unfortunately I've run out of my foundation grey. Hopefully I'll have some soonish, when I get a chance to buy some.

Untill next time

02-02-10 08:06 PM
general Updatye. I've been a bit busy lately, with a load of exams and coursework all at once, so haven't posted for ages! I've mananged to complete the whiote on all the infantry (just!). I've also put together a squad of 3 broadsides. I'll only be using two if I put them in my tourney lisy, but I want to have the option of 3 for bigger games.

First the infantry.
3rd fire warrior squad:

4th fire warrior squad:


and the broadsides:
Group shot:

All have slightly modified feet (trimmed to allow for more poses), arm mounted railguns, and SMS represented by the SMS on the vehicle sprue. I didn't like the huge 'lumps' that are missile pods normally, and underslung railguns are cooler imo. ASS has been represented using cut up burst canons. Saw someone else do a similar thing, and liked it. So if your reading, thankyou for the inspiration!

Broadside 1

Broadside 2 - this model will act as a 'ui when required as I've put a small magnet into one of the soulder missile pods, just in case I want to give him equipment (e.g. multitracker).

Broadside 3 - This was the heaviest conversion. Cut and repositiond both legs at the knee. Close up pics show some detail of the ASS. Unfortunately I can't really get better photos than this, due to the positioning.

Salio: I rekona bit of snow could work well. I may try it on one of them.

Finally, budget.

In november I was at -£57.50. However now its february. The 3 broadsides cost 24 quid (ebay plus a birthday present), and I managed to sell somne leftover gun drones for 4.00. That means I'm now on:

-£57.50+£25 (dec)+£25 (jan) + £25 (feb) + £4 - £24 = -£2.50

Until next time.
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