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post #41 of 76 (permalink) Old 06-22-12, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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So, my weekend (+longer) plans, a little to-do post. Basically, it's suit time!

Clockwise there's the Broadside then the Shas'El. On the lower pic we have 3 Crisis Battlesuits with the upgraded suit in the centre. I wanted the Suits to have a certain dynamism and not to have big guns on their hands - so all missiles go on hands with the flamer over the shoulder (let's hope it doesn't drip onto the arm after firing...).

My suits are all as close to WYSIWYG and, yes, I like missiles. Lots of them.

So, from here, base them all then undercoat them all in green, then wash them all then individual painting!

Should keep me busy for a while.

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Had a quiet weekend, so a real painting update finally. And one I looked forward to - when it comes to understanding why Big Suits Are Cool, Forgeworld understand a LOT better than their neighbours, Gamesworkshop.

First up, my HQ. Shas'El with TLMP, Flamer and a couple of drones - shield and markerlight:



Next up, the fantastic Broadside. What can be said? Big Guns:



I spent a little time thinking about how my Tau fit in with The Empire and I reckon they are similar to Star Wars' Mandalorians - armour is about functionality, not keeping it sparkly and bright. It's there for a job and it doesn't matter if it's a bit messy.

Ok just to end the post a couple of fun shots, the boys together and the photostudio!







All I have left now is 3 Crisis Suits and that's my 750 for-fun Tau Army done.
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nice distressed metal effect on the broadside's big guns... although I'm sure they can afford more brasso

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nice distressed metal effect on the broadside's big guns... although I'm sure they can afford more brasso
Some tyrannid got too close and he used the guns to squash it.
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Lovely looking battlesuits mate. Well done.

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how different do these guys look to the op? i only ask because they look a bit different in the pics

i love the effects you're getting though
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You mean my original posting? Yes they are different I just don't like the GW suits really, at least not for a HQ and Broadside, so I bought new ones for those and have 3 GW suits for my "standard" Crisis Suits.

The original Firewarriors are the same, just with the sept markings changed.
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Nope, paint job is identical. I just spent more time getting the photos and light right, later on
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