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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby Darklighter » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:18 pm

Now that all the big forum challenges are done I'll get back to updating this blog once more.

I've jumped ahead for next months painting challenge and finished before the end of this month..... Ops!

I've done this with a total repaint of Aun'Shi as the last paint job was just a touch up of his original 10yr old scheme.

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I've also done a little bit more work on Aun'Va and his sidekicks, just to make sure I've got no HQ models left to paint...... Honestly I didn't plan this I just got lost in my thought and before I realised what was going on I'd finished!

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This next picture is what I plan on getting painted up next I'm not sure how long it'll take but it marks the end of (almost) all of my assembled Tau units!

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Things that are left after this are two drone squads one marker the other shield and they are both short a few bits I need to order first and then I have 2-4 Fire warrior squads left to build up and some random FW goodies like a drone tower and some Air caste pilots. I wonder if I can get it all finished before the BA release hits (in November is it)?

P.s. It's not all bad for next month comp there is one lonely Ethereal in that pile of stuff. 8)
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby Angelwing » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:55 pm

Wow, keep it up!
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby Darklighter » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:10 pm

Thanks Anagelwing. Now that the summer comp is over I can post up some close ups of the individual unit members.

I'll start off with a group shot then go down with individual shots of each member.

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Farsight him self.

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My personal Favourite Commander Brightsword.

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Sub-commander Torchstar.... I can't believe I didn't notice that the flamer on the left arm had twisted before taking and or posting up the image! It's ok all weapons in this team are magnetised it's just annoying I didn't catch it sooner!

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Next up is Shas'O Sha'vastos I enjoyed modelling the vectored retro-thrusters on his jet pack, but I feel I could have gotten a better finish with a bit more care.

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Shas'O Arra'kon has a little bit to much weaponry for my liking. He is quit imposing to look at though and breaks up the squads silhouette quite nicely.

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I wish I'd read Ob'lotai 9-0 bio before I'd glued him up as I'd not realised he was the AI controlled suit until it was to late! I had planned on a fully converted helm to make him look a bit more robot, but never mind.

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Last but not least the big fella him self O'Vesa.

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The missing member is Bravestorm. Before I do him I need to buy a box of Crisis suits I use one for him then the other as Empire commanders. I've got to get the rest of my models done before I buy more though.....
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby Spack » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:32 pm

These are really nice. Do you have a lighter background you could put them against for photos so they don't blend in so much?
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby _stu_ » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:24 pm

Looking brilliant so far m8. Will look awesome on-table as well :-)
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby timewizard » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:40 pm

They really are all top notch DL.

But I agree with Spack that taking the picture against a lighter background would show them off much better.
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby Darklighter » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:45 pm

I know I'm just to lazy to adjust my camera settings for new background set up, lol. I'll see about doing next week when I have a bit more space on my modeling table. It currently full of Kroot!
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby Darklighter » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:16 pm

Well me and the boys took a ride over Darlo today for the Dogs of War escalation tournament. I won all three games and walked away with over all Winner that netted my a £50 gift voucher for GW and nice Trophy that is off getting engraved. Rich Got bast painted army for his Iron Warriors and placed 4th over all.... Redcar Raiders represented!
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby timewizard » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:25 pm

Nice one DL! Congrats!
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby Angelwing » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:25 pm

excellent!
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby BDA » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:19 am

looking very good there :)
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby Spack » Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:15 am

Congratulations on the win :)
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby Wulfen88 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:10 am

Congrats on the win Darklighter, also models look grat in earlier pics mate.
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby Darklighter » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:19 am

Cheers guys I'm thinking of going back in November to defend my title.... a list change will definitely be needed as I can imagine people will be tooling up to deal with my current list. Life might get in the way though as I've a lot on that time of year.
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Re: Darklighter's Tau Log

Postby Taumaul » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:50 pm

Well played sir. And same to Rich.
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