Battlesuit Complete!

My first battlesuit is done and dusted and I am suitably chuffed. The mini inspired a wee bit of fluff, primarily why in a snowy cityscape the Tau have chosen to fight in red armour. The colour scheme was taken from the army book and is labeled as D’yanoi, who the background state are regarded as somewhat backward due to being cut off from the empire for a long period. Thusly, this is what I came up with; The seperation from the empire has led to this force dropping the use of camo altogether, and using the blue sept markings more like the tribal markings used by the fire caste in the past to show their “hunting” skill. On this suit there wont be as many sept markings, but going to go to town the higher the rank :D.

XV8 Crisis Battlesuit

XV8 Crisis Battlesuit

XV8 Crisis Battlesuit

XV8 Crisis Battlesuit

XV8 Crisis Battlesuit

XV8 Crisis Battlesuit

XV8 Crisis Battlesuit

XV8 Crisis Battlesuit

Death Korp and Tau Update

With the Pathfinders finished I’ve found myself with a lot of enthusiasm for Tau, so I got cracking into the battlesuit. So far I’ve only done the red and basecoated the black areas, but tbh that makes up almost half the painting involved.

XV8 Crisis Battlesuit

XV8 Crisis Battlesuit

I also got started on the Vendetta for the Death Korp commission and it certainly is a beast:

The "Cookie Cutter" Vendetta Gunship

The “Cookie Cutter”, Vendetta Gunship

Tau Spotted!

With the allure of the new codex I have decided to go ahead with a slow burn Tau army. Need to keep myself disciplined on this though. I will only be getting new models once the ones I have are finished, and will only be getting them to the table once painted. It’s my hope that this will ensure the whole lot gets done in the end. So without further ado here’s some pics:

Battlesuit

Battlesuit

Just a basic battlesuit here, I was tempted to go forgeworld but the pricetag really throws me off and I think the GW kit looks great with a few minor alterations.

Pathfinders

Pathfinders

The new Pathfinder kit has to be one of the best kits I’ve seen for a while. £16 from my local retailer and you get 10 excellent looking pathfinders, a recon drone and two other drones of your choice. Bargain! Admittedly the there isn’t much posability(its a word :D) to them without a lot of work, but I don’t think its even necessary unless you where going to have loads of the blighters.