Decided to treat myself over the long weekend and paint the next lot of Pathfinders for my slow building army.
Pathfinder Squad 2 Front
Pathfinder Squad 2 Back
They were as much as a pleasure to paint as the last lot, with the interesting addition of a face ;). I’ve not had much experience with some of the more exotic alien skin, only really having done human skin before. I’m overall happy with the result but may go back and add some kind of stippled pattern or markings of some kind, just to make it a little more alien.
Also over the last few months I’ve been giving a mate a helping hand getting back into painting and wanted to show off the results and his progress so far. Luckily he went for Raven Guard, which meant a colour scheme that wouldn’t be too overwhelming. They still have a few finishes touches to be added but what he has so far looks pretty damn good…
Raven Guard Assault Squad
Raven Guard Tartarus Terminators
Here’s the first finished Pathfinder squad:
Pathfinder Team 1
I’m aiming for a 500pt force to start, and this will include the other 5 pathfinders as well as a box of Fire Warriors. To lead I’m thinking an Ethereal or a Cadre Fireblade, but it all depends on which I think will be the nicest to paint (Cadre Fireblade methinks :D).
That’s the first squad of Pathfinders done. Now onto the next five and the drones….
Thats most of the first pathfinder squad finished off, just need to add a little snow to the base which is tomorrows job methinks.
I’ve really enjoyed painting this squad, especially since its my first miniatures in years that don’t feature any metallics. This is something I waned to do from the start, as I’ve always seen Tau as using something else, something more advanced than mere metal, like the Eldars wraithbone. Also need to think of a good excuse as to why they are running around in a snowy urban environment in bright red armor, as Tau seem to be one of the few armies that understands how camouflage works!
I have most of the pathfinders sorted, just some small details and the bases to be done. Oh, and the sept markings, as I’m not sure exactly what I’m doing with them yet. Overall I am happy with how they’re coming out, which bodes well for a full force.
A wee bit of painting has been done on the pathfinders since my last post. Have the armour and the cloth done on the first five and will be looking to get the sept colour done next, which I think will either be a light blue or turquoise(I’m notorious for having this colour somewhere in my forces).
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:
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.
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.