After taking a few months off from playing 40k and concentrating on painting a new army and my life (who has those?!) I'm back and I'd like to share with you the fruits of my labor thus far!
|Grubnard's and I killed an entire bottle of whiskey |
at Park hammer...
He had a really rough morning!
When I started to paint this army I decided that while I wanted to make it look great I also didn't want to spend an ungodly amount of time on individual models. As such I decided to go with a hard edging approach. I think the end results are great and while it does take time, it doesn't take nearly the amount of time that layering does. He is an example of my Salvosides in progrsss...
What I've been doing is priming my entire army with Army Builder's Dragon Red and then washing them with GW's Carroburg Crimson. Next I do a hard edge of Wazdakka Red and another edge of Evil Sunz Scarlett over that. It takes a lot of time to hit all of the edges, especially on Tau suits but I'm really happy with the end result.
After the Salvoside unit was up I decided to tackle the big daddy of all suits, the Riptide. I went with the Ion Accelerator and Twin-Linked Fusion guns on him making him really nasty to just about everything in the game. Fitted with an Early Warning Relay and Velocity Tracker he'll hopefully be swatting flyers out of the sky
Next up I made sure to get a solid start on my Tau infantry gunline. I've added 16 Fire Warriors with a Cadre Fireblade to my army. I really HATED the bareskin head on the Fireblade so I hacked it off and replaced it with a normal helmet from the Fire Warrior sprue.
Finally I just finished up a 7 man squad of Pathfinders. We all know that it's Marker Lights that make the Tau army go round so I would be in serious trouble if I didn't include these guys. Without some of the extra armor playing that Fire Warriors have, these guys were REALLY fast to paint and I'll be trying to add another 7 ASAP. I'm still not sure if I'll work on Rail rifles or not but who knows.
And that's it folks! I'm working on trying to get 40 Kroot up as we speak and than I'll be tackling what REALLY makes a Farsight Enclave army...the Battlesuits! I've got Farsight built and primed but I'm still tyring to figure out what to do with the suits. I'm thinking I'm going to put together 6 in a configuration that I'll always play, and then magnetize the other 6 that I have. If there are any Tau players out there with solid configuration suggestions or advice on magnetizing suits feel free to leave them in the comments! Thanks again!