: a closeup of the converted XV88. I wanted the Railguns to look more like my Pathfinder's RailRifles.
It uses a Kroot gun muzzle, Skyray marker light bits, square section plastic tube, Fusion blaster, Burst canon barrel.
The Tokugawa Cadre's leader Aun'Kaga
has an obsession with ancient terran Japanese culture. Kaga's infatuation had started after receiving an information packet from one of his mysterious WaterCaste advisors who had discovered video images of something called "IronChef" apparently overseen by a personage called Chairman Kaga. Aun'Kaga soon became interested in other unrelated aspects of this Japanese culture such as Sekigahara and The Ghost in the Shell. As a result he renamed his Cadre and all troops to reflect these influences and now most of Cadre can't remember their real Tau names.
The scheme was originally to emulate the affect of water shadows like you often see on whales, sharks & submarines.
In this case it was based a fur seal from a wildlife calandar as its skin was mainly brown & grey.
Main Colours used
Chaos black.Codex Grey.
The vehicles start with a black base coat then sucessive coated up to a uniform Vomit Brown base coat on the upper surfaces with a uniform Bleached Bone for the undersides.
Then apply a set of random thickness and intensity cris-crossed lines using a mix of Bleached Bone/vomit brown. At points where the lines cross use a lighter mixture with mostly Bleached Bone.
Go over panel lines with a Chaos Black/Scorched Brown mix using a fine brush.
The Railgun/IonCanon barrels have a base coat of ChaosBlack, followed by ChaosBlack/Codex Grey lines.
The Broadsides and Skate use a slightly different approach with a set of Vomit Brown/Bestial Brown cris-cross lines before adding another off-set pattern of Vomit Brown/Bleached Bone lines over the top of them. These give a more geometric look.
Now for some actual refurbishments:
Shas’Vre BodyGuard - Kow Yokoyama
- applied mottled camo & transfers waiting further detailing and matt coat.
Shas' El Toshiro Kandagawa
- replaced ''visage'' head.Kuchiki
KROOT CARNIVORE SQUAD's Beak Hounds based on concept by Warlord Imp.
Blue/yellow Macaw style. Still debating about applying a white & black striped cheek area.
Red/Green King Parrot style.