Farsight (Twin Fusion/2 shield drones/Iridium armor) - Complete 0/1
Darkstrider - Complete 0/1Elites
Crisis Battlesuit x3 (Plasma/Fusion w/ 1 POS relay/vector thrusters) - Complete 3/3
Riptide (Heavy Burst, Skyfire, Interceptor) - 0/1
Riptide (Heavy Burst, Skyfire, Interceptor) - 0/1Troops
Firewarrior x12 (Shas'ui) - Complete 12/12
Firewarrior x12 - Complete 12/12
Kroot x10 - sniper rounds - 0/10
Kroot x10 - sniper rounds - 0/10Fast Attack
Pathfinders x8 (Shas'ui) - Complete 8/8
Pathfinders x8 (2xRail Rifle) - Complete 0/8
Pathfinders x8 (2xRail Rifle) - Complete 0/8Heavy Support
Sky Ray Missile Defense (BSF, SMS)- Complete 1/1
Hammerhead Gunship(BSF, Railgun, Dpod, Drones)- Complete 1/1
Hammerhead Gunship(BSF, Railgun, Dpod, Drones)- Complete 1/1Emplacements
Aegis Defense Line (Comms Relay) - Complete 0/1
Hi everyone I've finally decided to take the plunge and start building my own army. Unluckily for you I've decided on Tau which means your stuck with me.
With all the rumors I've been hearing about the upcoming codex (lots of new models?!?) I'm trying to play it safe and build up the mechanized aspects of my army first on account of tanks rarely ever getting new models. But on to my first attempts at building one of these "minis" (The hammer head tank is anything but!). Overall I'm pretty happy with my first attempt at painting however I was woefully under prepared for the actual assembly. There are plenty of botched mold lines I should have cleaned up much better and small cracks between certain pieces that I should have compressed better and used some of that "green stuff" I keep reading about on the forums. I am particularly proud of how the front light widow turned out after redoing it after reading the Support Drone painting a glow effect guide (very helpful by the way).
Anyways if anyone has any tips that would get this thing looking a little better it would be much appreciated. I'm trying to avoid any overall weathering effects since my fluff depicts a very specialized cadre that is deployed in pinpoint strike missions where night fighting is expected (Not deployed long term where you get the weathering). I'm probably going to pick up a devil fish or two next, but I was wondering if anyone had any tips on models that are unlikely to change in the next codex (Fire warriors maybe?).